This barrel aged stout pours black with a small caramel colored lacing. The aroma has a nice bourbon vanilla with some hotness from the higher ABV, wrapping it up with a hint of cherry. The flavor starts with rich vanilla then opens up to a great roasted malt presence. It finishes on a bourbon and alcohol hotness. The aging has made this heavy, smooth and hot but very well balanced. The creaminess is very interesting with an almost effervescent feeling to it. This stout is aged perfect and has a nice complexity that finishes out very perfectly balanced.