Ferris (6900) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 4, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft - Bourbon and vanilla with a touch of spice. Jet black with a rich brown head. Bourbon, vanilla notes, dark roast with a touch of perfume. I really enjoyed this.
Alohabeernut (8) - Aloha, Alabama, USA - APR 1, 2015 does not count
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at McNally's in hillsboro, or. Pours an inky black with a nice espresso foam on top. Heavy coffee on the nose with some anise. Tasting sweetness from the molasses and obviously a nice medium roast coffee. Finishes quite warm; no surprise considering the 9.6%. Not the best imperial I've had but a nice offering from a good brewery.
ACHops (902) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Beer Junction. Pours pitch black with thin oily brown head. Aroma is deep charred malt, molasses, and a bit of chocolate, espresso, and bourbon. Taste is dark roasty malt, fresh brewed coffee, dark chocolate, and oak. Thin body. Finishes bitter. Kinda harsh, this could stand some aging.
ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at 16 Tons Cafe (Imperial Stout Fest what!) Pours very dark, moderate amount of tan head. Aroma is heavy on coffee and booze. Body is medium, maybe even light for an Imperial Stout, very lively. Finish is surprisingly acerbic, coffee comes in in a huge way. You can really taste the fact that FG is using GOOD coffee here, very impressive in the way that the coffee is allowed to shine.
UprightFTW (9) - Portland, Washington, USA - MAR 23, 2013 does not count
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap. Smell is strong bourbon with coffee and roasted malts coming through. Pours a thick, almost black color with a finger of deep brown head. Tastes like bourbon, coffee, and roasted dark chocolate. Thick and smooth going down with very little carbonation. Nice and creamy. A fantastic beer, to be sure. A more complex version of their coffee stout, it adds flavor without adding burn. Lovely beer, I will get this one again if I can.
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - MAR 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Black pour with medium beige head. Aroma is coffee and barrel, aged in Four Roses Barrels. Body is full. Flavour is rich coffee, malt and caramel. Some ginger and chocolate in the finish.
boFNjackson (4186) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 10, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Bailey’s Taproom... Poured jet black with a light brown head. Nose had a lot of coffee and a roasty tone. Still mostly coffee on this over whiskey. But as it warmed, and with some swirls of the snifter, created more whiskey, oak and wood flavors. Roasted malt and molasses bitterness. Lots more coffee acidic bitterness towards the finish.
hoptimist (99) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 31, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Complex aromas of bourbon, vanilla, wood, chocolate and massive roast with some resiny hop aroma as a counterpoint. Dark brown with a decent dark tan head that is fairly persistent. Medium malty-good sweetness with medium resiny hop bitterness to balance. Medium+ body, moderate carbonation, nice slicky texture, well balanced between hops and malts but a nice dry and astringent finish thanks to the ample roast and contribution from hops.