SuperTiti33 (532) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 19, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Noire aux reflets rubis avec une belle mousse moka. Nez: Truffe au chocolat. Anisé. Café corsé. Bourbon. Boisé/vanille. Bouche: nougat. Caramel au beurre salé. Bien chocolaté. Très bien équilibré. Sucré balancé avec une bonne amertume. Fine chaleur d'alcool (bourbon). Jalapeño, sans le piquant. Très bien.
djd07 (3588) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with medium creamy tan head that lasts. The aroma is a strong roast, chocolate, oak, and booze. Slick mouthfeel with nice roasted malt, dark chocolate, and light coffee. Easy to drink, hiding alcohol well, really enjoyed this.
beastmaster (263) - Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Got it in a bottle at house of beer. Pours kinda flat jet black. Aroma of bitter black, chocolate coffee, butter, plum, cherry. Thick and well carbonated for the style. Holy cow, so happy i found this. Light bourbon flavor with strong bitter dark chocolate much like aroma. Terrific. Super sweet. Little booze. Wish i had a fridge full.
baraciisch (1887) - USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark black pour with tan head... Amazing bourbon, vanilla, roasted malt aroma... Flavor is fairly mild, not terribly boozy or rich for that matter... Decent, little disappointed
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BrewHaMeister (166) - - JUL 4, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A big Thank You to Bytemesis! Simply amazing. 12oz bottle pours pitch black with a two finger head and motor oil lacing. Aromas of coffee, rich chocolate, leather, caramel, herbs, and vanilla. Slight alcohol notes but not overpowering. Delicious!
haukur (1305) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - JUL 4, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big thinks to thoor84 for this treat! Pitch black, almost no head. Huge whiff of vanilla, sweets, slight bourbon. Very smooth palate, sweet, with vanilla dominating, subtle booze and bourbon. Very good!
indianabeerman (46) - Indiana, USA - JUL 1, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
pours dark brown with minimal head. aroma is bourbon some coffee. taste is bourbon with bitter dark chocolate with some coffee and vanilla and barrel thrown together. there is alot going on with this beer. great beer
Johann13 (2) - Wolverine Lake, Michigan, USA - JUN 25, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is quite possibly the best all around desert stout out there. Also pairs well with a cigar and is well worth the search to find
M82 (288) - Kansas, USA - JUN 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This 2014 batch was exceptionally smooth fresh offering the obvious components of bourbon barrel, chocolatey imperial stout, and coffee, compared to a three month aged version and a 2011 version, I can’t see any reason to age this, a touch more complexity was created after three years along with a slightly less enjoyable texture, I’ll keep future vintages in the fridge and drink them within the year
3/4" medium khaki frothy to somewhat smooth head settling to a solid ring with a frothy island and a short peninsula and dot of lace over a black body with miniscule dark honey highlights
Spirit forward chocolatey barrel with accents of coffee, cherry, pie crust, date, plumb, and raisin with a juicy spirit influence flowing back in to take control of the finish on a well carbonated coating medium plus body, this one was significantly more silky and integrated with a heavier weight on release week
An enjoyable chocolate syrup drenched oak and spirit laced residual trails off to traces of vanilla and dark fruit
2011 offers amplified dark fruit components, blueberries and raisins glowing against barrel, subtle spirit, and dark chocolate, cola finish
12oz bottles into Orrefors Difference Porter snifter
MarkPine (16) - - JUN 21, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Would prefer just a tad more coffee taste. Great balance of bourbon and all other flavors. Delicious aroma that tempts you to taste.