Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at tin bucket with Willi. Pours jet black with task foam. Smells super roasty of coffee. Tastes medium thick with lots of earthy coffee and a hint of cedar.
Maltser85 (358) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - JAN 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great beer. Huge body, nice flavors. Big on chocolate. Subtle barrel notes, mostly coming through as a light vanilla. Excellent, release#20
Ratman197 (12570) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber Batch #2 poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lingering ring of brown foam. Aromas of roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, oak and a hint of whiskey. Palate was full bodied and smooth. Flavors of roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate and light oak with a smooth lingering coffee finish.
mikejonze (12) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - JAN 20, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thank you, Jesus!!! Release #18. Rich, complex aroma of coffee, chocolate, and brown bread. Tastes like a dark chocolate covered espresso bean at first, but as it warms up to room temp, the bourbon and heat really come out. I've been baptized in the thick, black, boozy blood! A heavenly imperial stout.
NachlamSie (3172) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 20, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2014 bomber of batch 25 at 10.6% abv thanks to the Epic guys! This is seriously good. The aroma packs a rich, real coffee punch with smooth dark chocolate underneath. A little boozy rum and brownies come out too. The palate is nice and heavy. Itís hot in the best of ways, like a fine spirit, but definitely not in the forefront. True, full coffee beans manifest in the flavor with cacao nibs providing the perfect balance. Palate is slick and heavy. Honestly, this is one of the best imperial stouts Iíve had in a while. Itís rich, complex, bold, not too obviously alcoholic and the coffee adds amazing depth.
drsordr (2063) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pour opaque black with brown head. Nose full of roast and coffee. Mostly coffee. Hint of wood. Taste dark roast coffee, chocolate, and very mild whiskey. Bitter coffee finish.
ACHops (1227) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 14, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Uber. Pours thick inky brownish black with thin mocha head. Aroma is sweet dark chocolate and fresh coffee. Taste is similar: dry very roasty chocolate malt, with dark cocoa and coffee flavors dominating. Substantial hops keep the sweetness in check. Hard not to like this. If I had to nitpick... the flavors are a bit one dimensional, doesnít have the barrel-aged depth that many other imperial stouts do.
BillKismet (3723) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black body with an adequate chocolate head that almost instantly folds and fades into a ring. Smooth and plunging deep depths of chocolate and coffee, like chocolate covered espresso beans, and a veinous note work their olfactory magic. While the body starts off on a rougher note, high-quality coffee ground notes soon shape up nicely. Immense roast barley influence throughout. Excellent stuff.
cards04 (2568) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is really good. Pours black with creamy tan head. Beautiful. Aromas are big coffee at first, then the bourbon comes in. Sweet vanilla and bourbon aromas. Flavors are dark chocolate, booze, wood, roasted malts. A superb beverage. I will be sure to pick this up again.
Seabass1964 (28) - Paragould, Arkansas, USA - JAN 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a great dark brownish black with virtually no head. Aroma of coffee and Dark chocolate and a little bourbon alcohol. Taste is creamy dark chocolate and brewed sumatran, barely any bourbon flavor. Kudos to Epic for an epic beer.