yespr (28618) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 fl oz. Pours hazy dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty and caramelish. Chocolate and caramelish. Bitter, dark malty and chocolate. Dense and dark malty into the finish.
anders37 (14720) - 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.
madmitch76 (12102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
24th November 2013
Opaque black - brown beer, good tan head. Palate is airy and smooth. Just a little fine carbonation. It’s a light touch with the dark malts. A little roast and cream. Whispers of dark fruits and coffee. Light semi dry finish. Quite a light and simple Imperial Stout.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours a black body with a medium tan head. Aroma of chocolate, dark fruit, roasted malt, vinous, and a boozy nostril burn. Flavor of chocolate, roasted malt, molasses, caramel, and raisins with a dry, bitter finish.
bhensonb (9814) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from The Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours very dark brown/black with a cream dark tan head. Aroma of roasty malt with treacle and some herbal hop. Full bodied. Flavor is darkly roasty/burnt with treacle and non-fruity, non-resin hop. It is dry and almost astringent. Finishes with treacle notes and very bitter. Leaves a burnt earthy flavor in the mouth. Extremely tasty. So good of the brewer to release this base beer.
brokensail (9108) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 14, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A: The beer pours almost black with a very small tan head to go with it.
S: First thing I pick up on is a distinct sourness. Acrid, roasted malts and coffee follow, as well as a mild char. There is a light chocolate aroma with a slight molasses and toffee sweetness.
T: A very sight sweetness to start, but the sourness and acridity of the roast follow shortly behind. There is a mild cocoa note as well as some coffee. A touch of molasses and licorice.
M: The body is sort of light and watery for an imperial stout. Medium carbonation, however.
O: Really disappointing as I was looking forward to trying this, given my enjoyment of the barrel aged versions.
Ratman197 (8469) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Hops and Pie poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, dark fruit, light vanilla and light roastiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of dark chocolate, vanilla, roastiness and dark fruit with a smooth lingering chocolate finish.
rlgk (8445) - Skövde, SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black beer with a rich lasting beige/brownish head. Malty roasted licorice aroma, caramel, cocoa powder, vanilla, hazelnuts, spices, tar, some cream. Roasted licorice flavor, caramel, chocolate, dades, prunes, warming alcohol, hazelnuts, creamy, peat, some tar. Full bodied and with a nice roasted chocolate, licorice, cocoa and prune finish. Great beer!
hopscotch (8367) - 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.
daknole (8004) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 20, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
GABF. Pours black with a nice brown head. Big and bold. Lots of molasses, prunes, smooth chocolate and some roast. Flavor is really smooth and delicious. Lots of chocolate, prunes, roast, toasted marshmallows. Great.