Beerenberger (1596) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2013
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of bourbon soaked fudge. Pours a thick black with a short lived tan head and fine abundant lacing. The taste is wonderful! Bourbon, chocolate, toasted malts, with a touch of bitterness in the finish and a grainy aftertaste. Extremely smooth full bodied mouthfeel accompanied by soft carbonation. Overall, while expensive, it was a real pleasure to taste. Very very easy to drink. EXCELLANT!
MrHangover (3802) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a pitch black beer with a minimum amount of brownish head on top. Aroma has loads of bourbon notes, molasses, toffee and caramel. Flavor is intensly sweet, again loads of bourbon with hints of vanilla and feels very thick and sugary. Really intense, strong imperial stout, nice barrel treatment going on and a long lasting, sweet and sticky aftertaste. Nicely done!!
Ed5388 (3057) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber shared by Dan. Poured black with a small creamy dark tan head. Aroma black malts, strong bourbon and oak. Taste of dark fruit, black malts, strong bourbon, oak, and a caramel finish.
thomashall (626) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at tasting. Dark caramel brown pour. Strong bourbon and sweet caremel aroma. Taste follows, a little boozy. Pretty good stuff.
fletchfighters (1383) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 19, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Jet lack with a light tan head that falls to a thin collar. Good ABV legs and good spotty lacing.
Nose is Oats, chocolate, caramel, vanilla, fudge, and bourbon. Excellent nose. Very little hint of the ABV.
Taste is bourbon, oak, chocolate fudge, caramel, vanilla, and oats.
Slightly sweet but expect that. big bodied, easy to drink, even at that ABV level. Seriously good beer.
deanso (8285) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle shared at a beer tasting.
Thin ring tan head. Clear black pour. Bourbon notes. Very nice
kermis (9880) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at tasting, thanks! Near black with a ring tan head. Aroma of oak barrel, vanilla, bourbon, caramel, chocolate, booze and toffee. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
fluffy (2275) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wooo-weee this is a big old booze bomb and you can feel the 14% on this one.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
hackobock (3213) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
July 18, 2015. Bottle at Quebec tasting. Thanks for sharing!
Black with a small brown head. Aroma is rich with creamy and dark chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, coffee, fudge, toffee and slight nutty. Taste is intense and quite sweet with molasses, vanilla, fudge, bitter dark chocolate with some warming bourbon notes in the finish and salty licorice notes. Full bodied, creamy oily texture, soft carbonation.
Boutip (5737) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 15, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a nice large dark brown foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of smooth black chocolate notes with some vanilla and bourbon notes is quiet awesome. Taste is a smooth mix of black chocolate with some light roasted malt with some bourbon and vanilla notes with light woody notes also detectable. Body is full with pretty prefect creamy texture and good carbonation with light warming alcohol notes. Enjoyable treat thought my only very minor complaint would be to smooth some of the barrel-aged notes.
DSG (11246) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 12, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[1/30/16] Bottle sample at the Encomium bottle share, after RateBeer Best awards ceremony at Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel in Santa Rosa. Thanks everyone who shared bottles! 2015 bottle. Black. Great aroma, roast, chocolate. Sweet. Medium-bodied.