Sean9689 (269) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle brought by me to our Epic Chicago Tasting. Poured into Rochefort tulip and split amongst some awesome Chicago BAs.
A - Pours black, creamy mocha head, thick ring around the glass. Some lacing left along the sides, pretty viscous, motor oil.
S - Chocolate, slight JD, very smooth, some barrel/oak. Very easy on the nose and really impressive for 9%.
T - Chocolate, super-smooth JD, nice touch of alcohol. Not nearly as boozy and the BT or regular version. The JD and chocolate notes meld together well and create a really nice stout.
M - Medium to full, smooth and rich, oily finish.
D - This was my favorite version by a long-shot. The JD and stout were put together well and the over 9% alcohol is nearly untraceable. Recommend.
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUN 28, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2013 JD barrel aged version, sampled 3 or 4 times at brewvival. pours a very thick, jet black with a light tan head leaving thick, sticky lacing. aroma is wonderful with big, dark roasted malts, chocolate, and woody bourbon, with notes of raw, green coffee beans, and vanilla cake batter and hints of herbal hops. flavor is absolutely fantastic with huge notes of dark chocolate, roasted malts, and light coffee backed by sweet vanilla, yellow cake, and coconut with woody bourbon on the swallow. palate is smooth and silky despite being thinner than most big imperial stouts with solid carbonation and a lingering, warm, roasty finish. overall, a great barrel aged impy from the coast boys.
Mora2000 (5306) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to thirdeye11 for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours dark brown to black with a tan head. The aroma is chocolate, roasted malts and oak. The flavor is whiskey, vanilla, oak, roasted malt and chocolate. Thick, creamy mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A great barrel aged beer. Glad I got to try this one.
travita (3651) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to thirdeye11. The smell is wood, alcohol, malts, coffee, and chocolate. The look is brown to black not much head. The taste is chocolate, malts, wood, and alcohol.
kappldav123 (4539) - Nordhausen, GERMANY - MAY 11, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The bottle looks really good, as well as the beer in the glass. Deep black, small creamy head. Starts malty-dry, modest bitter, roasty, notes of bitter chocolate. Turns milder, a bit sweeter, modest smoky. Velvet-soft finish, well balanced, sticky. Very drinkable and good Imperial Stout!
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11. Pours black with tan head, a bit of iodine colored legs. Aroma of strong dark roast, a bit astringent, espresso. Flavor is very much the same with some added black licorice. Mouth feel is heavy body, medium carbonation. Overall, pretty tasty!
mar (4591) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
big thanks to thirdeye11 for this bottle. pitch black with a cream head. nose is heavy wood, vanilla, bourbon, chocolate, and roasted malts. great on the palate, heavy wood flavor, vanilla, light roasted malts, chocolate, fudge, and all kinds of stuff.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - APR 29, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to thirdeye11. poured black with a beige head. aroma was bourbon, dark roast, and coffee. flavor was very much the same. heavy body with low carbonation.
peter (445) - Normal, Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark and oily pour. Approaching SA triplebock pour. nose is very oaky. Taste is overrun with wax and plastic notes, but a bourbon character provides a contrast.
AmEricanbrew (5514) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - APR 22, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of thirdeye11. Dark brown color/ no head. Tart wet wood, deep roasted malt aromas. medium bodied. Woody, chocolate malted milk shake flavors with roasted blackened malts. good.