fraternie (1034) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2017
A well done BBA Stout but this lends towards the sweet side, with dark plum and black fruit leading into dark chocolate, caramel and coffee flavors above boozy bourbon influences. Some brown sugar and cinnamon creep in late with some vanilla bean nuances that add complexity. It took me a long time to finish this not because of the alcohol but because of the sweetness. RRistow12 (1003) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2017
Tasted from bottle. Pours black with dark brown head. Aroma is sweet bourbon, a lot of chocolate, some caramel and coffee. Sticky and chewy mouthfeel. Flavors of bourbon, chocolate, brown sugar, molasses, coffee, caramel. Very well done BA stout.
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RBSG16 Grand Tasting. Pours a deep brown to black with a thin tan head. Big roast, chocolate, cocoa, vanilla, wine. Big roast, a touch of fruity notes, wood, sherry perhaps. Long roast, sweet fruit. Big lingering roast, booze, wood.
luttonm (7144) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 23, 2017
Barrel Aged blind tasting at Andrew’s. From bottle. Spicy nose, dark soy nose. Harsh cola, root beer. A little fizzy. Heavy, bright alcohol. Cinnamon. Dark fruit, figs. Light chalky. Brown sugar. Nice. markwise (5450) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2017
Bottle from Aficionados Columbus. Pours a deep inky black with a tan head. Nose is roast, earth, mild ash, vanilla, bourbon, and baker’s chocolate. Flavor is similar with ash, roast, earth, vanilla, bourbon, mild booze, cocoa, baker’s chocolate, and some lingering and mildly boozy bourbon. Medium in body and delightful.
mikeymike (75) - Kansas, USA - DEC 30, 2016
On tap at BC’s. Pours pitch black with a light brown head. Good lacing. Aroma is bourbon, vanilla, roasted malt. Taste is bourbon up front, roasted malt/coffee in the middle, with a vanilla ending. Medium to full body with creamy/oily mouthfeel. I usually don’t care for Rhinegeist beers, but this one was exceptional. I will seek this one again. Nate (4296) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2016
Bomber, RBSG grand tasting. Great bourbon aroma, vapory with chocolate, vanilla, oak. Licorice. Black-brown clear with thin tan head. Medium heavy body with vigorous carbonation. Alcohol warming. Starts sweet and stays that way, with tons of malty sweetness. coffee and licorice, bourbon and vanilla, and alcohol sweet-warming. Woody-astringent bitter finish with lingering bourbon barrel after. DialSquare (5220) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2016
Buffalo Trace barrels. On tap at Daily Growler, UA: black pour with thin tan ring. aroma of roasty, bourbon, caramel. tastes are caramel, molasses, background bourbon, roasty, coffee, vanilla, woody. nice balance. thin to medium oily palate. good sipper. bubblehouse (1638) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 20, 2016
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From notes. This was shared at Doug’s Poker/Beer/Cigar party on February 13. The 22 oz bottle pours a very dark brown with a thin lighter tan head that falls to a ring leaving no lace behind. The aroma is pretty damn good. There is a good roasted malt, some dark chocolate and a light brown sugar on the front end. The back end brings up a lot more bourbon and a strong heat. There is a touch of vanilla on the back end, but it’s hard to decipher with the bourbon. The flavors are also good. There is a large bourbon presence up front with a light chocolate and good roasted malt behind it. The vanilla is light, but present, and the barrel itself is more detectable in the flavor. The mouth feel is a little lighter, but the carbonation is spot on. It’s soft and velvety and leaves a creamy feel throughout. The aftertaste is lingeringly hot and chocolatey, which isn’t a bad thing by any means. This is so much better than the sherry barrel.