jbruner (2728) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler shared at RBWG! Pours an opaque black with bubbly tan head and moderate lacing. Aroma of booze, dark fruit, chocolate, and roasted malt. Taste follows, a little astringent, but well balanced and very nice. Thick on the tongue, but still good carbonation. Nice stout.
burg326 (4223) - Florida, USA - FEB 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler shared by markwise at RBWG, poured a nice dark brown color with aromas of chocolate, booze, vanilla, light earth, and some roasted malts. Flavors are the same a nice blend of chocolatey, vanillay, booze that was a nice ba beer over all. Thanks again Mark for the share.
TURDFERGUSON (4004) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler courtesy of RobertDale that Markwise opened at RBWG. Thanks to you both! Pours dark muddy brown/black with a small yellow tan head. Nose is big, sweet, cocoa, light coffee, light whiskey. Similar flavor. Another well made ba imperial stout, but of course, this was one of the originals.
markwise (4586) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler courtesy of RobertDale that I opened at RBWG. I am so psyched to finally try this one, and I waited a while, but low and behold, by the generosity of someone on Ratebeer, I finally got to try this sucker. Pours a nice stout brown color with a tan head. Nose is roasted malts, some chocolate, some wood, vanilla, and booze, with bits of earth. Flavor is a shot of chocolate and roast up front quickly fading into chocolate and bourbon, then some nice bitter roast with hints of coffee on the back end. Medium to full in body and a very nice BA imperial stout overall.
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Growler at RBWG. Nose of coffee, vanilla and tobacco. This is one of be best non-BA Imperial Stouts I have ever had.
b3shine (6149) - Indiana, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler to taster at the RBWG Winter Gathering (BIG thanks to beastiefan2K for sharing this). Looks good; a fairly opaque black with light beige lacing. Smells good too; dark malt and booze. Tastes like it smells with a good mouthfeel. Good beer!
Leighton (12985) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler at RBWG 2013 Grand Tasting. Thank you! Pours clear, dark brown with a thick, yellow-brown cream head. Standard dark malt nose, hints of alcohol and cocoa. Big sweet flavor, boozy kick, burnt wood, earthy bitterness, some cocoa. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warm finish, lots of dark malt sugars, earthy and burnt leafy bitterness, some sugar chocolate, decent stuff overall.
Beerman6686 (4944) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This poured a darker cola brown with a lighter tan head. Aroma was not what I was expecting. A good amount of chocolate and light roast with very very little barrel notes. Flavor was lots more barrel than the aroma, however, though not hot at all, with nice chocolate notes. Nothing over the top flavorwise, but very well done BA impy.
beernbourbon (1357) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour from growler thanks to John, thanks for the opportunity man! Pour is dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma and flavor are pretty straight forward and solid with notes of coffee, light roasted malt, faint vanilla, and a little alcohol burn. Nothing over the top, just a solid barrel aged stout.
phaleslu (7103) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Handbottle from foppa78- thanks a ton, Mat, for this mega long-time want! Pours a deep, not quite opaque cocoa brown with some amber around the edge and a small, wispy khaki head. Notes of oak and whiskey lead the way in the aroma, with notes of coconut, chocolate, and roast. The flavor has more pop to it, with whiskey, caramel, coconut, oak, molasses, and a hint of brown sugar. Both the nose and flavor are smooth and boozy. Medium-bodied, with smooth, chewy mouthfeel that warms the palate. Seems like more than 9.5%. Warms the chest a bit, too. Really nice barrel-aged stout.