ygtbsm94 (12) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 12, 2009
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
From the tap at EBF 09! I must have drunk 10 samples of this stuff during the two day event. Poured an opaque black while cascading into a fine frothy head; perfect! The aroma was incredible if you’re a BB lover. Sweet vanilla, chocolate, oak, and of course, bourbon notes abound; could inhale this all night. The taste was superb; roasted chocolate malt, vanilla, and oak blend so well with the bourbon that it just melts in the mouth. Very smooth and creamy with a very slight hint of ABV; which is scary! One of the best well balanced BB stouts that I have tasted. Too bad this isn’t bottled!!
Amady (10) - Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - JUN 2, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted alongside KBS and Bourbon County and this one is just a tad better than the other two in my opinion. Tastes like a batch of bourbon soaked brownie batter. Will for sure seek more of this out.
PorterPounder (7049) - 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 kid’s 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 (810) - - 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 (2526) - 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. Aroma’s of bourbon, sweetness, vanilla. Retronasal it’s 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 (929) - 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 (3746) - 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 (2401) - ’s-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 (2373) - 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 (4528) - 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 I’d 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 (332) - 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 alcohólica, sus notas a madera, Bourbon, frutos secos, y a pesar de todo, las ganas de darle uno y otro trago.