nbutler11 (1267) - Rota, SPAIN - MAR 25, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by dak-billy (I’m not sure which) -- thanks!! Pours a watery coffee hue with a trim beige head. Smells and tastes of green chiles, dark cocoa, roasted coffee, and date juice. Quite the combination. Dope.
BVery (8064) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 13, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Bottle. Brown pour with a slight head. Pours a little thinner than I expected from an impy stout. Nose is bourbon and coffee. Slight bourbon on taste, but mostly roasted coffee and some oak. Delicious.
douglas88 (7328) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 10, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle shared by Eric. Pours a brown color with a small beige head. The aroma is sweet and fruity, almost like bananas, light vanilla. The flavor is heavy rich milky coffee, light fruit, toasted malts, not much heat or barrel. Quite nice.
hombrepalo (1956) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Purs a nice dark brown color with hints of dakr red. A very thin espresso like head. Aroma well damn this one has it all. Coffee, bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, light roasted malt, and even some dark fruit notes. The flavor is full of smooth and delicious coffee, great undertones of bourbon, oak, vanilla and chocolate.
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - MAR 6, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle from Casanova. Black pour with a decent tan head that quickly fades into a thin coating on top of the beer. Aroma is a bit of coffee, a bit of bourbon and a bit of licorice. Flavor is mainly coffee with the other mentioned flavors showing up in the background. Finish is bourbon with a touch of vanilla. Big massive beer, very tasty.
arminjewell (8672) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours deep black with thin off whtie head, aroma is huge bourbon and vanilla with some chocolate notes. Taste up front is vanilla, chocolate, and molasses, leading into thick coffee and finishes smoky and dry but excellent and smooth. Have never gotten into central waters, what a mistake!
sbroome (149) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 28, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
pours thick and oily black with no head. nose is sweet and boozy with burnt wood and minor coffee. taste is immediate booze and sweetness, the coffee and roast comes and the end and becomes very pronounced. An absolutey excellent beer. Will be definately cellar one or two of these.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Many thanks to Skyview for this. Gorgeous body. Near pitch black in color with a massive milky-brown head. A delicious aroma. Subtle bourbon, coffee, dark malts. The aroma balances the other flavors in the aroma, but are a bit too strong in the flavor. There’s a bit of a cocoanut finish, but otherwise the flavors are much the same as in the aroma.
reliantkcar (102) - USA - FEB 14, 2010
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
caramel, coffee, roasty, leather, smoke, raisin, black, hazy, tan foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, paper napkin, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, bitter,
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle pours black with thin tan head. Aroma is coffee and dark roast. Medium mouthfeel. Flavors follow the nose and have a wonderful balance of coffee, roast, hops, and finish smooth with the coffee lingering for a few moments. Nice! I don’t get any barrel action is this brew even though the description says its there. Either way a fantastic brew.