Brouwerij (938) - 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 (200) - 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 (814) - 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 (2826) - 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.
wchesser (1221) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
At Boulder Strong Ale. Fading bourbon nose. Medium bodied, bitter hops and far less coffee than I expect for the style and from the name. Enjoyable but forgettable.
wilnatp (617) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at brewery with the Lumberjack 4. Poured in a goblet, the aromas of oak and coffee wafted out nicely and boldly. This has a smooth finish and is strong in alcohol almost like cough syrup. Great boubon notes. Decent and full bodied.
arminjewell (6323) - lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark black pour with fine off white colored head, aroma was definitely some bourbon, oak and vanilla notes, hints of slight coffee and chocolate, some roasted malts as well with a hint of sweetness in there. Taste is a mix of sweet vanilla and caramel mixing into the bourbon and oak, touch of chocolate and some coffee come through but it is fairly restrained. Fairly sweet but dry finish. I guess I like my coffee stouts a bit more coffee forward, but overall this still tasted pretty good.
Camons (6249) - Hasselager, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Copper Kettle, Denver. Pours pitch black with a small lasting tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, oak, dark chocolate, fruit, bourbon. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, dark fruit, oak, bourbon, oatmeal, light spicyness, very smooth and yet complex. Medium to full body, silky mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Lovely. 200212
notalush (4962) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 4, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2013 (batch two re-rate) a few changes to the recipe this year - they added some dark chocolate, switched to better quality coffee and aged it in bourbon barrels rather than using bourbon-soaked oak blocks - the result is a much more robust and bourbon- forward brew - lots more vanilla and oak - much lower bitterness - a little boozy, but quite intense and tasty - better and bolder than last year (batch one - 3.6) Ordered this one at the same time I ordered the hefe, just to let it warm up to room temp, and I think the beer benefitted from it - deep black pour - nose of light wood, chocolate, espresso, cream, vanilla, moderate bourbon - slick in the mouth - slightly light-bodied for the abv, with well-masked alcohol, making it a bit dangerous - flavor is moderately sweet and fairly bitter, both from the coffee and the black malts - a bit of charred character - the bourbon is very subdued, which is a welcome change for a bourbon stout, adding just touches of vanilla - very mild woodiness - a bit of anise and chocolate - moderate coffee - there is a sort of charred peanut skin quality that I often pick up in coffee of poor to middling quality, which is a slight turn-off - otherwise a solid and well-balanced imperial stout.