Boot Hill Killer
Ironfire Brewing Company

Boot Hill KillerBoot Hill Killer
Write a Review
Beer Geek Stats: | Print Shelf Talker
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #1,833
not listed
Ranked #18,460
3.96 | pDev: 10.86%
Ironfire Brewing Company
California, United States
Boot Hill KillerBoot Hill Killer
Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 27 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of Stevem68
Stevem68 from Ohio

3.86/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark chocolate color with a very boozy aroma. Flavor is sweet vanilla bourbon with a very roasted malt finish. Has a nice body and overall a very good beer.

Jun 04, 2016
Photo of FlandersNed
FlandersNed from Indiana

3.36/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle. Dark brown with a light brown foam layer. Smelled of rye whiskey, oak and cocoa. Tasted whiskey and coffee forward with dry chocolate notes too. Thin for a stout. Medium carbonation.

Sep 24, 2015
Photo of chefduff2
chefduff2 from New York

2.77/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

This beer unfortunately ruined a night for my wife, her brother, and I. They both got a bunch of black slime/yeast cake(I think) in both their glasses and both were extremely disgusted. She wanted me to write more of a scathing review, but I leave it at this.

Mar 08, 2015
Photo of UCLABrewN84
UCLABrewN84 from California

3.81/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle shared at the monthly bottle share held at Flask Fine Wines in Studio City, CA.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, coffee bean, bourbon, and rye aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa, brewed coffee, bourbon, and rye flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with nice barrel aged qualities that work well with the coffee in this one.

Serving type: bottle.

Nov 04, 2014
Photo of Brolo75
Brolo75 from California

4/5  rDev +1%

22 ounce bomber poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: Nice creamy tan head with lots of tiny bubbles in the head and tiny bubbles coming up from the bottom. It's black, no light shines through, nice lacing, the head lingers.

Smell: Bourbon, rye spiciness on the back end, no coffee aromas, has a pretty mellow aroma. Neither the bourbon or the rye overwhelm the aroma, not getting any alcohol on the aroma.

Taste: Bourbon up front, some vanilla oakiness in the middle, finished up by a dry slightly bitter rye spiciness. Getting a little alcohol burn that lingers, very drinkable, smooth.

Mouthfeel: Lots of carbonation, tons of tiny bubbles, not a big mouthfeel, kind of dry, it's a medium mouthfeel for a BA stout.

Overall: A really drinkable BA stout, very smooth, reminds of Anderson Valley Bourbon Barrel Stout because I think this is just like AV due to low ABV, 7.5%. I paid $15.99 for a 22 ounce bomber, it's a little overpriced, for that much I would like to see bigger flavor, bigger ABV, bigger mouthfeel. Really good, I'm going to check out Ironfire's coffee stout. It's worth a try.

Oct 20, 2014
Photo of vitALEity
vitALEity from California

4/5  rDev +1%

A: 2" creamy, tan, thick head. Very long retention. Beer is dark black and looks thick and enticing.

S: Vanilla, chocoalte, some coffee, wood, mushrooms

T: A lot of smooth vanilla, some mild chocolate and coffee, very woody and earthy

M: Not as thick and extra full bodied as I thought it would be but its very creamy and smooth.

O: Very flavorful, smooth and creamy. Not as robust as my favorite BBA stouts but very easy to drink. No off notes of any kind. Just a really nice beer.

Oct 19, 2014
Photo of Jugs_McGhee
Jugs_McGhee from Louisiana

3.76/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Heaven Hill Rye Whiskey Barrel Aged. Served on-draught into a 4.5oz taster glass at 38 Degrees in Alhambra last weekend. Reviewed from notes. Cost was $4.00 USD.

A: Pours a one finger head of khaki colour. Nicely cream. Good thickness. Pretty good retention, about 3 minutes. Body colour is a dark nontransparent black. Opaque. Appealing. Soft complexion. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. I'm excited to try it.

Sm: Lovely vanilla and oak notes. Dark malts. Chocolate malt. The rye whiskey is fantastic,; blind I'd assume it was bourbon. If coffee is there, it's quite hidden. No yeast character or alcohol is detectable. A lovely aroma of moderate strength.

T: Amazing vanilla and oak notes. I don't get whiskey; it really comes off as more of a bourbon character. Brilliantly complementary dark and chocolate malts lend it a solid backbone. No yeast character or alcohol comes through. Great balance. Good complexity. Nice subtlety. Well layered. I like it.

Mf: Smooth. Wet. Good thickness, body, and presence. Great carbonation. Complements the flavour profile well. Good execution.

Dr: Quite drinkable. Hides its ABV well. I'd definitely get it again. Very tasty flavorful stuff. I'd recommend it to friends. Great execution for the style. A shockingly good beer from Ironfire. This brewery has seized my attention.

Low B+

Jun 11, 2013
Boot Hill Killer from Ironfire Brewing Company
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 27 ratings