thirdeye11 (5849) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2011 (750ml bottle thanks to jyoungsbcp) near black pour with deep tan fine bubbles, effervescent. Nose of light bourbon, vanilla, wood, alcohol, chocolate, and fudge. Taste of umami, bitter coffee, dry, cocoa powder, thinnish body, not a long duration either on the palate. Alcoholic kick at the end, just not rich enough. Rating: 7-4-6-3-13
Re-rate (Growler thanks to ericandersnavy) espresso ruby-brown pour with soapy light tan bubbles. Nose of big milk chocolate, bourbon, fugde. Taste has a bit of smoke, watery chocolate, bourbon, cream. Body is a bit watery in general. Rating: 8-4-7-3-14 (Averaged the two)
jtclockwork (11250) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Jcwattsrugger. Pours black with an overabundance of brown head. Nose/taste of sweet chocolate, caramel, bourbon barrel, wood, coffee and vanilla. Taste is slightly sweet in the finish with a mild alcohol trail.
bu11zeye (12363) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle, courtesy of ericandersnavy) Pours a dark brown body with a spare beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, wood, chocolate, and caramel. Flavor of chocolate, bourbon, coconut, wood, raisins, vanilla, pine, and caramel.
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 7, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black. The carbonation seems a little on the fizzy side; bubbles are pretty large at first then fades to a cream like head. Nose is roasted burnt malts, yeast, bread, raw wood, and whiskey. Flavor is heavy on barrel aged whiskey, vanilla, and caramel. Palate is pretty thick and rich but has a little too much carbonation fizz. Overall a pretty good imperial stout but a little one dimensional burnt whiskey character.
joeneugs (4453) - Livermore, California, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle at ABW. Pours dark brown with a surprisingly light brown head. The aroma is very chocolaty with nuts and wet wood. The flavor is the same and very smooth with some light hints of dark fruit and vanilla. No real bourbon notes except for some nice mild charred barrel and vanilla. Nice and chocolaty and easy to drink yet interesting and balanced. Really good beer.
jcwattsrugger (11612) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
thanks dmac for sharing-pours a light brown head and black color. Aroma is bourbon/wood, dark malt, acidic hops bite. Taste is bourbon/wood, acidic hops with a sharp bite, dark malt, some dark fruit.
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUN 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from ericandersnavy to Cavie to me. Brown, soda-colored pour with a little carbonation. Aroma is chocolate, a little alcohol, and tons of licorice. Taste is vanilla, lots of wood, a little roast, and dark chocolate.
Cavie (4043) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy ericandersnavy. Clear dark brown color with a light amount of carbonation. Aroma is dark chocolate with maple sweetness. Sweet malts and flavor of easy chocolate. Very tasty.
bhensonb (12768) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 27, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 c&c from michael-pollack who has my eternal gratitude. De-corked with a loud pop. Pours black with a 4+ finger creamy dark tan head. All kinds of aromas. Toffee, coffee, bourbon/vanilla, chocolate. Full bodied. Flavor is all of the foregoing, but the chocolate is near dark baking chocolate, and the bourbon is playing against that. Amazing that the chocolate competes so well with the bourbon. Brilliant ale.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle shared by mikelovesbeer. Thick dark pour with a big fluffy head. It was like your standard Imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels. Boozy aroma with chocolate and malts all over the place. Palate was somewhat shot by this point of the night but it was solid beer.