djd07 (10002) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy brown with a small beige head leaving sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is roasted malt and chocolate. Thin mouthfeel with a strong vanilla roast and chocolate. Smooth finish hiding alcohol very well. Easy to drink, really enjoyed this one. An impressive Imperial stout from Firestone.
Bebum (764) - USA - AUG 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
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MotherBrother (898) - Aalborg, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour black, with a small and quickly diminishing mocha-brown head.
Aroma is very complex, and a whole lot is going on here. Chocolate, coffee, brownie dough, vanilla, sweet licorice, roasted malts, dates, figs, raisins, bourbon, wood, toffee, caramel, slight tobacco. The bourbon really does its thing here. Present, but not too dominating. Quite delicious.
Taste is a little sweet, with a nice roasted and bitter aftertaste. Very balanced. Semi-full bodied, with a semi-flat carbonation. Very subtle heat in the throat. Thanks to Tom for sending me this.
BelgBeerGeek (1308) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
at RBBSG thx to whoever(thirstybird?) for sharing !!
Head: espresso , medium
Smell: Mocha, quite roasted, malts, coffee, chocolate, bitter , booze
Taste: wow ! taste is semi sweet with nice dark fruity notes , chocolate, roasted malts and coffee, some vanilla / Bourbon , bit boozey, dry earthy end , sweet after, now this is what i call a nice Impy !!!
fletchfighters (1404) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 21, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A-- Poured black, one finger light brown/ sugar cane colored head. Decent retention. Little bit of spotty lacing, visible alcohol legs and bits of spotty lacing.
S-- Sugar. Lots of sugar. Very little barrel notes, what was there was faint and short lived. Vanilla and coconut were faint and fleeting. More coffee and roasted malts mixed with lots of sugar.
T-- Sweet dairy milk, sugar, more sugar. Somewhat thick and smooth.
M-- Feel and carbonation are perfect. Good body. Sugar is much more toned down in the feel and more about chocolate and malts. Have to note had BA Yeti before having this and the barrel notes in BA Yeti were much more obvious in every respect.
O-- Decent sweet beer. was it really aged in a barrel?? That was my biggest question. Bottle says so, so I have to concur. Really disappointed but as a straight RIS it was OK.
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with small tan head some lacing... Huge coconut aroma, toasty roasty, big warming body, flavorful, Lively, vanilla, oaky, some vanilla, some chocolate... Lightly dry bitter finish.
DesertDevil (685) - Arizona, USA - AUG 13, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2013 2012 bottle. Pours a murky back with a small ring around the edge of the glass for the head. Beautiful bourbon aroma complemented by a bit of burnt dates. The taste mixes together into a great blend of bourbon (but not too boozy like some many other barrel-aged stouts), toast and a lovely slight cherry finish, which I have not detected in previous vintages. Medium body with a great finish that slowly fades into blissful oblivion. Easily one of my favorite stouts.
Wegro (332) - Fresno, California, USA - AUG 13, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
from notes: extremely well balanced while still being bold. love the smokey and bourbon-y flavor. dark malts dominate, the smoke and bourbon show up in the finish. finishes a little hot but it’s welcomed, makes it fun, makes you know you’re drinking something that’s special. superb in every way, delicious, balanced, complex. the price tag is a little high but this is one where i felt like i got every penny’s worth and i’d pay it again in a heartbeat.
Brewticular (86) - - AUG 12, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Highly complex with a fantastic evolution of flavor. Pours clean and leaves great lacing. As of today this is the greatest beer I have every tried.
Benzai (14029) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2012 Sampled at RBBSG. Hey! It’s my 3000th rating, yeah! Pitch black color, small light brown head. Smell malts, roasted malts, some coffee, some moccha, some alcohol. Taste roasted malts, alcohol, coffee, slightly hops and bitter, bourbon notes, moccha and chocolate. Full body, full carbo.