Imperial_Scout (363) - Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with tan head that rings around the glass. From draft. Sweet whiskey aroma. Molasses in nose and taste. Fig and dried plum with toasty malt in the finish. Slight alchy heat as well.
mcberko (11204) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Apex, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma brings out lactose notes, chocolate, oak and roast. Flavour packs some serious heat, with loads of alcoholic boozy heat, wood, roasted malt, lactose and cocoa. Quite boozy, packing quite the burn, though well-structured. Drinkable in very small amounts. Good stuff.
williamstome (1572) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep black pour, small brown head. Big bourbon aroma, intense flavor of bourbon, oak and chocolate. Creamy full body.
johnnnniee (3292) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the EBF Saturday
Barrel aging is evident.Big rich sweet roasty chocolate and caramel, nice brew.
EricTeusink (704) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to the wife for agreeing to head over the Argosy, where this was pouring, for dinner. Pours nearly black with minimal head. Candy, booze, chocolate, coffee, and smoke on the nose. Big sweet front with nice carbonated hop back. Thick. Flat in appearance, but surprisingly well carbonated. Draft - Argosy - Atlanta, GA
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAR 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice. What I like is that the aging is apparent, but doesn't overwhelm. As such the base stout comes through nicely.
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after4ever (7061) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at uber. Pours jet black with virtually no head or lace. Big roasty earthy chocolatey nose. Sticky thick body, low carb. Earthy sweet roasty chocolatey mid palate. Long earthy finish.
ACHops (1090) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap @ Uber. Pours thick pitch black with super thin mocha head. Aroma is giant dark roasty chocolate malt, aged bourbon, and strong coffee, booze emanating from it. The nose on this beer jumps out of the glass... Taste is big juicy chocolate, rich creamy malt, light soy sauce notes, just enough hops to keep things in balance, and thick sweet bourbon flavor that lingers in the finish. Huge beer. Not quite as nuanced as the best imperial stouts, but this is appropriately large and flavorful. Monster beer. This has piqued my interest in Against the Grain...
MaroonOrange (137) - - FEB 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap. Almost black with a light head and good lacing. Lots of chocolate, vanilla, grain and a good bit of bourbon. Rich and creamy. A big bold beer.
Drake (11432) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2014 Kentucky Fried Charleston Trip Beer #8. Draft at The Beer Trappe, Lexington. Pours a very dark brown color with a thin creamy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, whiskey. The taste is big bourbon notes, wood, roasted malts, bitter chocolate, vanilla. Medium bodied, decent balance. Alcohol presence is there but not over the top. Nice beer.