tmitchell (2) - Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2015 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice Dark color with a great aroma. Very drinkable and smooth on the palate.
JHeath99 (1236) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JAN 24, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by Damian and Lona. Pours an opaque dark black with a thin layer of toffee colored head. Taste of roasted malts, lingering vanilla, and wood. Aroma of booze, roasted malts, and licorice.
kaser (3429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black and tastes good like the other. Good shit. It got what rhe sweet and creamy. Pretty good
boozedude (2133) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JAN 24, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber shared with pals at brian tasting in chicago. ..pitch black surpy.goodness...great!
WABeerFiend (274) - - JAN 20, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
11.10.15 best after date.
Poured from a bomber into a tulip on 11.25.14.
A: I can smell it after popping the waxed cap. Licorice, deep milk chocolate, truffle, strong molasses, vanilla, and cocoa. Wow. This is so complex and unlike anything. Itís all blended so perfectly. The aromas arenít muted either as they mix.
A: 1 finger light brown head that is retained fluffy and beautiful. Midnight black body with no red.
T: Oak, cherry, and molasses dominate. Vanilla, truffle, and milk chocolate are more subtle but still strong.
P: Creamy smooth. This isnít as bubbly as other BBA stouts, which I like. It has perfect carbonation.
O: Oak is first, then molasses, slight vanilla, truffle, and chocolate in the middle. The tart finish comes out as cherry (from the cherry bark) and balances the sweetness along with the oak at the start. It does have amazing depth. I expected to get a lot of vanilla but this goes a different way. Oak wasnít there in the smell but it comes out from the depths and asserts itself in the taste. Every sip seems different. Oak eventually fades to vanilla after dominating for awhile, but the middle and back end remain the same. As big as the flavors are, theyíre not overdone. The balance is incredible. What an experience.
Mittenator (1482) - Michigan, USA - JAN 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber thanks to respertFTW. Cloudy brown with a dark head. Grapes, wood and alcohol. Chocolatey and plums with a smokey malt.
ICEatALAMO (1051) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JAN 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 2013 vintage. The pour is black with nice lacing. The aroma is heavy malt and molasses. The taste is bold and roasty.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
EdInSaltLake (703) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JAN 8, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Malty aroma: Raisin, sweet, toffee, chocolate roast. Sweet, dark fruit, apple-ish flavor. Some molasses. Spicy, and subtle alcohol. Nice dry coffee-like roasted aftertaste. (2013 reserve; drank 1/4/15)
MattH (657) - California, USA - JAN 6, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Stumbled upon this one on tap at a place in Santa Rosa. Overall a well balanced and very drinkable 11% imperial stout. I think the molasses stands out a little more than in other imperial stouts that I have had. The best beer Iíve had in a while.
makromaniak (141) - Tilburg, NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
bottle 2013---very roasted malty, licorice, molassessoy, bourbon, wood, chocolate, and a dash of dark fruit and vanilla leading to a very dry long lasting coffee and hoppy finish. Very smooth...very nice.