ICEatALAMO (1130) - Troy, Michigan, USA - AUG 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. The pour is dark with a nice fading head. The aroma has a smokey bourbon notes to it. The taste mellow with big bourbon notes throughout. A little more smokey than I like.
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Imperial_Scout (363) - Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours balck with tan head. Dark roasty malt nose with some bourbon. Smooth roasty taste. Bourbon is not as strong but there is some boozy warmth as it goes down. Not bad.
bartlebier (2559) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - JUL 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(US backlog 2012) 8x draught sample flight at VA brewpub 14/ix/12. As i presume my whole flight consisted exclusively of fresh arrivals from the draught line, this was probably not bottle conditioned and tasted very fresh, i.e. As a fresh Maker’s Mark-infused butterscotch creme desert, a worthy closer of the series. ImpStout’s 70IBUs nearly swallowed by the fresh bourbon sweetness, but creamy, simple and enjoyable. not sure if I need to revisit this aged/bottled though.
rxeight (1883) - Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Subtile bourbon but really lacks any flavors after that. Tasty but subpar for a bourbon imperial stout, but still really good.
Steve_0 (3346) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 30, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at Aaron’s. Thanks man! Pour is pitch black with a frothy brown head and decent lacing. Tangy, roasty, lightly herbal, dark fruity, nail polish, and aerosol in the aroma. Taste is tangy, dark fruity, grapey, woody, lightly roasty, bready, and caramelly. Medium body with soft carbonation. Something seems a little off in this one.
adnielsen (10068) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ home courtesy of Steve_0. Pours a dark brown appearance with a dark brown head. Really very grainy woody, herbal, grassy, dark chocolate aroma. Chewy woody, vanilla, herbal, dark fruity, light caramel flavor. Super fresh woody. Not my favorite but ok.
TimsRatings (421) - - JUN 22, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2013 From corked .750l bottle. Pours a deliciously dark dark brown - almost black - with cream colored head. Aroma has powerful bourbon and chocolate flavors. Thick on the tongue. Strong bourbon, coffee, and chocolate influences. Pretty damn good if you ask me. One of the better fresh/non-aged BBL aged chocolate porters I’ve had. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Tried it on tap from Ridgewood in Raleigh. Even better on tap.
Iphonephan (4424) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 12.7 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a dark cola brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of dark fruits,. Flavors of plum, chocolate and some oak. Very rich mouthfeel and flavors, Smooth finish. Nice.
bu11zeye (12242) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle) Pours an opaque black body with a medium beige head. Aroma of raisins, vanilla, bourbon, dates, brown sugar, and plum. Flavor of raisins, dates, plums, caramel, bourbon, anise, and molasses.
bytemesis (4593) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2013 Tap. Pours opaque black, small tan head, some lacing. Aroma is roasty, coffee. Flavor is bourbon, roasted malt, chocolate. Medium body, creamy.