DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the rake, tasting thanks to harry. Alround rating: Very bitter dark chocolate, like we’re talking 85% or above here, alc is present and peppery, its quite drinkable all the same.
Christian (11119) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Garrett Oliver beer dinner in Hillerød. Black with a lasting tan head. Roasted aroma, mostly chocolate with coconut/bourbon oak notes. Rich and intense dark flavour of dak chocolates and coffee. Bourbon notes and a good bitterness. Very elegant beer
Skinnyviking (7062) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. High and lasting creamy light brown head. Pitch black body. Roasted malt aroma of coffee choccolate and a hint of the bourbon. Powerful coffee choccolate flavor with bourbon but strangely I could not taste the wood. Fair amount of hops bitterness. Alcohol well hidden. Low carbonation, long aftertaste.
Bondesen (4) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2009 does not count
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Realley nive mouthfeel. The apperance is awesome. Dense beatiful foam and creamy bubbles. The barrelaging is not detectable. Not so massive and undrinkable as other extreme imperial stouts.
malrubius (1709) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - MAY 11, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 in small tulip. Black with dense lasting brown head and lace. Boozy bourbon espresso and chocolate aroma. Boozy bourbony dark chocolate and dark fruit with boozy mouth-coating slightly woody finish. The best thing about this beer is its beautiful appearance. Might have been better without the bourbon barrels. Still, nice and rich.
tomthompson89 (1903) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 11, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle picked up at premier in Buffalo. nice pour. deep thick dark brown with huge choc colored pour, foam is amazing. nose is bourbon and choc. flavor is similar, with slight alcohol notes. but well hidden for the most part. nice but not a fav
Drewsi227 (16) - Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amazing flavor, tastes of bourbon, with a hint of coffee, aroma is the same, would reccomend to anyone
Rustyham (1724) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
extrememly violent, like a strong scotch mixed with a stout. touch to finish, but fun nonetheless. Either from Daknole, Oakes, Beershine, or Chris from FreshBeer Inc.
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 9, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Mostly opaque black with dark brown edges and a frothy brown head. Aroma of sweet doughy dark chocolate malt and some mild oaky bourbon. Body starts fairly full and dark caramely sweet with a good semi-dry bourbon oaky balance toward the finish. Pretty nicely balanced, smooth and very drinkable. A nice imperial stout.
elihapa (1525) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - MAY 9, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber, shared with Dan after a phenomenal golf round at Bethpage Black! Pours dark brown, opaque, and with a lasting brown head. Aroma has dark chocolate, maltiness, vanilla, molasses, and whole wheat bread. Palate is creamy and smooth, with some prickly effervescence kicking in from mid-palate on. Flavor starts with wood, bittersweet chocolate, and roasts. This feeds into alcohol and bittering hops. Overall, this was a nice balanced offering, though I didn’t think the blend of bourbon-barrel and stout “worked” as well as expected. The alcohol showed through markedly, compromising the firmness of the dark chocolate, roasts, and other flavors.