Bif (1443) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Shamrocks. Served a dark brown color with a small tan head and bits of wispy lacing. Aroma of dark fruit, bit nutty with a distinct whiskey fragrance. Taste of dark fruit, nuts, bit of vanilla and spice in the background. Mild bitterness and a fairly clean finish with a bit of whiskey that lingers. Medium body, smooth, with the whiskey becoming more pronounced as it warms. Enjoyable winter warmer with the 10% ABV sneaking up on you.
Beergeek23322 (2259) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
1/6/2014. On tap. Pours dark brown with a tan head. This is all about whiskey and the aromas are a bit overwhelming and muting the rest of the beer. A bit of alcohol burn too, but overall a bit off balance.
gregwilsonstl (1089) - Missouri, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wowsers. Tastes like what it claims to be....an imperial stout with whiskey. Oak. Quite strong.
beastiefan2k (2419) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - DEC 26, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Snifter on draft at Ciciero’s in STL. Black pour with a ghost white thick head. Aroma is strong prune beer accented with alcohol of the barrel. The flavor is is similar strong without being all alcohol with plenty of non-sweet yet strong beer. Its not intense but has a good prune and earthy flavor, again accented by alcohol off the barrel. Not thick, medium carbonation, yet felt nicely on the cheeks. Surprisingly, very well done and something I would love to drink again.
Strykzone (4930) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at The Stable’s Beer Lover’s Anonymous. Very dark with red and a nice tan head. A delicious aroma of dark fruit, oak, vanilla, char, and rich malt. Flavor is the same but somehow doesn’t quite work together. I like every flavor in this beer but not all together. There are so many good things but the glue that holds it together is missing.
thegreenrooster (3209) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 27, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is a black with a small tan head. Aroma is deffinatly all whiskey with a little oak and vanilla. Flavor has a more minute whiskey with more of a roasted malt and a decent amount of the oak. I was hoping for more of the whiskey that i got in the aroma to show up in the flavor but that was my only knock against this one. I did not know this was 10% till i saw it on here.
phaleslu (6430) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft served in a tulip at International Tap House-Soulard. Pours an opaque dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of vanilla, whiskey, cherries, deep roasted caramel malts, oak, and toffee. Flavor of dark fruits (cherries, plums), vanilla, oak, roasted malts, winter spices, and pine. Medium-bodied, with a sweet, boozy mouthfeel and mild carbonation. Really cool winter spiced imperial stout. I’d like more of this.