djd07 (16289) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 15, 2012
On tap at Petrol Station. Pours a very dark brown with medium creamy tan head leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is roast and chocolate. Thin mouthfeel with a rich vanilla malt and smooth finish. Hides alcohol well maling it easy to drink. Really enjoyed this one. An impressive BA XV. bu11zeye (13239) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 15, 2012
(Growler, courtesy of Dixonian) Pours an opaque black body with a small brown head. Aroma of wood, vanilla, coconut, caramel, chocolate, and bourbon. Flavor of wood, chocolate, vanilla, caramel, toffee, and bourbon. nimbleprop (8922) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Sampled at GABF 2013. Pours an oily black with some tan head. Nose is nutty, chocolate, licorice, malt, light coffee. Flavor has lots of licorice, malt, cherry, chocolate, molasses. Hot finish. Messy. SudsMcDuff (8538) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2013
on Tap @ Nobi Public House .. . dark black .. mild head, lacing is good .. . deep mouth .. easy tar, deep chocolate, and burnt whiskey .. . full boozy mouth- a bit chewy .. . fabulous beer .. . . oh i’m a pacifist alright, i’m about to pass a fist across your face! blutt59 (6598) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 14, 2012
growler thanks to dixonian, pour deep black brown with good 1/2" of tan foam, great butterscotch and chocolate roast aroma, flavor is lots more butterscotch, bourbon, oak, elegant malty chocolate
thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2012
(draught at Common Table) jet black, viscous body, clear big bubbles at the beginning and fades to no head. Nose of butter, richness, graham cracker, bourbon, vanilla and alcohol. Complex and delicious nose. Taste of vanilla, sweet fudge but not overly rich, smooth, bourbon but not alcoholic, graham cracker, delicious. Medium thick body, no carbonation to speak of and a linger of honey that’s unique and not a taste I recall in an imperial stout before. Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2012
On tap at the Common Table’s anniversary party.
The beer pours deep black color with a few small brown bubbles, but nothing you would really call a head. The aroma is very boozy with some raisins and roasted malt thrown in. The flavor is more of the same. There is a ton of oak and bourbon notes, with a lot of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. All of the notes from the original stout meld very well with the bourbon-barrel character. Thick mouthfeel and low carbonation. Very nice. mar (5456) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2012
Tap at common table. Black with no head. Nose is vanilla, alcohol, bourbon, chewy, molasses, and sticky. Great on the palate, chewy bourbon, sticky, and an excellent finish. kidmartinek (5007) - austin, Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2013
Liquid black. Thin appearance in the body. Thin ring head. Oat and chocolate aroma with a thick syrupy character. Flavor is the same. Delicious in an alcoholic dessert sort of way. dfinney23 (3424) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Much better than the regular XV, IMO. Replaces all the extreme bitterness with delicious bourbon and oak notes.