TheHOFF43 (1429) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - AUG 21, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at RBSG. Pour is black with tan head. Tons of booze, vanilla and chocolate on the nose. A burnt caramel flavor, comes through on the tongue, vanilla, chocolate. Really syrupy and thick, lingered on the roof of my mouth. Awesome.
boisebeerguy (11) - boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to a friend I was able to enjoy this beer. The coffee in this beer came out very well.
yngwie (11749) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 75cl. A two-finger light tan head sits on top of a black body. Nice lacings. The aroma is pretty bourbon-ish, but with a lovely coffee and dark chocolate as a foundation. Roasted, almost charcoal-ish. Itís full-bodied and warming, with a very soft carbonation level. The flavor has a distinct bourbon flavor in the background, with lots of coffee and a delicious taste of high quality dark chocolate. Really long finish. I prefer the regular edition, but putting it on bourbon barrels for a while isnít the worst idea. 130819
Geokkjer (4991) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, courtesy of womencantsail. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of molasses, chocolate, bourbon, caramel and roasted grains. Flavor is sweet an malty with some molasses, coffee, vanilla, oak, warming alcohol and chocolate. Full body, soft carbonation.
Meilby (5523) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 750ml @ Motel Room, Motel 6, Kingman, AZ
[Courtesy of womencantsail] Pours pitch black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, licorice, oak, vanilla and alcohol. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and medium bitter with a long warm, roasted, chocolate, coffee, vanilla and oak finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Steasy66 (713) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bourbon aroma with a hint of coffee. Nice thick body with great roast bourbon flavor. Great beer.
portableparty (1874) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is sweet warming booze vanilla coco and toffee. Taste is sweet bitter with burnt sugar vanilla wood toffee. Palate is full syrupy warming and dry.
tleaver33 (58) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Alesmith tasting room. Jet black with minimal brown head. Nose is bourbon and a hint of cough syrup. Taste of chocolate, raisins and cough syrup. Finish is pretty darn smooth. Needs more age.
Hair6a11 (1227) - Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle; Pour is murky dark brown with a fine bubbled khaki head in this glass; this one inch head retains on the average side, eventually hazing and ringing this glass - spotting is quite light - the nose is dark fruit, barrel treatment, chocolate morsels, coffee bean, and modest bourbon - the flavor profile reveals the most palatable 12% bourbon barrel aged imperial stout Iíve ever head - Iím so gracious to be able to try this one on my birthday today - thanks dan! Initial flavor profile reveals more chocolate morsels, cake, bittering coffee bean, moving to barrel treatment, bourbon barrel, and finishing with raisin, plum, vanilla, and booze - Loved it.
OldMrCrow (1618) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 29, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, approximately three years of age, shared with guests at my fortieth birthday celebration. Full-bodied, rich flavors, added interest from the oak vanillins, this is certainly exceptional -- though maybe not as exceptional as I had been expecting. Other top-end non-BA imperial stouts (darkness,abyss,speedway) are in the same ballpark.