voyageurmike (3) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great bourbon imperial stout. Served in snifter. Aroma pleasant but not strong. Slight foam ring. Inky black, with bourbon flavor overpowering chocate. Compared to Goose Island bourbon stout last night, the lower ABV of this makes it taste more like stout than whiskey. Either makes my taste buds happy!
Cybercat (2767) - Georgia, USA - NOV 16, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Strong aroma has notes of roast malt, caramel, chocolate, molasses and licorice with a nice alcohol nip and a hint of bacon. Pours a rich sable just a whisker above black with a thick chocolaty tan head. Mouth-filling flavor has firm notes of chocolate, molasses, roasted malt and bourbon with hints of caramel and coffee. Lip-smacking! Smooth texture has good body though not a whole lot of fizz. Overall, truly outstanding. Go hog wild!
budznsudz (378) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours jet black with a small white ring of head. The aroma is super savory like freshly smoked bacon with hints of black coffee and chocolate with a slight bourbon note. The taste is very smokey with a creamy chocolate coffee bite and a healthy dose of hops. The smoke overshadows the bourbon. If this had more bourbon notes, I would rate it higher but itís quite good regardless.
stumpyiliz (209) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Definitely can notice the malt switch. On the nose big bourbon followed with smoke. Initial sip reminds me of a highland scotch. Peaty, smooth sweet and filled with bourbon.
glennmastrange (2025) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Heavy malt aromas of toasted, dark chocolate and strong coffee, light resin for the hops, moderate dough and earth for the yeast and hints of smoke and whiskey. Head is small to average size, frothy, light brown with excellent lacing and good legs and is mostly diminishing. Color is very dark brown. Flavor starts moderately to heavily sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes moderately bittersweet with long duration. Palate is medium to full, creamy with a soft carbonation and a sticky on the lips finish. An excellently balanced Imperial Stout with a perfect palate. Got to be my best Clown Shoes yet.
ellolovey (402) - Georgia, USA - DEC 22, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Shared with UncleMattie. Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of a "brownie" sandwich. Loads of smoked malts. Taste like a smoke and bourbon and soy sauce. Oily texture yet a bit sticky on the lips. Boozy finish. Makes me want some BBQ.
ChainGangGuy (4229) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle - $11.99 at Bullockís Wine & Spirits in Marietta, Georgia.
Appearance: As like the Blaecorn, it pours out an unassuming, black body with one inch (and only one inch) of tan suds. A thin glaze of lacing on the way down.
Smell: Slight smokiness from the charred, well-roasted malts edged by dark chocolate with a rather high cocoa content, scant dark fruits, smoked black licorice, mild-mannered resinous-traced hops, and quality bourbon.
Taste: Roasted, burnt malts with some sweetish, sugary treacle and malted milk balls covered in dark bitter chocolate. Moderate smokiness from the beechwood-smoked malts. An ebb and flow of sweet bourbon with notes of oak, brown sugar, coconut. Floral, resinous hops. Medium-plus bitterness. A handful of burnt raisins. Some alcoholic heat in there. Occasionally, you get an additional blip of sugar. Roast, brown sugar, bourbon-soaked brownies on the warming finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation. A bit chewy, a bit sticky.
Overall: The hard, harsh roastiness and heavy hoppiness of the Blaecorn is smoothed over quite a bit here in the Porcine, making the presentation much more enjoyable. Where, with the Blaecorn, I would be unlikely to revisit the beer, I could cheerfully go for another dose of this stuff.
unclemattie (3901) - Georgia, USA - MAR 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. 1st press. (no bottled on date...) Black pour, thin head. Aroma of campfire. Nose is mostly smoked malts, oily smoked peat malts. Definite Highland Scotch nose. Tastes like smoked wood chips. Some chocolate malts, bourbon burn flavors, some soy sauce. Oily\greasy texture, must be from the fatback. Overall, smoked bourbon marinade flavors. Spicy tingle of rye malts on the palate in the finish. Peat & Bourbon. More of a Smoked Ale than an Imperial Stout.
achtungpv (190) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with a dark caramel head. Strong licorice, plum, blackberries on the nose. Bitter chocolate, coffee, anise up front. Fall fruits in the back. Heavy alcohol. A really fine stout.
oneeighthcuban (106) - - APR 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smell is very oaky and smokey. Bourbon smell as well. Tastes very smokey but oak and bourbon flavors are more prominent here. Very Oakey and has some kind of spivey finish. It's really good for a beer you can probably grab off the shelf in most places.
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