Poured opaque from a sixteen or more month old bottle. Foam is thick, deep tan, and two inches tall. Retention is quite good and frothy. Lacing is thick but slowly slide back to level, leaving a few trailers.
Aroma is all stout with a slight side of bourbon. Roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee are the capturing the spotlight.
Taste follows the aroma but without much from the bourbon at all. Roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee take their parts at different times. Chocolate and bitter coffee linger. Bourbon sneaks up here in there in the middle. Molasses, vanilla, and even oak are there too.
Big body with mild carbonation. Dries the palate completely, possibly from the oak.
Lots of flavors in a big but not imperial stout. Makes me wonder how the normal stout tastes. I would have liked a bit more of the barrel and bourbon to come out but they have probably mellowed because of the age. Enjoy!