mcberko (7052) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL bottle, sent from Glouglouburp (thanks a lot, Dany), pours a deep dark brown / near-black with a small beige head. Aroma is complex, with notes of bourbon barrels, sweet caramel and a touch of lactose. Flavour is rich as fuck, with loads of caramel malt, brown sugar, bourbon and booze. Super viscous and rich on the palate, with residual sweetened and booze. Very nice blend, but the rarity no doubt makes this more sought after than the quality dictates.
Ferris (4964) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Chocolaty bourbon with some nice vanilla notes, deep jet brown black with a rich light brown head. Nice boozy and barrel notes. All barrel and bourbon, but not too hot and decent balance. Cocoa and a bit of sweet and sour in the finish,
knickskicks (762) - - AUG 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown. Nose of raisins, toffee, milk chocolate, blended barrels. Taste is barrel, dark fruits, some chocolate. Soft medium mouthfeel.
Fritz123 (1110) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Adam at the Syb Pig Club bottle share. Pours a thick, black oily wonder with almost no head. The aroma was powerful with chocolate, plums, raisins, vanilla, cocoa nibs, booze and oak barrel. The taste was similar with the raisins and chocolate dominant with the booze and barrel finishing. Thick, full body and light carbonation. Sticky, oily. But very good.
GenDV138 (1768) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From notes, consumed on 3/25/13 at ChurchKey during CBC Week. Draft poured into a tasting snifter. Pours a dark brownish black with off-white head. Aromas of dark fruit, raisins, chocolate, bourbon/whiskey. Tasting notes of dark fruit, bourbon/whiskey, dark chocolate, caramel.
mikedR (1333) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - FEB 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice. Indeed, very nice. That said, with all the hype was expecting maybe a bit ... More?
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
hopdog (9133) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. Bottle 225 / 240. Poured a dark brown color with an off white head. Some earthiness/peat, dark fruits, bourbon, chocolate, and some vanilla. Softer.
tderoeck (5128) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
17/VIII/13 - 75cl bottle @ 4de Gents Bierfestival - BB: n/a (2013-783) Thanks to Ibrew2or3 for sharing the bottle!
Clear purple brown beer, beige big bubbled head, pretty unstable, little adhesive. Aroma: lots of whisky or bourbon, caramel, vanilla, alcohol, dried fruits, brown sugar. MF: ok carbon, full body. Taste: sugary start, caramel, sour red fruits, vanilla, quite some alcohol, dried fruit. Aftertaste: caramel, sour fruits, mocha, some chocolate, alcohol, sugary, soft hoppiness, red wine notes, tannins, lots of vanilla. Nice beer!
mcmd (315) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown with a ruby hue on the edge, mocha head, appearance of an imperial porter. Aroma is chocolate, toffee, mostly bourbon but rum is very faint also. Flavor is chocolate, dark fruit, nuts, vanilla, oak and bourbon but not too strong on the booziness. A bit thin on the mouthfeel but this was not geared to be an imperial stout. Glad I let this sit as may have been too boozy initially - drinking nice currently.
Ibrew2or3 (7077) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 24, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of one of the most generous people I know, thanks buddy! This was shared in the company of many of the Belgium rateebeerians who I had the pleasure of seeing again at the 4de Gents Bierfestival and some meeting for the first time. What a terrific experience, cheers everyone!! The 75cl yellow waxed bottle pours with a dark mahogany body that supports a light mocha colored head. The aroma offers up boozy bourbon, chocolate, toffee, cherries and some sweet and vague barrel notes. The taste is smooth and rich and demands small enjoyable sips where there’s a mix of dark roasted malts, dark roasted chocolate malts, smooth sweet cherry notes and then slivers of faint red grape tartness. In between these notes I get more chocolate bar and toffee candy notes that really ramp this up into rarified richness and balance where a mild smooth bourbon barrel booziness is noticed off in the background. Dandy stuff, I can sip on this stuff for hours.