blankboy (6520) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 5, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Bottle (650ml). Reserve Series No. 001] Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with a small diminishing frothy light-brown head. Aroma of brown sugar, leafy hops, alcohol, chocolate, wood and maple syrup. Flavour of roasted malt, leafy hops, alcohol, wood and brown sugar. Medium bodied, syrupy mouthfeel. At least a year old and still pretty boozy, still very good though.
andrew_drinks (234) - Luxembourg, LUXEMBOURG - FEB 3, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from bier.de, 2014 vintage. Pours clear black with an thin white head. Smells like bourbon and oak and vanilla and chocolate and lots of good stuff. Light to medium carbonation, oily but ever so slightly thin compared to the big oaty beasts of the imperial stout world. Rich dark roast, milk chocolate, caamel, treacle, refined sugar, loads of vanilla and oak char. Sweet and smooth on the palate, slick and oily on the tongue. Finishes long and roasty. Smooth enough to make every sip a pleasure and yet enough heat to remind you that you’re drinking a 13% imperial stout that has enjoyed the benefit of plenty of barrel time. You can probably count the number of BA imperial stouts that are better than this on a single hand.
Warped_Silver (123) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 1, 2015
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2014. A worthy 100th rating. Pours "light" blackwith lasting tan head. Aroma of chocolate tobacco vanilla and mild bourbon. taste of chocolate forward followed by light vanilla cocoa powder and tobacco. Thick velvety mouth feel. The flavors are a little harsh at this point, would benefit significantly with age. Overall excellent Imperial Stout
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simont1 (400) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2015 Aroma of licorice, bourbon, booze, and booze. Super boozy and very light mouthfeel. Feels like a darker barley wine, quite dry, very very light mouthfeel, some vanilla, loaded with coconut, the flavours don’t integrate very well and not very much of a stout, more like a Barley wine with some darker malts, too dry, too light mouthfeel, and probably the booziest beers I’ve had, even though it was 2012 vintage.
dchester (32) - - JAN 23, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Cant say enough about the flavors of this one. Chocolate cherries coffee dates cake cigar tobacco its like a drizzle for cheese cake.
mackRIS (37) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap pours jet black with tan head and good lacing. Aroma is sweet malt, chocolate, oak, bourban, tabacco. Flavor is sweet oak bourban, chocolate, coffee.
Emeister84 (1536) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Aromas of coffee, dark chocolate, grilled cherry, tobacco, raw cacao, toasted coconut, freshly baked macaroons, subtle vanilla, subtle booze, subtle char. Black, mostly lasting chocolate ice cream-colored head. Dry, deep, super complex, flavor profile mirroring the array of aromatics, earthy, chocolatey, redolent of cooked and dried cherries and berries. Full bodied, quite smooth especially considering the ABV, deep, a sipping beer for sure, possibly the greatest I’ve had to date.
beerguy00 (186) - Fountain Valley, California, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour. Nice aroma of dark chocolate, vanilla, toasted malt, and a bit of coffee.
JefVerstraete (2041) - Ghent, BELGIUM - DEC 30, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from a trade. Many thanks Wyatt! Dark brown/black colour, brown foam. Soft carbonation. Complex aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate, bourbon, vanilla and caramel. Medium sweet, light bitter. Well balanced. Good Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout.
Komet (6) - Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I'm not well versed in the art of beer reviews so I'm not going to make up a bunch of stuff. I will say that it is a hearty beer that does not go too strong on the bourbon flavor.