otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: black with a creamy khaki head which fades into a thin film with a broken collar. Swirls with khaki creamy lace resembling whipped coffee ice cream. Beautiful.
Nose: dark fruits, dark moist raisiny breads. Meaty prunes and dried raisins. Maraschino cherries. Black licorice root. Smoky in the back with a mix of smoked barbeque and peat. Anise. Rooty.
Palate: clean with breads and meaty dark pitted fruits. Dry smoky woody finish. Fudge weaves in and out while a soft frothy mouthfeel delights. Smoky peaty wood. Black root licorice. Starts to grow a bit of tartness – black cherries and unsweetened dried cranberries.
Final Thoughts: once more another winning brew from the Brewmaster’s Reserve series from Brooklyn Brewery. Garrett is a beery wonder who maybe hopefully I’ll get to meet someday…share a brew or three, maybe a classic cocktail, maybe a cigar.
Theis (13903) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Yespr’s - Thanks. Black - light brown head. Bourbon, coconut, orange, roasted, sweetness, thin, estery, coffee, citrus, caramel, light wood, too sweet.
slowrunner77 (6165) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JAN 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
i had passed on this several times due to the high price point but finally caved. It’s unique for sure as the lighter body, belgian yeast and orange peel play quite nicely with the bourbon and heavier malt flavor. Cool beer. Not sure I’d go back at $23, but don’t regret the purchase either.
MrBeerFanatic (900) - Friona, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark black color with a frothy head with good retention. Aromas mostly whisky barrel, slight vanilla, slight chocolate. Flavors of big ole whiskey, slight vanilla, chocolate, alcohol (mild and mostly through nose), and slight coconut (almost hidden unless you look for it). Medium sweet. Whiskey is mostly dominate all around which is not my thing. Slight wood/whiskey/coconut aftertaste.
tderoeck (5303) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
27/XI/14 - 75cl @ Gent Horeca Expo - BB: n/a (2014-1415)
Clear dark brown beer, creamy beige head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: sweet, lots of coriander, bourbon, bit dusty, sugary, caramel, alcohol, soft roastedness. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: alcohol, more alcohol, sweet, vanilla, bit sugary, sourish touch, fruity notes, alcohol. Aftertaste: caramel, sweet, alcohol, bit sourish.
Imaena (1917) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. I was definetly disappointed in this one. I have really enjoyed other imperial stouts form Brooklyn but this one felt unfocused and flat.
PriorL (2256) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Horecabeurs 2014 Gent. Shared with Mathieu87.
APPEARANCE: black beer, small stable beige head.
NOSE: caramel, bourbon like, coffee and chocolate.
TASTE: rather sweet, alcoholic, coffee, chocolate.
anders37 (17939) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy dark brown black color with a small tan head. Fruity malty woody bourbon caramel and chocolate aroma. Sweetish malty woody bourbon chocolate flavor. Has a sweetish malty woody bourbon and chocolate finish.
Anwah (4) - SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Magnificent deep aroma with cocoa and well pronounced bourbon tones. The taste is bold with nice bourbon strains and a orange chocolate tone. The aftertaste is well balanced and leaves a nice elegant finish. Will probably evolve even more given some years.
teorn88 (3274) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
75cl bottle from the Kings Arms, London. It pours a deep brown color with ruby edges and a large off-white head. Aroma is spicy and yeasty, with notes of burnt wood, caramel, espresso, ashy smoke, dark chocolate, red wine, pepper. Taste is drier and lightly sweet with notes of roasted malts, dark chocolate, caramel, bread dough, burnt wood and port wine. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, really really tasty
pilsnerrogge (2554) - Finspång, SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours black with a large head.
Aroma is bourbon, wood, dark chocolate and alcohol.
Taste is lots of bourbon, chocolate and alcohol.
Too much bourbon and alcohol for me.