alexsdad06 (4349) - Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by b3shine. Pours dark brown to black in color with a small beige head that disappeared quickly to a thin ring. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, roasted nuts, the barrel is more integrated than most, bourbon, vanilla and wood. This is tasty, but the barrel may be too melded with the base beer to add much to the experience. Very good.
tkrjukoff (3880) - SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber shared with Johannes. Pours pitch black with a small bubbly brown head. Aroma is intense boozy vanilla roasted malty dark fruits chocolate. Flavor is velvety smooth a bit acidy sweet bitter vanilla bourbon barrel coffee lots of chocolate astringent; excellent.
kcorum10 (300) - Arizona, USA - MAY 14, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark black with thin tan head. Strong aromas of chocolate on the nose. Tastes of sweet chocolate, roasted malt, with a very mild hint of molasses.
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 14, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours thick and black with a large brown head. The nose is vanilla, chocolate, brown sugar, toffee, cherries, coffee and peaches. The taste is heavy medium sweet and medium. Near perfect balance. The texture is like chocolate cream, the body is heavy and finish is long! Amazing.
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maneliquor (2726) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Cheers to thome for this. Peppery spice and chocolate on the nose. Almost salty. Dark fruits show themselves. Unusual nose but works. Salty vanilla bourbon in the taste with bitter chocolate and dark plummy fruits. Not great balance but it all works well together. Solid beer
jonnyguns (776) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from mane liquor. Jet black pour with minimal tanned head. aroma full of powdered chocolate, salty caramel, banana and vanilla cookie dough.
Salty caramel bourbon ice cream describes the taste. Has a nice chewy caramel maltiness. Pretty full on. Massive bourbon chewy bitterness. This beer puts you on your ass
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Ratman197 (8841) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering brown head. Aromas of milk chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, light roastiness and a hint of coffee. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of milk chocolate, vanilla, light roastiness and light bourbon with a smooth lingering milk chocolate finish.
Impavidus (63) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma is of bourbon, little oak, light chocolate, full-bodied and creamy with prickly carbonation.
The flavor opened with tangy, peppery bourbon and oak, with warm, roasted sweeter chocolates, maple, and vanilla.
Was an extremely pleasant experience.
sonnycheeba (2935) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared thanks to Ben. Pours opaque black with just a trace of fizzy tan head. Aroma is roasted and chocolate malts, plums, raisins, vanilla, oak, bourbon, floral hops, light caramel, and light yeast. Flavor is roast malts, earthy and floral hops, and heavy dark fruit esters; bourbon and vanilla undertones throught with a dry, lightly boozy finish. Full body and low carbonation.
tom10101 (2087) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (22 oz). Traded by dsgolovin, thanks David! Dark brown (almost black) with a thin beige head. Aroma is boozy with bourbon, roasted malt, chocolate and vanilla. Taste is sweet with roasted malt, bourbon, vanilla, alcohol, chocolate and dark fruits. Slight bitterness. Alcohol isnít hidden at all... really boozy. Mouthfeel is oily, dry and thereís a lot of roasted bitterness. Not so complex brew, but still an interesting sipper... not easily drinkable, even for a bourbon barrel Imperial Stout.