musinj6 (446) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours an opaque black with small tan head leaving moderate lacing. Aroma up front is of sweet bourbon, oak roasted malt, espresso, hint of dark cherry. A little sweet, a little boozy. Medium body, slightly sticky mouthfeel. lightly bittersweet finish. This is surprisingly not a heavy beer, which is actually what I would hope for in my stouts. Starts out very solid, but the finish is not incredibly strong.
DrunkSanta410 (421) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home thanks to Jeff (drfabulous). Pours dark brown / black, lots of carbonation and an overwhelming head. Iím pretty sure I didnít just pour poorly. Wowza. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla, light bourbon. Taste is light bourbon, chocolate and coffee, vanilla. A bit dr. Pepper ish. Mouth is overwhelmed by carbonation. A little out of place here. Flavors are decent, but the body and carbonation needs work.
willisread (407) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 17, 2015
2.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Old rating. Bottle from Old Town. Nice vanilla, cacao and bourbon notes on the nose. Taste is thin-bodied and watery. Carbonation is too fizzy. Fruit notes show up as it comes to room temperature. Overly sweet. Kind of a mess.
climberbob (234) - Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2015
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Dark w not much head at all. Good aroma. Oak & vanilla notes. Looks and smells good but watery and thin flavor. A bit disappointing.
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sigh_borg (88) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours solid dark brown with small head that disappears quickly. Aroma is roasted malt, some bourbon/whiskey, vanilla. Taste is the same; not anything new coming through on the palate. Incredibly thin and disappears almost immediately from the palate. Mouthfeel is all wrong for an Imperial Stout. Overly carbonated. Not awful but the mouthfeel is so thin that itís not really pleasurable to drink. I regret buying a 4-pack of this. Maybe Iíll cook with it.
alobar (2969) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour tar black with a foamy light tan head. Aroma of grass, some roasted malt, and caramel. Vanilla, caramel flavor with some roasted malt, and hint of wood and some bourbon. Overly carbonated. Thin body-more like a porter. Decent beer, but still the worst bourbon-barrel aged imperial stout Iíve ever heard.
mbgrayson (580) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - DEC 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours very dark brown, with thin tan head. Aroma is malty, with notes of wood. Tastes of a solid stout, with a hint of whiskey barrel. Not very complex, and a light on body. This is a decent stout, and worth trying. However, less complex than most imperials, and the barrel aging is weak. Canít go íthumbs upí on this one.
jackl (5343) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 13, 2014
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle @ Home. Deep brown with a very frothy white head. Nose is bizarrely lemony. Pissy caramel and boiled grain. Taste is strongly acidic. Somethingís gone wrong. Lemon and caramel. Very thin and unappealing. Underweight, overly fizzy. A total mess.
BrewMstr (106) - Pleasant View, Utah, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black stout and bourbon! What a combination! Bottle from the new house from a trip to Louisville, great bar good beer.
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg at Beer Run, 11/18/14. Somehow I never rated this despite it being in regular rotation for years at my most frequented bar. Pours a clear dark red with a thin frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, mild roasted malt. The taste is roasted malt, chocolate, nuts, cherries, vanilla, whiskey. Medium bodied, low carbonation, slightly too sweet.
tricyclist (987) - Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not a bad offering at all. A little light in body for sure, but itís got a nce flavor. The aroma is caramel and roast mostly but definitely has some dark berry-like fruit notes. Flavor follows, including the berries, but that could be a mental thing. Itís easy drinking for an imperial stout, almost too easy, but itís still good.