gmb5127 (234) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I wish it had a little more of a stouty taste. Itís pretty good though, has a decent whisky flavor.
BeerBunker (863) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma is of chocolate, wood, malt, and alcohol. Taste starts off with very bitter dark fruit. Lots of wood and chocolate. Nice toasted malt backbone. Lingering taste of bitter chocolate and cherries. The alcohol is very present. Mouthfeel is medium and sticky. Body is medium and decently carbonated. Tasty, but a sipper.
Xebbe (124) - - MAY 15, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
En riktigt god Stout med en fin mörk färg. En god smak som man vill ha av en Stout.
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coachd (269) - Missouri, USA - MAY 10, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Iím reviewing the 2014 version aged in whiskey barrels. Good strong aroma of whiskey, oak, roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee and leather. Appearance is just what a stout should be. Completely black with a light brown head that fades away to nothing relatively quickly. Taste is a big time rush of whiskey, dark chocolate and plum up front with a hoppy and slightly bitter finish. No booze burn although the smell was quite boozy. The palate is absolutely perfect and may be the star of the show. Thick and velvety, extremely well done by Boulevard.
revolution2718 (333) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with big tan head. Nose is grainy, roast, booze, a bit of barrel. Taste is quite dark fruity, raisin and fig, I get some grains, a bit of barrel, it's a bit hot. This is more quad than RIS to me i think. It's pretty good.
TylerGreenDC (529) - - MAY 3, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Aroma of milky coffee. Flavor is of sweet coffee, kind of like a Cuban-style cup. Obviously Iím in the minority here, but that level of sweetness in a stout, both in aroma and on my palette, isnít my thing.
PotjeBier (1944) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Julienís Emptying The Closet Before Moving Back To Canada tasting, tfs Julien! With JulienHuxley, Caesar & Borresteijn. 2013 edition. Black color. Uneven brown head. Aromaís of berries, sugar, some roast. Retronasal: roast, berries, sweetness, mocha. Flavor is moderate sweet, roasted, berries. Strong alcohol feel. Medium bodied. Finishes with more roast. Nice, but not as good as anticipated.
BVery (7680) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 27, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Republic in Minneapolis. Holy cow, what a beer! Dark dense pour with a tan head. Chocolate, mild coffee, oak, bourbon, some vanilla sweetness. Slick dense palate. Smooth and easy drinking, yet insanely flavorful and aromatic. Could smell it from 3 feet away. Awesome.
Earlier Rating: 5/7/2011 Total Score: 3.9
Bottle. Very thick dark pour with a brown head. Chocolate and booze nose. Silky smooth mouthfeel. Big dark chocolate taste with oak and alcohol.
bob_w (369) - new york, New York, USA - APR 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
An almost sour note in the nose initially, a hint of coconut and almond. A hint of roast. Opaque with a red tinted light brown head. A touch of tanginess mixing with a roast note, with alcohol gently peeking through. A note of bitterness offsets the sweet flavor of residual malt sweetness. Finishes fairly clean considering the bold flavors.
edgallow (2634) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 20, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft sampler pours black with a tan head. Aroma of oak, molasses, coffee and chocolate. Taste is coffee, whiskey, malts and vanilla.
rougeau13 (2144) - Richmond, Texas, USA - APR 8, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a big brown head. Aroma of roast, cherry, chocolate, vanilla, and whiskey barrel. Taste is rich, sweet, and roasty with a nice bit of the barrel. Booze taste is minimal. Full bodied, but relatively not that thick, smooth, slightly tingly. Average for a good imperial stout; Quite good but not ultimately a standout for the style.