Lukaduke (2181) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2006 vintage from notes. Thick black color with slight ring of foam. Lots of sweet cola, raisin, cocoa, vanilla bean, licorice... thick viscous mouthfeel. Good balance of roast, sweetness and booze.
Brentv (354) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bottle, Pours opaque black with a beige head and lots of lacing. Aroma is coffee and roasted malts. Taste is the same, sweet, with a sweet finish. A bit too sweet, but otherwise rich and complex. Full mouthfeel. This is a very nice beer. However, there are others I like better for significantly less than the $10 a bottle this one cost.
Dr_Fellini (411) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a chunky deep brown color with a thin light brown head. Aroma is boozy, roasted malts, vanilla, dark fruits. Flavor is molasses, sweet, roasted malts. Big body with a lot of Bourbon booze character. Superb.
samsmith33 (375) - - APR 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma Is yeast, coffee, peat, sugar/ molasses. Dark black color, white head. Taste is coffee, cream, touch of fruit. ..maybe black cherry. Finish is tart, vinegar like. Alcohol presence is very strong. Feel us light and thin for such a dark beer. Carbonation is very light. Interesting stout. Not my favorite, but worth keeping around for its uniqueness.
Lost Head to head with Founders Breakfast Stout.
ismith87 (71) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 27, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Notes from back in February -
Ap - 4 - dark brown black color thats almost opaque, with no head and sparse lacing
Ar - 9 - super roasty , alcohol, dark fruits, coffee, espresso, bourbon.
T - 9 - same as the smell pretty much, roasty, dark fruits, coffee, bourbon.
P - 4 - A little thinner than I’d like but okay for the ABV. Alc flavor is there but it’s still super smooth. Aftertaste is roasty, coffee, bourbon.
T - 18/20- Great beer, a little heavier on the alcohol than I’d want but who can complain with this ABV. They did an awesome job, like they usually do with darker/maltier brews, i wish they’d make more.
stevoj (2148) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at Boise’s Imperial Stout get together, over 120 bottles to choose from. Going with the flow on this rating.
Spab (2388) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle from Premier Gourmet. Pours a very dark brown with lasting tan head. Aroma is roasty and sweet with coffee, dark chocolate, dark fruit and whiskey. Flavour is perfectly balanced between roastiness and sweetness with cocoa, coffee, dark tree fruit/red grape, molasses and whiskey. There’s some mild alcohol warmth in there, but you’d never guess that it packs an 18% punch. Lovely, silky mouthfeel. Extremely impressive.
BenH (2321) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, thanks Craig. Black with tan head. Aroma of licorice, molasses. Taste of rich licorice, tobacco, molasses. Sweet and bitter. Very nice.
McNeillR (1207) - SCOTLAND - APR 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Opaque, dark brown and thinest sticking ring. Earthy rich liquiroice, raisins. Odd cleansing richness, loose boozey burn. Middling roast, more oaky and sweet than full on complexity. This made the ABV more impressive than anything as it passed through. Finished lightly sweet, soily.
Bottle, CAGarvieUK cave
Tfelts07 (6) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 24, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark color with a creamy head but damn the taste is awesome and the taste is great something you must try
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