MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2009
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Rating number 100 for the beer. How special. On tap at the beer Engine 8-2-09. From the aroma I couldnít much tell the two apart (Kentucky Breakfast) being the other. But holy fuck this one has a sweet side to it. The maple flavor is very subtle, but that is partially due to the very sweet nature of the beer, and partially due to the high ABV of the brew. Now when I say sweet, that seems like a loaded term for beers. This doesnít taste like a big beer that is still loaded with residual sugars, this is more like some Willy Wonka Voodoo. As it warms up the maple flavor seep into the beer and mingle wonderfully with the slight woody flavorings.
Geokkjer (5385) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with smallbeige head. Aroma of bourbon, oak, alcohol, congac, malt, alcohol,chocolate and licorice. Flavor is sweet and boozy with some caramel, alcohol, chocolate,brown sugar, bourbon and maple syrup. full body, average cabonarion.
Meilby (6455) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 18, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 750ml @ yngwie
Pours black with a small off-white head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, alcohol, coffee, oak and vanilla. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light to medium bitter with a long warm, coffee, wood, oak, vanilla, bourbon and chocolate finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
yngwie (12721) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 18, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 75cl. Thanks Papsoe. A black one, topped by a finger-thick light tan head. The aroma is ridicoulusly wonderful, with brown sugar, a faint boozy hint and both coffee, chocolate and maple syrup. Hints of dried fruits, licorice, and with some vanilla. Perhaps a bit sweet on the palate, but damn itís lovely. Full-bodied, soft carbonation and with some warmth. Bourbon, dried fruits, vanilla hints, chocolate, coffee and quite a lot of dark sugars. Lasting finish. Wonderful, tasteful and dangerously easy drinkable. Some say itís too boozy and bourbon-ish. I normally donít care too much for bourbon in beer, but this is just wonderful. 140418
gramity (1301) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 30, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Deep dark brown, almost black. Swirly tan head. Nose is huge maple syrup. chocolate chip pancakes, some barrel. Taste is sweet maple syrup, chocolate chip pancakes, bourbon barrel. Smooth sticky mouthfeel. Medium bodied. Unbelievable.
DrSilverworm (5038) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle - big thanks to Jay A. for sharing this! Split with b3shine and danielcoor. Bottle has kind of a higher fill... Maybe this has aged better than other examples? Very dark brown / red color. Thin bubbly dark brown head. Dots of lace. Big coffee in the nose. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, lighter, creamy carbonation. Very nice chewy texture to it. Kind of dry in the finish. Dark chocolate, whipped cream, coffee, and some nice maple syrup still. Just light hints of oxidization. Moderate to bigger bitter taste, just a very light acidic bite - not sure if thatís the coffee or the age, giving that light bit of bitter acidity. Definitely getting way better as this warms up, holy shit. Super creamy, velvety smooth texture to this. Big chewy oat character coming out a ton. Awesome vanilla coffee notes, good oats, maple. Wow. Glad I got a bigger sample of this, just so much complexity and awesome flavors playing together. Maple syrup way more now. Looks very good for an aged imperial stout, Iím tempted to raise appearance to a 5. Incredible stuff, wow. Wasnít expecting to rate this so highly (especially for a not fresh example - though it was stored cool), but it really is incredibly impressive. Looking for criticisms, maybe just some very light hints of molasses, but I have to look for them.
WanderinCelt87 (132) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is malty and sweet. Taste is malty and brown sugar with hints of coffee. Leaves a bitter after taste.
Howlader (422) - - JAN 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught at Meridian Pint during the 2013 Craft Brewers Conference. Apparently there was something wrong with this keg, as it wasnít anything special?
sic1314 (2586) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 20, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very generously shared by Kermis. Poured a deep, dark brown black with an oily viscosity and a small tan ring,. Aroma of dark chocolate, vanilla, roast coffee. Full body, flavour as the aroma, lushly smooth, some bourbon sweetness, slight hint of the maple syrup?
kermis (4292) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared for rating #4000. Pours near black with a small beige head. Aroma of coffee, vanilla, maple syrup, dark chocolate, vanilla and fudge. Flavor is heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Oily in the palate. Full bodied with soft carbonation.
jmgreenuk (3587) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of Kermis. Big thanks. Poured a dark mahogany with a thin broken tan head and a few bubbles around the edge of the glass. The aroma is rich roasted malt creamy caramel coffee chocolate. The flavour is medium to strong bitter with a rich malt ripe fruit creamy malt alcoholic palate. Full bodied with flat carbonation and a medium to long bitter finish. A really superb rich creamy smooth bitter alcoholic beer. The best beer of the day and some more.