Boutip (6483) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 5, 2016
Bottle: Poured a dark black color ale with a large light brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of roasted malt with some chocolate notes and fruity ester from the yeast is pretty awesome. Taste is a nice mix of roasted malt with loads of black chocolate notes and some residual sugar with nice fruity ester notes. Body is about average with good carbonation. Pretty solid take on the Belgian style stout IMHO. drpimento (3731) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 1, 2016
We think that this is a bad bottle as it has a sour edge to it. Pretty far from an imperial stout. Disappointed. GC1379 (35) - - MAY 24, 2016
Not a big fan of the barrel series as a rule. This is the one exception. Pours dark burgundy with a nice fluffy head. Nice Belgian-style taste with chocolate notes and a good barrel flavor. Coffee flavor is less pronounced than advertised. SuitcaseHead (1) - - MAY 23, 2016 does not count
I was excited to try this - an oak-barrel aged, dark stout with coffee, chocolate and more. Served it chilled but not cold, so the best flavor and aroma would stand out.
What I met at the nose, then sipped, was sour, yeasty and unappealing. The excessive carbonation and yeast masked any other flavors.
I kept quiet,as the three other tasters sipped theirs. Offered to add a splash to their glasses. All refused. We poured out the rest. zgaier (1962) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2016
Bomber. Pours a dark brown with a tan head and aroma of strong oak and spices. Taste is of oak and spices as well, with dark fruits, raisins, chocolate, and coffee notes into the finish.
jjgmd (2220) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2016
Pours a rich black pour with a huge Java colored head. Nose is malt, chocolate and oak . Taste is full of oak with some tartness and alcohol, and a nice confluence of spices . Ends on the oaky alcohol notes with a tart finish. Nice . Quaff Score 8 / 10 delnoche (516) - Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA - MAY 9, 2016
1pt 9.4fl oz bottle poured into an English pint. Deep ruby with a thick tan head. Strong alcohol aroma fills the air on the pour. Upon further inspection, oak barrel, caramel, figs, and vanilla make themselves known. The flavor consists mainly of coffee, oak, and big alcohol. This is definitely a sipper. Reminds me more of a bourbon than a beer. Though an interesting brew, the strong alcohol presence prevents me from really enjoying it. rollsrace (81) - - MAY 7, 2016
It says stout, but seems more like a porter. The first swig is awesome with hints of bourbon, but then it becomes sour after a few sips. Got it for $11 a pint. Tasted on 3/10/2014 Torrefacto (1735) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 4, 2016
Negro con reflejos caoba y espuma beis ligera. Aromas de chocolate, acidez de fruto rojo equilibrado. Cuerpo medio-alto con sabor achocolatado, acidez redonda, afrutada y fresca y final entre seco de brett y ligeramente tostado. oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2016
Lives up to its name...pours a dark almost pitch black with big brown fluffy head. Aromas of coffee, chocolate, and some smoke. Flavors of astringent chocolate, coffee, and tobacco.