Bebum (141) - - OCT 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown/ black, little head,
Full body bit little flavor, very alcoholic mouth sensation, dominating first impressions and lasting to the end.
Sweet more than bitter, like dried fruit in brandy or heavily drenched fruit cake, sweet finish, alcoholic aftertaste.
Good cooking beer, to use in desserts.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
NobleSquirrel (3429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at NHC in Philly. Pours black with brown hints. Thin brown head. Nose is big and sweet. Big and boozy as well. Strong bourbon and oak notes along with licorice and roast. On tasting, quite sweet overall. The oak brings a touch of balance and the roast is a touch drying. Kind of misses the mark, but I don’t really like the base beer either...
beechner224 (224) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2008 bottle. Aroma is strong licorice and booze. Pour is pitch black with no head. Sip is strong port with just a hint of roastiness. Very good, very strong.
tcane7 (1363) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at NHC Pro Brewers night. Pours near black, with thin beige head. Nose of roasted malt, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla. Full bodied, a little hot.
ClubGonzo (3225) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 3, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
2007 bottle, from trade with matboz. An American über-classic up for rating! Been looking forward to this for a while indeed! :-) Pours an expected jet black body with a tiny off-white head. Nose is strong booze, hints of licorice, chocolate and...not much else. It actually seems a bit neutral, somehow. Taste is mild and smooth chocolate and coffee, hints of leather and black berries. Dry, alcoholic hints. Probably smoothed out over the years, but I still think of this as sort of a bland beer, despite the whopper ABV. Vastly overrated, at least judging from this bottle.
Marheb (1529) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 31, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Critique chaotique du extreme beer fest 2013): Bourbon, vanille, fruits confis, des tannins subtils, chocolat et café en arrière plan, très bien équilibré et de beaucoup supérieur à l’originale. Plus je la bois plus elle s’ouvre, le chocolat et le café en profitent.
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pouring at the Night of the Barrels at Extreme Beer Fest. Pours a deep brown to black with a thin beige head. Bourbon, chocolate, cocoa, roast on the nose. Big and boozy, warm vanilla, chocolate, warm brownies, and a good shot of bourbon. Chocolate, cocoa, warm roast and wood. More bourbon and lingering vanilla on the finish.
nimbleprop (3914) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at EBF. Pours a viscous, opaque black with some thick, beige head. Nose of vanilla, coconut, booze, wood shavings, coffee, licorice. Flavor is thick, soy sauce, burnt wood, burnt caramel, licorice. Full, hot finish.
adamjackson (1761) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Extreme beerfest in boston Chocolatey black
Malty and big Swiss chocolate sweet vanilla beans.
Wow. A sweet stout made even sweeter. Don’t know if I could do more than an ounce. Rich and like a dessert.
GMCC2181 (1480) - Newark, Delaware, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Iron Hill Wilmington, dark side event. 10 oz pour..... black in color, nice khacki colored head that stuck around. Smells like bourbon, oak and roasted malts... Taste is a surprise.... Thought this would be a boozey burning mess, but lots of roasted malts, slight bourbon presence, oak notes shine through. Really smooth. Body is creamy and soft, little oily, slides down the throat. Dangerously drinkable for such a high alcohol content brew. Overall: Kick ass BA impy stout... well done.