Mep3222 (423) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of cocoa, vanilla, bourbon, oak, roasted malt. Extremely smooth taste. Balanced cocoa and vanilla of the bourbon. Really a great imperial stout. Maybe the vanilla is a bit too strong, but that may be the only slight imbalance. Best Imperial stout I have had.
BroSpud (1673) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAY 18, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 vintage during a tasting at Julio’s. Sadly all we got were tastes of this great stout with no bottles available for purchase. But I finally got to taste this stuff and was not disappointed. One of the classics.
beechner224 (635) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to beernut! Thanks bro. Black with tan head. Aroma of bourbon and boost, some chocolate. Taste is chocolate, vanilla, bourbon. Yummy beer.
Criz (69) - - MAY 17, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
6oz pour on tap. Deep deep brown. Almost non existent head that sticks on the glass where the beer meets the glass, tan in color. Hints of toasted toffee, caramel, bourbon on the backbone. Smooth finish with a slightly dry palate. Leaves a semi warming feeling as you finish.
Leixlip (15) - IRELAND - MAY 14, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Single bottle from 2014 poured into wide snifter glass. Smell of bourbon .. Dark chocolate on the nose ..very dark with light creamy tan head...taste of bourbon ..bourbon and bourbon...alcohol is definitely there at 11.2 abv but not overwhelming ...mouthfeel is bang on perfect.
This one is something different .. This is a real winter warmer ..you can tell this was aged as the oak cask really cones through the taste. I can I age sipping this in the cold midwest winter on a lake.
Fantastic beer, but didn’t quite live up to the hype for me. The taste fell a little short of what I expected from this beer but very happy I finally got to try it.
davidhc9 (1) - Fair Lawn, New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
color black-dark brown. Strong stout but super silky ad smooth. toasty, toffy, toasty, roasty, ... everything that you can describe, but very smooth to go down. excellent work.
LorenSommelier (18) - Oaxaca, MEXICO - MAY 12, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2014 Color café oscuro, se ve espesa y turbia. Aroma súper complejo, café expresso, vainilla, caramelo, fruta compotada. Cuerpo completo, espesa y redonda en boca, retrogusto a bourbon. Muy buena.
solidfunk (3674) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
The 2013 bottle that I first had pours black with great head and lacing. Lots of coffee and a very well integrated bourbon. Creamy thick texture with a touch of oil. Dark chocolate. Finishes very bitter with a tiny bite of vanilla. Awesome. The 2012 bottle I had tastes just a little more subdued on the coffee side. Both bottles at Founders Churchkey event.
DandyWolfFloyd (641) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma - rich espresso, alcohol, vanilla bean, and some caramelized sugar
Appearance - black body; opaque; head was about 1/6" and tan
Taste - rich in caramelized sugar, espresso, and vanilla bean, there is also a bounty of booze
Palate - body is full; texture velvety slick and thick; the carbonation is average; the finish long and strong with booze and espresso.
scottw86 (1090) - Maryland, USA - MAY 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tried this at Savor in DC. Great beer. Poured black with a small head. Aroma has lots of coffee and bourbon. Nice gritty chocolatey notes as well. Taste is a good blend of chocolate malts and whiskey flavors. Very good texture and full flavor. Even better than the regular breakfast stout. Nice!