ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 21, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A - Dark black with just a hint of brown and a finger of frothy khaki-chocolate colored head. Fades fairly slowly.
S - Roasted dark chocolate and dark caramel malts, oak, vanilla, Bourbon, dark fruits, coffee, black licorice, candi sugars, vanilla, Belgian yeast, and a hint of booze.
T - Roasted dark chocolate and dark caramel malts, oak, vanilla, Bourbon, dark fruits, roasted coffee, candi sugar, Belgian yeast, black licorice, some earthy hops, and a hint of booze.
M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth and creamy with a sweet, roasted, and warming finish.
D - Fantastic balance and complexity. Spot on.
Errl (2174) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle..Pour is dark black with a dark head..Nose is burnt sugar, roast, vanilla, bourbon, spice, chocolate, sweetness..Taste is nice bourbon, graham, spice, dusty, chewy chocolate..
jsquire (3757) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark beer with a short lived beige head. Nose of alcohol and vanilla. Lots of dark fruit, oak, bourbon, vanilla, and raw alcohol. This is still pretty hot.
Aniela (4156) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Deep amber beer with an beige head. Woody, malty, caramell oaky, dark fruits licorice, nutty aroma. Chocolate. leather oak Woody vanilla licorice nutty almonds flavour. Well balanced really nice beer :-)
BrewHaMeister (239) - - APR 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks again to Bytemesis, this 2012 vintage bottle pours dark chocolate brown with a two finger off white head and no lacing. Aromas of cocoa, bourbon barrel, prune, booziness. Flavor is milk stout with oak notes and mild bitter. Pretty good.
SHIG (3982) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAR 30, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to ygtbsm94 shared at Anchorage Feb ’15 Tasting: Poured almost black with an off white to tan color head. Aroma was sweet stick dark fruit raisin and fig, caramel malts, vanilla, and bourbon. Taste ends up with a boozy dark fruit dominance with some sweet caramel and vanilla presence.
Ernesto987 (4755) - Arizona, USA - MAR 29, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle, completely oxidized, wet roasty paper, hair, spoiled beer here, def past its prime i hope.
wedgie9 (2507) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted on3/24/15 from a capped 375mL bottle purchased at Ales Unlimited. Pours very dark, opaque dark brown with a very thick tan head that slowly recedes to thick, rocky lace. The nose is a nice blend of some typical coffee and dark chocolate stout, interesting, almost fruity Belgian yeast, and some lightly smokey bourbon barrel char and toffee/maple. The flavor is a touch of milk chocolate and maple sweetness up front, moving to the somewhat spicy yeast, just a touch of lightly smoked char, with some vanilla and coffee throughout. The body is full with just a touch above average carbonation, and a long nicely oaky, touch of bitter, coffee and dark chocolate, and lightly fruity yeast finish.
nuplastikk (5090) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
375ml bottle. Bourbon caramel deep aroma. Brown-black body. Creamy beige head. Almost some deep prune. I get more Belgian Dark than Imperial Stout. Pretty smooth and easy, the initial aroma had me thinking otherwise. Smooth brown chocolate, bourbon candy. Good.
czar (5843) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 23, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours unclear medium dark brown mahogany with a small light beige head, minimal retention and lacing. burnt caramel, almost rotten raisins, fermented black tea, roasted pumpkin meat, booze, wood, spices, pepper. average carbonation, light body - oily; semi-sweet and grassy-woodsy-spicy finish. nah.
Minderbinder (2620) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours very dark brown with low beige head. Very nice lacing. Aroma is of iode, wort, roasted malt, coffee. Taste is of wort, some raisins, roasted malt, alcohol. Palate: Full bodied. Soft carbonation. Overall: OK, but nothing stellar. Weird.