olr1984 (1500) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 2, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
2013 12oz bottle with silver wax pours a dark black with a tan head. Not much barrel taste here. chocolate and a bit of a vanilla taste.
jckp64 (356) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 31, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from the most recent release. Thanks a lot JR! Pours dark with a nice tan head. Aroma is bourbon, vanilla, chocolate and coffee. Taste has hints of bourbon, oak, vanilla, coffee and roasted malts. Has a nice smooth mouth feel. Great full bodied imperial stout!
DesertDevil (685) - Arizona, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2011 bottle (thanks for opening it, daknole!). Sweet and vinous nose of mellow bourbon, funky molasses, anise, and charred oak. Pours dark brown with traces of maroon. Sweet milk chocolate taste with light whiskey, caramelized brown sugar, and vanilla bean. Viscous body with slick mouthfeel; the alcohol is well-hidden. Good, but not as great as many other barrel-aged imperial stouts.
Errl (2442) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2012 Bottle thanks to jstax...Pour is dark black with a nice tan head..Nose is nice chewy caramel, spices, milk chocolate, coffee, some alcohol, marshmallow...Taste is nice chewy caramel, vanilla, nice bourbon, light sweetness, nice milk chocolate, bitterness..alcohol is very hidden in the taste.
beechner224 (1024) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from DrewFace! Nice. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is chocolate and bourbon. Taste is sweet, chocolate, sweetness. Good, but a bit sweet.
DrewFace (967) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very deep dark blackish, color. Big sweet malty roast character with a touch of bourbon in the aroma. More big malty sweet , roasty flavor. Bourbon, alcohol hotness, very tasty overall.
Lubiere (12970) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A deep dark stout with a thin dark brown head. In aroma, wonderful chocolate malt with vanilla, bourbon barrel, light soy, beautiful. In mouth, a beautiful sweet chocolate malt with angels, vanilla, espresso coffee , pinot de charente, alcohol warmth pleasing the mouth, wow, just plain good. On tap at End of Everything beer fest Dec 22 2013.
devman171 (1221) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - DEC 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a near flat black. Aroma is bourbon and roast. Taste is big full bodied roast with a nice sweet booze finish
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 16, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Vintage 2011, thanks Jamie!
pours a dark, inky black ale with just a little bit of mocha rim. No lace. Aroma bursts from the bottle with cocoa, cake batter, caramel, oak, bourbon, bourbon...did I mention bourbon?
Taste follows suit with cocoa, cake, vanilla, caramels, hints of tannin, praline and even a little bit of....bourbon! I can’t believe this beer is 14%, it is sooo well hidden, insane. Really lovely flavor.
Mouthfeel is liquid oil. Really smooth with full body and low carb. Im really impressed with this beer overall. Wish I had more of theses puppies. Damn fine brew.
Serving type: bottle
Inbreak (4719) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - DEC 8, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 08.12.2013, 0,35l bottle (2012 vintage) @ home:
Small brown creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is very rich and sweet, dark malts, mild bourbon, salty licorice, toffee, oak, grass, vanilla, dark sugar, hints of coconut and unripe banana. Taste is rich and sweet, dark malts, mild bourbon, licorice, oak, dark sugar, coffee, grass, toffee, vanilla, hints of coconut and alcohol. Longlasting mild bitterness, slightly dry mouthfeel. Very very nice, mild and balanced this one, very close to perfection!