budznsudz (581) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Opaque black pour with a tan foamy head with prominent sticky lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, soy sauce, and bourbon. Taste is bitter chocolate, oak, vanilla, and a splash of bourbon. Nice.
PartyFowle (705) - - APR 14, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Batch 1, bottle 807 of 1344. This beer won bronze at the 2012 GABF. Pours thick as hot chocolate and black as the vacuum of space. A thin, sandstone colored head sticks around for a while. Great nose. Toasted coconut, dark chocolate, caramel, alcoholic bourbon, vanilla, butterscotch. Nice and sweet. I like the balance in the flavor. Dark chocolate syrup, a bit of smoky roast, molasses, vanilla, coconut. Becomes sweeter as it warms. Thick, syrupy medium-full body. Nicely viscous, like heavy cream. Mild pockets of fizz. A little heat on the front of the tongue, with soft cocoa-driven bitterness. Surprisingly good. Probably not worth $25, but this is tasty. The stout shines through, working with the bourbon character rather than being dwarfed by it.
RobertDale (4419) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml. bottle. Pours black with a nice tan head. Aroma of chocolate, malt, and whiskey. Taste is chocolate, whiskey, roasted malt, vanilla, and a bit of coffee. Very good!
after4ever (6801) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750, capped. Pours jet black with a dense and creamy tan head that settles quickly. Huge overbearing whiskey nose, lots of vanilla and some apricots and some fumes. Sticky thick heavy body. Roasty sweet dark chocolate, apricots, and vanilla on the mid palate. Long sticky sweet thick finish.
Errl (2226) - Plano, Texas, USA - NOV 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle..Pour is dark black with a thin tan head. .Nose is vanilla, chocolate, spice, soft alcohol, oak..Taste is chocolate, spice, vanilla, chalky, roast, marshmallow. .
AdamChandler (3784) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 19, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pitch black. Some legs. Nose is chocolate and blackberry and dark chocolate very strong overwhelming chocolate and very little roundness. Little texture and mouthfeel
mcberko (10042) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL bottle, pours jet black with a small tan / brown head. Aroma is complex, with bourbon, vanilla and cocoa. Flavour is elegant, with boozy bourbon notes, vanilla, and alcoholic finish. Very well-balanced. Surprising quality from the big guys.
slowrunner77 (7440) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Gotta disagree fully with the last review. Forget who makes this. Complex as all get out. Pours black as night. Flavor and aromas of vanilla, fudge, coconut, graham cracker, bourbon. Thick and sweet, but not cloying, and very very smooth, especially with an abv somewhere around 12% or so. This was THE unanimous favorite at our last tasting. An absolutely delicious impy stout. A medal winner at GABF, and I can see why."
oliviasdada (2) - USA - AUG 30, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very well aged and brewed. Hints of coffee, chocolate and coffee enhance the overall taste and the pleasing aroma. Pours out dark with a faint khaki head that leaves a little lace.
djd07 (6461) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Matt. Pours a very dark brown with medium creamy beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong dark chocolate, roast, coffee bean. Medium mouthfeel with rich roasted malt, dark chocolate, and wood. Easy to drink, good.
j12601 (8000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Blippsmas! Pours a deep brown to black with a thin white head. Cocoa and a bit of roast, whiskey, vanilla, wood. Medium-bodied, starts off with a nice amount of roast and a bit of cocoa and then it all vanishes. Warm wood and toast into the finish.