GranvilleTim (1854) - Granville, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle #199/3000 Thanks to George and Kieth in sharing this with me. Deep black pour with a brown head. Nice bourbon aroma wafts up during the pour and even after the beer was finished. Notes of vanilla and chocolate accompanied it. Taste was smooth. Bourbon(big fan of Beam), vanilla and chocolate. Great lacing on the glass.
hopscotch (10612) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle… This beer rocks!… Pours tar black with a small, creamy, khaki head. Good retention. The aroma presents heavy notes of toasted coconut, lightly roasted cashews, bourbon, vanilla and dark chocolate. Full-bodied with a velvety mouthfeel and tingly carbonation. The rich, hearty flavor is almost a photocopy of the nose – toasted coconut, bourbon, chocolate and vanilla. Finishes is lengthy, sweet and a touch boozy with a kiss of vanilla at the very end. Bottle of this world class impy stout courtesy of Beerlando!
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 14, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks very much for sharing this Todd! Bottle 902/1152. The beer pours to a black body with a coating tan head. The aroma is sweet bourbon, oak, and chocolate. Perhaps some cherries? The flavor is chocolate cherries and coconut oaked bourbon. Medium full body. Creamy. Delicious. It delivered nicely!
douglas88 (8412) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 12, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle drank with Eric, Sam, Jeremy, and Craig. Pours a dark brown with a large beige head. A rich nose of wood, bourbon, vanilla, roasted malts, very sweet. The flavor is great; rich bourbon goodness, woody, roasted malts, sweet vanilla, powerful and very good. Thanks guys.
jcwattsrugger (12190) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
@RLRL with Orlando group-thanks toBeerlando -750ml bottle 531 of 1152-pours barely an off white ring for a head and black color. Aroma is sweet dark malt-chcolate/molasses, oak. Taste is bourbon/oak, dark fruit, sweet dark malt-chocolate/molasses. Mild carbonation. Smooth.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 10, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Pours with sublimely dense chocolate milk colored head, a swirl coats the glass thick as a black pron star’s cock..underneath, the beer sits jet fucking black. The nose is robust..roasty, boozy, and extremely nutty...the fumes seem to climb up the nostrils into the brain...Once in the brain, chocolate, toffee, coffee, and lactic notes melt all your brain cells. My good lord, the flavors are like straight of liquefied nut butter. Sweet underneath, waves of chocolate and vanilla splashing you in the face, and thick liquefied nut butter. Carbonation is there but very soft...the mouthfeel is extremely silky..the booziness is present and warming but not overly hot. This will still get better with a year or two on it, but its still quite exquisite.
mbgrayson (719) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - DEC 10, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a limited release, only 3000 bottles this year.
Pours inky brown, with a nice brownish-tan head. lacing. The aroma is rich and dark, the flavor has roasted malts and coffee with bourbon. There is oak and vanilla, with dark chocolate features as well. This is so rich and complex that it is almost syrupy, but I like it. I see why someone said they would pour it on vanilla ice cream...Thumbs way up.
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
thanks to beerlando for sharing a 750ml. Rich decadent aromas chocolate liquore, kaluha, with a strong vanilla note. Pours a very dark brown with a thin tan head. Smooth dark malts, chocolate and molasses, with vanilla and oak flavors with sweet creamy coffee. Very nice!
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask Stillage from the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 26/09/2009
Big bourbon aroma. Small beige head. Black smooth on the palate and very strong in alcohol with a little dryness and bitterness in a chocolate and vanilla flavoured finish.
wavers1 (916) - Notown, California, USA - NOV 15, 2009
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
as soon as i pop the bottle i smell bourbon! pours a very thick black with a nice 3 finger brown head that leaves moderate lacing. aroma is big on sweet, syrupy bourbon and malt notes. i’m picking up lots of heat on the nose. the taste is great! balanced and mellow, with the flavors of vanilla, bourbon, oak, chocolate, roast, smoke and even some hops in the finish to cover the heat. nice creamy, creamy mouthfeel, and very smooth in the back. great offering from the north border!