TheLevi4000 (63) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Was it bad, absolutely not. Is it as good as other comparable big bourbon barrel aged stouts? NO. I was disappointed with this one. It fell short in all categories. It wasn’t offensive in any way, just lacking.
ABT_S54 (265) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
75cl bottle served in a snifter. Pours dark brown with a bubbly, light tan head which disappears shortly after the pour. Aroma is strong bourbon with typical imperial stout aromas very much demoted to the secondary position here. Taste is heavy booze, bourbon, charred oak, tobacco, (very) dark, chocolate and a sweetness which balances out the bitter and earthy notes admirably. A massively complex beer with endless maltiness and burnt flavours. Initially upon opening a little over carbonated and less viscous than some top tier Imperial Stouts but this is the real deal.
Meilby (9435) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 750ml @ Stout, New York, NY
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, oak, alcohol and caramel. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and medium bitter with a long warm, roasted, oak, vanilla and chocolate finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Cosmo6644 (84) - Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge aroma, roasted malts and bourbon. Taste of chocolate, malts, bourbon, vanilla, and oak. Full mouth feel that really coats your mouth
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rlgk (13157) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample at Danske Ölentusiaster Festival 2015. Opaque black beer with a nice beige/brownish head. Roasted chocolate and licorice aroma, hazelnut, cocoa, vinous notes, figs, toffee, some dades. Roasted chocolate flavor, raisins, figs, dades, hazelnuts, licorice notes, caramel, cocoa, warming alcohol. Very good.
chrisv10 (12502) - DENMARK - JUN 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ DØE. Black with small brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and caramel. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, caramel, little vanilla, little liquorice, medium sweet and medium bitter.
GIJOE (920) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - JUN 1, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black as used motor oil with a thick foamy tan head. Nose is oaky, boozy, malty. Notes of anise, prune, molasses, maybe a hint of tobacco. Taste is very well-balanced. Deep rich primordial beast of a brew. Love it!
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stouby (4039) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Ølfestival 2015. Black with a brown head. Aroma heavy malty (caramel, roasted, light burnt, coffee, dark chocolate, bourbon, barrel, vanilla). Flavor medium+ sweet, coffee, barrel etc., and some alcohol. Almost full body, nice experiment.
llkc (694) - århus, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
duft. mørkt mal kaffe bourban. super kompleks
smag. kaffe bourbon mørkt malt sødme karamel meget varme eftersmag
koleminer20 (979) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 25, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 mL corked and caged bottle, 2013 vintage, shared with ebone1988. The pour is a medium black with a thinner light tan head and a good lace. The champagne definitely throws the typical head density out the window. The aroma is definitely carrying a resounding sweetness from the champagne yeast, but the chocolate hops on that pretty well. There is a decent roasted malt and a good chocolate depth. Light coffee and vanilla notes poke through and there is a good oakiness on the back end. The flavor is incredibly sweet. Not even chocolate or malty sweet. Champagne sweet. There is a bourbon flavor that moves in half way through and carries out the back end. Malts kind of make their presence known and then fall off. The mouth feel is really light and watery. The carbonation isn’t really prevalent and this baby jumps off the tongue quickly. The aftertaste is lingeringly sweet bourbon and a touch of oak. By God I’m glad I don’t have any more of these. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ebone1988 (340) - Wyoming, Michigan, USA - MAY 25, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with koleminer20, 2013 vintage. Aroma is champagne, milk chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, vanilla. Appearance is black, light brown head. Taste is pretty bland, sweetness overtakes with light roasted malt, milk sugar, chocolate, slight vanilla. Mouthfeel is light, not much booze or barrel presence, not much happening. Overall, very disappointing.