jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft into a goblet. Pours black with almost no head. Coffee, chocolate, bourbon and oak, vanilla, dark fruit and some caramel. Medium bodied with a thick creamy texture. Awesome beer. Im glad i got to try it!
rogsiu (42) - Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pitch black pour with a creamy tan head. Not much retention or lacing. Smells of bourbon, dark chocolate, espresso and dark fruit. Taste is chocolate and bourbon, followed by vanilla and a slight sweetness. It is a superb imperial stout.
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Shag (2678) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - AUG 29, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pitch black color with a tan head. The aroma contains espresso, chocolate, licorice, dark fruit, and burbon. Flavor is rather bitter with espresso, dark chocolate, burbon, licorice, some raisins. The burbon is definitely there but does not overwhelm. Overall excellent damn beer. And KP showed up.
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - AUG 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2012 drank out of a 64 oz growler. pours black, sweet dark fruit, coffee, raisin no head but carbonation when cracking the growler
vtafro (4693) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hand bottle. Black pour with tan head. Bourbon, chocolate, sweet malt and cream aromas, smells smooth somehow. Silky finish, flavor is sweet, has bourbon and oak tones. Nice full flavored stout with barreling not over powering the beer.
brewskis (123) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - AUG 25, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Beer Geeks. Lucky to come across this. Pours a motor oil black color with a half finger dark tan head. Beautiful looking imperial stout. Smells amazing with dark chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, some oak, and some coffee. Tastes very much like it smells. Starts with bitter dark chocolate and bourbon, then smooths out with sweet vanilla and oak with more chocolate and some coffee. Has a medium to full body with a nice creamy and slick texture. The oak bourbon barrels make the beer so much more complex and good. Great imperial stout.
italianjohn (2476) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour thin tan/orange head light lacing ..... aroma of vanilla and oak, light black licorice, dark chocolate and roasted coffee ..... taste is of vanilla, light bourbon, oak, little creamy and lactose with a deep roasted and bitter hoppy bite .... you can definitely taste aspects of both beers, abv is hidden well .... hint of black licorice and as it warms light butterscotch .... finishes bitter dry and roasted ... mouthfeel was sweet, creamy and had a nice lively tingle on the tongue ... awesome beer
77ships (5247) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 20, 2012
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Big thx to tderoeck for this one // sampled what was probably bottle nr. 898/1081 @ GBF 2012 // black with a mocha head around the sides // smell is pure velvet cake with chocolate, toffee, sweet oak, toffee, creamy, touch liquorice, milk chocolate and everything is drenched in most incredibly bourbon aroma ever, tad vinous even // taste sweet & pure creamy, sweet caramel, toffee, milk chocolate, touch liquorice and berries, milk chocolate, fruity, thick sweet coffee, vanilla oak, small touch of roast complimenting the whole, tad warming the whole is drenched in incredible bourbon // creamy, velvety // reminds me a bit of Firestone 15 but this is head and shoulders above // I thought the hype on this one was nonsense but this is crazy good
JorisPPattyn (8389) - Ursel, BELGIUM - AUG 19, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
No head, pours like engine oil. Bourbon nose, vanillawood, punch-in-the-face alcohol. Less Bourbon, more smoked, ashes, BBQ coals, alcohol, fusels, and faint but intriguing flavours as artichoke. Well bodied, long-flowing alcoholenhanced flavours. Another John Mallett pearl. Just great. Dikke merci à Ignace!
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
75cl, Bottle 898/1081, no mention of ABV, exclusive American brew, thx to Secret Santa!, very complex Stout, roasted/woody and slightly alcoholic/fruity, not too heavy, balanced, hazy, small head, top class!, yet very expensive!