Experiment_Ale (656) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at my place wih Taylor, Thomas, Patrick. Pours black with no head. Aroma is heavy malt, booze, slight dark fruit, grain alcohol. Taste is big heavy bourbon booze, some chocolate, caramel, burnt símores.
italianjohn (2234) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 Vintage .. Pitch black pour with a thin quickly receding brown head .... aroma of oak, bourbon, light vanilla, booze, licorice and some roasted malts .... taste is boozy with a bourbon, light vanilla, licorice, brown sugar, some dark fruit, oak and some bitter roasted malts ..... mouthfeel is slick and oily .... finish is dry as all heck with a lingering abv and light bourbon/roasted .... well done just a tad too boozy
jmgreenuk (3579) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 8, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Fresh Craft, Denver. Wow, this was good! Poured a deep mahogany with a rich oily consistency and a thick frothy tan head. The aroma is rich roasted malt and boozy alcohol. The flavour is strong bitter with a big malt liqourice cream toffee caramel alcoholic palate. For the ABV, the alcohol didnít dominate. A real classic. One of the best imperial stouts Iíve ever had!
kermis (4289) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at Freshcraft Denver with iphonephan and jmgreenuk. Pours near black with a brown ring head. Aroma is super sweet and boozy before even lifting the glass from the table. Closer up thereís bourbon/vanilla along with rich chocolate, soft roast, molasses, toffee and fudge. Flavour is heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Thick syrupy and sticky mouthfeel. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Nice brew!
Iphonephan (2689) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a bottle at Fresh Craft in Denver, shared with Kermis and jmgreeneuk.. Batch no. 2. Pours black with a slight tan head. Aromas of plums and dark cherries. Flavors of dark stone fruits with hints of bittersweet chocolate, bourbon and vanilla. Intensely boozy with a lingering alcohol finish.
ajnepple (1676) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle shared. Black with a brown head. Roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, alcohol. Amazing.
BVery (5616) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 4, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle via trade. Super dark thick pour with a reddish brown head. Huge aroma of bourbon, wood, dark chocolate, soy, and some booze. Warming taste with a nice full palate. This is crazy good! Had side-by-side with regular BCS, and it beat BCS (for me). No kidding. Itís that good.
Daniel719 (79) - Safety Harbor, Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2013 Pours pitch black with a tan head. Boozy, bourbon, amazing! Words cant explain. Just drink it!
-- via beerbasher/winphone
theothermatt (149) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz Bottle from 2013. Pours jet black. Huge hints of vanilla and booze. Very, very sweet. Nice balance between the hottness of the nearly 17%, the flavor from the barrel and the underlying beer. Really nice and something to sip and savor.
Ataraxia (303) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Oily black, moderate mocha head that faded quickly. Rich milk chocolate, black coffee, marshmallow, brown sugar, plums, figs, and soy sauce. 6/27/13 vintage, very bourbon forward. Sticky, sweet, and viscous, but gives way to a sharp, biting bitterness from the high alcohol content. Malty, full-bodied, and a long finish.