JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at PPRBSG09. Deep black beer with a thin tan head. The aroma is a bit sweet with a light soft vineous character. Light plummy/chewy character through the middle. A kiss of anise/licorice and some light hot booziness. There is a bit of cocoa and coffee with a lingering sweetness. Rich, fruity and fairly roasty on the back end. I like it.
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at PPRBSG09. Pours a woody brownish black and a toffe- colored head. Aroma is bourbon, black licorice, anise seed, some tar, nutty dark chocolate, and earthy phenols. Black patent bitterness in the flavor- vanilla, burnt chocolate, bourbon, big alcoholic fusel character and a acetaldehyde green apple kick at the end. Meh.
nickd717 (3734) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 11, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at a BeerAdvocate gathering. Very dark brown in color with a tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, and strong bourbon. Flavor is more of the same with Jim Beam really evident on the alcoholic finish. Smooth palate with a medium-full body.
LilBeerDoctor (3543) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at PPRBSG09. Pours brown with a tan head. Aroma of burnt malt and pretzels. Flavor is overwhelmingly bourbon and sweet malt. Basically it’s just a big mess of bourbon and malt. Yeah, it is pretty terrible...
argo0 (12459) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 3, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(PPSG09, 750ml bottle, thanks beerbill) Large creamy tan head atop brown-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, Bourbon, smoke/roast, coffee, some raisin, alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, vinous, Bourbon, some chocolate, smoke. Medium-full body, smooth.
notalush (5458) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 3, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Peter’s NY gathering, I believe shared by beerbill - this beer is a boozy bourbon mess - and I LIKE bourbon - Jim Beam - did they have to choose the Cheez Wiz of bourbon to age this one with? - there is some brown sugar and doughy character, as well as some fig - but mostly it sweet booziness and bourbon - meh.
thewombat (112) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 3, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours very black with low carbonation. Smells chocolate-y, sweet, like bourbon. heavy creamy palate, tastes heavy, dark and delicious. It has a bit of spice too. Its really balanced and the alcohol asserts itself really nicely.
j12601 (8000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 31, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at PilsnerPeter’s Spring Gathering. Pours a deep dark black with a medium tan head comprised of thick ugly soda bubbles. Plums, chocolate, and raisins on the nose. Big roast character. Finishes just barely boozy.
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 26, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had at Tim’s Imperial Stout Tasting. Thanks. Black with a creamy brown head. Vanilla, caramel, chocolate, grain, and oak aroma. Rich milk chocolate, slight fruit, coffee, and a mild whiskey sourness.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAY 23, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle courtesy of 5000, thanks Andre. Dark black pour with a light brown head. Vanilla aroma, some chocolate as well. Wow, you can really taste the whiskey in this, tasyes alot hotter than 8.75%, but in a good way though, this is quite tasty