slowrunner77 (5804) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 17, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
"Beer 4k. Hands down, best beer of NW invasion 2013! Apparently there are different variations, but the mix of rye whiskey and bourbon vanilla beans caught my eye here. Don’t know what to say - aroma of milk and dark chocolate, vanilla, whiskey bourbon, malted chocolate ball flavor. So rich and decadent, yet so stinking smooth., went backfor 2nds and 3rds as we may not see this one again. Nearly perfectly achieved what they were going for."
Sarlacc83 (806) - Oregon, USA - MAY 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A: Thick mahogany with a cappuccino hat. Leggy. Looks nice.
N: Licorice, caramel, vanilla, and bourbon. Malted milk-balls, cocoa, char and oak. Marshmallow, cinnamon, and dark cherry. Quite inviting.
T: Very very sweet with an overwhelming bourbon presence. Moderate char bitterness.
M: Huge booze presence. Enormous. Heavy body, but it’s not exactly sticky.
O: Nose is quite alluring, but the entire package comes up short. If the body was bigger, the balance on the palate was better, and the bourbon integrated more carefully, it’d be a winner.
MrChopin (3347) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 27, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
black, thin lacing tan head. Chocolate heavy nose is sweet with light roasts. Front is chocolate and oat, marshmallow growing mid before faint cardboard and chocolate finish, lightly minty in sweet and boozy end.
Gerbeer (1830) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery.
Pours black with a light tan head.
Aromas of a dark coffee porter.
Flavours of coffee with everything as advertised.
DedicatedToFun (2617) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAR 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty awesome imperial stout, lots of coffee, on tap at the portland brewery
pushkinwow (2033) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Barrel House. Black with light brown head. Molasses, roasted malt, vanilla, booze and some chocolate. Mild carbonation, full body, lots of booze but warming, vanilla and quite sweet with a bitter and boozy bite towards the end.
Smurf2055 (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 30, 2014
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours black, small tan head
Smell big roasty, vanilla, coco and light red fruit, roasty without being ashy
Taste sweet creamy vanilla, sweet vanilla finish, roasty and light barrel presence
Thick, fuller body
Wow. Absolutely phenomenal. Bottle this shit
Gription79 (2282) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JAN 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had on draft at the brewery. Notes of bourbon, coconut, vanilla, chocolate, caramel. This is an amazing barrel aged stout. I want more.
Ferris (4476) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft - Dark chocolate and coco powder. Jet black with a decent brown rim. Dark chocolate, oak, bourbon, vanilla and a dry finish. Just when you thought their sours were good, the go and produce awesome everything.
Sledutah (4919) - Utah, USA - JAN 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Barrel House
Black with a small tan head and some lacing. Aroma is woody, chocolate, molasses and vanilla. Flavors of chocolate, roasted malts and vanilla
Very good, tasty