luttonm (6972) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2017
Bottle in Seattle. Rainy night tasting. Huge thanks to Chris for sending these to me awhile ago. Tasted side by side with the regular version. Thin foam, slightly thicker head and heavier body than the regular version. Deep bourbon and chocolate nose. Pleasing. Dark licorice with a creamy barrel. Loses some of the sharpness and uniqueness of the original. A bit foamy in the mouth, lots of boozy qualities. Dark chocolate. Certainly not an improvement on the original, this takes the profile in quite a different direction. Earthiness, fresh oak, Stefan mentioned thyme and rosemary, which make some sense. I just don’t see what the bourbon adds, which alongside the fizzy character obliterates the lovely roast and crushed coffee of the original. But nice, overall. SinH4 (6568) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JAN 17, 2017
Bottle, thanks luttonm! Dark brown color with tan head. Aroma is bourbon wood, with caramel and vanilla, but also quite phenolic. Taste is more vanilla and caramel, but it’s not very intense. Surprisingly fizzy carbonation. Does not gain at all from barrel aging. Learninbeer (672) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JAN 8, 2017
The aroma is malts, chocolate, coffee, vanilla and a little caramel. Pours black with an amber hue, tan head mostly lasting and excellent lacing. The taste is sweet, then a little bitter. The body is medium, the texture creamy, the carbonation lively, the finish long. Very Good!! fiulijn (21516) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 8, 2017
Sergey’s hunt; 10.9% ABVFerris (17107) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 8, 2017
Black color, the head is small. The aroma is moderate, there is roasted malt, bourbon, some wood. Soft mouthfeel; nice chocolate flavor, with a creamy character, and a mild vanilla and tobacco accent from the barrel; I like sweeter Imperial Stouts, but this is also very good.
Bottle - Lots of bourbon barrel notes. Jet brown black with a light brown head. Dark roast, smoke and peat with a long finish. Nice.
beerplace (2330) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 8, 2017
355ml bottle (thx, Nick M.!) at Alex’s. Pours a very dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is bourbon, dark fruits, some chocolate notes. Taste is bourbon, boozy, roasted malt, dark fruits. Very good. BuckeyeBoy (8860) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 18, 2016
12oz bottle. Pours out black topped with a small tan head. Nose is nice bourbon barrel goodness vanilla roast malts coffee chocolate. Taste is more of the nice bourbon barrel treat roast malts light smoke and coffee. IndianaRed (5122) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 17, 2016
Bottle black with a thin brief tan head Mild roasty aromas and flavors. Chocolate and some lactose sweetness. Very little barrel aging notes. A little sweet and maybe under buttered. Nice flavors though Palme (4857) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 12, 2016
0.355l bottle @ Hotel Room. Quite deep in color this! Really oily and I’ll go a head and call it jet black. A nice surprisingly tall dark brown head on the top leaving mild lacings. A lively salty dark and roasted nose. Lots of espresso, wood, soft vanilla and rich chocolate. This is the good kind of Bourbon aroma. Lovely. Tastes really good also. It’s superbly roasted without being too much. Smooth oily on the texture, not directly creamy as I thought on the pour, and soft prickling on the carbonation. Lots of chocolate a d roasted d malts in the taste. Marzipan, mild sea salted licorice. Here’s bitter dry cocoa powder before I get a hint of something wood tart in the tail. Lots of flavor without being too much. Nice stuff! 15.06.2015 scotchzombie (621) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 23, 2016
Dark black brown with little head. Aroma bring the bourbon along with sweet chocolate malts. Very dry. Taste follows aroma with more intensity. Beer with bourbon poured in - rich and smokey. Some booze can't help but bleed through on this one. Intense flavors.
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