chrisv10 (11069) - - OCT 29, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask/Hand pump @ Dronning Louise. Black with medium lasting dark brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, bourbon, vanilla and liquorice. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, bourbon, vanilla, liquorice, wood, medium sweet, hop with notes of alcohol.
popery (1401) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 30, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
The beer is black and looks quite thick. Very small head, dark brown. Small ring of bubbles. The aroma is very big on chocolate with mild fruitiness and roast, and then, there’s a strong, complex spirit barrel note. All sorts of stuff going in there. Big on vanilla. Some grape and spice. Tons of dark molasses. Caramel sweetness. Moderately acidic. Solid alcoholic kick in the taste but it works with the huge sweetness of the beer. This is liquid fudge with a spirit bonanza on top. More of the roast and coffee come out in the taste. It’s definitely dessert in a glass, but the barrel flavor cleans things up pretty well in the finish with tannic oak and heat. Raisins, caramel, even more molasses. Cherries and grapes. Chocolate dominates but all of the other flavors play nicely. Very full mouthfeel. It’s decadently silky and thick. This is a wonderful imperial stout. In terms of spirits, I mostly get rye, but there’s a depth to it that most barrel-aged stouts lack.
jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had this at a cocktail bar of all places, wasn’t expecting much but what I love about beer is getting constantly surprised. Nice booze, chocolate, malt, nicely balanced.
rxeight (1296) - Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber, thanks Paul, this stuff rocks. Midnight black pour. Thin yet creamy tan head. Bourbon, chocolate covered caramel turtles, smoke. Just the right balance between sweet, booze, and dark malt. As far as straight up bourbon stouts this might be in the top 3 behind bourbon county and bba dark lord.
BierGarten wine and spirits (12) - Jenks, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 3, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sometimes making a great beer better isnt always easy...barrel aging is a complicated process, and I have had many beers where something went wrong. DBJ however; does not have any of these issues. Excellent balance from start to finish. Chocolate, some alcohol notes and oak are present in the aroma. The taste is rich and bold. Huge whiskey-chocolate notes and shortbread cookies with slight heat from the barrel. Mildly heavy on the palate and delicious with a clean finish. This beer lives up to the hype!! Seek it out now! Cheers!
Rrauth (1190) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 1, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
logging this in from untappd to synchronize all my beers into rate beer for better statistics.
rbrazell (1634) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - JUL 28, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Edmunds Oast. Pitch black pour with a thick brown head. Big fudgy aroma, oak, vanilla, Bourbon, roasted malts, earth, licorice with touches of dark fruits. Thicky chewy fudge browines, vanilla, roasted malts, earth, whipped cream and oak fill the mouth. Velvety, lucious mouthfeel and smooth carbonation. Damn fine.
Maltser85 (256) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - JUL 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown with a dark khaki head. Aroma is brownie, fudgie. Some chocolate. Notes of vanilla, bourbon, a little boozy. Full bodied, delicious.
UDBeernut (1679) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle split with some peeps. Pours dark, dark khaki head. Lots of fudge brownie, vanilla, bitter chocolate, milk chocolate, bourbon. Thick but slightly creamy body. Slight booze burn.
TheEpeeist (3332) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bottle. Great name! Mahogany with oily tan froth. Nose is fudge, espresso, molasses, oak and bourbon. Creamy, almost full body, with a sharp tang. This one is massive if a bit over done. Taste is dark chocolate, wood, cane sugar and soft bourbon. Even though the flavors are huge the base beer is kind of simple. The barrels impart just enough bourbon to add a complimentary layer of complexity. Excellent work.
mikedR (1160) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUN 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big beer, exceptionally well done. Motor oil consistency, midnight black in color. Solid base stout. If I can level a criticism, is that this is quite bourbon heavy in flavor. I wouldn’t mind seeing it ratcheted down a bit.