madmitch76 (9990) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
14th October 2011
Opaque black beer, small chocolate - tan head. Smooth palate, semi dry. Low carbonation. Aniseed boozy dark malt. Mild coffee and vanilla. Dark chocolate. A little plummy fruit underneath. Dry finish with more aniseed alcohol. Heady stuff but tasty!
cards04 (840) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Barley Johns. So excited to finally try this! Pours black with no head. Aromas are massive bourbon, then vanilla, dried fruit, and grapes. Flavours are bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, cherries, raisins, and some vinous qualities. Lots of warmth from the bourbon. More carbonated than I thought it would be. Great!!
nsquishee (516) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - DEC 24, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark Knight Returns on tap @ Barley Johns (12/22/2012)- Nice chocolate, coffee, oak, and bourbon aroma. Pours an ominous dark brown color and is barely carbonated with a mocha-colored head. Flavors of coffee, chocolate, toffee, and dark barley malts. Not as thick as I would have imagined, but a very awesome sipper.
mnmike (700) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 10, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Snifter at the Brew Pub. Loved this, but I wish I could have had the original version - I think I might have liked it even more with stronger bourbon barrels. Was pretty close to forking over the $87 for a growler, but couldn’t bring myself to do it.
dreamflower (360) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 13, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This was a fantastic bourbon imperial porter. I enjoyed it a lot and am glad I had the opportunity to finally try it.
northropfrye (1376) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 12, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2012 Had Bells Black Note one day, and this one the next! Strong sweet bourbon nose. Dark black colour with attractive head. Flavour is bourbon, but not overly boozy, coffee, some bitterness, but actually rather sweet. Great beverage.
XmnwildX12 (1622) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2012 Big chocolate and fig like scents, pours a nice black with almost no head. Taste is big time bourbon flavors, some dark fruit and a bit of bitter chocolate. One of the best beers I have had.
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jmikolich (1138) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub, served in a fluted glass, even as hyped as it is, this stuff rocks. 18months in bourbon for this batch and was definitely worth it. just a killer beer.
ryanfolty (1464) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 1, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
November 1, 2012, on tap at brewpub. Dark brown pour with tan head. Aroma of chocolate, dark fruit, bourbon, roasted malt and wood. Taste was consistent with aroma and the flavors were balanced nicely with a mild woody finish. Not overly sweet and not too much heat. I had been waiting to try this for a while and was not disappointed. Well done John!
Steasy66 (544) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black with no head. Smells boozy with big toasted marshmallow notes. Big chocolate and whiskey note. Oaky and a bit sweet. Fantastic beer. A bit thin with nice carbonation.