argo0 (13424) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 22, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Medium tan head atop black body with brown edge. Aroma is moderately sweet, Bourbon, light chocolate, coffee, molasses. Taste is moderately sweet, Bourbon, some chocolate, vinous, light coffee. Medium-full body, some stickiness.
mko979 (7) - Palm Bay, Florida, USA - JAN 6, 2015 does not count
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Served from a growler purchased at my local bottle shop. Aroma is amazing: massive cappachino/mocha coffee, dark chocolate, and subtle sweet bourbon. Taste follows the nose with again nice roasted coffee, chocolate and the bourbon showing up big on the back end. Mouth feel is not as big as some other top tier stouts, but the flavors make up for it for sure. Overall, the barrels lift this already great stout to another level, up there with some of the greats.
Travlr (21989) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at Churchkey on 5/7/14. Black color, brown head with good retention and nice delicate lacing. Aroma is oaky woody vanilla, brandy, cocoa. Taste is smooth vanilla, brandy, cocoa, coffee. Wow!
GTAEgeek (2007) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 24, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the Fred. Black pour, with a small, but persistent, brown head. The aroma is immediate bourbon notes of vanilla, oak, and caramel, with good milk chocolate and coffee following. The flavor is sticky and sweet, with only a touch of alcohol. The finish is malty, with a delicate earthy feel. Very heavy body, creamy, malty, and smooth. This is a beautiful marriage of a stellar stout and one of my favorite bourbons. The result was a thick, delicious beer. The glass wasn’t nearly big enough.