NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by Adam. Thanks! Was intrigued to give this a go, knowing what mellow corn actually is. Part of me also wishes that Todd would just focus on figuring out the best use of barrels rather than release a dozen of these, half of which aren’t that great. But I digress. Pours a deep black, oil with a brown head. Nose is hot, fusel with caramel and booze, faint apple. Roast and molasses. Also strongly oxidized and oaky. On tasting, it is thin bodied. Distinct roast and big booze quotient. Really a huge let down relatively speaking.
Bule (1854) - California, USA - JUL 3, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle of 2012 release. Pours a dark brown color with a bit of head. Rich bourbon flavors works seamlessly with the mellowed hops. Some hop bitterness lingers.
Erzengel (7909) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - FEB 19, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Great smooth and dark chocolate background. The whisky is smooth but soft, not much alcohol there. The stout is deep and roasty, but the whisky is not really here. The beer is - as usual - round and smooth with a nice chocolate aroma. But there I miss the whisky counterpart.
Koelschtrinker (17712) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - FEB 13, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bitterschokoladig malziger Beginn mit deutlicher dunkler Getreidigkeit. Noten von Whisky. Rund alkoholischer Mittelteil, dunkle Noten von Heu, Schokolade. Vollmundig. 11/13/12/12/12/13
Beerhunter111 (17284) - P´Castle, GERMANY - FEB 13, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sehr dunkel braune Farbe, mittelgroße bräunliche schaumkrone. Geruch intensiv röstmalzig, viel Schokolade, holzig, Vanille. Geschmack süß Röstmalzig, Vanille, Schokolade, nicht zu süß, alkoholisch.
Benzai (14269) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ FiftyFifty Eclipse Charity Tasting. Opaque black color, small off-white head. Aroma is malts, bourbon, corn sweetness. Taste malts, soft roast, sweetish, lightly vanilla, decently bitter in the finish. Full body, medium carbonation. Lovely.
Countbeer (6222) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber @ FiftyFifty Charity Tasting: Vintage 2012: Served in a taster:
Black body with a light tan lacing.
Aroma is a bit boring after all this violence: roast, light bourbon, liquorice, light vanilla...
Flavour is roasty, honey, liquorice, some bitters, loght sweet tones like brown sugars...
Aftertaste is roasty, whiskey/bourbon...
Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, close to full bodied.
nerdboy19 (171) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - JAN 18, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice imperial stout. Chocolate, coffee, woody, vanilla, and stuffs. No booze, drinkable, sweet, nice.
Ratman197 (13414) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting brown head. Aromas of bitter chocolate, corn whiskey, roasted malt, oak, caramel and light vanilla. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of dark chocolate, oak, roasted malt and light corn whiskey with a smooth lingering chocolate finish.
BeerandBlues2 (12193) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 3, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Brothers Provisions. Pours opaque black with a medium, frothy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is sweet whiskey, roast and chocolate malt, alcohol, earthy hops, prunes and figs. Flavor is sweet chocolate and roast malt, vanilla, whiskey, oak, prunes and figs with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
dfearnley (1825) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 2, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle to pint glass (BR/3 2012)
One of my birthday beers. It’s been sitting in the cellar for 2.5 years. Caramel, rye, soy, molasses, treacle, sour blackcurrant, vanilla, and honey. Black with a thin, creamy, light tan head. Taste is caramel, toasted malt, soy, dark chocolate, and late bourbon sweetness and some bitterness. Wow...this was worth the wait, I think. I imagine this was too hot a couple years ago, but it’s now well balanced.