Hoprider (114) - DENMARK - DEC 28, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour with a dark brown, dense head. Lots of coffee and nutty aromas. Sweet licorice as well. The barrel just presents itself a little on the nose. Lots of chocolate.. A little spice and plenty of depth. The mouthfeel is on the lighter side surprisingly but its still full bodied, if that makes any sense. The flavours are complex and plentyfull but this one lacks a little carbonation.. Lots of chocolate and oak spice and even a little clove and rumcake coming through. The finish is long - dry and oily at the same time.
MotherBrother (775) - Aalborg, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour pitch black, with a huge slightly creamy dark brown head.
Aroma has plenty of coffee. Chocolate, bourbon, wood, slight vanilla, roasted malts, oatmeal, booze, slight licorice.
The taste is rather sweet upfront, with a rather heavy dose of roasted and bitter end to it.
Somewhat full bodied, with a flat carbonation. Thanks to Ryan for sending me this bad boy.
davey101 (726) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 27, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
2012 vintage. 12 oz silver waxed bottle into a brandy snifter. Can’t thank Steimie enough, this was a huge want of mine!
A - Pours a thick black body with a finger of dark mocha head. After that fizzles away its quite difficult to recreate a head with a swirl. Just some splotchy lacing with some nice retention. Alcohol legs stain the sides of the glass.
S - Bourbon dipped fudge brownie is the description I would use here. Rich and gooey dark chocolate, dry cocoa powder, light espresso and coconut. Finishes with smooth oak and vanilla and warming alcohol which does comes off as a bit too distracting.
T - Starts with dark chocolate and light roasted malts. Then comes a huge wave of vanilla, oak, and butterscotch. Lighter notes of coffee beans, coconut, and dark fruits. The finish is fudge with a bit of leather. Rich and decadent, just fucking perfect!
M - Thick and coating, just a notch below syrupy. Carbonation is spot on.
O - Truly one of the best BA stouts out there. How anyone can trade this stuff after sampling it is beyond me. Compared to its major 12 oz competition, well I think I like BCBS a bit more since its a brash stout that is all about the bourbon. This beer is much more balanced with the bourbon complimenting the base beers notes. God dammit this is good stuff!
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - DEC 23, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. Rating #202. This was pretty damn tasty. Lots of stuff going, nice barrel character, bourbon, vanilla. Great stuff. (2595)
Frank (3201) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nicely done bourbon barrel imperial stout. Nutty, anisey and sweet. Comes together really well as a slow sipper.
VikingHammer (506) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 13, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown with a small light brown head. Aromas of caramel, coffee and bourbon soaked chocolate. A very nice combination of a big rich stout with a hint of bourbon. Very well balanced. A great beer.
jcartamdg (2280) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours jet black with a dark brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate, vanilla, oak and bourbon. Taste follows, slightly sweet and boozy, alcohol burn on the finish, lots of vanilla in this one.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
mcberko (8040) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 18, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz. bottle, sent from northernbrews (thanks a lot, Jeff), pours jet black with a small light brown head. Nose is adequately bourbon-heavy, without drowning out the base beer, with melted chocolate, some light liqueur notes, and bourbon - very decadent. Flavour is complex as hell, with the bourbon barrels so perfectly accentuated the already complex and decadent base beer, without making this boozy or barrel-dominating. There are notes of chocolate, liqueur and vanilla underneath, all luxuriated by the barrels. Very soft-feel to the body - very velvety and silky. The finish is both bourbon and chocolate, without any alcohol burn at all - even less so than the base beer. Heavenly stuff.
chrisv10 (11906) - DENMARK - NOV 16, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ FOneFan. Almost black with small brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, bourbon, vanilla and oak. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, bourbon, vanilla, oak, little liquorice and a little dark fruits.
back (1413) - Holstebro, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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