jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a bottle poured a dark brown color with a small amount of head. Strong sweet malty flavor with a lingering finish.
BiiruBierBeer (445) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smell is sweet malt and bourbon. Taste is malt, bitter chocolate, mild bourbon, and alcohol. Thick creamy mouthfeel with an alcohol tinge.
Ericular (733) - Minnesota, USA - APR 20, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep black with brown head that lasts forever and leaves great lacing. Aroma is dark chocolate (dry, with cocoa), sweet red wine, mild coffee, earth, wood, smoke, alcohol - superb blending of all of these elements. Taste starts with bourbon, very sweet - then into a smoked woody chocolate in the middle, drying slightly. Booze and cocoa powder travels to the nose, and finally it finishes oily and sticky (and thin) with some coffee coming out alongside the cocoa. Aroma is very solid, but taste has all the right elements with sharp corners. Hopefully age will smooth those out, but I worry itís too rough up front and thin in the end. Not as good as I thought. Ivíe had several imperial stouts better than this that are easier to find and the same price or less.
justsayswell (94) - Kansas, USA - APR 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft pour. Wow. Pitch black with a gently foaming dark tan head. Huge legs on this one. Aroma is dark chocolate, bourbon, oak. Taste is chocolate, chocolate malt, vanilla, strong coffee, more oak, bourbon. A little raisin, cherry skin. Some earthy notes. Finishes fairly dry, with a little alcohol burn. Mouthfeel is full and lush, carbonation is balanced. Excellent.
Willsaar (22) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 19, 2015
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
So happy to find this beer!!! Bought at a natural food bodega in Fort Greene in Brooklyn (On Fulton St.) It was $7 a bottle. Some of the best $7 Iíve ever spent!!!! Pours a rich frothy black, with a tan head that dissipates fast and leaves some great clingy lacing on my snifter glass. I let this one warm up a long time before taking my first sip. During that time I smelled coffee, dark chocolate, malt, port/sherry, earthy and woody notes, and some smoke and slight vanilla too. First taste is a huge explosion of differing sensations- vanilla sweetness, bitter coffee and chocolate like tastes, some very subtle earthy malt in there too. As it warmed the aroma really got strong- toffee, leather, licorice coming out. The mouthfeel is perfect- the co2 levels are perfectly balanced in this beer. Itís a full bodied beer, creamy texture in the mouth almost velvety. I described it to a friends as drinking a "cloud of beer" The finish is long and delicious. This beer, along with a few other stouts and some Barley wines is one of the ultimate "nightcap" beers, perfect for after a big complex dinner or a night of drinking lots of different good beer.
arondee (597) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 18, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark black color with a small tan head. Aroma is sweet coffee, dark cherries, and lots of vanilla. The taste is initially light coffee followed by oak, vanilla, sweet roasted malts, licorice, and dark chocolate. Overall a really solid stout.
katrinaez (345) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich black color. Deep flavor. Slight bitter and heavy bourbon. A little aFter taste that is off for the hype. Tap
c0fein (310) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 18, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
355ml bottle from Whole Foods - Tribeca, New York. Thanks Jesse! Bottled 03/14/2014.
Night black stuff with a beautiful dark brown head. Aroma of bourbon, alcohol, wood. Flavour of strong coffee, bourbon, dark chocolate. Long palate. Yeah, itís gooooood!
smaynard6000 (701) - Apopka, Florida, USA - APR 16, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle. Pours jet black with a small brown head. Strong notes of chocolate along with some coffee and vanilla. Flavor is mostly chocolate with vanilla with some bourbon notes; rounded out with some coffee in the finish. Full bodied and very smooth on the palate. Excellent.
rader58 (814) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - APR 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
9oz draught. Pours jet black. Aroma of Chocolate, cocoa, earth, wood. Flavor of licorice, cocoa, chocolate, molasses, earth, wood, vanilla, booze. while it is good, it is slightly overrated.
TizzleJizzle (721) - Garland, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the Big Texas Beer Fest. Oh my God, where to start...Poured an opaque dark brown near black with a decent khaki head. Highly complex taste of bourbon, oak, roasted dark malts, burnt malts, vanilla esters, and dark fruit all coexisting in perfect harmony. Medium to high fizzy carbonation, thick oily body. Simply put, this is the by far the best beer Iíve ever had.