BenH (1996) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black with tan head. Aroma pf some open fruity alcohol, molasses, vanilla. Taste has some harsh alcohol, molasses, fruity licorice. Sweet with some alcohol burn.
cgarvieuk (12877) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 15, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
bottle at home ... at the Lets do a Chris O tasting...deep brown ... soft thin tan lacing ... dark malts... sweet dark berry fruits ... rich malts ... dark choccolate deep berry roast .... dark malts ... rich sweet malts ... lightest roast malts.. nice
TheEpeeist (3142) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle. Dark brown with splotchy tan haze. Nose is bourbon, boozy chocolate, toffee and raisin. Hot with stinging alcohol; the silky body smooths the sharp edges. Taste is super sweet grapes, chocolate, bourbon, wood and cane sugar. Reminds me of an eisbock.
bierdabbler (3) - - DEC 30, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared bottle I bought about 4 months ago. Strong bourbon aroma and a nice white foam that disappears fairly quickly. Flavor was smooth and hard to taste the 13.4% abv, with a lot of tastes melded together. Smooth finish compared to other bourbon imperial stouts. Overall decent beer but was quite expensive where I bought it in Baltimore.
budznsudz (429) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - JUN 25, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark with a small white head. The same as a regular retribution with a spicy note. Fantastic.
markwise (4177) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle generously shared by the Tampa Tasting Crew. Pours a dark cola brown with an off-tan head. Nose is booze, some chocolate, oak, molasses, and lots of sweetness. Flavor is similar with roast, wood, booze, and some dark fruit. Light to medium in body and boozy overall.
bigguns22 (565) - Maryland, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 177 of 1200. Aroma is mostly sweet and flavor is the same a good beer but lacks the complexly of of the the retribution and retribution 1.
Elwood (2960) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Serving: 22 oz. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours jet black with a small tan head. The nose is vanilla, bourbon, roasted malt, and some oak. The flavor is well balanced with a good dose of vanilla, dried fruit, spice, cocoa, oak, and bourbon. The alcohol is present, but not overpowering. Full bodied with a lingering mouthfeel. Pretty solid stuff.
jcartamdg (1600) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours jet black with no head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, oak and molasses. Taste is bourbon and vanilla. Boozy and sweet
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egajdzis (5169) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nearly opaque black with a small, tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, smoke, dark fruit, honey, caramel, spices, and alcohol. Taste of rye, dried fruits, spices, roast, cocoa, a bit of smoke, and strong alcohol in the finish.