monk191 (1925) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A quite good bourbon barreled stout, quite intense. Pours a deep black with a light tan head. Smells of chestnuts, cedar, smokiness and tart plums. Taste is a bit like port, with chestnuts roasting upon an open fire, with some smokiness, bourbon and plums. Pairs well with Buffalo Cheese. Had in the bottle.
deyholla (10926) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with a grayish brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has notes of sweet dark grains with some roasted malts, a decent amount of smoke and a bit of bourbon. Flavor has a good amount of smoke and roasted malts with some dark grains and a bourbon finish.
HIGHB4LL (837) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 27, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Tap and Handle. Appearance: finger tan head, black color, opaque. Aroma: prune, chocolate, light cherry, roast, roast, light chilli sweetness maybe? Palate: average carboantion, full body, dry finish, oily carbonation. Taste: sweet malty chocolate into fruity prune and maybe chillies, light booze on end. Overall, super unique, balance is phenomenal. Very good.
tmrmwel (1945) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black, with a creamy mocha head. Aroma is sweet with burned malts, oak and tobacco, as well as notes of alcohol and cocoa. Medium body, with average carbonation. Flavour is burned malts, with alcohol, coffee and prunes, and with dark malts and fruits in the finish.
cards04 (2732) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks northopfrye for this. Really nice stout. Pours black with rich looking mocha head. Aromas of lactose, dried fruit and bright red berries. Roasted malts too. Flavors are sweet and syrupy. Almost like a brandy. Dark chocolate and hops. Not getting a lot of the bourbon notes... But still a great stout
northropfrye (3405) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark black body with foamy brown head and nice lacing. Nice sweet and roasty aroma. This is not such a smokey beer as the name suggests. I think the bourbon masks some of the smoke which is this case results in a really nice balanced flavourful beer. Great stuff.
JohnnyJ (5500) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 30, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Very dark brown/black with a tan head. Sweet chocolate, vanilla, brownies, smokey peat, earthy, bourbon, oak, and somewhat sugary. Tasty smokey stout. Well worth trying.
junon (430) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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bluejacket74 (1955) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle, back label says it was brewed for Xbeeriment by Bryghus Roskilde. Served in a DFH snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch tan head that sticked around a while. There’s also a good amount of lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like bourbon, oak, vanilla, roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. I think the taste is similar to the aroma, but with the addition of some booze, peaty smoke and licorice. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it’s slick, creamy, smooth and easy to drink. Moderate carbonation. I thought this was a good overall brew. $13.99 a bottle.
jbruner (4453) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to trade with jdb288! Pours a thick jet black with thin lacy tan brown head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma is definitely the bourbon barrel up front with boozy oak and vanilla, but hints of smoke and chocolate behind. Taste is more balanced toward the smoke, but still booze heavy, a tad acrid. Bitter bite behind the sweetness, mild carbonation. Solid beer.