madvike (3182) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 7, 2010
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma is really, really hot. I get a little cinnamon and roast, but mostly it’s just burning alcohol. Taste is better, as the heat isn’t as prevalent. Ridiculous malt mixes with a touch of bourbon, maple syrup, raisins, and a nutty, bitter finish. It’s a bit watery, though the carbonation is velvety and smooth. A weird beer, and the smell just ruined it for me.
pilsnerrogge (2773) - Finspång, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2010
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours black with a rich head. Bourbon and some roast on the nose. Smooth mouth-feel. Flavour is a little bit of roasted malt, a little bit of toffee, too much bourbon and too much booze.
AmEricanbrew (6646) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - APR 1, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black color with thin brown head. Nice chocolate, vanilla, deep roasted malt aromas with mild wood. medium body. Rich, hearty cigar tobacco, woody, dark roasted malt flavors. good.
coyotehunter (698) - , Michigan, USA - MAR 18, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with MrBunn. Pours a dark brown with a thinnish of a head and aromas like a chocolate banana. Flavor is a lovely mix of chocolate, bananas, maybe some cherries, cream and vanilla. A bit thin but whatever.Goodness in a bottle.
argo0 (12934) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 16, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl bottle. Large creamy brown head that cascades slightly, atop soy sauce dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, vanilla, bittersweet chocolate, some coffee, light Bourbon. Taste is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, coffee/roast, some vanilla, Bourbon/vinous. Smooth full body, light booziness.
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - MAR 7, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow. Nothing like have a beer like this to watch Duke destory the TarHeels!! First, many thanks to goes to Mike D. for bringing this back for me (and many other goodies) on his trip back East. Very cool. This one has been sitting for about a year or so and it was screaming to be opened.
So the beer pours out a thick black liquid, motor oil in consistency and from the body of this beast billows a rich, thick dark tan head. Head lasts forever. Aroma is a lesson in purity...chocolate, coffee, anise, molasses, bourbon, light vanilla, alcohol...mmmmm. Flavor is just as intense and wonderful as nearly anything I’ve had before. The bourbon and wood notes meld seamlessly with the classic impy stout flavors...decadent chocolate, mocha, soft bitterness. Absolutely stunning.
MrBunn (2677) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark,dark brown with a little bit of a head and aromas like a chocolate-covered banana. Flavor is a lovely mix of chocolate, bananas, maybe some cherries, cream and vanilla. All of this has a lovely alcohol warmth to it. Mouthfeel is a little thinner than expected. Finish is warm and sweet.
PaulHegedus (85) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 5, 2010
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. It’s black with a thin cappuccino brown head. Aroma of long pine needles, coffee bean, fairly strong black grape, light leafy hops, oak, yeast, bread dough, light funk. Mouthfeel is full, bubbly on the tongue. Flavour has plenty of oak initially with bitter black coffee and vanilla: nice hop balance, not too bitter; there’s more dark grape, chocolate. The finish is long with a lightly funky quality and generous coffee bean flavour.
baggio (333) - norrtälje, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle@home, 2009 vintage.
Apperance: Dark as night with a huge, brown, head and lots of lacing.
Aroma: Vanilla, Roasted malt, Dark chocolate.
Taste: Bourbon, Vanilla, Oak, Dark chocolate, Hint of coffee, Hint of ripe fruit, Burnt sugar.
Palate: Body is quite thin for sucha big stout. Plenty of carbonation and quite smooth liquid. An easy drink for its abv.
A very good and robust stout that has a _strong_ bourbon presence. I would have wished for a fuller body but other than that this is a top notch brew if you’re into bourbon-barrel-aged stouts.
beerbill (3601) - Laurel, New York, USA - FEB 26, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle that I purchased over a year ago. This latest round of winter weather has put me in the mood for some good imperial stouts, and this one did not disappoint. Pours black with a large brown head that lasted through two-thirds of the glass and laced the glass very well. Very pleasant aroma of chocolate along with some dark fruit and just a bit of vanilla. The flavor is a solid dose of chocolate along with some dark fruit and vanilla and is more intense than the aroma. Smooth and silky on the palate. Very, very good.