Ibrew2or3 (6990) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 12, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The 33cl bottle, with 11% ABV + bottle on date of Jan. 30th 2013 listed on the label, pours with a nice dark body that supports a tan head of foam. The aroma is full with dark roasted malts, burnt malts, some chocolate, some peat and then mild bourbon booze. The taste is similar with pleasing smoothness and richness with roasted malts, dark roasted malts, some burnt malts flowing into yummy chocolate and modest peaty notes. Thereís a perfect amount of malt sweetness and smooth mild bourbon sweetness to tie this thing together. This just has the right amount of everything: chocolate, dark roasted malts, peat, sweetness and bourbon. Nice!
Meilby (7752) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 330ml @ Geokkjer
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, oak, vanilla, licorice, caramel and alcohol. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and medium bitter with a long warm, bourbon, chocolate and licorice finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
yngwie (13693) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 33cl. A clear-looking next to black beer with a small, dark beige head. The aroma has roasted malt, some peat and licorice. Bourbon notes. Some dark chocolate and coffee. The flavor is roasted and peaty, with bourbon, coffee grit and some dark dried fruits. Quite boozy on the palate, warming and more or less full-bodied. Low carbonation level. Caramel, peaty, bourbon and roasted malts in the finish. Well, not superb in my book, but itís drinkable. In small amounts. 140808
Geokkjer (5887) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours black with a tiny beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, some ash, caramel, alcohol, oak and grains. Flavor is sweet and malty with some caramel, bourbon, oak ,brown sugar,vanilla and nuts. Medium to full body, soft carbonation.
bhensonb (11255) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at Hair of the Dog in Portland. Pours very dark brown/black with no head. Aroma of very dark treact, hint of smoke, hint of vanilla. Full + bodied. Flavor is bourbon/treacle. Lots of sugar. Lots of bourbon. Lots of dark malt. Very, very strong flavors. Finishes amazingly!
Ernesto987 (3775) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 21, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
awesome! sample at the brewery, your standard rediculously perfect huge imperial stout, with a rich brownie like barrel aging flavors.
Iphonephan (3352) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at ChurchKey DC. Pours a clear cola brown with a tan head. Aroma of bourbon and licorice. Flavors of bourbon, oak, vanilla and plum. Boozy finish.
Stuu666 (2850) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Vanilla, toffee, dry chocolate roast, light sweetness, bitter.
JulienHuxley (3263) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - MAY 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Tom. Black pour with thick lacy tan foam. Aroma of bourbon (pickles), coffee and burnt toast, smoke is definitely still there but much less so than in the non Ba versions. Taste is a bit smokier, strong bourbon flavors, light coffee roastiness, woody, boozy finish. Palate is full bodied, not too slick, good carbonation. Good.
tom10101 (2919) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (330 ml). Bottled on January 30th 2013. Black with a small ring of beige foam and little to no lacing. Aroma is of bourbon, dills, peat (a lot less than the regular or Wild Turkey version), roasted notes and chocolate. Taste is also dominated by bourbon, but thereís also roasted malt, chocolate and a lingering peated/smoked finish. Full bodied. Moderate carbonation. Itís quite different than the base beer. It as also unbalanced, but this time itís not because of the heavy peat (even if itís still there), but because of the huge bourbon presence. Itís still a decent/good RIS.