hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale Łber alles, Arizona, USA - NOV 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2010 batch #1 parabola 6/2/11
Quite hot but not unwelcome...lots of caramel (fw14),black cherry fruit, whoppers, barrel galore, smoky, char, vanilla, coconut, choco, dark roast.
chewy and rich yet alcohol keeps it reasonable. 8/4/8/3/16
ben4321 (3003) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Location: Draft at Pony HK, 5/15/13, #3001: Iíll start off the quest for 4k with a big one.
Aroma: It has a nose of dark malts and bourbon, with some chocolate, coffee, roast, and wood
Appearance: This one has a black colored pour with a brown head that leaves heavy lace
Flavor: The taste is much the same as the nose, with heavy malty and bourbon flavors
Palate: The body is full, it has a thich feel, and quite a bit of boozy heat on the mouth
First off, we were very excited when the bell rang and this got added to the draft list! This beer is an absolute beast. Itís big and boozy, and it is also well made. This is clearly a sipper, and clearly something I donít need a ton of in one sitting, but Firestone does a very nice job with barrel ageing beers.
ajnepple (474) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 21, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
650 ml bottle from Wilburís, 2013 version, 13%. Black pour with small brown head and patchy lacing. The aroma is rich with roasted malts, dark chocolate, burnt wood and light bourbon. Similar flavor with some vanilla, light coffee and faint dark fruits. It hides the alcohol rather well. Full body with a soft and smooth velvety feel. An excellent sipper and a truly incredible beer.
nuplastikk (3286) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2011 22oz bomber, drank in late May 2013. Thick brown black body, opaque. Respectable rusty beige head sticks around for awhile. Big sweet oak and chocolate aroma. A truly great Imperial Stout, massive and sugary, but refined and quite enjoyable. Lots of depth..deep bourbon caramel oak vanilla notes. World Class, this is really well done.
kidmartinek (2453) - austin, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Oily black. Small tan bubbling. Smells like oak an alcohol. Tastes like cocoa, toffee, vanilla, oak, toasty dark malts and alcohol. Pretty damn good but the alchyness is a little offputting. The flavor is really good though.
dctriman (37) - USA - MAY 20, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Churchkey during Savour week. Very well balanced, low carbonation beer. Subtle flavours balance the bourbon at warmer temps
Pyrmir (1214) - Westra Aros, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle @CBC13. Pitch black with small tan head. Aroma intense; roastiness, coffee, bourbon, tobacco, dark chocolate and tar. Taste is very rich and full, same notes as aroma plus some plums and berries, finish is tarry and roasted.
MrFecesious (328) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 20, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 bottle. Pitch black with a great tan brown cap. Raisin, chocolate, licorice, biscuit, coffee, wood, bourbon aroma. Taste is the same but with cherry, and HARD dry wood palate.
Miked1687 (219) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013 bottle Poured into a snifter. Extremely dark pour with a mocha brown head that laces a bit, but sticks around the edge. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, cereal. Taste is pretty big on chocolate and coffee. A little booze and lots of vanilla. Some woodiness in the finish. less bourbon than expected. Medium thick mouth feel.
DCLawyer (687) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber->snifter. Deep brown with lite brown head. Chocolate, vanilla, roasted malt, espresso. Rich, complex, very good. Only complaint is a tad too boozy.
dogfishho (470) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not a heavy barrel presence, which is a good thing. Extremely silky and smooth mouthfeel. Nice sweet vanilla flavors balanced out by roastiness.
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