bigguns22 (585) - 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.
McNeillR (983) - SCOTLAND - MAR 18, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Darkest brown with rub of ruby in the light and stencil of tan head head. Buzzing sheen MDF woodiness but with a decent estuary smoky nose. Buckets of choc, in a spread throughout from the initial taste of light cocoa to dark chewy nibs. Finish is masked dark liquorice, hating alcohol burn. Cuffed sweetness by this, but the finish is earnest vanilla and rich dryness.
Bottle, mule’d by CAGarvie for the "Let’s Do A Chris O" Chris-O-age, vile style I had to decrypt this one - but worth it
Fin (7040) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of Craig at Craigs doing a Chris O tasting, Edinburgh (ta for the beer Craig) Saturday 15th March Pours black with a red glint. A little chilli heat coming from somewhere, everyone kept going on about sexual chocolate, can’t recall whether they were discussing this or another but this was marvellous. Lots of chocolate some vanilla, good but I think that chilli is a bit of harshness from the alcohol. A7 A4 T7 P4 Ov16 3.8
allmyvinyl (2226) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aromas of bourbon, vanilla, treacle. Taste has a good dark fruit note, chocolate and light roast. Long boozy finish. nice.
BenH (2029) - 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 (13204) - 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 (3189) - 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 (473) - 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 (4347) - 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.