pmuzz (378) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was solid. I read the label and i thought that 16% was going to be way too much, but the beer was really well balanced. The ETOH was nicely hidden away - no mean feat at that ABV. The barrel is a little overbearing at the end, especially when it warms. Otherwise, a really top BARIS that is only going to get better. Did you read the label? This bad boy has many good ageing years left.
NatKadaw (43) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great imperial stout. Roasty but sweet aroma, smooth and not too thick, grape sweetness, dark fruits and malty. Delicious!
madmitch76 (12162) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
3rd May 2013
CBC. Opaque dark brown beer. Small bubbly dark tan head. Palate is dry and a little crisp. Big dry wood. Bitterish dark malts with some coffee. Spicy alcohol that tastes more like Bourbon Barrel Ageing. Finishes semi dry.
reebtogi (3709) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle pours black in color with only a small brown head that dissipated very quickly leaving no lacing. Aroma is dark fruits (raisins or dates) with some chocolate and red wine and alcohol. Taste is a bold chocolate and dark fruity sweetness with some red wine dryness and a roasted grain bitterness finishing with a definite alcohol presence. Definitely a complex brew that pleases the palate. A very strong stout that makes a bold statement and one that I recommend others to try.
gam (2908) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 16, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not a head to talk of dark body mild carbonation aromas rich fruit lovely strong barrel notes raisin caramel chocolate liquorice the flavours smooth sweetness rich chocolate caramel medium to strong ibu soy the barrel tasting influence smooth woody to earthy morishing stuff really great touch raisin plum dried fruit really tasty liquorice molasses malted coffee like mocca and light coca the finish a lovely imperial with best aftertastes sweet malts lovely richness barrel taste fruity goodness lingering bitter good bodied imperial thoroughly enjoyable
hawthorne00 (2097) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 16, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, 14C. Very dark brown with a tan head that quickly retreats to the rim. Aroma: molasses, cherries, cardamon fudge, coffee, vanilla, oak, alcohol. I was expecting affogato style, but this is not very goopy at all, quite smooth with low carbonation. Very boozy. Burnt fudgy sweetness rapidly overtaken by astringent coffee and cherry stones. Not much rumbling bottom end. Bitterness creeps up and with the alcohol the finish is like the hum of a defective CRT TV. OK, but nothing I want.
anders37 (14730) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ CBC 2013. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty woody bourbon and vanilla aroma with hints of chocolate. Roasted malty woody bourbon and chocolate flavor. has a roasted malty bourbon finish.
mgbridges (15) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 9, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is big. Lots of boozey notes. Barrel influence is subdued, but becomes more noticeable over time. Still significant bitterness. Warming. Complex. Thought-provoking.
Unm4rk3d (52) - Bowen Hills, AUSTRALIA - MAY 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Potent on initial taste, dont let it stop you from savouring it. Dark chocolate and raisin. Silky on the palet and much alcohol. Quite good.
jackl (3476) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ CBC 2013 as ’BA Bumaye’. The pour’s deep brown with a small head. The nose is charred malt. Rich chocolate cake, fudge. Toffee. The taste is a bit cumbersome. Quite boozy and fat. Sweet caramel-glazed donuts, vanilla. Plenty of barrel in the flavors. Full body, sugary. Oily. Overall, OK.