drsordr (891) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at brewpub. Opaque black. Nose roast and chocolate. Taste chocolate, dark fruits, and a hint of booze. Nice beer.
Blairgus (2415) - California, USA - JUN 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
21 June 2013, bottle. Dark brown. Nose is lots of grain, some dark chocolate. Thin and moderately fizzy. Dark chocolate, burnt grains, mild alcohol. Pretty good
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JStax (2601) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a viscous black with a beige ring of foam around the perimeter of the glass. Aroma has some tree bark, molasses, and ash. Tastes roasty and mildly bitter.
anders37 (15503) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma with weak hints of licorice. Roasted malty chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice finish.
mnmike (991) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty decent imperial stout that has most of the good things you’re looking for from barrel aging.
Gription79 (2157) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - APR 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had on draft at the brewery. Chocolate, coffee, fruity, floral, resiny, nice and easy drinking. I enjoy the barrel aged versions, Eclipse, but this is amazing on its own.
hopscotch (8529) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle... Pours hazy and dark brown with a brief, creamy, khaki head. The aroma is a collage of toasted almonds, chocolate and leather. Medium to full-bodied with a watery mouthfeel and soft carbonation. The flavor is sort of bland, but roasty and moderately bitter. Finishes thin and minerally. This beats out Goose Island Night Stalker as being the weakest base beer for a "major-league" program involving barrel aged imperial stouts. Many say Night Stalker isn’t actually the base beer for the Bourbon County Stout varietals. I see Voodoo’s Big Black Voodoo Daddy falling into the same slot if the barrel aged versions actually turn out to be good.
50belair (1850) - Florida, USA - APR 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a tan head. Good lacing. Sweet caramel aromas. A very nice imperial stout. Smooth and tasty with bitter roasted malts that are kept in check by sweet caramel and vanilla notes. Well balanced.
joeneugs (2932) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 2, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown pour with some orange highlights. Orangy head. The aroma is very toasty with hints of black cherry and chocolate. Flavor is very smooth with dark chocolate, roasted malt, caramel with a sweet, roasted finish. Very nice.
bytemesis (2572) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours deep opaque black with a medium dark brown head that slowly dissipates leaving nice lacing. Aroma is very roasty, chocolate. Flavor is about the same, just a touch of anise, medium coffee bitterness on the finish, only a light sweetness. Medium-full body. Bitterness lingers and strengthens to the far finish. Warming on the finish as well. Pretty nice beer.