SudsMcDuff (6850) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Handbottle from Matt, sample from 22oz from Bill, and 2 more samples from other tastings .. . deep brown black .. medium foam .. . aroma of maple, sweet tar, and maple infused chocolate syrup .. . taste isn’t as good as the nose, but still very nice .. . overall: a good brew but no where as good as the insanity that surrounds it .. . .
How many fingers am I holding up in front of your eyes right now? .. 3 .. .. That’s good. That’s pretty good, considering that he’s blind.
after4ever (6693) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2009 Draft at Brouwer’s. Jet black. Loose sudsy tan ring. Massive blast of bitter coffee on the nose. Big creamy body, but very drinkable. The flavor profile starts with a d-10 Caterpillar bulldozer worth of coffee driving your tastes buds straight back. The big, bold flavor settles down into a more harmoniosu blend of coffee, salt, pepper, and some maple syrup. Lovely blended finish, but starts off a real hyperactive child.
b3shine (6619) - Indiana, USA - MAR 10, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Notes from 10/2/11
8 oz. pour into a snifter at the brewery today (10/1) during the release party. Appearance is flawless; black with little to no head. Smells solid; malt and wood are both present, and you can catch a scent of the whiskey in it as well. Tastes great. All of the aforementioned items are present. This was my first maple imperial stout, and I enjoyed it. The maple wasn’t too prominent, but it mellowed the flavors of the wood and whiskey nicely. Mouthfeel was great for a beer of its abv. This is a GREAT beer. Very excited to have waited in line with my wife (twice), and to have scored 8 of them today while getting to drink it at the pub too!
Geokkjer (6582) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with smallbeige head. Aroma of bourbon, oak, alcohol, congac, malt, alcohol,chocolate and licorice. Flavor is sweet and boozy with some caramel, alcohol, chocolate,brown sugar, bourbon and maple syrup. full body, average cabonarion.
Stuu666 (6530) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at craig’s. Pours black, nose is minty, chocolate, coffee, taste is dry, sweet, maple syrup, chocolate.
BBB63 (6449) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 12, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at DLD: Basic black with a lovely head and lace. The nose detected maple syrup and bacon, f++k yeah BACON BABY!, Oh, there was coffee, chocolate, vanilla, hazelnut, and floral hops too. The taste is sweet and syrupy but wonderfully not cloy or over the top sweetness, a nice coffee and hop bitterness kept it in minimal check. Moderate bourbon influence upon the finish. The mouth feel is far heavier and thicker than the other two versions of Breakfast stout for sure. I still like the "regular" Breakfast over this but the Canadian is better than the Kentucky IMO. Brillant and me hopes it will be at the next Black Party.
allmyvinyl (6345) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aromas of dried mint, chocolate, light booze note. Taste is herbal, chocolate, coconut. Chocolate finish.
12th July, gusher tasting
AmEricanbrew (6331) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black body with no head. Smoke, vanilla whiskey, dark chocolate aromas. Rich, full body with soft co2. Very tasty sweet vanilla whiskey, dark chocolate, wood, maple flavors----great stout
jredmond (6308) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 6, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2012 Draft at kite and key in Philly. Got a table an hour before the event started but more importantly got 4 of the last cards in the deck they were using to serve all the early guests with their choice of either kbs or CBS. We ordered a round of CBS, and less than 12 minutes after its tapped it kicks. The beer pours a dark dark brown, pretty much black body with thin well carbonated lacing that lasts throughout. Aroma is straight up flawless - notes of the best rich deep, coffee roast with some compliments of dark chocolate and vanilla. Mouthfeel is medium and smooth with perfect notes of coffee, chocolate, sweet maple, Bourbon. Forever indebted to Linh for beating me there and reserving a table.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle for rating #4100: Black, large frothy beige head, nice lacing. Looks decent enough. Nose of chocolate, cocoa, and sweetened coffee. Smells inviting! Up front its chocolate graham cracker, cocoa, some sweetened coffee, touch of hops, and some warming alcohol notes. As it warms I pick up more subtle notes of bourbon and vanilla. However, chocolate graham cracker, cocoa, and hopped up coffee notes dominate. Thankfully not overdone on the barrel aging, but I wouldnt mind a bit more bourbon flavors. Fairly smooth, but not yet silky. Moderate to full body and mouthfeel. Slight chalkiness at the finish, warming, with lingering hopped up coffee notes. Dunno that I get much Maple syrup out of this. Regardless, a very easy and tastefully done Imperial stout. Thanks Kevin for the bottle!