Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - AUG 26, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
6/30/07 On draught at the Seattle International Beerfest. Aroma is dried dark fruit forward, with alcohol, oak and vanilla tones. Appearance is dark brown with a low dark tan head. Flavor is sour malt with some alcohol oak tones with low roasted vanilla flavors. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, light for an imperial stout. Overall, definitely too sour to be very great; will try to try it elsewhere if I can, since this one was on a line of jockey-boxes that kept having problems.
joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - AUG 8, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Skyview for sharing. Pours a thick syrupy dark black, with a nice brown head. Very dense ripe fruits, dark chocolate, and toffee on the nose. Thick vinous dark fruits and chocolate dominate the palate with a touch of floral hoppiness to extend this finish on for quite some time.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 20, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Luxurious tan head over an opaque body. Great nose of chocolate robust maltiness. wood and bourbon add a nice complexity that was not overwhelming. This was the most anticipated beer for me at the Portland Int’l Beer Fest. Yummy!
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUL 16, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the PIB 2007. Rich roasty stout with a big chocolate flavor and big bourbon notes in the finish. Very smooth, leaving a great aftertaste of chocolate liqour. The bourbon woodiness was very strong, but seemed to work well, might mellow a bit with more age.
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - JUL 15, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft, Uber Tavern. Opaque with a mocha head. Mollases, alcohol, chocolate for the aroma. Taste is licorice, alcohol, whiskey, chocolate, toffee. Tons of depth to the taste of the beer.
OldMrCrow (1699) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 14, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at Uber.
Well, they got that right. Terrible indeed.
Pours a burnt-coffee color, slightly thin, little head. Thea aroma is all vanilla bourbon, alcoholic and vaporous. The flavor is sour and a bit burnt; the bourbon is not integrated at all and clashes atop the other flavors (which,as best as I can tell, are not particularly special.) The body is thin and weak. This one is quite a disappointment.
SamuraiArtist (292) - portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 14, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at PIB 2007: Pours black with a huge brown head. Aroma of malt sugars and roasted barley. Flavor is slightly sweet and malty with lots of chocalatey notes and some roasty and woody characteristics. Very subtle bourbon spices. Nice and balanced and not overpowering.
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 12, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tried at SIB. Really sweet. Really sweet. Yes, I wrote it twice in my notes...Lots of roast. Nutty; a little dark fruit; lots of bourbon. Good, but a bit too much bourbon and way too sweet.
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2007
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this at the FOBAB 06, pour was dark brown bordering on black with a mediocre white head. Nose was big on bourbon as expected but a little over the top. Kind of hid the roasted malts, oak, chocolate and vanilla that come out a little more in the flavor. Wasnt my favorite at the festival, but was still solid.
JK (4234) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 10, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2010 From Skyview’s growler carried back from Montana. The aroma has malt and soy sauce. It is a very thick beer, heavy and slow pouring. Black and almost no carbonation. I was happy that there was no whisky flavor. Thick beer. Flavor has roasted malt, just a litlte smoke, more soy sauce, some alcohol and unprocessed grain. Not quite world class, but well done. 7/5/7/5/14
Rerate from a bottle. Big wine flavor, and light sourness in addition to the other flavors. Much better from the bottle.