Homer321 (539) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle bought in Portland. nose full of tobacco, earthiness, light dried fruit. dried earth and mud. minimal brown head, with decent lacing and some alcohol legs. On the taste is a FULL beer with chocolate and some light chocolate. mid palate is clean and thing, then dries out leaving a sublte slickness on the tongue. Gr8 stuff
Theydon_Bois (5297) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split at Craft Clerko, big thanks to Eric for sharing, 22/10/13.
I actually saw these guys getting waxed at the brewery back in May !
Mid black with a good sized dirty tan covering.
Nose is dark roast, bourbon punch, chocolate biscuits, molasses, dark toffee.
Taste comprises chocolate cookies, well pitched bourbon woodyness, spice, dark chocoalte, dark toffee.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, dry roasted finale.
The bourbon is well pitched on this one and doesn’t take over. Decent.
Smurf2055 (1064) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black, minimal tan head.
Smell cookie and graham cracker, bit of pretzel?
Taste sweet coco and roast, red fruit on the end, bit of oak
Mid body. Smooth
mR_fr0g (1389) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Eric shared at CBC. Opaque black pour with a thin dark tan head. Aroma is liquorice, cake light choc and some soy. Falvour is more soy, light salt, big roast and choc. Some boozyness. Milky mouthfeel. Full body and average carb.
MrChopin (2763) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 30, 2013
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
black with a thin white head. Rich barky nose, moderate plum, lots of chocolate. Stinging sugars in flavor, marshmallow all over, burnt and underattenuated.
WillRunForBeer (185) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 29, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 vintage from trade, thanks Dak! First off, they should call this "Tough to get out of the Bottle". 375 mL bottle was dipped in purple wax, underneath was a crown cap, take that off and you’re staring at a low quality cork made for a bottle twice its size. The cork split on removal and I ended up rotating the remaining bit in the neck to pour the beer with minimal cork bits. This had better be good! Pours dark raisin brown with a lighter brown head. Aroma has molasses, vanilla, oatmeal raisin cookie. Flavor follows nose, plenty of alcohol warmth, some oak and char on the finish. This was worth the effort, a nice BA Impy.
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle served in a Prairie Artisan Ales snifter. Recent release.
A: Pours black and thick with a dark khaki head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin film and thick ring.
S: Dark fruits and some whiskey. A little roast and smoke with some oak. A little chocolate sweetness.
T: Dark fruits, milk chocolate and a touch of booze. Some heavy char and roast with a heavier oak presence. Molasses and a touch of vanilla.
M: Chewy, but really drinkable. Medium carbonation with a sweet finish.
O: This is a really balanced and easily drinkable BA stout. Great mix of char, booze and sweetness. Would have again.
Leighton (8675) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at CBC Clerkenwell - London. Big thanks to Eric for bringing this one. Pours oily black with a thick, mocha head. The nose holds dried, dark berries, chocolate and burnt wood. Medium sweet flavor with light bitter cocoa, dried fruits and burnt marshmallows. Medium to full in body with fine, creamy carbonation. Lightly warming to finish with faint tangy dark fruits, a bit of chocolate and mellow earthy bitterness. Nice beer.
Scopey (4612) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Eric. It pours near black with a thick tan head. The nose is smooth roast, toast, chocolate, toffee, toasted coconut, vanilla, rocky road and chocolate gateaux. The taste is roasted malt, toast, earth, mild acidity, coffee, light citrus, fudge, chocolate, salted caramel, charred wood, spice and alcohol warmth with a roasty finish. Full body, fine carbonation and oily mouth-feel. A pretty solid imperial stout.
biggsbowler (158) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - pours thick pitch black w/ tan head. Nice amount of bourbon, vanilla and oak in the nose with some spice. Tastes of dark bitter chocolate, vanilla, and spices. Very smooth and balance for a big abv beer.
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