tsd08460 (780) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - MAY 4, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: bourbon, woody, roasty, chocolate,
Appearance: black with a brown head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate: medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,
DCLawyer (2618) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 30, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber->snifter. Black with small khaki head. A: chocolate, oak, cocoa powder, chili powder, vanilla. Dusty. T: sweet cocoa, malt, cinnamon, green chili, dust. Real dusty component throughout. Eh, ok.
italianjohn (2877) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with a very thin to no beige head .... Big aroma of bourbon, chocolate, oak, coconut, vanilla, roasted malts and lightly spicy .... Taste is of bourbon, oak, vanilla, coconut, roasted malts and some sweet and bitter .... Has some warming abv and oak in the finish .... Sweet and not very carbonated with a thin body .... Like drinking whisky with chocolate ... Sweet brew
rosskyle (515) - - APR 24, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served on tap at griffon gastropub. Dark black color with a brown head. Sweet bourbon aroma. Strong bourbon flavor with a slice kick at the end. Heavy body. Very good but intense. Lot of bourbon and alcohol.
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tekstr1der (349) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 22, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not a fan of whiskey, but must try some of these as barrel aging is so en vogue. CS can be a bit of a crap-shoot, but they have some great brews. This one pours with a darkness and thin skim of mocha foam. Aroma thankfully has nice rich notes of cocoa and roast amid the obvious booze. Flavor is similar, with more of the whiskey coming through, but still yielding some room for chocolate and vanilla. My favorite aspect of this is by far the incredibly smooth mouthfeel and mild, clean finish. Quality brew for sure. If only I could enjoy whiskey...
mstrcrwly (960) - New York, USA - APR 16, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle poured into a snifter..opaque with a thin tan head..aroma of bourbon,
coffee,chocolate,pepper..tastes of all former with some vanilla..medium body
vyvvy (5790) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 7, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer pours very dark brown with a dense tan head. The aroma has sweet roast, vanilla, chocolate, bourbon and oak. It has a full smooth body that’s velvety and had light gentle carbonation. It starts with milk chocolate, oak, bourbon, rich roast and some berries. The finish has cocoa nibs and mild astringency. Excellent imperial stout.
JaBier (6892) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by a friend. Pours darkest brown with a thick beige head. Aroma of cinnamon, chocolate and bourbon. Malty and chocolatey flavor with cinnamon and chili pepper before a boozy finish.
BroadestTom (375) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma chocolate, coffee, vanilla, woody,
Appearance black, tan foam,
Taste medium sweetness, heavy sweetness,
Palate medium body, thin feel,
Overall a very smooth barrel aged beer. It is a little on the thin side for me. The heat from the chillies is slight but after I stopped drinking I would feel some heat on my tongue. I would suggest this beer to a friend.
Iphonephan (6053) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - APR 6, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From a 22 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a clear cola with a tan head. Aroma of dusty cocoa. Favors of chocolate and chili with big bourbon notes. Very nice blending of some strong flavors. Smooth, bitter roast finish.