hayduke (4123) - Eureka, California, USA - JUL 3, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was from a bottle while on the bus at the RBSG. It poured jet black with a tan head. My notes indicate is smelled like toasted chocolate malts, some vanilla and coffee. Very full body and dense oily mouth feel. Flavor is decadent with coffee, ripe fruit, chocolate and vanilla. Hides the alcohol well. Really really good. I loved this one.
DuffMan (8316) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 3, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, shared on the RBSG bus. I thought the wax on this was black, but looking at the deScription here, it must have been dark brown. Near black, viscous pour with a lazy dense brown head. Rich roasty aroma, chocolate and vanilla too. Extremely full bodies, loads of roast, chocolate liqueur, vanilla, coffee undertones, nice fruity acidity prevents it from weighing the palate down too much. So smooth and rich. Really excellent.
Gription79 (2715) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUL 3, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 750ml bottle at RBSG 2015. This is a fantastic imperial stout. It is rich, warming alcohol notes, chocolate, raisin, licorice. Very good.
jcartamdg (2573) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours jet black with a thick mocha head. Aroma of roast, dark chocolate and bourbon. Taste follows, Really balanced, thick and chewy.
Ferris (8929) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 23, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Dark chocolate, coconut, graham cracker and sweet roast. Deep jet black with a rich brown head. Nice smooth roasty notes, sweet dark chocolate and a light boozy finish.
Sledutah (6246) - Utah, USA - JUN 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle on the RBSG bus
Black with a small tan head, some lacing. Aroma of dark malts and woody. Taste of dark malts, woody, bourbon and vanilla
BuckeyeBoy (4055) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 19, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brown wax 22oz bottle pours out black topped with tan head. Nose is roast malts chocolate bourbon barrel vanilla coffee. Taste is more of the sweetness roast malts chocolate bourbon barrel vanilla.
olr1984 (1383) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 12, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
2014 22oz bottle pours a brownish/black with a small tan head. big vanilla coconut and bourbon taste. amazing stout
gEUS (1583) - Linden, BELGIUM - APR 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 2014 vintage at home. Pours deep brown to deep marroon black.Aroma is extremely roasted hazel nuts, coco, dark malts, burnt caramel, bourbon raw alcohol, topped with loads of vanilla. woah. Medium to big body, very slick and oily, loads of alcohol burn, some bitterness towards the end but nicely overly sweet. Taste is again all of the burnt characters from the nose, and some leather and burnt rubber as well. One of the most intense BA RISís that I have ever tasted. Nice.
kermis (8062) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 11, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
2014 bottle shared. Pours near black with a minimal ring beige head. Aroma of huge oak barrel, bourbon, malt, vanilla, chocolate, leather and a touch of licorice. Flavor is light heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Full bodied with a very soft carbonation bringing out notes of caramel and molasses in the palate. Excellent!