JohnnyJ (4402) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2013 Bottle at Stone Oakquinox 2012. Thick pitch black pour, small brown head. Milk chocolate, raisin, strong vanilla character, note of coconut, candy bar, and bourbon warmth. Fairly smooth, and really melded together well. I think this has been their best effort.
Nisse666 (4263) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampel at en Öl och Whiskeymässa 2014, 2014-04-11 Göteborg
AR: toffe, coffey, bourbon vanilla, dark chocolate
AP: dark brown body, wee to na head
F: wee alcholic, coffey, whiskey/bourbon vanilla, dark bitter chocolate, warming feeling - great brew!
77ships (4135) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 21, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Thx. to tderoeck / Tim for this one. 65 cl. beautiful bottle – snow aged – lovely white wax. A beauty to behold, 2011 vintage. Pours very dark brown / black with a mocha head. Smell is booze, sweet mocha, creamy with lots of bourbon, very heavy, vanilla, sweet wood, milk chocolate, touch molasses,… Taste is very heavy on bourbon sweet, lots of barrel, this is very heavily aged, almost as if to mask the base beer which is not really available unless if I am mistaken, caramel, sweetness, toffee, sugar, milk chocolate, liquorice, touch molasses, base feels almost a bit thin for an RIS but it is very heavily aged. Creamy body. Glad to try one of these.
tkrjukoff (4082) - SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber shared with Lotta. Pours jet black with a small bubbly tanned head leaving some laces. Aroma is sweet raisins vinous roasted malty molasses, full bodied, some notes of coffee and chocolate mixed with alcohol. Flavor is similar to aroma, Velvety smooth, vanilla lightly bitter in front increasing towards the end. Surprisingly drinkable, not as heavy as I had expected.
drfabulous (4055) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 16, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 ounce thanks to adnielsen. Big black pour. Chocolate in the nose. Bourbon totally in the body. Not too heavy a beer. But that bourbon really carries it.
jfb (3968) - Freising, GERMANY - FEB 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(bottle) pours black in colour with no head. aroma of vanilla, brown sugar and boiled lobster, fudge, barnyard, some light milk chocolate and lots of marzipan. flavour is heavy brown sugar and fudge, with a medium sweetness and notes of toasted malts, marshmallow, chocolate cornflakes, espresso and hazelnuts. heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, pours black with tan head. Aroma of ash, dark fruit, syrup. Flavors are sweet rum raisin, maple syrup, smoke, and carmel. Med bodied sweet rich goodness. Lively and sweet. Good stuff.
IrishBoy (3858) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 14, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Firestone International Beer Fest. Nose is chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, and dark fruit. Black with a moderate cinnamon head. Flavor is vanilla, light sweetness, and chocolate.
dEnk (3834) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2014 Bottle @ vertical eclipse tasting, thanks Mr. Hangover! Aroma is silty liquorice, roast, molasses, tar, vanilla and wood. Flavour is roasty creamy vanilla wood roast chocolate liquorice etc etc. LRAB.
djd07 (3699) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2014 Bottle shared at RBWG 2012. Pours a dark brown and tan head leavig sticky lacing. The aroma is oak vanilla and chocolate. Thin mouthfeel with a roasted malt with vanilla and oak and nice sweet finish. Alcohol present but not overpowering. A very good Imperial stout from 50/50.