edwardbass (776) - Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Iím not a "sugary" bourbon barrel-aged stout fan. This reminds me of Bourbon County Stout (Goose Island in case I got the name wrong), but with far less-cloying sweetness. Itís decent, coming from a dude whoís not a fan of the style. I had to try it, though, because it was from Bellís.
MrHangover (3861) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 4, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, 2012 vintage. Pours a pitch black, thick black beer with a small, creamy tanned head on top. Aroma of massive bourbon, sweet molasses, sweet dripping caramel and woody notes. Really full fragrant and very nice. Flavor is intense, hints of red fruits, sweeter chocolate and overall quite sweet and strong. No boozy, alcoholic notes, all well balanced and sweet. Very easy to drink, yet a great sipper to enjoy over a longer period of time. Epci brew.
PorterPounder (7121) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 22, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is of bittersweet chocolate and rising bread. The pour is dark as a chalkboard with a generous mocha colored head. Flavor has elements of chocolate, cold coffee and chicory nuts, some kidís chocolate cereal and vitamins cloying near the end. The palate is a bit thin - expected a bit more creaminess. Strong finish, the hoppy bitterness mellows as it warms. Overall an excellent Imperial Stout - thanks to the Proof Bottle Club for sharing.
klm1 (852) - - APR 25, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Vintage 2014: Pours Black oily color, clear, with brown creamy stable finger head. Visually low carbonation. Aroma: rich dark, roasted malts aroma, which takes on espresso coffee, bittersweet chocolate, cacao nibs, hint of vanilla, oak, tabacco, oak, and full basket of hops, which takes on dried and dark fruits.
Flavor is very similar: intense, rich malt flavors, with notes, mentioned above, with hint of molasses, supported with bourbon alcohol warmth.
Finish is slightly sticky/dry. Body is full, texture is silky smooth, carbonation is low.
I am a little bewildered...
PotjeBier (2624) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ Beer Temple with Abijn & MarcodL, thanks Arjan for sharing! Black color. No head. Aromaís of bourbon, sweetness, vanilla. Retronasal itís sweet, wood, vanilla, roasted, light drop/licorice, alcohol, light red fruit. Flavor is light sweet, alcohol, vanilla. Rather strong alcohol feel. Very low carbonation. Long finish, roasty, light bitter and wood. Could have used a bit more carbo, but great otherwise.
mstrcrwly (942) - New York, USA - MAR 18, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle dated 3/12/14 poured into a snifter..opaque with a thin light brown head..aroma of bourbon,chocolate,wood,vanilla..tastes of chocolate,smoke,
bourbon,vanilla,dark fruits,licorice,coffee..little boozy but outstanding.
MarcoDL (3878) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 17, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, courtesy of Abijen, thanks! Black pour, no head. Rich aroma of bourbon, mild licorice,cherry and chocolate. Smooth taste of mild licorice, bourbon vanilla, subtle cherry, oak and a long velvety finish. Very nice.
Abijen (2458) - ís-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - MAR 16, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Zwart bier met bijna geen schuimkraag. Ruikt chocolade, koffie, bourbon, overrijp fruit. Smaakt bourbon, alcohol, overrijp fruit, iets geroosterd, koffie. Nice. Expedition vond ik beter
fordest (2386) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - MAR 3, 2016
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
From the bottle at the Stone Pour it Black Event. Went straight to this one as I figured it was going to go fast. I was right. Amazing. Heaven in a glass.
Douberd (4635) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - FEB 11, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(Bells Black Note Stout) Bottle 355 ml, vintage 2012. Served into a snifter at home, ABV 11.8%
Black coloured body, a thin line of foam around the glass. Aroma is full of bourbon, wood, light soy sauce, lots of dark fruits too, faint alcohol, vanilla.
Taste also big in bourbon, dark roasted malts, vanilla, light alcohol but certainly well hidden for 11.8%, dark fruits, mainly plums Iíd say, light coal, wood, chocolate on the finish.
Medium to thick body, soft carbonation, nicely sticky on the palate without being cloying.
A great imperial stout.
emartell (339) - Zapopan, Jalisco, MEXICO - FEB 7, 2016
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Las notas a Bourbon son intensas. Se percibe madera y frutos secos.
De color completamente negro, sedosa, cuerpo redondo, carbonatacion y corona de espuma nulo.
Al paladar es exquisita. Su potencia alcohůlica, sus notas a madera, Bourbon, frutos secos, y a pesar de todo, las ganas de darle uno y otro trago.