BMan1113VR (7690) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 10, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Pours with a thick black body and a tan hued head. Aromas of bourbon, wood, sweet chocolate, cocoa, vanilla, oak and fudge. Very nice, strong, somewhat typical (albeit very good imperial stout aroma). Flavors are huge (really only 8.8%?!). Chewy, cocoa powder, a bit dusty, fudge, bourbon, oak, biscuit, cookie. Clean fermentation, minimal esters. Finishes a bit drier than I would expect. Low carbonation. Very good!
harrymel (516) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was Diesel #2, not sure if that matters, but it was a different ABV, pretty sure it exceeded 11%.
04AUG12 - live cask
Oil black, mirror surface - thick. Smells of cocoa, molasses, coffee, bourbon, vanilla, oak, leather, ink, more dark chocolate, hints of marshmallow. Very sexy. Flavor follows suite - sweet, complex with coffees, cocoas, vanilla and oak with bourbons and dates. A really nice beer. Seriously, they donít bottle anything like this?! WTF?! Thick, low carb and dry, then wet. A really fine beer. It was hot as steaming shit outside, but this beer was still wonderful.
Serving type: cask
ACHops (473) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Cascade Barrel House. Pours deep inky black with medium thick mocha head. Aroma is big oaky malt with notes of chocolate and coffee. Taste is rich dark super roasty malt with big coffee and a bit of milk chocolate on the finish. Quite rich, tastes all the abv promised. Listed as 10% here. Very nice, easily the best non-sour Iíve had from these guys.
daknole (8005) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 24, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nearly black pour, deep brown head. Flavors of rich chocolate, bourbon, oak, light coffee, molasses...damn fine stout. Glad to finally try this one.
Brentv (79) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Cascade Brewery Raccoon Lodge pub. Opaque black with a thick light brown head. Aroma of bourbon and chocolate. Taste is bourbon, chocolate, molasses, roasted malts. Biased towards sweetness, but balanced with bitter. Smooth. An enjoyable brew.
baraciisch (1266) - USA - JAN 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep black in color with tannish head... Aroma of roasted malts, oak, chocolate... Flavor is exceedingly complex, more so than their other stouts, notes of oak, bourbon, chocolate, but dominated by the roasted malts... Delicious
Lubiere (9031) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A deep dark stout with a thin lacing dark brown head. In aroma, nice coffee and bitter chocolate and woody notes, grassy hops, nice. In mouth, a bitter chocolate with light licorice, molasses, grassy hops, sustained alcohol, delicious. On tap at Portland brewery, Oct. 7 2012.
DuffMan (5780) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap, Iím not sure who ordered this and then decided to orphan it in favour of one of the sours, but I picked up the slack. Super-dark, creamy beige crown. Rich roasty aroma with burnt sugar and chocolate, roasty palate, soy sauce, bitter chocolate, dark caramel, oaky nuances. Full bodied, creamy mouthfeel. A nice shift-of-gears for the palate after a few sours.
neepsntatties (1020) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 12, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Portland Holiday Ale Fest. Colour... as black as black can get with no head. Nose... some teriyaki, initially, then burn cotton candy and DARK chocolate. Palate... more of that burnt cotton candy comes in to play then thereís a massive wave of bittersweet Dutch chocolate (Droste??), char ash, wet earth and a gentle feel of CO2 as it works its way along the back of the palate. I tasted this six months ago and I recall getting my taster mug sample, then just getting back in line and sipping while I waited for more :0>
Matts_Property (831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Brouwerís Big Wood. Pours solid black with virtually no head. Aroma of soured fruits, apricot, strawberry, wood, roasted malts. Flavour of roasted malts, wood, some soured fruits with a light smoked finish. Roasty and nice.
mcberko (4807) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Brouwerís for Big Wood, pours pitch black with a small brown head. Aroma of wood / bourbon, some acidic notes and roasted malt. Flavour is quite roasty, with some tart notes (maybe some sour fruit barrels), light espresso and chocolate. Not a fan of the tart barrel qualities but itís well-made.