chuckstout (223) - Washington, USA - DEC 31, 2013
4.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Nice bourbon and vanilla aroma pours a deep black with a creamy molasses colored head. Nice body for such big beer carried by roast, chocolate, vanilla, bourbon oak flavors then comes in with a big continually warming sensation. Creamy big dark fruit caramel cocoa finish. Just keeps gettin better with every drink!
swoopjones (5205) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. fuller bodiedblack pour. Powerful beer, very agressive. huge roastiness, bourbon notes, dark chocolate. very boozy at 17%. active mouthfeel that keeps tastebuds overworked. a lot going on here. very small sips
DCLawyer (1289) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle->snifter. Black with small tan head. Massive bittersweet chocolate and bourbon. A booze bomb.
Mora2000 (5299) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012 vintage. Black with a tan head. The aroma is extremely boozy with some strong chocolate and roasted malt notes. The flavor is also very boozy. I get some big oak, maple and vanilla notes up front, with some chocolate and roasted malt coming through second. The barrel-aged notes are very obvious and really add a lot to the beer. Quite boozy. Thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
ryanfolty (1735) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - DEC 24, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
December 24, 2013 - bottle via trade. Black pour with some tan head that faded somewhat quickly. Aroma was chocolate, vanilla and some bourbon. Taste was a rich chocolate quickly followed by a blast of bourbon. Finish was a nice mix of wood and sweet vanilla, maybe just a touch too sweet though. Smooth and full bodied. Reminded me of BCS vanilla. Thanks for the recommendation, bvery, this was delicious. 2012 vintage.
devman171 (674) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - DEC 13, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours thick black with low dark head. Aroma is roasted coffee and chocolate with some oak booze, taste is similar with a great thick body and sweet booze finish, love it
DalzAle (1896) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2013
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by portableparty. Dark black pour, small ring of carbonation and an aroma of rich dark chocolate and nice subtle bourbon. Flavor is also rich cordial sweet chocolate, slightly hot boozy bourbon, slightly dry on the finish. The alcohol is noticeable, but doesnít seem like itís anywhere near 17%. Pretty damn solid and a must try for anyone who loves boozy/sweet imperial stouts.
portableparty (1908) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz. bottle 2013. Pours oily black like dirty motor oil and shows a quick tan tight head that dissipates to a thin ring. Aroma has nice bourbon and roasted malt hidden chocolate subtle vanilla marsh mellow and some woodiness. Taste is boozy bourbon bitterness with some soy maybe some rye and dark bitter chocolate roasted malt some dark fruit like prune and raisin. Palate is full slick sticky warming and dry. Just awesome even if Iím drinking this with Greg at 10a.m. Just awesome!
drsordr (829) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pour at FoBAB 2013. Pours opaque black thick tan head. Nose soft bourbon some chocolate. Taste bourbon roast and mild nutty sweet soft malt. Bitter in the soft finish.
harrymel (1432) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful beer, dark mahogany with cherry hues and a persistent etched surface sheet of dark mocha foam. Itís funny, people consistently concede the absence of carbonation in higher ABV beers, I donít buy it and this is another confirmation of my hypothesis. The smells of prunes, dates and figs with liquor infused vanilla and fine chocolate truffles alongside leather and rich caramels. Hints of smoky molasses up in the nose as well. Very pretty. Flavor backs up the nose with molasses, bourbon, oak, cocoa, rich sweet vanilla and toasted sugars. A good boozy character warms the throat and leather character brings it all together. Full and silky body with nice, fine carb and a good solid - long lasting finish that runs the duration of five minutes (this is a long time for those actually looking at the clock). Really fine beer that I plan to buy the rest from the store I found this at. Really outstanding.
Serving type: bottle