mkgrenwel (604) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - APR 27, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
First thing I notice is that coconut note I get from CBC’s barrel aged beers. Slightly tart and vinious. Some alcohol on the nose as well. Flavor is port, cherries, coconut. Bittersweet cocoa lingers in the back of the mouth. Completely silky smooth, only broken by slight alcohol burn in the finish. The overall impression is chocolate covered fruits. Delicately nuanced, yet bold. Not a typical imperial stout, but in the best possible way.
Oakes (14671) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 28, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Carbonated, dark brown, some rich dark sugars like demerara, vinous barrel, bright almost tomatoey notes. Has some lush fruity sugars more veering towards gula melaka, but the carbonation knocks the thickness out of the body, which is disappointing. Has a certain something that I like.
Ferris (10604) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 26, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Dark roasty chocolate . Jet brown with a rich brown head. Dark roasty chelate, touch of tartness and cocoa with a nice long finish. Weird cola notes likely from the very active carbonation.
fiulijn (17990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 26, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasting at Matt’s, explosive cork
Black color, generous brownish head. Given the high carbonation, an infection was feared, but eventually it’s not apparent; it has a lot of booze in the aroma, but also roasted malts, and nice Bourbon. The flavor is chocolately, lightly sweet, with a strange but pleasant blend of red wine and Bourbon.
A bit weird, but very interesting.
beerplace (235) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 26, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle at Matt’s place. Pours an almost black with a strong brown head. Aroma and taste are complex: whiskey barrel, lactose, vanilla. Taste is too sweet thought. Chocolaty aftertaste. Good stuff.
mcberko (12006) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 26, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL bottle, sent from yourilevesque (thanks a lot, Youri), pours jet black with a large brown head. Aroma is complex, with whiskey barrels, cognac and red wine barrels, with lots of woody tannins and roasted malt. Flavour is complex as hell, with bourbon, cognac, followed by roasted malt and brown sugar. The carbonation is too high, hinting at a slight infection, but it’s not too serious. A little messy, but it all works well together. Excellent.
Slubgob (283) - West Hartford, USA - APR 10, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours very dark, thick cream head like a root beer float. Nose heavy on the vanilla. In the mouth, bourbon overwhelms the stout. Sweet, brown sugar, raisin, almost liqour-like. Licorice? Finishes with some funky malt notes. The bourbon aspect is overdone, overwhelms the stout. Almost more of a desert drink than a food drink proper.
yourilevesque (1078) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 13, 2016
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Merci à Mademoiselle Irina pour la dégustation! Un liquide foncé et huileux ne forme aucune mousse. D’importants arômes de noix de coco accompagnés d’un alcool chaud et sec. Un bourbon presque poivré a eu chaud et me donne chaud! Une touche de vanille et le tour est joué. Un nez toutefois peu complexe mais qui m’apporte beaucoup de satisfaction. En bouche le liquide est huileux et acide. Un mouthfeel qui me déplaît furieusement. L’alcool y est toutefois bien dissimulé. Beaucoup de tabac en feuilles qui se résous sur des notes plutôt courtes et épicées. Appréciable.
AshtonMcCobb (4854) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 11, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to allmyvinyl via cgarvieuk dregs run.
Appearance - dark brown to black. Assume decent head.
Nose - honeycomb, caramel and dark chocolate, almost molasses.
Taste - buttery, chocolate and molasses. Toasty edge.
Palate - rich and full bodied and fairly sweet throughout the middle and end sections.
Overall - this one kind of worked. The barrel is still a bit too intrusive in terms of killing the original style.
allmyvinyl (8721) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 11, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Craigs, dregs run, shared with AshtonMcCobb. Pours oily black brown with a thin tan head. Aromas of liquorice, tar, molasses, vanilla. Taste is dark sugar, treacle maybe, bourbon coming through, faint chocolate. Sticky finish.
McNeillR (2140) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch brown, solid greasy tan head. Nose is thick spicy dark berry and very brassy sweet. Initial taste is spicy and very bright berry tart. Carbonation is very firm and mouthfeel is creamy and peppery. Finishes a nice itchy raspberry and tart berry with a smooth choc with lingers of tense bright juiciness.
Bottle fae Garvie Florkikamamamk, Pig Out Tasting.