mnmike (942) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample from Winterfest. Very strong stout here that makes me want to go eat desert. Highly recommend.
mcberko (4810) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL bottle, pours jet black with a small brown head. Aroma is very strong, full of liqueur, vanilla, a little bourbon and red wine. Flavour tastes like a mix of bourbon barrels and red wine barrels, despite the absence of the latter, with secondary notes of chocolate, dark fruits, and liqueur. Quite unusual mix of flavours - certainly not a typical imperial stout, with the vinous notes. Finishes on the vinous notes, with subtle dry tartness. Must be infected, but it somehow works okay. Excellent off-kilter barrel ages impie.
Beerman6686 (3536) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at fobab 13. This poured an almost black with stan head. Aroma was heavy roast and Bourbon. Flavor similar, mild acidic character, possibly infected?, but tasty nonetheless.
crossovert (5641) - Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Lightly infected. It seems like a good base beer though, will have to try again.
PhillyCraft (2581) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle #103/501. Pours deep black with minuscule beige head that didnít last. Notes of smooth bourbon, licorice, figs, chocolate raisins, and creamy malt. Nice, balanced mix of booze and barrel in this RIS. Medium to fuller bodied. Solid
jmagnus87 (2033) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle sampled at my buddys BA tasting. From notes. Aroma of bourbon, dark fermented fruit and chocolate. Taste is bourbon, vanilla, dark fruits and some coffee. Long finish with some heat on the back end. Absolutely awesome.
Sammy (7716) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lovely little beer from Tom. Smooth mouthfeel. Some lace. Very well balanced, more chocolate than bourbon. Bourbon is the aroma.
RobertDale (2608) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle # 134/500. Thanks Jeff! Pours black with a very small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, bourbon, and dark fruit. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, coffee, fruit, vanilla, and wood. Excellent!!
b3shine (3510) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle to oversized snifter (shared with the Mrs). This was a free contest beer, and I forget the feisty soul who ran three free beer contests all in one thread, but BIG thanks to him for this brew! Bottle #192/500. Looks good; a mostly opaque dark cola with beige lacing. Smells and tastes solid; sweet and boozy with a heavy cherry influence. Solid on the palate, but could be more viscous. Good beer.
mikem409 (1445) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle #491/500. pours black with tan head that fades instantly. big boozy bourbon aroma. taste is woody sweet licorice and vanilla.