gEUS (1637) - Linden, BELGIUM - JUL 16, 2014
Bottle shared by ForgetFu at the Kulminator - thanks Bill! Pours deep deep black with a dark brown hue, no head. Intense nose of vanilla, dark roasted malts and... cinnamon, yes cinnamon (ginger bread almost). Palate is oily, no carbonation and too much alcohol warmth for me. Taste of rich dark malts and roasted coffee beans together with a tad of that sticky sweetness make up for it. Good, not great. Ibrew2or3 (8614) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Woodshed 3.0! Big thanks to dak for saving this whole series and sharing with us. Awesome!! Bottle pours with a dark looking body that supports a tan head of foam. The aroma offers up chocolate, brown sugar sweetened dark roasted malts, marshmallow and smooth bourbon. The taste delivers smooth goodness in the form of lots of residual sugars, chocolate, dark roasted malts, dark roasted coffee, smooth sweet bourbon booze and then more chocolate. This is smooth, richly sweet and just yummy. daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 15, 2014
The best of the voodoo barrel aged beers that we sampled at woodshed 3.0. And it’s great. Rich brownies, vanilla, bourbon, charred oak, plums, raisins, dark chocolate. Full bodied. BOLTZ7555 (3027) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Sampled @ Woodshed 3.0 and available because of the renowned Dak! Truly a great beer. Squid ink pour with a tan khaki head. Not sure why Pappy intensifies and compliments every beer it interact with but it is a fact. This one explodes with rich chocolate, sweet caramel, incredible vanilla, woodsy oak, and complex bourbon. Creamy and delicious! hopscotch (11101) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Bottle... This beer rocks!… Murky, dark brown pour with a small, creamy, khaki head. The aroma is a deep, complex tapestry of damp soil, burnt malt, dried plum and malt whiskey. Full-bodied and creamy with mild carbonation. The Flavor is sweet and features bold, roasted malts, charcoal, espresso and 85% cacao black chocolate. Lingering sweetness, roastiness and Pappy warmth in the lengthy finish. A sweet, viscous sipper for sure. Big thanks to landhoney for reeling in this world class beer!
orangesol (987) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Shared this one with a bunch of close friends and Matthew Allyn, Brewmaster at Voodoo.
50belair (3643) - Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2013
A - Pours black as night with a nice one finger tall khaki colored head, slowly dissipating down to a light film, leaving small trails of lace down the sides of the glass.
S - Smells of warm bourbon, vanilla, fudgey chocolate, coconut, dark fruits, caramel, oak and plenty of dark roasted malts. Definitely the best nose of the three, just smells incredible.
T - Starts off much like the BT version does with a big dose of sugary sweetness; mainly vanilla beans and chocolate fudge batter again; quickly giving way to hints of coconut, dark fruits, tobacco, woody oak and a mild amount of warming bourbon. Finish is pretty sweet with a bit of heat, lingering long after the finish. While the BT version is rough, this is the epitome of smooth.
M - Heavy body with moderate carbonation. Big, smooth feel with a nice warming booze burn at the end of each sip. Definitely the smoothest, most well integrated of the three thanks to that magic pappy barrel.
O - This is easily my favorite of the three, which is saying something because I really liked the other two. It has all of the flavors I love, as well as being aged in my favorite bourbon barrels, and despite the large ABV it remains fairly easy to consume. Looking forward to seeing how this one develops in the years to come, could get even better.
Bottle # 847. Dark brown pour with fleeting light brown head. Fantastic chocolate nose. Delicious with loads of chocolate, carmel, bourbon, and oak notes. Sweet, but not overly so. Outstanding mouthfeel with a good body. Would never know this is 15%. Bravo….. merc7186 (3142) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2013
#492. Thanks to Trxxpaxxs for sharing this bitch.
A: Dark Opaque Hue, Passes No Light, Brown Head Ring, Mild Lacing
S: Pappy Van Crunkle, Mild Chocolate
T: Pappy Van Barrel, Mild Chocolate Malts
M: Average Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Mildly Boozy
Overall, so fucking smooth pappy barrel...nothing else matters. jbeatty (1248) - New York, USA - SEP 24, 2013
12 oz. Bottle, reviewed 06/02/2013, thanks to Mac! Pours black, little head but nice hazy foam on the surface, thin ring of lacing. Aroma is coconut, touch of vanilla, chocolate and cocoa powder, smooth roast and bourbon. Taste is smooth chocolate, caramel, toffee vanilla, toasted coconut and bourbon, nice boozy kick, delicious. Thick palate, chewy, delicious. Really stunning, definitely a top-tier stout. tom10101 (6084) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 30, 2013
Bottle (12 oz). Shared by Pier-Luc & Julien, thanks guys! Black with a small dark brown head and little to no lacing. Aroma is of Whiskey, chocolate, boozy notes, vanilla, caramel and roasted malt. Taste is heavily sweet with whiskey, chocolate, vanilla, caramel, oak, alcohol, roasted malt and light fruity notes. Alcohol warming. Full bodied. Low to moderate carbonation. Thick and sirupy mouthfeel. This is a very complex RIS, but a bit hot and too sweet. Not in the same league as BCS Rare (for a PVW aged beer) in terms of complexity and balance.