olr1984 (1061) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2013 12oz bottle pours a dark oily black with a tan head. Vanilla bourbon and fudge aroma. Taste is the same which is excellent. The alcohol is well hidden. Great beer
Crispy34 (376) - Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Batch 2, 2013 12oz bottle. Aroma is dark and dry. Some sweetness as well. Appearance is like oil with no head and very viscous. Taste is very sweet and dark fruit. Hints of bourbon and oatmeal. Palate is very dry. Overall, a good stout. Hides the booze well. A decent treat.
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KingCecil (2043) - DENMARK - JAN 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ home ÖIt pours pitch black with a medium tan head.. Bourbon, vanilla, molasses, roasted malt, chocolate, oak, dark fruits, warming alcohol! Ö Sooo nice!
chuckstout (247) - 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 (5726) - 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 (1423) - 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 (5666) - 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 (1839) - 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 (951) - 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 (1977) - 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.