GenDV138 (3538) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2-4 oz pour at SAVOR 2015’s Saturday night session. Dark brownish black with off-white head. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, roast. Tastes of chocolate, whiskey, roast. Medium body with a dry finish.
drjay44 (3000) - Salida, Colorado, USA - FEB 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
651 ml. bottle. 12.4% ABV per the label. Bottle 2063 of 2600. Pours a thick well retained, tiny bubbled, beige head, with slight lacing, over a clear, brownish black (SRM 35) body.....nose is heavy roasted malts, with chocolate, coffee, also multiple dried fruits, including plum, raisin, mild bourbon, hints of oak, light herbal hop notes, balance to the malts and adjuncts (coffee, chocolate......taste is moderately sweet, with roasted malts, chocolate, slight coffee, plum, raisin, bourbon, oak, finishing with moderate hop bitterness.....mouth feel, heavy body, sticky, alcohol heat slightly present, creamy mouth feel from the oats and carbonation. This is a heavy, thick, rich, complex beer. It lacks some of the fruity esters found in the best. None of the various elements is totally dominant. The quite high alcohol is remarkably well hidden. This is a dangerously drinkable confection with plenty of ethanol. BJCP 8/3/16/5/7
DocJitsu (1299) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very dark brown with a caramelized colored head. Griddle grease, red fruit, coffee, and oatmeal nose. Moderately fit, very smooth. Flavors approximate the nose.
Ontbeertaster (2348) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle, pours dark black with tan head. Aroma is bourbon with a bit of coffee. Flavour is a light bourbon and it hits with some coffee, roast malts and finishes with chocolate. This beer is so smooth and yet so flavourful. No real hype behind this beer but there should be. Sure holds up with the top barrel aged stouts for me. And it’s got a nice shinny bottle. Worth picking up some of this.
NachlamSie (3000) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
10 oz in a goblet at the brewery. Dude, this an amazing beer. This year’s release is a little higher alcohol, but the booze doesn’t become detrimental. The body is near black and viscous with a long lasting dark head. Loads of bittersweet dark malt give the perception of cacao with real coffee coming through very nicely. The barrel aging is perfect. The palate is dense and creamy. Notes of rich chocolate, coffee and tasteful oak and vanilla make this a savory sipper. Breweries aren’t cranking out barrel aged imperial stouts like they used to, so this is a perfect local addition to the seasonal beer scene.
Brouwerij (957) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, labelled as Snowed In. Pours very dark brown with fine light brown head. Decent retention and minimal lacing. Aroma is roasted, alcohol, bourbon, chocolate, quite sweet. Flavor is sweet, roasted, coffee, chocolate, with a roasted, bourbon finish. Flavor was better than the aroma. Soft carbonation, medium-full body, and smooth texture. A good BB imperial stout.
Azand222 (171) - Westminster, Colorado, USA - DEC 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pours a very dark brown, rich. Has a tan head. The aroma is is very rich too, oatmeal and chocolate with a coffee bitterness. The taste is rich as well, coffee initially and bitter, then you get the chocolate. The oatmeal is noticeable in the finish, maybe a little to much alcohol. Overall a very good oatmeal stout.
theothermatt (281) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - DEC 15, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz Bottle. Now labeled as "Copper Kettle Snowed In". Extremely boozy aroma. Vanilla, oak, and alcohol. Sweet and then develops a rich, bold coffee flavor before finishing dry, bitter, and boozy. I think this one could use some time to really mellow.
DenverLogan (911) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this last May at the brewery...said 10.2% with 70 IBUs. Pours black with small creamy head. Aroma of bourbon, dark chocolate nibs, coffee, cinnamon. Moderate carbonation and strong mouthfeel. Flavors of rich dark chocolate, bitter chocolate, chalk, carob, burnt malts. Overall rich and bold with strong astringency and alcohol. A year of aging might help mellow this brew.
Steve_0 (3424) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Nitro at the brewery. Pour is pitch black with a big brown head and great lacing. Big bourbon, figs, dark cocoa, oak, light roast, slightly earthy, coconut, vanilla, and maple in the aroma. Taste is rich dark chocolate, raisins, light bourbon, sweet vanilla, dark fruits, oaky, toasty, caramel, and lightly grassy with a light burn on the backend, but it seems to work. Syrupy/creamy mouthfeel with soft carbonation. This was probably the best beer I had tonight.