mstrcrwly (827) - New York, USA - JAN 11, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle poured into a snifter..jet black with a thin tan head..aroma of booze,
coffee,cocoa,oak..tastes of coffe,cocoa,booze,some belgian yeast...just ok.
SlovakSniper (4324) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 8, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Énorme montée mousseuse sur un liquide qui est, ma foi, bien mince à l’oeil. Son nez est marqué par un bourbon à la noix de coco avec du caramel foncé et de la réglisse. Ses saveurs de barriques boisées, de mélasse et de réglisse noire indiquent des choses intéressantes qui ne sont certainement pas transcendantes. En bouche, le pétillement fort et la certaine maigreur de son corps révèlent un aspect fiévreux. En finale, l’amertume est construite par une mélasse alcoolisée.
drsandman (784) - New York, USA - DEC 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the stash, aged for 46 days. Pour is reminiscent of a big black furry creature from mars with a funky brown FOAMy lumpy head. Aroma is vanillaxilla, hAyC/DC bag, Dirt, light farmhouse, coffee GRINDs, theme from the bourbon and other heavy things. Taste - Timber, split open and malt, boy mangoed shit. Don't let any go to waste, now it's time to walk away.
Chalumeaux (679) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle 11/18/14 thanks Airforcehops. Pours dark cola with a thin lacey tan head. Aromas of coffe cocoa tobacco and faint hint of bourbon. Taste is smooth and has mellowed. Nice notes of coffee cocoa oak and a balanced almost hidden alcohol finish. Well done.
AirForceHops (5262) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 13, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle purchased at Kappy’s Liquors. Danvers, MA. Bottle date of 11-18-14. Aroma shows chocolate, tobacco leaves, cocoa nibs with a nice mild undertones of bourbon.
The bourbon barrel treatment is a perfect compliment of the base stout. The body is on the full side which is what I expect in the style. The texture also has a nice creamy feel. The bourbon has totally mellowed out and gives just a slight warming after the sip, no alcohol flavor. Very smooth and a delightful BBA stout.
stevoj (3287) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 8, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from bottle share, thanks to ???A nice way to finish the evening. thick, rich black RIS. Very warming, very welcoming, wood barrels add the right amount of booziness without detracting from the high quality stout host. Would be perfect on a a winter’s day, but enjoyable any time.
koleminer20 (1493) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle shared with Spencer. The pour is a medium black, somewhat light with some hints of garnet with a thin ring of light khaki head and a couple spots of lace. The aroma is surprisingly roasty with a strong licorice presence. There is a light barrel on it, with more oak shining through than bourbon or vanilla. Roasty licorice. The flavor is much of the same. There is a strong bitter licorice that carries throughout. There are some chocolate and oak notes, to go along with a big roastiness. The mouth feel is thinner and light with a soft carbonation that could do a bit more to help out. The aftertaste is lingeringly bitter chocolate and roasty licorice. Wish it lasted longer
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JBPortland (1368) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle 2014 vintage pours dark brown black with small light tan head. Nose has some dusty cacao, baker’s chocolate, light roast and some dark berry and vinous fruit influence. Taste has nice soft mouthfeel, light roast, vanilla, cacao and cream mixed with some light dark berry sweetness and red grape. Finishes mostly dry dusty bitter chocolate, some lingering fruit sweetness, grape and soft interwoven berry. I’ve had two bottles of 2014 and the first one was much more tart than this bottle, which had subtle red wine acidity. Nice.
zoucrew102 (1088) - - MAY 25, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Sweet dark fruit aroma with chocolate, vanilla and some roasted malt. Pours black with a thin, non retentive light brown head and some lacing. Starts with sweet chocolate malt and roasted malt to go with a slick mouthfeel and a full body. Finishes very smooth with sweet dark fruit and a hint of vanilla joining the fun. Nice stout, though the bourbon influence is minimal.
Bebum (608) - - MAY 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2015 Opaque, little lace.
Full body, well flavored, oily texture, low carbonation but very high alcohol heat, avg length, fruity finish.
Sweet but not excessively, slightly bitter all perfectly balanced by a gentle acidity.
Malty, dried fruit, dates, raisins, uva de cavalo, roasty, tar, alcohol, cola, coffee.
Aggressive but very delicious, typical imperial stout.