OmegaX (1372) - Florida, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks for the share, Harold. Nose is big bourbon, smoke, chocolate, roast, and bbq. Flavors are pretty damn close. A good dose of smoked meats and bourbon. Great brew.
oRos (1516) - sacramento, California, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from capitol beer.pours black with off white head. Aroma is roasted malts with some pine hops. Taste is lots of roast chocolate and a bitter hop finish.
Arayaga2 (2099) - portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 20, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brown/black with a brown crema of head. Aroma is woody and earthy, with smoke like a basement after a fire. Taste is the same, and rich with smoked malt and very woody barrel notes. $10/22oz
Ktwse (3828) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a finger of frothy light tan head. Aroma of chocolate malts, coffee, milk chocolate, light barrel and vanilla. Taste is initially vanilla and milk chocolate sweet before an intense barrel flavor kicks in. Finish is massive, lingering, boozy coffee bitter. Body is full and creamy with soft carbonation. Generally very very boozy, even for its ABV, and not entirely balanced.
JHeath99 (1676) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark opaque black with very little head. Aroma of coffee and bourbon. Taste of raisins and wood.
dwm1034 (754) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared bomber with SIL SHERM1016.....thanks!! Pours almost black with thin head....not a big smoke devotee, but this one is mild enough in that area to be enjoyable. Lots of bourbon (but not much vanilla with that - but some) along with booze and your ’usual’ imperial flavors like chocolate, hints of oak, etc...very tasty. Thanks SIL!!
sherm1016 (1271) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle from Binny’s Lakeview. Pours a jet black color with a tan head and some lacing. Aroma is boozy, bourbon, a little smokey. Medium on the palate with soft carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, chocolate, smokey, bourbon, oak, vanilla, with a light, smokey finish. Interesting intersection of smoke and bourbon.
hopdog (11168) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Poured a dark brown, almost black color with a smaller sized tan head. Aromas of bourbon, woody, dark fruits, lighter smokiness, and roast. Tastes of wood, bourbon, smoke, roast, vanilla, and dark fruits. 12.5% well hidden with a lighter alcohol finish.
Rando7 (778) - Iowa, USA - JUL 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours black with one finger brief brown head, nice lacing. Aroma malts, roast, bourbon. Taste dark malts with chocolate, roast, smoke and bourbon. Thick mouhtfeel with a hint of powderiness and nice alcohol burn. Brief roast finish. I enjoyed this, didn’t feel there was too much bourbon, really pretty well balanced.
bbcd (214) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours black with a creamy brown head, moderately long retention and slight lacing. very sweet. strong dark fruit again: raisins and dates. lots of oak, chocolate, caramel, vanilla, smoke. very strong bourbon, big alcohol presence. very sweet, medium-heavy bitter, umami. full body, thick and creamy feel. soft carb. very hot. finishes strongly boozy. bourbon is a bit strong for my tastes, but that’s sort of the entire point, isn’t it?