MadDogMD (213) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 24, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Release #8. Pours thick & solid black with minimal carbonation. Coffee, smoke, bitter dark chocolate, coffee, roast, coffee. Huge coffee flavors! More than I remember from last year. A little hard to finish the whole bottle, but still a great beer.
madvike (2519) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Pours black with a thin ring of tan head. Nose is bold coffee, espresso and coffee grounds, dark roast malt--though smooth. Taste is the same--big bold coffee, dark malt, and grounds. Not much else, but thatís all they need. Thick and slick, with medium carbonation. Good stuff.
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at hops and pie. Standard imperial stout appearance: motor oil. Filmy head. Aroma was the most glorious coffee beans, so rich with a dab of chocolate. The flavor followed suit and was just as nice. Overall this was a fantastic beer and I need to score some bottles of this stuff or else head back for another glass.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 10-15-2012 18:53:45
arkurzynski (1369) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2013 Big thanks to motortoddhead. Black pour with off-white head. Amazing nose of smokey/green/earthy/salty coffee, chocolate, and faint vanilla. Flavor is lightly-smoked coffee beans, salted dark chocolate bars, and light vanilla cream. Palate is surprisingly middle-of-the road, which makes this extremely drinkable. Nice smoky, roast coffee finish. Beautifully complex and extremely tasty. Re-rate: Very rich. Especially toasty coffee and buttered chocolate. Missing salty/smoky feel of aged version. Reality rate -0.5.
pinkzambia (1388) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Jet black with a brown head. Wonderful aroma of bitter sweet chocolate, prunes, yeast, warm carboard, Whoppers and a tiny bit of coconut. Smooth flavor, coffee, chocolate, and sweet pitted fruit. A perfect blend of sweet and bitter.
argo0 (11163) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle, Release #9, 11.3% ABV. Smallish brown head atop viscous cola-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, coffee/roast, some chocolate syrup. Taste is moderately sweet, coffee, some cocoa. Bourbon really only comes out in the finish (a positive attribute here). Alcohol noticeable but not overpowering. Sticky medium-full body.
Rrauth (1070) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 9, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft. This is way to coffee like. I can almost taste the coffee grinds floating around. U have to love coffee to like this
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Steasy66 (778) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber into snifter. Black with small tan head. Nose is dominated by coffee, booze, and roasted malt. Taste opens sweet with smooth, the low carbonation of this beer is very apparent at this point. Middle is all coffee and the finish is smooth and sweet. The coffee is not dominant in this beer but it still dominates the flavor if that makes any sense. What I mean is there just isnít a hell of a lot else going on, was this beer actually bourbon barreled? Where is the roast? Donít get me wrong, this is a nice beer, there is nothing offensive about it, its just not what you would expect out of a 12.5% bourbon barrel stout. I do think the low carbonation suites it well and the body is medium.
MeralKween (8) - - NOV 3, 2012 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Espresso aroma, pours a thick black color, no head, beer sticks to the glass. Mostly coffee flavor and chocolate. Excellent.
That1Guy (1857) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Crushed on tap at Liquids and Solids. Pours pitch black with almost no head. Coffee and bourbon dominate the aroma. Flavor is roasty malt with more coffee, slight vanilla, and chocolate. Pretty sexy.