jmagnus87 (2888) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
From notes. Bottle poured into a shaker. Bourbon, bourbon and more bourbon. Loads of chocolate and coffee. I’m pretty much in love with this beer.
jkwood04 (4502) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle in a snifter. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, a lot of chocolate malts, hints of vanilla, and some floral hops. Flavor the same, a little too sweet. Smooth texture. A pretty good beer, but not the best of its style.
ellolovey (479) - Georgia, USA - DEC 23, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber shared with UncleMattie. Pours a dark brown with a tan foamy head. Aroma of chocolate burnt coffee and hints of vanilla.Taste is of sweet malts, just like the nose. A bit of chocolate and burnt coffee, light vanilla taste and bourbon and oak. Nice mix between Blaecorn and Vampire. Angry Beast definitely made a good night.
thornecb (4734) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black into a snifter. Mocha head with medium retention recedes leaving scant sheets. Vanilla and licorice aromas. Thin with sweet oak and vanilla front to back. Lasting hot soy finish.
rxeight (1780) - Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
May 12 bottling. Dark pour, Looks like a serious dark stout. Looks great, that’s about where it all goes downhill. Dark toasted malts, bordering on burnt. Some smoke, and peat. Maybe some unintended secondary fermentation in the bottle, gives it a bit of stale malt flavor. The half that was barrel aged didnt come through at all. I see no signs of bourbon.
BBB63 (6390) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 9, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled and served in Stone IRS snifter: Basically opaque with a lasting frothy tan head and very good lace. The aroma notes has notes of roast and chocolate, moderate bourbon and oak, some bile and funk, orly ? The taste is malt forward but plenty of booze and hop funk too. Seemed muddled and lacking the richness that an Imperial Stout should have, damn barrel aging anyhow. Sprite and aggressive mouth feel but an oily note and moderate ashy finish. Just too funky and off to really enjoy, give me the base Vampire Slayer over this any day.
glennmastrange (2397) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. heavy malt aromas of toasted, dark chocolate and mild coffee, moderate resin for the hops, light earth for the yeast, with notes of tar and vanilla. Head is small, wispy, light brown with some slippery lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is very dark brown. Flavor starts lightly to moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is medium to full, creamy with a carbonation between soft and lively. Excellent dark overtones in this Imperial Stout, followed by nice balance in flavor and a smooth palate.
BOLTZ7555 (2938) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark mahogany bordering onyx pour with a latte head. Cocoa, vanilla, brown sugar, roasted malt, and brownie batter. A little thinner than I would have liked...also missing some complexity. Good not great.
FullObs (134) - Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz Bottle. Pours black. Medium body. Roasted malts with a tad bit of dark chocolate. slightly bitter finish. obviously only a part of this is barrel aged but that’s not eveident at all. Decent but not great - on par with the two individual beers used in the blend.
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle poured a dark brown/black color with a small amount of head. Strong toasted malty flavor with a lingering finish.