oldno7 (137) - Spokane, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2009
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
(12oz bottle aged 1 year)
Pours blacker than the darkest motor oil, with a thin brown head. Aroma smells like freshly ground coffee beans, bourbon and vanilla. Flavor has notes of coffee, chocolate, malts, bourbon, chalk and burnt wood. This beer is one of the most unique imperials that I have had. By that I mean: aroma, flavors, extremely smooth/creamy palate.
Couldnt even detect the 10% alc.
Ravenbeermaven (8) - - AUG 29, 2016 does not count
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled 2012 and 2013. Preference towards 2013 though to my undertrained pallete the only perceivable difference is a better balance in vanilla notes of 2013 (less overpowering and more balanced). Amazingly complex. Something to savor and think on. I am not generally a fan of the stout style but just because she is not my type doesn’t mean I won’t.
HenrikSoegaard (13090) - Randers, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Creamy lightbrown good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Heavy malty and hoppy aroma. Heavy bitterb flavor. Strong bourbon notes. Long heavy bitter finish. Creamy palate. Great but bourbon is not my thing.
brnandersen (3254) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught sample at CBWF 2016. Pitch black with a thin, tanned head. Sweet, roasted aroma with dark malts, chocolate, coffee, caramel malts, whisky barrel and vanilla. Taste is sweet. Full body with an oily texture and a soft carbonation. Finishes dry and roasted bitter with lingering dark malts and whisky barrel. Excellent Stout.
McWorta (1467) - LUXEMBOURG - AUG 27, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown-black with a chocolatey head, good lacings. Aromas of roasted malts, coffee, chococlate, bourbon vanilla, wet wood and some earthy tones develop with a very faint herbal impression. Faintly carbonated, velvety-smooth and medium-full bodied. Chocolate sweetness with bourbon vanilla action and a pinch of roasted coffee flavours rounds this beer very well off in a lasting joyful finish.
MaBeer1972 (1792) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 21, 2016
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle from 1776 Liquors in Bristol. $10 for just one 12 ounce bottle. Sounds crazy but I had to pull the trigger. Well worth it. Not an everyday occurrence. Save this for special occasions. Poured into a snifter. Huge tan head. The lacing is incredible. I see chariots and tigers! Super smooth velvety texture. Strong bourbon sweetness. Deep chocolate and coffee notes. So delicious. Lots and lots of layers. Some oak and vanilla. This is simply fantastic. Better sit down for this one!
saxo (16731) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2016
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap @ Mikkelller, Aarhus. Nice head with excellent duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, chocolate, caramel, cocoa, coffee, bourbon and has a nice warming finish.
tarmok (1169) - Tartu, ESTONIA - AUG 16, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black liquid with beige head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, oat, vanilla, whiskey. Tastes same, medium sweet, medium bitter, light sour. Full body
Oaklandbeerguy (22) - California, USA - AUG 15, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2015 KBS on tap. Poured thick and oily in tulip. Nice two finger head,,sticky lacing. Smell of cocoa nibs, figs, vanilla, worn leather. Taste of tobacco, aged bourbon, coffee, was a little bit hot on the tongue. Well rounded beer. Love to get my hands on more.
alomtnez (335) - SPAIN - AUG 13, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Cervecería Flandes and Cervezorama 2.0 (july 2016). Both are 12’4 ABV. Same rating.
Creamy brownish head, very long lasting.
Very dark brown, almost black. Opaque.
Aroma is very complex: coffee, cocoa, roasted malt, roasted dark fruits, liquor, barrel, brownie.
Taste is liquor, roasted dark fruits, alcohol, black coffee, black cocoa, soft acid bitterness. Long Irish coffee after-taste.
Thick, dense palate, smooth and creamy. Full bodied.
Mesjasz (932) - Lodz, POLAND - AUG 13, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Intensywny aromat czekolady, kakao, kawy, vanilia, lekko bourbon. Smak słodki, lekko gorzki. W smaku sporo wanilii, czekolady i kawy, wyraźnie bourbonowy i beczkowy, lekko grzejący alkohol. Ciało spore, faktura oleista. Posmak kakaowy, wytrawny i gorzki.