kevinator (1851) - The Colony, Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Really good. Strong malt and sweet aroma. Pitch black with no head but really nice lacing. Oily palate with low carbonation. Strong roasted malt flavor with caramel and some chocolate hints. High alcohol that is somewhat hidden but not completely disguised at this level. Great for the end of a cold day.
Jokestereo (307) - SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours pitch black with a one finger high nougat colored head. Aroma; Roasted malt, chocolate, boozy, wood, caramel and vanilla. Taste; Rich oily roasted malt and chocolate flavour, vanilla, caramel with a alcohol taste in the finish.
Gaultier (1538) - SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beer tasting @ fillepolo 7/10-16. Bottle from Systembolaget. Roasted malty with chocolate and vanilla, also notes of wood. Body is medium, the finish is roasted and boozy.
fillepolo (635) - SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from systembolaget. Beer tasting @ fillepolo. Pours a dark colour beer with a small head. Roasted malts with coffee, chocolate and notes of leather and wood. Very alcoholic almost like a smokey whiskey. Dry finish
Jorn69 (2723) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasting @ fillepolo 20161007. Bottle (355 ml) from Systembolaget. Roasted malty, woody, chocolate, vanilla, caramely, sweet, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is roasted, sweet and woody with alcoholic notes.
stifler84 (9) - Klippan, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2016 does not count
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tasting @ fillepolo 20161007. Bottle (650 ml) from Systembolaget. Oljig och väldigt tung.
axl (577) - Lund, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
355ml bottle, batch 4. Pitch black with brown head. Aroma of slightly roasted dark malts, chocolate, coffee beans, light vanilla, bourbon and wood. Taste is wood, slightly roasted dark malts, coffee beans, chocolate, bourbon and light touches of vanilla and dark fruits. Filling yet very smooth mouthfeel, light but somewhat prickly carbonation and big bourbon, wood and dark fruit aftertaste.
smith4498 (3557) - Miami, Florida, USA - OCT 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2016 Batch #5. Bottled Feb 19, 2016. Pours dark brown/black color with tan head. Aromas of bourbon, roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, oak. Similar flavors with molasses and lots of booze. Full body with minimal carbonation and a slick, syrupy mouthfeel.
RRG991981 (5) - Menominee, Michigan, USA - SEP 28, 2016 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
The bourbon barrel stout I judge all others by, malty, smooth and silky, vanilla, caramel, and a slight smokiness. This beer has no equal.
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Bule (1848) - California, USA - SEP 19, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle pour a thick black color with a bit of head. Batch 5, Feb 2016. Bitter chocolate, lots of good, and a little overly sweet.
ACHops (1371) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 18, 2016
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler from Stogies ’N Hops, served in a tulip glass. Pours heavily viscous, dark inky brownish black with medium dark tan head that laces heavily. Aroma is charred dark chocolate malt, bourbon, licorice, soy sauce, toasted oak. Taste is similar - incredibly thick, rich mouthfeel. Layers of amazing rich flavors - roasted oak barrels, whiskey, vanilla, toasted caramel, espresso beans, umami, molasses, dark chocolate. Boozy, though not excessively so - no way I’d guess the actual abv here. Lingers roasty and bitter chocolate on the finish. Amazing imperial stout, though I’d rank this just shy of the best out there like BCBS or Hunapu.