GothGargoyle (1420) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Batch 11. Black with a course off-white head. Aroma is chocolate, figs, dates, whiskey, oak, hint of smoke. Velvety mouthfeel, full bodied, smooth on the palate with a hint of booze on the finish. Flavours are chocolate, whiskey, smoke, hint of vanilla.
MrFecesious (1091) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hog shack bottle share. Dark brown and ruby highlights. No cap. Aroma of sherry, wood, raisin, vanilla, more booze, chocolate. Taste is sweet and a good balanced bitter. Finish is nice n dry, but not too crazy.
ericdevin (887) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAY 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Corvallis Brew Supply, Oregon. Pours very dark, little to no tan head. Aroma huge, rich, whiskey spilling out, lovely. Body slightly broken down, but still robust. Finish woody, earthy chocolate. Nice if a bit thin bc of age.
crazyvin (1991) - New York, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
a opaque black body with barley any head. Looked a little watery. Aroma had nice notes of oak, coffee malts and alcohol. There was mild hints of chocolate. Flavor seemed to have good balance. The oak and scotch notes were subtle enough to not over power the other flavors. Nice warming sense of alcohol in the finish.
Minderbinder (2007) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with low beige head. Some lacing. Aroma is of roasted malt, fruits, sugar, sherry, caramel. Taste is of chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, alcohol. Palate: Full bodied. Overall: Surprisingly "drinkable". Not bad at all.
czar (4679) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 14, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
post-cascade + upright tasting sessions - ’coz we’re porks. pours light brown burgundy without a head. burnt caramel, maple and lactose-like sweetness, perfumy, spoiled fruitiness - cherries and red grapes, some smoke, earhty/dirt. moderate to low carbonation, medium body - oily, cloying and mineral finish. perhaps past its time but still feels/tastes like a weak imperial stout, even without a barrel treatment. last bottle of two extended tasting sessions. cannot always be great, right.. DP.
tom10101 (3085) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (330 ml). Black with no head and no lacing. Aroma is of vanilla, fruits, caramel and light spices. Taste is moderately to heavily sweet with fruits, vanilla, wood, light spices and light boozy notes. Medium to full body. Low carbonation. Ok fruity RIS. Not overly complex, but the Sherry cask add something to a somewhat boring base beer.
VT (1666) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 13, 2013
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
355 ml bottle shared with Tom and chums. Pours orangeish-reddish black with a short lived white head. Aroma is wood, booze, dark chocolate. Flavor is burnt caramel, whiskey, wood, fruits. Finish is coffee, ash, hops. Some wood. Light body, watery mouthfeel, low carbonation. Highly disappointing.
MikeJslc (759) - USA - APR 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown, think tan head. Aroma of deep, bready malt, toffee, a slightly rustic, woody and lightly smoky character from the Scotch barrel. Flavor is bready, toasty malt, some toffee sweetness, cocoa, restrained roastiness for an imperial stout, dark fruit, a light tobacco note, a little peat-smoke. Medium-full body on light side for an imperial stout. Very tasty.
dphoxie (120) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
this bottle was on sale at the local total wine & more. i was intrigued by the "macallan" on the label. the aroma is sweet but relatively light. appearance had no head, otherwise basic stout darkness. taste was oxidized and light. I suppose oxidized makes sense as i was drinking in jan 2013 and the bottle was filled march 2009. I have no idea how it was stored prior to me buying it a week or so ago. palate was thin and light. overall it just lacked the complexity i expected. probably just poorly cared for and past its prime.