Ontbeertaster (2346) - 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 (2830) - 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 (945) - 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 (251) - 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 (831) - 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 (2901) - 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 (1266) - 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 (628) - 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 (6706) - Los Angeles, California, 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.