MrHangover (1783) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a pitch black beer with a medium sized beige head on top. Aroma of bourbon, smoke, ashes, roast and vanilla. Flavour starts off very mild, coffee and roasted tones, but it ends very complex with the bourbon backing up the flavors, in stead of overwhelming them. Big smokey, oaky notes finishing up this beer. Long sweet and sticky finish. This is an epic finisher.
kermis (3644) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft sample at Epic Brewing taproom, Denver. Pours near black with a ring beige head. Aroma of massive coffee, roast, dark chocolate, cocoa, light Bourbon/vanilla and molasses. Flavour is light heavy sweet and bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Unlike a lot of bourbon BA beers itís not dominated by the bourbon, itís there subtlety in the aroma and initial flavour and hanging around in the long sweet finish. Awesome.
JohnnyJ (3886) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black pour, with a small tan head. Very heavy on the coffee flavor, bitter roast coffee, whiskey, booze, and chocolate in the background. A big beer, boozy and sweet.
dogfish120love (828) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 10, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours an opaque dark brown. The aroma is very coffee forward, followed by bourbon and lastly chocolate. Rather sweet even on the Imperial Stout spectrum. Incredible
mikedR (722) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - OCT 9, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow, nice! Strong chocolate notes up front, yielding to coffee beans at the tail end. Not sweet, just somewhat roasty. Not particularly chewy, but smooth drinking. A hint -- just a hint -- of the whiskey throughout. No alcohol heat, which is amazing given release #13's ABV of 12.2%. A.
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Ernesto987 (3005) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
draft at far bar, this was epic, drank like coffee, coffee bitter overwhelmed and bourbon and chocolate were in the back. This is a bad ass slow sipper
Concealer (452) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Dark brown, near black with a tan head that lasts. Aromas of dark roasted coffee, roasted malt, light bourbon, and subtle chocolate notes. Flavor is espresso, chocolate, roasted malt, and bourbon. Medium to full bodied; smooth. Lingering coffee flavor.
Experiment_Ale (375) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At Choice City Butcher & Deli. Pours black with gray creamy lacing. Aroma is big bourbon, chocolate, huge roasty malt. Taste is silty smooth chocolate, vanilla, big roasty malt, bourbon is in there, but it doesnít burn at all. Awesome BB imperial stout. Would drink again, And again, and again!
Bule (422) - California, USA - OCT 6, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Release 12 at 10.8% ABV. 22oz bottle pours a thick black color with little head. Intense coffee flavors but well balanced against the hops and barrel flavors. Complex.
Lupulucid (164) - - OCT 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Release #12 - 10.8% ABV. Either the grains used in this beer have been malted to dark or the coffee added has been over roasted or possibly both. The result is a smoke expression that is not appealing. Fortunately this expression does not shut down other appealing aspects of the beer. Apart from the touch of bitter smoke, there is much to like. The mouthfeel is substantial and while Iím not crazy about chocolate in beer, this addition is well balanced and adds complexity.