jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thanks to Mike, had this side by side with the regular version, an instance of barrel aging not improving a beer... Dark brown with a nice head, falls a touch quicker though... The taste and aroma are mostly generic barrel with vanilla, a hint of chocolate. Not good... Pass
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml Bottle: Aroma of malt, roasting, chocolate, Bourbon, wood, and vanilla. Poured pitch black in color with a huge, creamy, dense, brow head that lasted throughout. Opaque. Excellent lacing. Flavor is medium to heavily sweet and slightly bitter. Tastes of malt, roasting, Bourbon, wood, light tar, chocolate, and slight vanilla. Medium to full body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Malt, roast, chocolate, Bourbon, wood finish is lightly dry. 9%ABV is completely hidden throughout.
pineypower (2539) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Dmac. Pours a dark brown/black with an off white -tan head. Aroma is of wood, bourbon and light roast. Taste is bourbon, vanilla, light oak, roast and some lingering alcoholic sweetness also.
hopdog (9133) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle. Poured a dark black color with a larger sized off white head. Aromas of wood, bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, roast, and dark fruits. Tastes of bourbon, woodiness, roast, vanilla, and dark fruits.
PhillyCraft (3429) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2011
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at Capones. Dark black pour, thin tan colored head. Aromas are very chocolatey, with creamy vanilla oak. Taste is sublime....so much vanilla, bourbon, smoked oak, cocoa. This beer taste like a "coke float", coke out of the glass bottle mixed with vanilla ice cream. Lacing is occasional and spotty. Best beer I have ever had from Fegleys, and one of the best imperial stouts I have had the pleasure of trying.
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 cc from Capone’s. Pours thck oily onyx with minimal off-khaki head and spare lacing. Nose is rich woody bourbon, cacao, chocolate malt. Tastes rich, complex, very spirity, with a huge chocolate malt bill, some cacao, and some peaty and scotch whiskey notes late. Hops too. This one is very good, and would go great with a Fuente Maduro Churchill and a wedge od aged extra sharp Vermont cheddar, but only the orange kind.
egajdzis (5401) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Opaque black with a small, tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, vanilla, smoke, charred wood, and light bourbon alcohol. Taste of roast, dark chocolate, some light dark fruits, vanilla, wood, and a faint bourbon finish.