abcfan (890) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2011
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Awesome beer! This brew fits its description to a ’T’. Pours black with fluffy brown head. The champagne notes are easily detected on the nose as is bourbon and coffee. Very complex taste, bourbon, chocolate, coffee and vanilla throughout followed with a long lasting finish.
johnnnniee (3601) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 24, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a solid black color with a huge fluffy tan head that stays around forever. Leaves lots of lace all over my glass. Smells of bourbon right off. Chocolate and roast and some vanilla hidden behind that smell o’ Kentucky. Brown sugar and caramel in there as well. Taste starts with a bitter roast and chocolate, some higher alcohols and then a bourbon vanilla finish with a lingering alcohol burn. Mouthfeel is creamy, body is thick, carbonation is a little high, but acceptable. Great Bourbon barrel aged Imp Stout. Its a little hot at times. I wish I could afford to see how this one ages, but at 24.99 its one and done.
jrob21 (3366) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 24, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This one develops nicely as it warms throughout the drink. There is a nice touch of bourbon sweetness and alcohol bite. Enough to add complexity but not dominate the drink. Chocolate flavor is weaved in nicely and there is a gritty cocoa texture to your sip. Very enjoyable beer here.
larsga (7154) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small dark brown head. Opaque black body. Roasty caramelly alcoholic toffee taste. Dry-sweet burnt roasty alcoholic taste with peppery oily notes. Mid-bodied. Mild mouthfeel. Dry sheryy cardamom and earth aftertaste with soy sauce and licorice notes. Nice, but lacking in complexity. (0.75l bottle. I forget where from.)
Gmoney (442) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 20, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Novare... Jet black pour , thin deep beige head , wispy lace . Huge malt aroma with notes of chocolate , dark roast , vanilla , bourbon , and a touch of soy sauce . Flavor is heavy sweet , light alcohol notes , roasted malt , vanilla and bourbon . Medium bodied , oily , soft carbonation . Finish is dry and roasted with a touch of warming alcohol . Fantastic .
sunevdj (3891) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ CPH Beer Festival 2009. Pours black with a light brown head. Hints of bourbon and sweet chocolate. Also some residual sugars. Sofdt carbonation.
EvanFriend (471) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2011
4.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours deep black with a quarter inch brown head. Tastes of coffee, bourbon, oak, a slight chocolate taste and some sweetness I can’t indetify. A great beer overall. After drinking this I had an Old Rasputin, by comparison it makes Old Rasputin taste almost like an IPA
Jayb0 (1153) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2011
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ay, caramba - this is something serious right here. The people who bring you the awesome black chocolate stout a stout both over the top and swimming in subtleties. great.
Cybercat (4848) - Georgia, USA - MAR 8, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep sable that is about a flea’s eyebrow above pitch black with a thin tan head - the latter may be an artifact of how it was poured. Bourbon alcohol dominates the aroma, which has tones of semi-sweet chocolate and quality roast coffee. Flavor is like a fine mocha mixed with bourbon or brandy - the alcohol tends to dominate, if not overwhelm, the coffee and chocolate. Texture features a rather strong alcohol bite! This one is not for the faint of heart! If the alcohol bite wasn’t so fierce, I would have rated this a little higher.
Ratman197 (12810) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber poured a clear dark brown nearly black with a small lingering brown head. Aromas of dark chocolate, roasted maltbourbon, oak and light vanilla. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of dark chocolate, bourbon, roasted malt and light vanilla with a smooth lingering roasty bourbon finish.