Metallion66 (104) - - MAR 31, 2013
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Still to date my favorite BA Stout. Smells of slight chocolate, caramel, molasses, slight vanilla and bourbon. Body is full and rich, taste of Bourbon up front followed by a very very sweet taste. There is still a ton of BA stouts I have yet to try. But not only does this beer taste incredible. It’s extremely affordable compared to other BA Stouts, I’m looking at you Rasputin!
sayravai (4707) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 22, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottled, 2011 vintage, 12.5%, thanks 50belair!) Very dark brown color, small brown head. Lots of tar, roasted malt, herbs and some licorice in the nose. Intensely malty flavor with ripe fruit, saltiness, roasted coffee, alcohol warmth and some sting from it, long aftertaste. Very full body, liquourish palate with low CO2. Slightly too roasty and whisky-like for my taste. A slow dessert sipper for whisky fans.
Pepinis (92) - Madrid, SPAIN - JAN 21, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Mi primera aproximación a Firestone y hecho a lo grande. Parabola 2014 pasa a ser una de mis Imperial Stout preferidas. Se que a ratebeer no le gustará pero sobran las palabras.
Beerdedone (3112) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a thin creamy brown head. Aroma of bourbon, chocolate, molasses, vanilla and coffee. Flavor was complex and very balanced with bourbon, oak, coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, caramel and molasses. Oily slick texture, full body, soft carbonation.
mariuspoenari (410) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2016
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2016 Very dark ruby pour, with a tan head with good retention. Rich smell of bourbon, milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, dark cherries, roasted malts and vanilla. Very well balanced taste, with notes of bourbon that do not overwhelm, followed by dark cherries, milk chocolate, vanilla and cocoa. Silky smooth texture and a very well balanced taste, not too sweet, not too bitter and not too boozy.
SlackerMads (2459) - DENMARK - JAN 9, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with MF666. Dark brown close to black with a small tan head. Roasted malt, vanilla and caramel in the nose. Flavour has syrup, vanilla, chocolate, wood. Full body, oily texture, soft carbonation, heavy sweet. Soft. Dry finish. Big beer.
bursprak (1712) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ New Years Eve ’15. Oily black pour with a small tan head. Notes of bourbon, vanilla, honey, malty sweet, light syrup, molasses, chocolate and some light savory notes.
arnold931 (1107) - Iowa, USA - DEC 31, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with no real head. Nose is bourbon, oak and dark chocolate. Taste adds some anise. Great.
drmet (615) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - DEC 27, 2015
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
-pours the darkest of brown with no light coming through and a tiny,quickly dissipating head
-chocolate,vanilla,coconut,bourbon,molas chocolate,bourbonvanilla,syrup,molasses,caramel,to and dry finish
-low to medium carbonation
-medium to full body
An absolute flavour Bomb.
dagimp (882) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
No 002 from 2011. So it’s got some age. All I got to say is Wow! This is a fantastic beer. Not much bourbon at this point but still present. Smooth mouthfeel with carbonation. Lots of vanilla, coconut, toast, bourbon and warm flavor. Alcohol is very well hidden (age). Some cherries and other fruit. Super enjoyable.
k0mpsa (2106) - Tuusula, FINLAND - DEC 26, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012 Tap at barrelworks, buellton. Black color, tanned head. Rich roasty aroma has coffee and chocolate notes. Super smooth palate, rich roasty, coffee, chocolate, vanilla. Nearly perfect imperial stout.