EithCubes (5618) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, as ’Bourbon Barrel’. Nose is full of cloying, inky chocolate with sugary grape and roast undertones, plum-rasin and very strong whiskey. Pitch pour with a light brown head. Taste is extremely sweet, thinnish light body with chocolate and prune/raisin, light caramel and earth, with a clear and specifically Bourbon finish, from the fumes to the steady, creeping warming in the chest. Faint vanilla and light grassy-spicy notes. Great to have a barrel-aged beer that doesn’t smother you with oak and vanilla. Maintains the warmth and changed mouthfeel without showing too much alcohol. Far too sweet, but this was an enjoyable drink; guess it’s true that impies really are easy to brew.
Tmoney36 (15) - - MAR 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
Thick dark head. Sweet Chocolate/coffee aroma. Bourbon, smokey flavor followed by sweetness and finishes with a smooth oakey, coffee flavor. Much less bitterness than typical imperials. Great, unique imperial stout.
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Pours dark brown with a tan ring around the edges.
Aroma: Bourbon, raisin and dark chocolate.
Taste: Dark fruit, bourbon, dark chocolate, char,wood. Very vinous.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied, silky texture. Modest carb.
Overall: A bit on the sweet and fruity side for my Bourbon Barrel Impy. With that said, this should age well and is best shared amongst a few people.
italianjohn (2891) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with a thin khaki head and thick striped lacing ...aroma of bourbon, chocolate, coconut, roasted malts, oak and vanilla .... tastes of caramel and roasted malts, light chocolate, coconut, dry oak, very light bourbon and vanilla .... has a nice chocolate coconut flavor with a good touch of vanilla and a bitter bite .... abv hidden well ... finishes dry oaky and chocolatey with a light lingering bitter bite .... solid bbl imperial definitely highly drinkable
budznsudz (582) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a tan head of foam that recedes quickly. The aroma has a nice roasty character with vanilla, wood, and bourbon notes. Taste is roast, some dark fruit, vanilla, and toasted bread. Medium body with a nice slickness on the palate with average carbonation and a long boozy finish.
odinstyr (741) - Howell, New Jersey, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown with a small brown head. Smells of chocolate, vanilla, woody, licorice, bourbon. Taste is sweet, mildly bitter - bourbon, chocolate and vanilla, woods, mild grassy hops.
jrgratz (113) - New York, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Capones.. Pour is a dark dark brown with light tan head that forms a small collar around the glass..lighter brown to the edges. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malts, cherry, bourbon, maple wood. Taste is slightly sweet.. bourbon, vanilla, wood, molasses, toffee, maple syrup. Mouthfeel is thin and sweet. Short hoppy bitter finish.. Consistency is too thin.. decent beer.
callmemickey (4254) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep black body, thin bubbly khaki head, spotty lacing. Nice bourbon forward nose with vanilla, oak, chocolate and soft roast, flavor is less impressive as it is less well integrated and developed. Medium to full bodied, smooth carbonation, silky, minimal abv burn.
ICEatALAMO (1301) - Troy, Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. The pour is dark. The aroma is light bourbon and some smoke. The taste is a little light. Not a ton of bourbon until the end. An overall solid beer.
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mikem409 (1982) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is super ash and coco. Taste is thick Smokey chocolate