Jaksmart (454) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours near-pitch-black but allows for a deep, reddish shine through the light. Oily texture, some lacing, modest creamy and tanned head. Nice aroma with with notes of roasted malts, whiskey/bourbon, dark chocolate and some faint, dark berries. The taste feels mildly roasted, smoked and has notes of vanilla, chocolate and some berry-like malt sweetnes. Palate is oily but relatively light, probably leaving some fullness to be desired, although this improves slightly as the temperature rises. Medium to long duration, low to flat carbonation. Excellent!
oldrtybastrd (3222) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep dark brown color. Small tan head head that lasted throughout. Aromas of bourbon and wood. Flavor was a lot of whisky, hints of smoke, chocolate. Full bodied and creamy. Tasted more whisky than beer. WOW, this is a flavorful beer!!
Plovmand (6994) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Imperial Stout rating #100. Pitch black with a creamy beige head. Sweet caramel, vanilla, oak, roasted malt, coffee added sugar and chocolate in aroma. Lots of stuff going on. Soft and smooth body. Low carbonation. The flavour is oak, vanilla, whisky, caramel, chocolate and warming alcohol. Very nice. Light peaty roasty finish.
DalzAle (2011) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Bourbony vanilla and sugar, dark black pour with a little bit of carbonation. Flavor is strong chocolate, whiskey, vanilla, oak, and finished dry and boozy. Good, but not $12 a bottle good.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From notes. Black/dark brown, small tan cap. Roasty, burnt malt, dark chocolate, whole coffee, toast/biscuit, dry wood, cookie, light vanilla, hints of speyside scotch and scotch alcohol. Medium/full body, just smoother than balanced, too easy to drink. Excellent.
Radek Kliber (6682) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 30, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 355 ml
Appearance : dark brown with rocky top. Beige tint. 3+
Nose: Rich, clean woody feel , slightly alcoholic . Clean strong nose. 8 -
Flavor/Palate : Soft , brown malts with some alcohol. Hints of cask paired with brown malts. Oak ending. Fine .
Sammy (9563) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with Radek. Pours black with whit soapy head. Medium mouthfeel. Aroma are there, ther is anise on the stout. So yes it is an above average beer all around.
phaleslu (7546) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 3, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Nicholson’s in Cincinnati. Pours black with a very small tan head that leaves only a small rim of bubbles around the inside of the glass. Snifter. The barrel aging is nice here, and the Scotch barrel appears to be more gentle than a bourbon barrel. Aroma of vanilla, oak, dark chocolate, molasses, Scotch, and dark fruit. Flavor of molasses, chocolate malt, dark fruits, nuts, oak, vanilla, and Scotch to warm it. Full bodied. Really nice creamy mouthfeel, silky smooth- probably even more so because of the cask. Impressive restraint for a barrel-aged beer, but there’s still plenty to love about this one.
sloth (2644) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - NOV 28, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Oh my. Thin tan head that settles out quickly, lace is fair. Almost black. Nose is soft with whisky and smokey wood. Body is medium, slick and oily. Whiskey notes dominate with the stout flavors playing second,third and fourth fiddle, some roast coming through, light chocolate as well. Nice whisky flavors though. Keeps ya interested. Roasty, smokey finish, lightly sweet and interesting, woodsy. Makes ya wanna be by a campfire, yup. Eat meat! Bottle procured @statelineliquors.
radiomgb (2505) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Near black, thin tan head, no lacing.
Aroma is sweet, lots of chocolate, light alcohol, some roast.
Flavour is fairly hot, light chocolate roast, pretty sweet.
Warm mouthfeel, light body, medium carbonation.
Finishes a little thin, pretty hot.
Hot and thin, uneventful.
330ml bottle obtained in a trade with TheCheeseMan, thanks Dan.
Opened on March 17, 2009.
Batch 005, Best before April 30, 2009.