jrob21 (2011) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 21, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Glad to finally take this one off my wants list as it seems like it has been there forever. í08 vintage here. The age is just right on this with enough bourbon and vanilla to add depth but not so much alcohol to drown out the rest of the beer. A smooth chocolate malt tasty ass stout is working in the background. Really nice base beer and the age is spot on for drinking this now, NOW. Aroma is bourbon and vanilla. Pours with a tasty tan head.
AZBennett (84) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAY 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice shiny black with a very minimal tan head. Aromas are bourbon, chocolate, vanilla and coconut. Flavors are perfectly matched bourbon and vanilla, then just a touch of heat and finally some cocoa and caramel. The palate is a little thin on this beer and I had initially rated it a 3 but bumped it to a 4 after this warmed up. Overall, a pretty good bourbon stout that stacks up nicely in my expanding realm of BB Stouts. I just wish I could more of this brew.
Bestbrew1 (46) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 17, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer is so close to KBS it isnít even funny. KBS has a little more chocolate on the palate but the two are so similar but this is a little more available. The bourbon barrels they use or their aging process provides a beer that isnít taken over by the bourbon. It just adds hints of vanilla to the nose of this brew.
drfabulous (2949) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce thanks to Justin. Bourbon and vanilla in the nose and body. Bit of chocolate. Thin overall. Nice.
oneeighthcuban (95) - - APR 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells like bourbon and oak as well as roasted malts. Alcohol notes as well. Tastes very bourbon like as well as the slight oaky flavor. Very smooth and balanced. A great barrel aged beer.
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popery (1119) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown, like weak coffee. Looks transparent. Beige head. Lots of fine bubbles. Pretty good retention. Aroma is brown sugar, vanilla, bourbon, chocolate, a little booze and mild booze. Taste is fairly sweet. Lots of chocolate. Dries out some towards the end. A bit prickly in the mouthfeel. Pretty good barrel presence. Solid imperial stout.
hamilton23 (546) - Alpine, California, USA - MAR 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from 12oz bottle. Pours dark brown with thin tan head. Aroma is some rye whiskey, coconut and vanilla and the aroma of a porter, not a stout...some metallic aroma there. Taste follows the nose.
tricyclist (444) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice sample pour of deep dark with full khaki head. Nose is bourbon and chocolate, very nice. Smooth rich malt. Flavor is nice bourbon without overpowering. Chocolate and rich. Nice
Dragonfly1 (402) - - MAR 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chef Paulís. Snifter. Just a terrific aroma of coconut and sweet cream. The beer pours a heavy dark black, no head at all. Very thick, sweet. More vanilla and licorice. Only knock is that it thins out a bit at the end, but otherwise this is very good, will get again.
kimjongill (180) - - MAR 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fresh from bottle. Decent aroma of malts. Taste is great and boozy. Palate is too thin. One of the first noticeably terrible mouthfeels Iíve encountered. That said, this almost works as a "session" imperial stout. The flavors arenít amazing, but once you adjust to them, this becomes very drinkable, and for the price, could serve as a nightcap beer or the like.
novels (342) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Holy mother of pearl. This beer was one of the best brews Iíve ever gotten my paws on. Delicious, earthy tones, pours super jet black with a minimal head. On the nose is oak, bourbon, brown sugar, and delicious roasted malt. The texture is thick and oily, with a healthy dose of carbonation to power the aroma. An incredible beer, I wish I could drink this every day.