dctriman (57) - USA - JUL 15, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Well balanced bourbon stout. Enjoyed this immensely. Bourbon flavor is always present but not overpowering. Texture is very thick. Good stuff.
Leighton (8786) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared at the Croydonia July 2013 Tasting - East Croydon. Thanks to Paul for this one. Pours oily black with a frothy tan head. Nose of chocolate cake, brownies, a bit of dark wood, hints of alcohol. Big sweet flavor with rich dark malt character, light char, dark chocolate, some dark fruits, raisins, light booze, mocha, chocolate syrup, decadent chocolate cake. Full bodied with fine, creamy carbonation. Moderate warmth in the finish, tons more dense chocolate cake, mellow earthy bitterness, brownies, oily chocolate, light burnt wood. Lovely, balanced but still rich and complex. Superb.
brystmar (990) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012. Pungent, delicious roasty malt and bourbon aroma. Damn, smells great!
Healthy stout base is smoothly integrated into the bourbon & booze. Far better than fresh when it was a bourbon bomb. I'm a convert.
Scopey (4697) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, many thanks to Adrian from BA. It pours opaque black with a small tan head. The nose is smooth roasted malt, sweet coffee, toffee, chocolate, fudge and vanilla. The taste is roasted malt, treacle, burnt sugar, cocoa, vanilla, oily, oreos, rocky road, earthy and bourbon with a dry, roasty finish. Full body and fine carbonation. Smooth, well-balanced and dangerously drinkable.....
kraddel (2045) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUN 25, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
bottle obtained in a trade ( 2 times, 2 dioffrent people. thnx guys ! )
2011 vintage, at home, in my talisker bowl/glass . seriously. stouts in this, is the best !
pours black with a red glow, when you pour it in front of the light .
small brown, fading foam. smell is oaty, not that intence , actualy. and i get no bourbon. so i think my fear of ’ another bourbon overkill stout’ was uncalled for ...
rather low mouthfeel .
AWSOME ! shit , why diod i trade my other bottle?
bourbon is perfectly blended here. no overkill, but so there, in a good way ! buttery, oaty, robust feeling, perfect carbonation, vanilla ,... everything you could want from a bourbon BA impoerial stout, and than even better. im amazed !
sic1314 (2017) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 25, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Shared by Kermis. Poured a deep brown with a small tan head. Aroma of vanilla smooth sweet bourbon with dark chocolate and coffee grinds. Full body, flavour of the aroma with fudge and roast malt in there as well.
deanso (4194) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample shared at the doerak beer festival.
Thin tan head. Clear black pour. Lovely smooth brew.
kermis (3767) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2013 Bottle shared at Doerak beer festival. Pours black with a ring beige head. Aroma of massive bourbon, vanilla, milk chocolate, light roast, coffee, molasses, fudge. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light bitter, superbly balanced. Full bodied with very soft carbonation.
Phatdog1 (159) - Brentwood, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 22, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2013 2011 version compliments of ZMDR1975. Thick oily goodness poured into a snifter. Exquisite aroma of bourbon, vanilla and oak. Time to age did this wonders. The majority of the heat has mellowed into a smooth, silky liquid with just the right amount of warmth in the finish. Nice and complex between the deep, rich malt, the bourbon, vanilla and black licorice flavor. So much going on here, practically left speechless. Time for another sip.
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Cbuk1013 (228) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUN 12, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2013 Pours black with a tan head. Smells of roasted chocolate and bourbon. Taste is the same with some oak and vanilla. Great mouthfeel and silky smooth with a bite on the end. Great beer.