Peacehammer (558) - California, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black, with about a half finger of dissipating head. Huge, boozy oak on the nose. More chocolate and bourbon on the palate, but not as heavy as on the nose. Slightly lighter body than I like in a BA stout, but still nice and big.
wisdomsolo (155) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Good imperial stout. Has quite a kick. Had this and Chocolate Rain at the same tasting and liked CR better.
fluffy (1048) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
another one of those beers that lives up to the hype. one of the best imperial stouts ive had in a while. big on unsweetened chocolate, espresso and dark maltiness. great great beer.
Jimsal27 (111) - New York, USA - SEP 1, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2013 Pours jet black with tight tan head. Aromas of bourbon and vanilla. Tastes of bourbon, vanilla some chocolate and even a hint of coffee. Medium body with some carbonation. Very good stout . Definitely want this again.
OmegaX (1132) - Florida, USA - AUG 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2011 bottle. Iíve heard a lot about this one. Itís great to finally try it. Nose is big time bourbon. Vanilla, bourbon, and light coconut with some chocolate. Flavors match up pretty well. The palate was a tad watery for what I was expecting, but it wasnít disappointing. Pretty nice.
Chipalsa (1263) - Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2011 vintage thanks to OmegaX
Appearance - Murky black, thin frothy head
Aroma - Smoke, bourbon, cherries, chocolate, toffee, caramel
Taste - Chocolate, coffee, cherries, raisins, oak, bourbon
Itís pretty impressive how much barrel-aging can change an already great beer. It has all the traits of Black Chocolate Stout, plus warm bourbon with hearty smoke and oak undertones. Cheers!
Palme (2669) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled from a vertical lineup of 4 x 0.75l corked bottles @ Top Hops (BA) Bottle Share. A vertical from 2008 - 2011 taste. Itís as good as black in the glass (no big surprise there) and it has a nice small dark brown top thatís quickly fading. On the nose I get lots of licorice, itís intense with both brownie dough and something almost acidic. Coffee, yeah itís acidic coffee. Thick oily on the mouthfeel with a soft prickling carbonation level. In the taste there is lots of coffee! Mainly in the aftertaste and it is a really nice black roasted profile all the way.. Ends with a light warming burn down the throat. To my surprise there were very little differences in the different versions here. Only small coffee differences. A really tasty one! 15.06.2013
ryanfolty (1674) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - AUG 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
August 5, 2013 - bottle at Happy Gnome while enjoying a vacation day. Black pour with nice light tan head and lacing in a Brooklyn snifter. Aroma was chocolate, coffee, wood and bourbon. Taste was chocolate and coffee up front, then moves to mild bourbon, then finishes with a dry wood. Aftertaste was a nice sweet vanilla. Light carbonation and medium body. 2012 bottle.
tlind2 (1041) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 1, 2013
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Rating #1000! Bottle. Black color, tan head. Sweet aroma with vanilla and oak prevailing over chocolate and coffee. Velvety flavor with some rough alcoholic edges, more oak and vanilla. Rich, almost cloying chocolaty finish. Full body, medium carbonation. Iíd want to like this more, but frankly itís too sweet and the vanilla and oak combination is a bit overbearing.
Firefly54 (210) - - JUL 29, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Jet black tan head. Aroma - bourbon barrel is very prominent. Chocolate, coffee, vanilla, coffee, wood. Surprising light mouthfeel. Taste - follows nose. Dark raisins, rum, caramel. Shithot!