MacBoost (1684) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - NOV 17, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Looks like a slimy black penis in a glass. Smells like chocolate thunder, milkshakes, Tarmac. The barrel influence is only slightly noticeable upon first sip. Nice balance of sweet and bitter. Dry yet quenching and quaffable. Also, chuggable. Yes.
lownote (456) - USA - APR 29, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Alcohol aroma. Strong red winy. . Pours black with a tan head. Taste is very sweet. Some roast bitterness balances, but it lingers in not a good way. Itís just way sweet at first and way bitter after. Itís not bad, but Iím not getting a lot besides the slight stone fruit flavor which is disappointing
AndyW68 (1336) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 15, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Near black pour with tan head and Aroma of sweet roast malt. Taste is dry roast chocolate malt. Very creamy and bitter finish.
BruceHartford3 (13) - - APR 14, 2016
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
2015 Reserve. Delicious. Full bodied. Pretty much what you would expect. Not hot. Good smokiness. Tight bite in the back.
markducommun (801) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep opaque black brown, quite deep brown, ample head. Cinnamon, nutmeg, molasses, light coffee. Light tang, some bitterness, some sweetness. Very complex, very long quite dry finish. Medium heavy body, fairly syrupy. Very good.
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bchifley (5) - Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2016 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A great stout but recent versions have lacked some robustness for my taste. Get it if you can however.
bigtaster (889) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 27, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle into wine glass. Black large brown head. Intense malted barley, chocolate, blueberry. Sweet, medium bitterness, dry finish. Huge body, nice.
jefcon (1592) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Molasses and cherry notes on a rich imperial stout. Lots of alcohol on the palate, long finish, some coffee and licorice.
wombat23 (294) - Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared 22 oz. bottle. 2015 edition. Bottle states íBest after 12/08/2016í. Couldnít wait that long; wanted to try this. Pours like oil and is almost black with a thick, creamy brown head. Aroma of bourbon, roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, and molasses. Tons of flavor. Taste is bourbon, oak, molasses, chocolate, coffee, and has hints of licorice and vanilla. Maybe faint vinous notes as well. Thick, full-bodied and extremely rich. This is made for slow sipping. My only complaint is that there might be a little too much bourbon flavor, but itís not nearly as strong as some of the other barrel-aged stuff out there. Looking forward to aging this. Fantastic!
darbeer75 (254) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2016
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma: chocolatey, malty and boozy; Appearance: inky black with very dark tan head that dissipates very slowly; thick lacing that sticks; Taste: huge mouthful of chocolate, malt while balanced with bourbon and some hops; extremely complex and layered taste that changes with time; Palate: viscous, oily, heavy as lead; Overall: amazing. my favorite imperial stout yet.
truebluehes (196) - Tipton, Iowa, USA - MAR 16, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2014 bottle... Thick black pour with beige head. So much thick goodness going on. Slight cherry raisiny awesomeness covered in oak-aged malty goodness.
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