libertine (176) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours opaque black with just a tiny ring of brown head. no lacing is left on my snifter.bourbon, chocolate, espresso, and vanilla are hitting my nose. anise, chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, old coffee, and wood are the flavors im picking up. very full bodied. almost flat in carbonation. oily, slick mouthfeel. and a bitter finish. my 2013 vintage is 11 percent, not the 14 the description says. but non the less the alchohol is well hidden here. this is fantastic. read a few reviews and people criticize the bourbon here. for me the bourbon is present but not overpowering and well balanced. got to be careful because i know this is a sipper but i want to drink it a bit too fast
pcstuck (57) - Illinois, USA - JAN 9, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2013 bottle poured into a snifter. Pitch dark black with almost no head. Nose is full of chocolate and vanilla with a hint of coffee roast. Subtle boozyness in the aroma. Slick and smooth mouthfeel. Slightly sweet dark chocolate and vanilla with roasty coffee finish that is slightly bitter which goes well the booze. Great brew
olr1984 (851) - 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 (355) - 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 (423) - 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 (1268) - 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 (370) - 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 (414) - Rockledge, 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 (9319) - 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 (685) - 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