Iphonephan (5285) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JAN 13, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 75 cl bottle shared at home. Pours black with a thick tan head. Aroma of bourbon and leather. Flavors of overripe plums. Big boozy finish.
boisebeerguy (153) - boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 29, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amazing imperial stout. Smooth chocolate and bourbon flavor, not overpowering like a lot of BA beers. Always glad to drink this.
Ferris (9820) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Vintage 2012 - Lots of bourbon and chocolate. Jet brown with a light brown head. Sweet burnt sugar, dark chocolate, dry bitterness and a cocoa finish. A bit thin but nice.
hackobock (2781) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
October 3, 2015. Bottle, 2013 vintage, #137 of 3000..
Black with a small brown head. Aroma is sweet caramel, prunes, bourbon, vanilla notes, dark chocolate, raisin, hints of coffee and port wine. Taste is sweet and very soft bitter.
Finish is bitter roasted with dark chocolate, sweet prunes, figs, caramel, hints of vanilla, warming bourbon and port wine notes. Medium to full bodied, oily and creamy texture, almost flat carbonation.
Good imperial stout that has aged well, wouldn’t let it sit longer though.
madelfonatree (303) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In a pint glass September 26, 2015 2277 of 3600 2014 11.5%
Look - Dark brown with a lot of tan head. Thick bubbles. Lacing with the head. Lacing doesn’t dissipate quickly. A lot of sediment in last pour.
Smell - Char. Bourbon. Cherry.
Taste - Bourbon. Chocolate. Char. Wine. Grape. Cherry.
Feel - Alcohol burn. Creamy. Not as carbonated as head hints at.
Overall - The wine taste surprised me and made it unique. Otherwise average.
koleminer20 (1545) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From notes. Enjoyed on September 19 at Travis’ house. 2008 vintage 750 mL bottle, #932/1152. The pour is a darker black, with some lighter areas where light can shine through. There is a nice dark brown head that falls down to a film, leaving no lace. The aroma is a little oxidized here. The barrel is pretty prominent and there is a nice vanilla and bourbon addition. There is a lot of licorice and chocolate malts with a decent nuttiness that’s also present. The flavors are similar. There the malts and licorice take the front, but the balanced barrel brings up the rear. A nice oakiness and nuttiness balance out with the bourbon and a light vanilla. This aged way better than I thought it would. The mouth feel is a little light as 7 years would influence, but there is a creamy, soft carbonation and a lingeringly roasty, chocolatey aftertaste that carries a hint of bourbon heat.
PMgep (216) - Lund, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Old rating, gift from Fredrik. Black colour with roasted aroma. Chocolate and bourbon taste. Nice
Aniela (4207) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. 2012 vintage. Black beer with an beige head. Roasted chocolate caramell dark fruits coffee toffee aroma. Roasted coffee licorice dark fruits nutty caramell tar coffee licorice flavour. Likeable beer :-)
olr1984 (1500) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 28, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle pours a dark black with almost zero head. chocolate bourbon roasted malt and coconut taste.
markextrae (2784) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Vintage 2010 bottle shared with a friend. Bottle no. 2703 / 3800. Poured a pitch black colour with a non to long lasting beige head. Still a lot of carbonation after 5 years. Nose of sweet fruits. Cherries, dark sweet bakers chocolate, vanilla, toffee, dark sweet roasted malts, plums, Some chocolate raisins, mouthfeel has Some red fruit and port notes, oak, bit of a bourbon sweetness but very Well hidden. Very full mouthfeel. This turned out great after 5 years. Very rich in flavour!