aleigator (371) - GERMANY - APR 27, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Ba plead the 5th ’12 vintage, huge thanks to Ron for the bottle!
Has a viscous black color, with a dark brown, fizzy head, revealing a small film of lacing at the edge of the glass.
Smells of cocoa nibs, toffee and lots of warm oak, exhibiting distinct vanilla notes. A hint of cinnamon settles among toasted malts and tobacco, while the aromas lead into a rich chocolate direction. Well pronounced barrel reveals quite a bit of Bourbon, which gets gently balanced by melted chocolate.
Drinks expectedly smooth, letting the complex character evolve.
Tastes of bakers chocolate and fudge, accompanied by whipped cream, while scorched malts, hot oak, cinnamon and mint reveal the beers fantastic flavors. The brews smooth mouthfeel sets new standards, which gets especially well accentuated by carbonized malts, earth and bitter coffee, providing a tremendous range of flavors. Has a hot, oak supported finish, with toffee, fudge and vanilla on top, while coffee creates a long lasting, slightly dry ending, with tobacco and earth.
Awesome beer, incredibly rich in flavors - very focused on creamy chocolate, and roasted coffee with burned malts as its counterpart, while staying focused and in perfect balance. This intriguing melange gets enriched by the hot boubon barrel, adding vanilla and wooden oak to the taste, as well as a hot glow. Chocolate developes on the palate, beginning as creamy milk chocolate, while ending as slick bitter chocolate.
mstrcrwly (551) - New York, USA - APR 26, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle poured into a snifter..dark as night with a thin tan head..aroma of bourbon,caramel,dark fruits,vanilla,wood..tastes of coffee,dark fruits,bourbon,smoke..excellent.
AndyReynolds (1030) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - APR 26, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow wow wow wee wow! Bottle shared by a generous person at DLD. Impressive... most impressive.
Chudwick (2346) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - APR 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Been meaning to try this for a while and it happened at dark Lord. Expectation is met. Words words words words words words
Zakoon (147) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
355ml bottle enjoyed @ home, 2014 bottle thanks to Jdizzle1. Pours pitch black with a tiny light brown head. Aroma is coffee, roasted malt, bourbon, caramel, vanilla, oakm chocolate and cherries. Flavour is light sweet, medium coffee bitterness. On the salty side. Full bodied, crazy oily, soft carbonation. Finish is acidic coffee, smooth and long.
GlasgowTAD (338) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - APR 17, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle received in a trade with tferillo, cheers! Pours pitch black with a notable brown head which soon recedes to a bubbly ring around the glass. Aroma is jampacked with vanilla, malt sweetness, roast malts, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, slight cinnamon spice and mild coffee. Taste is vanilla, oak, leather, molasses, burnt sugar, slight creme brulee, raisins, dried fruits. Theres a hint of ginger spiciness and almond velvetiness. Full bodied with sticky and oily mouthfeel.
jake65 (2848) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, Boise imperial stout tasting. My first taste of the night, this was a solid opener. Near black pour and small brown head. Nose is bourbon, espresso, and chocolate malt. Heavy roast and espresso, lighter in vanilla and some bourbon. It hints at woody, but overall very smooth.
IrishBoy (3922) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 14, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle from xdtfx. Nose is vanilla, chocolate, oak, roast, and a hint of molasses. Black with a medium cinnamon tan head. Flavor is lightly sweet and peppery with a hint of char along with the aromas present in the nose.
djd07 (5039) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
2012 bottle grey wax thanks to Tom. Pours black with beige head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is roast, wood, vanilla, bourbon. Slick mouthfeel, dark chocolate, wood, vanilla, roast, lingering bitterness, very impressive.
blipp (6619) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft. Pours near black with a beige head. Sweet bourbon, vanilla, light roasted malts, chocolate, and a quick easy finish. Balanced, not at all over the top. Delicious.