Dr_Fellini (634) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - NOV 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a deep brown color with a thin creamy brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, bourbon, vanilla, molasses. Flavor is boozy, bourbon, vanilla. Big flavor with a lingering sweet vanilla and bourbon. Definitely the best thing I’ve had from duclaw.
Countbeer (4825) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Thanks jdb288: Served in a Chouffe glass:
Black beer with a small (light) brown colored beer.
Aroma is liquorice, spice, rose(hip), hints of red fruit, wood, roast, some chocolate, hint of coffee and bread.
Flavours of liquorice, bitters, mocha, some plums and prunes, roast, light bourbon, light alcohol burn, rye, some dark chocolate, liquor, hint wood...
Aftertaste is liquorice, wood, malts, light roast and liquor tones.
Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel and a full body.
Bourbon fades pretty quick and anstrange Imperial Stout is what is left...
Maverick34 (2394) - New York, USA - NOV 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Pours a dark opaque with head. Coffee mocha etc. Not so much vanilla but a bit. Pretty good.
duganc (15) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Some specifics: In. barrel 19/03/13, out of barrel 23/09/13, barrel 07 of 15. I’m a fan of the big n oily imperial stouts. This just about get there. The best ever experienced was from a local brew pub, followed by Old Rasputin. This is somewhere in 3-4th place. Nose has malt sweetness and roasted notes. Taste is well balanced with the sweet malt, chocolaty(sp) coffee astringent and a hint of Ivory soap (in a good way). The alcohol washes away the inky stick that would make it the best for me.Do I wish I bought a case of this - Absolutely!
obguthr (4167) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Walnut aroma, good strength. Opaque black, thin tan head. Walnut flavor. Medium body, alcohol noticeable, kind of tangy.
HopTsing (443) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the bottle pored a very dark heavy brew with a dark brown head. Powerful flavors of malt, cocoa, toasted coconut and mild hops.
Travlr (13679) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Opaque brown color. Aroma of vanilla and cocoa. Taste has vanilla, brandy, bourbon, butterscotch. Nice.
Kinz (3376) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Richmond 21st, Slight charred wood aroma. Flavor matches, a note of chocolate, unique in the tangy burnt note. Nice.
jackl (5057) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pour @ the 21st Richmond Gathering. Deep brown pour with a small head. Strong chocolate, cocoa. Roasted malts. Raisin cake. Taste is pretty damn hot. Loads of espresso. Dark roasted coffee. Crème brulee. Huge burnt brown sugar character. Full body, oily. Good.
tia (1023) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ RG 21. Dark brown. Boozy, chocolatey smell. Taste follows. Also a little bitter and a hint of sourness. A little heavy.