ctipping (951) - Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
650 mL bottle poured into a snifter. 2011 bottle consumed in 2012. Black body with a small khaki head. Poor retention. Sticky looking as it swirls in the glass. Looks like it could be a sugar bomb.
Big barrel aroma. Not all bourbon, though. Along with the bourbon is a fair dose of vanilla and some heavy roasted malt from the stout. Some of the stout comes through, but it’s mostly barrel. Taste is vanilla and bourbon up front followed seamlessly by chocolate and coffee roasted malts. Hefty bitterness, but not excessive. Adds complexity and a nice bite. Really spectacular flavor.
Thick, but not too sweet. Low carbonation without being sluggish to drink. A wonderful stout.
biggsbowler (585) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle - Pours dark black. Nose is oak, bourbon, vanilla, and chocolate. Taste is fudgy, bourbon, vanilla and oak. Rich and decadent. Just great!
chefgoot (1) - Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2015 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
One of the best Bourbon barrel aged stout's I've eve tried. Not too coffee heavy, a hint of chocolate, vanilla and the bourbon notes are very well balanced.
Chalumeaux (865) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 13, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from tap nearly black with a thin beige head. Aromas of chocolate licorice bourbon and oak. Taste is smooth and follows aroma and is quite boozy. Could use some cellaring.
Berard (557) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 12, 2015
4.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft. Pours black with creme colored head that lingers. Mild licorice aroma over light carbonation. Viscous mouthfeel. Boozy, caramel and chocolate.
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WillRunForBeer (1996) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 11, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Grill Next Door. Pours nearly black with a scant beige head. Aroma is dark chocolate, molasses, bourbon, oak. Flavor is dark chocolate, licorice, lots of oak and bourbon. This is very good, but would benefit from some cellaring.
Imaena (2157) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - JUN 11, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught. This is a big bad beast of a beer with so much depth and nuance it is hard to describe. Seek it out and consume.
glennmastrange (2568) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Heavy malt aromas of toasted, dark chocolate and molasses, moderate resin and earth for the hops and yeast, with notes of bourbon, licorice, tar and alcohol. Head is small, creamy, brown with slipper lacing and good legs, and is mostly diminishing. Color is black. Flavor starts moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and acidic and lightly to moderately bitter. Palate is full, syrupy, with a soft carbonation and a lightly to moderately alcoholic finish. Super dark and rich in aromas and flavors, and all in perfect balance. World class Imperial Stout.
RRistow12 (587) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2015
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tasted from bottle. Pours black with dark brown head. Amazing aroma of chocolate, coffee, bourbon. Taste definitely does not disappoint. Flavors of chocolate, vanilla, dark fruits, spices, caramel, toffee, coffee. Syrup and clingy mouthfeel. Moderately sweet with mild to moderate bitterness. You do get a little alcohol burn from the high ABV. Overall an amazing imperial stout. Definitely one of the best I've ever had.
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kaser (5113) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Fantastic beer. Drank it side by side with BCBS and could hardly tell a difference. Black pour from 22oz bottle at home. Full whiskey, vanilla, coconut, chocolate and cocoa flavor. Outstanding beer