KansaiBeerLvrs (3430) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 30, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Brasserie 4:20 -
Hel ’08 imp stout 11.9% charcoal black with ruby highlights & a tan head. The nose is umami chocolate powder & black licorice. Smooth velvety mouthfeel with a big roasty coffee, maple & chocolate flavor. Excellent.
Huhzubendah (3084) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by ygtbsm94. Thanks Brad.
Mohagany body with a thin beige cap. Bourbon, oak, vanilla aroma. Sweet and chocolate tones followed by malt and vanilla. Light to medium in body with soft carbonation. Delicious.
BRW (1580) - Barcelona, SPAIN - DEC 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black colour with small brown head. Roasted, bourbon, wood aroma. Sweet, bourbon, wood, roasted, dark chocolate taste. Medium to full bodt.
anstei (429) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - DEC 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle from Erzbierschof. Compared to the Hemel & Aarde Bourbon BA which I had just two days ago, this one here wins in many ways: The nose has more barrel aroma, the taste is much more refined and full, and the palate is much more enjoyable through it’s long and complex finish. Tastes a bit too much of alcohol though. Still, a strong beer that I enjoyed very much!
King_Alex_II (728) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is heavy, chocolately, creamy and a bit caramelly. But beneth that there is a fresh almost soury/bitter taste that compromises the beer. It’s therefore not as rounded and balanced as it could have been.
SinH4 (1213) - Garching, GERMANY - DEC 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black color with small head. Fresh-fruity, oak tanines, coffee and chocolate. Something fresh in there which makes it very different, can’t quite describe it. Spicy, full-bodied imperial stout taste with additional freshness. A good one, and a different one!
Zakoon (317) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
33cl bottle @ home. Pours black with a nice brown head. Aroma is vanilla, oak, bourbon and cocoa. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter, Body is full, texture slick, carbonation average. Finish is well balanced. Highly enjoyably beer.
Shark_Pants (477) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 21, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled 28 Jan 13, drank 21 Nov 14. Almost black with small tan head. Lots of bourbon and oak with the dark chocolate, mocha, cream, vegemite. The taste is fantastic. Delicate balance between the sweet bourbon, treacle, cream, chocolate, a little espresso and the bitter/dry ashiness, a hint of hops and the dry oak. Nice stickiness. Really good BA imperial stout. Reminds me a lot of the Struise Cuvee Delphine.
jdb288 (584) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Unknown bottle date. Pours oily black with no head. Aroma is fig, plum, raisin, ashtray, campfire, cocoa. Taste is similar with more chocolate covered raisin notes coming through for me. Smoky and distinct. Smooth and worth sipping over a long while.
fletchfighters (1285) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
11% version from 2013
330 ML bottle
Brownish black pour, settled black. Quarter finger light brown head that falls to a collar. Just some spotty lacing.
Nose is charred oak, malted chocolate milk, soft vanilla, and toasted coconut.
Taste thin for the ABV. Lots of barrel notes. Vanilla, coconut, caramel, chocolate, and coco powder. Some char and a long lasting almond joy after taste. Thin in the mouth but a solid dry finish. ABV is well reserved and doubt this would make it to 25 years.