dalekliz (870) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 31, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Hamilton’s as BA Stoopid Stout. Pours a deep black with a tan ring. Aroma of sweet malt and sharp whiskey. Taste starts off sweet, of malt, caramel, and molasses, then picks up more whiskey, wood, and alcohol flavors. Huge lingering whiskey and wood tastes. Fantastic.
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - OCT 20, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I got to try 3 BA imperial stouts today. GF, CBC, and BA Yeti. They are all different and good in their own way. The CBC had the most (lots) of bourbon barrel characteristics: oak, some oxidation. Black creamy head. Sweetish. A hint of booze. Excellent. Almost equally highest rated of the three.
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - OCT 19, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Ham’s listed as BA Stoopid Stout. Pours black with a tan head. Nose is smoky and roasty. Taste is sweet and chocolate, overall nice and big.
ironchefscott (357) - portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 10, 2008
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
handbottle at a tasting at verdugo
great nose...finishes a bit sweeet and the musty type of bourban age
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 7, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On-tap at the CBC 12th Anni Party. Pours viscous and dark brown/black with a minimal, whispy light brown head. Smells somewhat subdued, sweet malty with some wood and vanilla. Tastes slightly sour malty with some very nice vanilla and wood flavors. The sour might come from the bourbon and the wood. Full body, smooth carbonation.