vtafro (4504) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ PPSG’10. Black pour with almost no head. Roasty aroma full of bourbon, licorice, and chocolate. Flavor is of sweet toffee, caramel, chocolate, woody, vanilla, and dry earthy, almost metal taste.Some warmth on the finish.
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from PPRBSG 2010. Pours a deep dark brown near black with a foamy head. Aroma is a bit mellow- some dusty old chocolate malts, light roast, old coffee, herbal and earthy with a subdued medium bourbon whiskey character light vanilla, and toast,. Flavor is caramel, coffee, chocolate, light fruitiness, some sharp mineral and woodiness in the middle and end and gets a bit earthy and astringent in the finish.
picknbrew (196) - Mechanicsville, Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bought 750 ml. bottle from brewery on April 2010. Pours a deep dark brown with a thick tan head. Aroma- Lots of oak, vanilla and a hint of chocolate. Overall aroma is a delicate sweetness. Taste-More of the same in the taste with a little alcohol warmth and bourbon character. Palate- Full and creamy mouth feel. Overall a very delicious and pleasing imperial stout. A great beer to enjoy on Christmas Eve.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: Pours a very dark chestnut brown with a nice tan head.
S: Very nice with notes of bourbon, vanilla, roasted malt, hints of coffee, and some mingling fruit in the background.
T: Somehow the nose did not translate at all to the taste. There is quite a bit too much roast in the flavor, completing dominating everything else that was present in the smell.
M: Quite dry and a bit thin.
D: I could smell this one for quite some time, but the taste left something to be desired. There were some nice flavors in there, but things need to be balanced out just a bit more.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 05-18-2010
TheGB (544) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 6, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Batch #10 from the brewery. Pours a dark brown/black with a thick beautiful head. Aroma of smooth malt and vanilla. Taste is very smooth with smooth malt, vanilla and some fruity bourbon. Very nice.
BREWMUSKCLES (2359) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 14, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
an interesting stout with good stout, wood and a moderate bourbon flavor. body a little thin yet interesting as it could prove refreshing in the warmer months. a light heat on the tongue seems peppry with German hops and overall it is good. touch of deep brown sweetness.
Beerman6686 (5176) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
This poured an almost pitch black color with a large tan head. Aroma was a good amount of bourbon and oak and some light dark roasted malts. Flavor was almost all oak and bourbon, very nice bourbon character, but the underlying stout was weak watery and almost a bit offensive.
wavers1 (910) - Notown, California, USA - SEP 21, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Batch 1 courtesy of rgtravers, big thanks!!! unfortunately this one was infected, pretty buttery, huge pop of the cork and gushing, and even after pouring the glasses continued to foam up for 2-3 minutes. A tasty beer undernearth seemed to be a mellow and smooth bb stout, but the infection was definitely a distraction. the carbonation would explode in a strange way in your mouth, not all that pleasant.
obguthr (4430) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 14, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Batch 8: Oak and bourbon aroma, with the oak more prominent. Black pour, thick lucious brown head. Quite pronounced bourbon flavor, but palatable, with a charred oak finish. Nicely done and would be rated higher if I like bourbon.
TheEpeeist (3492) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
25.4 oz bottle, batch 5. Dark brown with a huge tan head that takes forever to settle. Foam continues to rise up the neck even after a few pours. Nose is bourbon, dark chocolate, vanilla and wood. Medium body with sudsy carb. Bourbon and alcohol dominate the taste. As it warms some coconut, grass and dark roast.