Darkmagus82 (1745) - - SEP 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Served on tap in a chalice glass
Appearance – The beer pours an almost pitch black color with a tiny tan colored head. The head has a light level of retention, fading fast to leave a tiny bit of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is quite heavy caramel and molasses smell mixed with a whole lot of roasted malt. Along with these aromas are some smells of oak and bourbon A little bit of a cocoa and some wood smells round out the profile, creating a very warm, sweet and dark smell overall.
Taste – The taste begins tons of sweet flavors of a caramel and brown sugar nature mixed with a great deal of roasted malt and some lighter vanilla. The vanilla gains some intensity as the flavor advances with the sweetness of caramel and cocoa maintaining in strength. All the while some oaky and boozy bourbon flavors begin coming to the tongue getting stronger and stronger as the flavor advances. Some notes of coffee and a little bit of earth joins the flavor profile more toward the end of the taste, which mix with the roasted and now rather potent sweet, boozy, and bourbon flavors of the brew to create a nice sweet, dark, and warming flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker and creamier side with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. Both are fantastic for the big sweet, boozy, and oaky dark flavors of the brew making this a very nice slow sipping beer.
Overall – A rather big and thick imperial stout with a rather nice warming but still easy drinking bourbon boozy flavor. A rather tasty slow sipper I must say.
Sammy (8774) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chocolate Brown and some head. Lacy. Bourbon. Too much bourbon. So so drinkable.
decaturstevo (5170) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown/black pour with tan head and lace. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, and abv. Flavor is sweet chocolate, coffee, and a very nice abv warmth. Nice medium malt bitter finish. Medium body with good carbonation.
Drake (8617) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber, #1721 of 3240, 6/16/14. Pours a dark chocolate brown color with a thin creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, roast, milk chocolate, wood, mild whiskey and clay. The taste is chocolate, herbal hops, wood, raisin. Medium bodied, low carbonation, prickly booze.
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
carried over from untapped to try and organize my beers in one spot for synchronicity.
nearbeer (3786) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a bomber shared at a tasting. Pours nearly opaque chocolate with a lasting ring of cream. Nose is whiskey, vanilla, toasted nut, chocolate and raisin. Flavor is a nice blend of the same flavors and some oak developing in the finish. Medium-heavy body is just a touch to the sweet side, but never got sticky.
ansermadide (1524) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Super murky dark brown color with a light brown hues and a light brown head, this wheatwine/imperial stout blend has a nose of bourbon and chocolate. To single out roasted malts as a part of this complex menagerie of flavors is insufficient to describe the characteristics of this beer. The nose is sticky, thick, and murky, and the mouthfeel is so much lighter than you would expect from the beer’s thick nose. It’s actually somewhat thin in the mouth, like an imperial brown ale dosed with bourbon. The alcohol presence is high enough to make this very respectable, but tame enough to allow you to really soak up the complexities of the thin, delicious, mature delight without fear.
Iphonephan (3405) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUN 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 75 cl bottle shared at home courtesy of Ryan. Pours a clear cola brown with a tan head. Aroma of vanilla and oak. Flavors of bourbon, vanilla and caramel. Smooth and viscous.
closey22 (924) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUN 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark black with rimming tan head; aroma is scotchy; Flava is rich scotch malt with some notes of licorice; feels thick with a nice acidic bite; finishes long with noes of bourbon througjout
budznsudz (561) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark pour with a ring of foam. aroma of honey, hops, roast, and vanilla. The taste follows the nose. Decent.