demmbonz (410) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 22, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
2010 750 consumed in 2013. Purchased at crayneapalooza at sugar maple for a good cause. One of my favorite beers of 2013.
umich03jm (1317) - Allen Park, Michigan, USA - MAR 21, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Slows Bar BQ. Pours pitch black with a small head that fades quickly and collects at the edges. Good lacing too. Aroma is a fairly unique for this style. Lots of cocoa and fruity esters, hints of bourbon and roasted malt. Very sweet on the first sip but it doesn’t bother me here. Dark dried fruit mixed with sweet cocoa gives a surprisingly nice balance. The bourbon is there but very subtle. Finish is lingering cocoa and light bourbon. Medium body and pretty oily. This is really good stuff worth trying if you can. A unique take on the style here.
keith0718 (318) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - MAR 9, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2013 Draft. Overwhelming prune and bourbon notes. Devoid of coffee or chocolate notes. Miles behind Old Rasputin. It’s not "terrible", but it might be my least favorite imp. stout.
DrSilverworm (4021) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at a bottleshare. 2012 vintage. #2835 of 4200. Black color. Thin brown head. Good lace. Light woody, some roast. Medium to bigger body. Good chewy texture. Light carbonation. Bitter taste. Little warmth in the finish. Very nice one to sip. Great long warm roasty malt and light vanilla aftertaste. Sweet in the finish. Good stuff.
Gription79 (2005) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber. Hot, raisin, chocolate, nail polish, prune, vanilla, bourbon. I am glad I got to try this, not as good as I had hoped for.
writerljberg (404) - Oregon, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750mL bottle split 2 ways. 2010 vintage.
A: Rambunctious head, a full inch of fluffy cappuccino foam, after a glugging pour. Nice legs. Absence worthy black.
N: Bourbon, oak, prunes, chocolate. Slight roast and moderate licorice. Some soy sauce. Caramel and fudge - more of the wood and bourbon.
T: Oak, prune, raisin, fudge. Honey and low levels of roastiness. Espresso sweetened with two lumps of sugar in the grind. Very sweet, but it’s not cloying as some of its competitors are wont to be. Hints of soy sauce. Hops are here with some earthy bite, but they mostly add balance.
M: Creamy mouthfeel which is on the lighter side of the spectrum. Lots of booze still.
O: A really well balanced and fairly delicate beer. Very enjoyable, and worth recommending.
realaledrinker (35) - Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap, pours black with almost no head or lace. More malty than one might expect. Good mouthfeel. Hints of bourbon but if you bought it expecting big bourbon taste you will be disappointed.
solidfunk (2594) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Well done and balanced imperial stout. Pours black with light mocha head and lacing. Medium carbonation and consistency. Aroma of hops, roast malt and milk chocolate. Taste bitter and sweet. Creamy texture. Tap at Slows.
hallinghansen (1684) - Odense S, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 2012 vintage thanks to Javit. Cloudy dark brown body with a small light brown head. Aroma is molasses,chocolate, coffee, oak, vanilla, alcohol. Flavor is bourbon, chocolate, coffee, caramel, roasted malt, vanilla, oak.
Camons (4520) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Home, #1920/4200 12,2% ABV 2012 vintage courtesy of the Røjkjær crew. Pours blck with a small light brown head. Aroma of sweet roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa, oak, vanilla and bourbon. Flavor is malts, cocoa, coffee, sweet dark fruits, oak and a nice touch of bourbon. Medium body, soft carbonation, light alcohol in the finish. 140113