MacBoost (1539) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - OCT 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Huge thanks to Pepsican for this dumpster juice. THANKS, BRO!
2013 edition, 750ml bottle 1294/3000, weighing in at 13.8%abv. Chugged in under 2 minutes. Pours a very flat looking black without even a hint of red edges when held up to the light. Aromas of marshmallow, oak, chocolate. Taste is semi sweet and light malt bitterness. Flavors follow the nose but the actual bourbon character is kept very much in check. Nice. This is a huge beer, but very chugable due to the almost undetectable alcohol and low carbonation. This is a dangerous beer. Hidden alcohol + low bourbon character + very high boost means this one meant for taking straight to the dome. Love this shit.
beechner224 (957) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle share thanks to Homer. From 2012. Aroma is bourbon, chocolate, boozy. Pours black, not much head. Taste is boozy, sweet, sticky, chocolate.
DrewFace (950) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share thanks to Homer321. 2012. Smooth sweet bourbon aroma, light chocolate malt aroma. Dark, nearly black, barely translucent. Big caramely, boozy, sweet, dark fruits, toffee, sticky.
Homer321 (2843) - Melboring, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. 2012. Lots of sherry in the nose. Very fruity. Very dark pour. Very small head. A light vanilla note. Taste is chewy with a chest thumping alcohol burn. Ok.
Tide (2282) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Backcountry Pizza. Black color, brown head. Bitter taste with licorice, coffee, nuts, hops, plum, roasted malts and a bit of vanilla. Bitter finish with licorice, nuts, coffee and roasted malts. Excellent imperial stout.
fattybladdy (628) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUL 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2013, 13.8%. Dark brown, near black pour with thin to no head. Big bourbony aroma with chocolate. Taste is a smooth blend of bourbon, chocolate malt, oak, caramel. Somewhat thin on the body. Very good, definitely a sipper.
TheHOFF43 (1791) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JUL 12, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The mighty IVAN! Woo!
Pours dark with brown head. Bourbon, malts, chocolate, really awesome. A great beer, not much coffee but the bourbon is subtle and well-done. Glad I have two bottles. Very good.
ReverendMoon (155) - Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Couldn't detect much on the nose (it was a cold pour) but all in all a fantastic beer. Can't believe I've gone this far without having it.
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Fritz123 (1360) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A FINE example of a BA Stout. Received from Jason in a trade! Shared with friends. Small snifters. We let it warm before pouring. Solid very dark, opaque pour with a mocha thin head. Aroma was powerful roasted malts, oak barrel, vanilla, spices and slight booze. The taste was amazing with balanced roasted malts, oak barrel, alcohol, vanilla, and slight peat. Thick mouth with a full body. Finish is a little dark chocolate, oak and booze (but not overly boozy.) Need to get another one and soon!
EcnarM (112) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - MAY 10, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
True to form barrel aged stout. Dark color and heady aroma without an overpowering of bourbon. Taste is smooth and easy from start to finish.
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