ben4321 (4831) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Location: Draft at Flying Saucer - Houston for their (512) Day event, 5/12/14
Aroma: The aroma is fairly big and roasty, with bourbon, vanilla, and coffee
Appearance: It pours a dark brown color with a decent sized brown head and plenty of lace
Flavor: The flavor worked really nicely, with just the right amount of bourbon on the base beer
Palate: The body is full, and there is some heat, but not to an overwhelming degree
I thought this was one of the better example of a bourbon imperial stout that I have had in recent memory. It has a good balance between the bourbon and the underlying beer. Nicely done! I also re-tried the original right after, and I preferred this.