DocLock (10652) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2012
Draft at Craft. Pours jet, thick, with a finger of clingy tan brown head. Nose is a huge, rich, complex mix of cacao, port, oaky bourbon, blackberry, dark malt. If your nose score isn;t 8 or above here you may as well retire from beer rating. The flavor is rich, complex, and intense; a (Rebecca) Medley of upfront dark malt, cacao, with mid-palate blackberry, huge oaky bourbon, vanilla, and cognac, and smooth, delicious finish with the beer/spirit boundary line being broken and craved, as I chugged the last 4 ounces of this, and would have stayed for a lot more had I not been driving. This one is a true SN offshoot, a true child of the regular parent, and a delicious beer. One of the best beers I have ever had. This just might be the best bourbon-barrel aged beer I have yet quaffed, which doesn’t surprise me, because when you take perfection and barrel age it, you end up with a more spirited perfection. Put that quote in the next version of the bible. nathan30533 (1020) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2014
I really can’t find anything wrong with this beer. My friend gave me this one, told me to enjoy, but also let me know that it was like a ghost. This beer is so incredibly flavorful and the aroma is also amazing. The bourbon barrels really make this one amazing. Enjoy! campbell3414 (1) - - MAY 14, 2017 does not count
I am new to trying anything other than bud light or pbr so this is a whole new world to me.
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Kaaaablawhaaa. This imperial stout does it all right. Massive chocolate aroma with pleasant vanilla and whiskey notes. Check. Opaque black thick body with 2 fingers of dark brown head. Check. Smooth balance that blends sweet chocolate with light burnt malt bitterness. Check. A high alcohol content that remains partially hidden, and never fusel. Check. Bring more. Quickly. Darkover (1538) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 11, 2015
Dark black with a brown head. Aroma of bourbon, roasted malts and chocolate. Taste is sweet, chocolatey, bourbon. Smooth, drinkable, really good.
Busick (390) - Lake Wylie, South Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2014
This is a perfectly balanced bourbon and beer brew! Midnight black pour that is as smooth as the other side of the pillow! Delicious!!
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On tap (repeatedly) at Ridgewood (Raleigh)
Like any good stout, dark... very dark. Wonderful flavors of bourbon, coffee, and chocolate flow through greatly enhancing a very good stout. Most BBL aged stouts and porters are improvements over the non-BBL aged beer, and this is no exception - in fact, one of the most effective and delicious examples I’ve had to date. FROTHINGSLOSH (7697) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured thick, black and oily with a medium sized creamy dark brown head that left good lacing. The aroma was sweet red wine, amazingly strong coconut, vanilla, toasty malts, chocolate and more toasted coconut - a lot like an Almond Joy candy bar. The flavor was sweet toasted coconut, chocolate, tobacco, vanilla and an undertone of port wine and sour dark fruits. Long chocolate and toasted caramel finish. Full bodied and smooth. The alcohol was well concealed. Marvelous. sloshgator (741) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2016
Thirsty Dog Bourbon Barrel Aged Siberian Night makes the mark in the category. Dark pour with a thick tan head. Aroma is chocolaty with peanut notes. Taste is chocolate, coffee and peanut with a tinge of bourbon. Surprisely smooth finish given the ABV. Siberian Night is about at good as it gets in the RIS category. markwise (5441) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2012
Growler courtesy of GatorGuy92. Cheers, Matt! In looking at others’ ratings, I have to assume that this mellowed with a few months of age. It was very mellow as others have pointed out how "fresh and hot" it was. Pours a typical obsidian color with a thin tan head. Nose is vanilla, wood, coffee, very mild booze, chocolate, and roasted malts. Flavor is similar- starts with coffee, chocolate and vanilla. Further looking gives off some wood and roast. Finish is mild vanilla and wood. Very nice, very balanced BA Imp stout.