Sourguy83 (40) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 5, 2013
Had at 2013 GABF...stupendous beer I could just chew the oak. The aroma is fantastic. The rich caramel and oak balance is heavenly. And I had this all in a stupid one ounce GABF glass. I am heading to Corona to try and get this in a real glass. A bucket list brew for sure. chargerfanjess (129) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 8, 2014
Had on tap I their south corona place. This is the most phenomenal brew ever. Is it the barrel the oak or the caramel richeness. I can not put this in words. A vinious rich malt bomb with a wine characteristic. Great heat just pure greatness fbaeumle (3) - Corupa, BRAZIL - JAN 4, 2014 does not count
What an incredible beer! Dark black body with a medium head, the aroma is coconut, vanilla, roasted malt and dark chocolate. The taste and aftertaste are also so amazing with a lot of coconut, dark chocolate and the aged bourbon notes... alcohol very present but smooth for the high abv. Very highly recommended IRS! daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 6, 2012
Bottle opened at Taps. Black pour, dark brown head. Aroma is rich and full of bourbon, some coffee, oak, lots of chocolate, mexican vanilla. Flavor is full and sweet. Loads of bourbon, chocolate, asphalt, vanilla and a hint of coffee. Yes! jobusrum (22) - California, USA - OCT 26, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2013 2013 Batch, 750ml. Big ups to Taps for this beauty! Wonderful bourbon, chocolate, and butterscotch aroma. Tastes of, bourbon, chocolate, coffee, and sweet candy. Finishes with a slight burn then smooths out. Love this beer!
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2013
11.2oz bottle. just another gem from my buddy deftim. thanks, tim! pours a deep, rich garnet that sits black in the glass topped by a razor thin beige head that leaves a tight ring of lace. aroma is truly wonderful with and quite unique with notes of heavy dark chocolate, black cherries, plum skins, and brown-sugar coated figs backed by toffee, toasted barrel, coconut cookies, and spice cake. flavor is fantastic as well with more rich barrel notes of vanilla, coconut, caramel, and ashy bourbon coming forward ahead of black forest cake (chocolate and cherry), vinous notes, and cinnamon with a touch of roast on the back end. palate is smooth and full bodied with a rich, velvety texture and a beautifully balanced finish of chocolate, dark fruits, and woody bourbon. overall, this really is a great barrel aged imperial stout that represents the essence of the style. DuffManSW (436) - Riverside, California, USA - AUG 21, 2010
Stone 14th anniv...black pour with a fluffy tan head...aroma is bourbon, vanilla and some wood...flavor is bourbon, vanilla and a dark chocolate bitterness..very tasty! arminjewell (9661) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 2, 2011
Pour out of bottle thanks DrBill! Pour was black as night with creamy tan head, aroma brought notes of big caramel, toffee, dark chocolate, roasted oak, coffee and espresso in there as well, bourbon and vanilla notes shown through. Taste was big and thick and delicious, hints of dark fruit complement the overwhelming chocolate, coffee, and toffee notes, some nice vanilla, bourbon notes sweeten the middle before the roast and coffee come back to bitter and dry it out. Very well done. hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 30, 2012
bottle from nick 7/28/12.
creamy thick nearly black pour with a dense brown head.
intense aroma of coconut, vanilla, bourbon, bs, roast, chocolate and coffee.
the flavor is the same but tannic barrel qualities come through to make the lux mouth feel far too drinkable. awesome brown sugar and bourbon coffee aftertaste. loving this....8.5/4/8.5/4/18+ craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 13, 2011
sample at GABF on 10/1/11. black pour with a 1 finger tan head >. light bourbon nose with roasted malts. creamy body with bourbon, vanilla, oak, chocolate and coffee. great barrel presence throughout. bourbon finish with more chocolate.