boto (2211) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - NOV 20, 2016 dogfishho (669) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On the nose there’s not much more than your typical bourbon barrel IS but on the palate it is somewhat unique. I feel like its unusual to see a bourbon barrel stout with such hop character. As the beer warms, you lose the hops but it ,attains a cool balance. This is not a super wow beer but its really pretty good.
750ml bomber: 2011 bottle, been sitting in the fridge for a long time. This one pours an inky black color. There was a small tan head on it. Nice nose. Lots of different aromas. Some bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, molasses, roasted malts and fruits. The taste is superb! Just a hint of the bourbon, very smooth texture. Hope they make this one again! oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2016
ours a deep dark brown color. Small tan head head that lasted throughout. Aromas of bourbon and wood. Flavor was a lot of bourbon, hints of smoke, chocolate. Full bodied and creamy. AdmiralVernon (1195) - SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2016
A: Pitch black, very small head N: Bourbon, vanilla, oak O: Very nice! hackobock (4029) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2016
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2016 January 16, 2016. Bottle, shared by rlgk, thanks! _angst_ (4802) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2016
Black with a small brown head. Aroma is malty, light sweet, dark chocolate, toffee, licorice, touch of soy and sour notes, bourbon and prunes. Taste is sweet malty, soft bitter Finish is sweet malty with toffee, some bourbon and vanilla notes, hints of dark chocolate, wood and bourbon. Medum to full bodied, soft carbonation.
Bottle courtesy of rlgk. Pours black with a pale beige head that doesn’t leave much trace on the glass while dissiapting. Smell is malty with roasted malts, rye bread, vanilla fudge, dark roast coffee, dark chocolate, moist soil and hints of alcohol. Taste is sweet, bitter and malty. Mouthfeel is soft, round, slightly astringent, tiny boozy and medium to full bodied. Finish is sweet and bitter with roasted malts, dark bread, liquroce fudge, vanille fudge, charred wood, dark roast coffee, dark chocolate, moist soil and hints of alcohol. Nicely malty impy affair.
rlgk (18850) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2016
Bottle at Happy New Beer in Sätila 160116. Opaque black beer with a nice beige/brownish head. Roasted chocolate aroma, bourbon, vanilla, licorice, caramel, leather notes, some cocoa. Roasted chocolate flavor, cocoa, licorice, spicy, tar notes, some warming alcohol. Quite nice. DCLawyer (2845) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2016
Backlog. 2011 bottle ->mini snifter from Churchkey Vintage Vault event. Black with small tan head. Roasted malt, chocolate, oak, bourbon. Lacks balance, but pretty good nonetheless. dagimp (1008) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Bottled in November of 2011 and drank in March of 2015 so this has some age on it. Pours dark brown with an inch of head and zero lacing. Sweet bourbon aroma. Mouthfeel is moderate and slightly dry. No greasyness at all. Perfect amount of carbonation. Taste is dry with a decent amount of booze but no hotness to it. Bourbon is definitely present but not overwhelming by any amount. Some chalk and cocoa. The bourbon isn’t overwhelming at all, but then again, this is over three years old. I heard this was very boozy when fresh, which is why I cellared it for a while. Damn fine beer at this age. Good blend of an excellent Storm King and not too much bourbon. This is actually the first barrel aged Victory I’ve liked. For such a great brewery, the others were crap. (kind of a downer to end on but this is a really good beer) Benzai (15587) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2015
Bottle @ "The luxury tasting continues" shared by Countbeer. Opaque pitch black color, medium sized brown head. Aroma is malts, roasted malts, bourbon whiskey. Taste malts, a firm roastyness, firm bourbon, wood, bitter. Oh yeah I love this, roast and bourbon. Awesome! Medium to full body and carbonation. Love it! Countbeer (6592) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2015
Bottle (75cl)@The luxury tasting continues: Shared with Benzai: Served in a Duvel glass:
Thanks to Leighton for this bottle:
Black beer with a medium sized creamy beige light brown head.
Aromas of whiskey/bourbon, coffee, light liquorice, light milk/cream, bit boozy, some wood and sweetwood, caramel, sweet roast, bay leaf.
Flavour is a boozy mix of roast, bourbon, wood, coffee, chocolate, bitter, some praline, some mocha, roasty bitterness and nutty bitterness, hint of (sweet) coal, herbal bay leaf, light marzipan and a light hint of some spice and dry sprinkles.
Aftertaste is a mix of mocha, roast, liquorice, wood, chocolate, light bourbon, light marzipan and light coffee.
Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, full bodied.