jake65 (2847) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, Boise imperial stout tasting via JohnGalt1 – thanks Toby! Pours a deep dark brown with a small ring of beige head. Pleasant aroma of heavy roast, cocoa, espresso, and a light bourbon barrel presence. Smooth and silky, well rounded layer of flavors. Especially the silky chocolate. Moderate roast, minimal bitters as the bourbon barrel sweetness swirls through the glass. Some vanilla. Very good.
PartyFowle (283) - - APR 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep black, the viscosity of milk. One finger of big bubbles the color of brown sugar. Nose: cocoa powder, fig, a touch of smoke and espresso. Lots of caramel. The vanilla and smoky oak in the barrels add a lot of sweetness. Sweet and tangy flavor, too. A touch of licorice, lots of caramel, a hint of cocoa. Raisins. Ethanol fills the nose. A smooth blend. The medium-light body is a touch thin. Mild, tingly carbonation. Some alcohol burn in the nose, but very low for 11 percent. Very smooth. Overall, more like a bourbon-aged stout, than an imperial stout. It’s also the rare beer that’s better cold -- booze comes out a lot as it warms.
BuckeyeBoy (3139) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle thanks to Toby. Pours out pitch black with a small head. Nose is metalic roast malts chocolate coffee vanilla. Taste is more of the roast malts some nice vanilla milk chocolate.
mcberko (8308) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Chuck’s, pours black with a very small tan head. Nose brings out huge notes of bourbon upfront, followed by vanilla and cocoa. Flavour is all bourbon and booze upfront, with a huge amount of heat and bourbon, with secondary notes of vanilla and cocoa. Way too boozy and bourbony but it works in small amounts. Very good for what it is.
SHIG (3832) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAR 23, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft: Poured pitch black with tan head. This had strong boozy aroma with vanilla. Taste is sweet sticky boozy bourbon.
djd07 (5026) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Will. Pours a dark brown with small beige head. The aroma is booze and caramel malt. Medium mouth, dark chocolate, light roast, strong bourbon, very good.
MarinaMarket (218) - POULSBO, Washington, USA - FEB 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A little hot like I like it. Bourbon, vanilla, wood & cocoa. Heavy malt but balanced with alcohol enough to make this very enjoyable. Tasted at 55F.
beerbastard (761) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 caged and corked. Very dark brown pour. Chocolate nose with some booze. Wood flavors, bitter chocolate. Bourbon and vanilla in the background. Little bit of acetone in the finish. Some heat also in the finish. Ok but I wouldn’t get it again.
TXBadger (1740) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black like oil with the same viscosity and dark tan head. Bourbon, big on the nose, with just a little vanilla and cocoa, some oak; follows onto the palate. Finishes with more bourbon.
Ernesto987 (4377) - Arizona, USA - FEB 16, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
draft, i liked this one! Great brownie batter one here, alcohol well hidden, vanilla, cocoa and brownies. yum yum