GhostFace (321) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 4, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black Note on draft at Burnhearts Bar in Milwaukee. pitch black with a frothy mocha head. nice lacing on the glass! aroma of boozy bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, molasses, some dark fruit and roasty. let it rest for a bit before i dove in.. sweet flavor up front with hints of chocolate, molasses and vanilla. creamy, silky texture. very pleasing on the palate. a bitter, roasted coffee. booooozy finish. damn good!
Westmeister (1449) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 4, 2012
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft @ Aromasí Bells Bowl. First, I would like to say I was so excited to try this treat and it did not let down in the least. So, I had three before moving onto the other offerings. Poured a thick jet black with wispy dark tan head. Nose was bourbon, vanilla, chocolate and oak. Taste was pure magic. Bourbon, vanilla, some oak, leather, so smooth, Chocolate, coffee, creamy. Bourbon definately was king but very well integrated and smooth. This might be as close to perfect that Iíve had in a beer.
beeraverse (28) - Georgia, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black note on cask at Aromas. Strong taste of plums. Very clean finish. I couldnít pick up on the bourbon notes, but my friends could. Maybe it is because I drink too much bourbon?
johnnywarner (6) - - JAN 27, 2012 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Full, deep and smooth, though not too bourbon (boozy) forward. Dark, rich appearance with creamy palate and cocoa cream aged yumminess left on a softer aftertaste than most in its class. Keeps you coming back for more.
wedgie9 (1738) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 26, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
My 1300th rating overall, and 1000th USA rating.
Tasted on draft at FoBAB 2011. Pours completely black with an average brown head that leaves a thick collar of lace. The nose is coconut, dark chocolate, espresso, molasses, vanilla, and awesome. The flavor starts off with the sweeter coconut, vanilla, and milk chocolate notes up front, moving to the more bitter dark chocolate and espresso, with the barrel notes melding perfectly. The body is full with average carbonation and a long oaky coconut, vanilla, and nicely bitter espresso finish.
evanlarkin (307) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - JAN 20, 2012
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black, dark tan ring of head. Smell is bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, sweet cream, and dark fruits. Taste is malty sweetness, bourbon, roast cocoa. Very silky and smooth with surprisingly little booziness and a dry finish.
biggirlpanties (143) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JAN 12, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
From the release at Churchkey. Ink pour, thick mocha head. Nose is ultra soft bourbon and ganache frosting. Taste is just.....stop talking to me while I have my dream beer. Yes, it is nearly perfect and I donít need to explain that to you or myself. I will sit in the corner and quietly orgasm.
jcos (1414) - Maryland, USA - JAN 12, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Location/Date:Draft at Bellís Beer Dinner @ RFDís, January 10th, 2012.
Appearance: Pours black with light red head - perfect.
Aroma: Aroma is of chocolate, vanilla, bourbon..
Taste: Some creamy taste from the double cream stout, chocolate from expedition, nice amount of roasted malt, some bourbon.l.
Palate:Medium body that is slightly lighter than other imperial stouts(an okay thing), lingering aftertaste that is pleasant..
Summary: This was some pretty special stuff that Iíll only get to have once I assume. Very enjoyable way to finish a great dinner.
dbarnold (1125) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - JAN 11, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Lucky night for me at RFD in Washington, DC. Bells dinner ended with this. Black as night with a slight head...aged about 18 months after the barrel according to David Bell. WHOA. Big boozy notes, tons of chocolate and vanilla. It was sweet and stick, stayed on yoru tounge forever. Definitely a slow sipper. We got generous 10oz pours and I needed close to an hour to polish it off. Great stuff.
wooday395 (2) - - DEC 28, 2011 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amazingggg. This beer is one of my favorites. I live in Michigan and it is quite good. You have to give a try no matter what!