ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JAN 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
64oz growler from RobertDale. thanks, Bob! pours a deep, dark brown that sits black in glass with just a razor thin ring of lace atop the edges. i was a bit put off by the aroma initially but as it warms notes of dark chocolate, roasted malts, brownies, and molasses emerge with hints of smoke, wood, and bourbon coming late. flavor is great with heavy dark chocolate, cookie batter, molasses, graham crackers, and dark fruits backed by bourbon soaked fruits, ash, toffee, and earth. palate is a bit thin for an imperial stout of this magnitude with little to no carbonation and a dry, roated, cocoa finish. overall, a very tasty imperial stout but not a world beater that i expected. maybe this growler is a bit off, who knows.
gregwilsonstl (1945) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 17, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells boozy. Boozy. Hot. Woody. Tasted at dars for march madness. The Chris.
Art (3037) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from trade. Pours a dark brown black. Light brown head. Aromas of bourbon and dark fruits. Some cocoa. Taste is well incorporated. Medium body.
charule (2124) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share with art. Poured pitch black with min tan head. Aroma boozy and sweet barrel. Taste sweet chocolate wooden cabinet. Min alcohol burn but decent in mouth viscosity.
ryanfolty (2354) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JUN 19, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
June 19, 2015 - bottle shared by Brian. Black pour with limited head. Aroma was chocolate, vanilla, dark fruit and bourbon. Taste was a nice blend of everything mentioned in aroma. Thanks for the big time want, Brian!
BVery (9412) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 19, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Dark dense brown pour with a soapy light beige head. Whiskey, wood, fudge, vanilla, soft but still fairly dense palate, dark fruit on taste. Yum.
rouhlas (2629) - GREECE - JUN 18, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle from trade with RobertDale. Thank you very much Bob! Black color with beige brown head. Roasted malty aroma, lot of dark fruits, raisins, plums, caramel, chocolate, wood, vanilla, alcohol. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium to full oily body with soft carbonation.
DesertDevil (685) - Arizona, USA - MAY 19, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2013 22-oz. bottle. Solid nose of charred oak, molasses, mild bourbon, and heavy milk chocolate. Pours flat dark brown. Nice, balanced taste of whiskey (solid heat to start), cocoa, oak, light vanilla, a touch of raisin, and some tobacco. The alcohol burn increases as the beer warms but never hits overpowering levels. Medium body with a slightly prickly texture. A delicious top-drawer barrel-aged stout.
Prufrockstar (1902) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Eugene as part of a blind BA imperial stout tasting. Dark reddish brown pour was the lightest of the bunch. Nose brings chocolate, vanilla, touch of oak, and with perceptable alcohol. Some oxidation, more chocolate than roast, but pretty much right at the center of the flavor profile I’d expect from an imperial stout + barrel. Just doesn’t really gel for me the way I’d expect -- like all the parts are nicely there, but somehow the sum is less. Wish there was still some left this morning for me to give it another shot, though.
djd07 (9563) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler during RBWG Grand Tasting. Pours a very dark brown with medium tan head that lasts. The aroma is roasted malts, cocoa, and booze. Thick mouth, strong roasted malt, cocoa, coffee bean, nice booze presence, really enjoyed this one.
GRM (3674) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 29, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample, draught, during the Great American Beer Festival (Denver), savoured on October 2 2014; eye: black, opaque, tiny ring of brown head, no lacing; nose: anise, roasted barley, toffee, woody, light bourbon, slight molasses; mouth: anise, roasted barley, toffee, woody, light bourbon, slight molasses, alcohol, light hops, finale in molasses with presence of roasted barley, full body, below-average carbonation, mildly sweet, lightly bitter, lightly alcoholic texture; overall: fine
Échantillon, en fût, lors du Great American Beer Festival (Denver), savourée le 2 octobre 2014; œil : noire, opaque, minuscule anneau de mousse brune, pas de dentelle; nez : anis, orge torréfiée, toffee, boisé, léger bourbon, très léger mélasse; bouche : anis, orge torréfiée, toffee, boisé, léger bourbon, très léger mélasse, alcool, léger houblon, finale en mélasse avec présence d’orge torréfiée, corsée, carbonatation sous la moyenne, moyennement sucrée, légèrement amère, texture légèrement alcoolique; en résumé : bien