boamr (310) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a thin tan head to it. Has a heavy smell of bourbon, coffee. Taste is super heavy on the bourbon. Itís a little hard to get over. Iíll stick with Breakfast Stout thanks.
callmemickey (4216) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 A: Dark dark brown-black with a thin tan-brown head that doesnít last long... not much in the way of lacing
S: Rich roasted coffee, a blast of bourbon, vanilla, dark chocolate, caramel and general roasted malt scents.. very bold and complex
T: Sweet vanilla tip before the rich coffee taste dominates with its chocolate and caramel tones... bourbon finishes off the flavor profile... you know that characteristic oak-spice burn with jack? ... yeah this beer has a bit of that at the end and its lovely...
M: Smooth, full bodied, velvety, slight burn at the end
O: Delicious. The smoothness really helps this monster go down... the only thing holding this baby back is the flavor complexity... its got a tad too much going on to keep drinking many of these... but thats not a bad thing at all!
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle Pours a good deep black with a small tan head. The head leaves quickly and makes spotty lacing rings. Aroma is real good, Coffee, chocolate, oak and some bourbon, with vanilla hints. Has a good carbonation. The flavor is great. Good malty touches with a strong bourbon backbone. A touch of sourness. THe alcohol is hidden well. Has a full body. A thick and slick texture. The finish is top notch with a great aftetaste. I waited a while to get my hands on this one and it did not disappoint. This is just darn good beer.
Embrouille (2835) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 6, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled 355ml. It pours a pitch black beer with a smallish, nicely lacing deep beige head. Tobacco, vanilla, bourbon, oak, strong coffee, bergamot and a huge amount of poppy seeds showing up in the nose which is strong and inviting. Full bodied with poppy seeds being rather present in the taste too. Flawlessly brewed, rich and complex. Vanilla, poppy seeds and bourbon components in the finish which is a little harsh.
Moooooser (32) - Indiana, USA - JUL 4, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Interesting beer, although it doesnít quite live up to itís hype. This beer is so think you can barely see through the film on the glass! Lots of bourbon and coffee, but didnít really taste the vanilla very much. Definitely worth a taste, but not one of my favorite imperial stouts.
obguthr (5577) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 30, 2010
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bourbon and musty yucca nose. Viscous black, no head. Yucca and molasses flavor, with a chocolate undercurrent. Bourbon and cherry finish. Syrupy mouthfeel. There is a hop flavor in this that Iíve only tasted in one other beer, Ballast Pt. Victory at Sea, and I donít like it at all. Aside from that, itís too thick and too heavy with bourbon. Going against the grain.
williamherbert (1484) - Syracuse, New York, USA - JUN 29, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A shot of whiskey in the aroma. Alcohol malts above the glass. Dark chocolate truffles. Oak. Brutal, heavy wood.
The appearance is motor oil black with spotty lace.
Flavor is heavy milk chocolate truffles. Porter malts. Whiskey burn. The woody oak is very intense. Chocolate and bourbon. Vanilla and cherry.
The palate is chocolate milk with a major, MAJOR burn on the way down. Itís an excellent, though overrated and overpriced beer. Brutal flavors. Dark and oaky; chocolate and bourbon.
italianjohn (2872) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2010
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black pour with a dark tan head .... aroma of vanilla, chocolate and coffee and slight bourbon ..... taste of creamy vanilla, chocolate and coffee at first with a bourbon background ... the flavors all came together and the second glass I had was very balanced with a warming bourbon finish .... iím glad the bourbon did not dominate ..... lived up to all the hype for me
Bullit (4398) - Burgos, SPAIN - JUN 24, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ Gallaghers, Kalamazoo. Black colour, dark brown creamy head. Aroma of roasted malts, cream, vanilla, bourbon and coffee. Flavour of roasted malts, coffee, vanilla, dark fruits. Thick, heavy bodied, oily and creamy. Delicious.
hatchattack (255) - Virginia, USA - JUN 21, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. WOW is one of the first things I have to say. it pours a dark black color with a small tan head. When first opening the beer you get a huge bourbon aroma, mixed in with sweet vanilla and coffee/mocha notes. The flavors of the beer would develop more and more as the beer came to room temperature. I got a really boozy flavor at first, but it later evolved into a more smooth bourbon flavor with the awesome vanilla, and mocha, chocolate flavor. you can get hints of the regular breakfast stout and the taste of almost sitting down throughout an entire sunday breakfast while drinking the beer. it was ridiculous.