jcwattsrugger (12011) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
’05 BA Got the Rocks RIS-12oz bottle @Pauls Gathering-pours no head and black color. Aroma is bourbon, lots of wood, dark malt-dry molasses, eathy. Taste is sweet dark malt, bourbon, lots of wood, molasses, earthy, alcohol hot, dark fruit.
deyholla (9816) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 23, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2010 Bottle thanks to Sean! Pours black with a wooden brown head. Aroma has dark malts with notes of dark grain and chocolate with an underlying bourbon note. Flavor begins with dark malts, mainly coffee and chocolate, and a bourbon note grows through the finish. Nice and thick on the tongue.
j12601 (9526) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 22, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Paul’s tasting. Deep dark black with a thin tan head. Huge bourbon and plums and caramel. Big boozy finish loaded with plums and prunes. Huge warming alcohol and chocolate and coffee.
BBB63 (6526) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 3, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aug 2, 2007
MiBGF 07: Opaque with a excellent oily film on the sample cup. The aroma abounds with liquorice, molasses, smoke, bittersweet bakers chocolate, and a hint of bourbon and vanilla beans.
The taste is a tour de force with a huge fruity character (mostly fig) supported by anise in the forefront followed by heavy notes of chocolate and vanilla finishing with a dash of smoke and coffee. Oh wait a minute and you will even find a brief moment of piney hops and acidity. YUMMY!
The mouth feel is lush, oily and oh so dangerously drinkable for a big Impy. It goes big without making you gasp for air. It is a wonderful work of art I wish I could have a growler of. Almost all you would ever want for an Imperial Stout.
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 7, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thick motor oil pour with a thin dark tan head. Thick sweet molasses and coffee aroma with fruity berry notes. Sweet with milky and creamy caramel, coffee, and toffee.
argo0 (12934) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 6, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(12oz bottle, thanks ryan) Headless black body with brown edges. Aroma is sweet, milk chocolate, some Bourbon, light roast. Taste is sweet, Bourbon, milk chocolate, some roast, light prune. Sticky full body, minimal carbonation.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - OCT 4, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big coconut bourbon nose, plenty of chocolate and caramel, it’s a bit sweet, but not overly so and it works well. Carbonation is very light and texture is soft and smooth.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 4, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by ryan: Pours a viscous oily opaque that coats the glass with a thin, stringy dark tan head. Aroma of nice oaky bourbon complexity and rich dark plum fruitiness with a good dark chocolate character. Starts with good fullness and rich dark caramel chocolate with nice bourbon oaky complexity and raisin character. Finishes warming with some earthy dark chocolate and lingering plum notes. A pretty enjoyable and well-balanced bourbon aged imperial stout.
daknole (10828) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 28, 2009
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
2007 from flandersned. Holy shit what a beer. Black pour, brown head. Aroma if bourbon and chocolate. Sweet chocolate, tons of bourbon and oak. Vanilla and oak too. What a brew!!!
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - AUG 26, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Super dark and murky with barely even a hint of head. Chocolate dissolved in alcohol with some dark over ripe fruit qualities in the nose. Semi still with chocolate, vanilla and some roast in the flavour. Has a slight oxidized feel to it. Doesn’t seem to hide the booze well, but it doesn’t ever become overbearing, just want to let you knwo that it’s a big beer.