Leighton (13605) - London, Greater London, - MAY 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Bruce’s, London. Many thanks to Bruce. Pours oily black-brown with a thick, tan cream head. Roasty malt nose, rich bread, toast, dark fruits, raisins. Big sweet flavor, rich dark malts, some torched wood, a bit of hard alcohol, sturdy roast, ripe dark fruits. Full bodied with fine carbonation, lightly warming finish, some dark chocolate, moderate roast, dark roast, dark fruits, raisins especially. Lovely beer.
jcnielsen (2498) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pour at What the Funk 2014. Pours a black color with off white head. Boozy, vanilla, bourbon, oak, roasty, cocoa, boozy aromas and flavors. Others were really digging this beer, but I thought it was a little too boozy for my taste.
tourette (222) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 17, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Really exceptional barrel aged stout. Its so good. So good. Fucking drink it.
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - APR 20, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Man. Huge beer. Well integrated flavours. Not too much bourbon but the vanilla/maple touch is well defined. Sweet, moderately roasted, full bodied. World class.
shoulderbroken (2643) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 18, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Aroma is boozy, fruity, nice. Taste is great, so smooth, little bit of coffee, vanilla. Very nice.
jinroh (655) - ESTONIA - APR 18, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark brown, thin layer of very brown foam. Aroma has vanilla, booze, bit of bourbon, alcohol. Taste is also very intense, warming, beautiful alcohol bite. Cocoa, chocolate cake soaked in bourbon. Beautiful.
TimE (3990) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 17, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pitch black color. Tootsie rolls rolled in chocolate quick, with lots of vanilla and coffee. The mouth is insane with a shot of espresso, mocha, bourbon. Like a bourbon milk shake that is very full body. The bourbon, chocolate and espresso just lingers forever. Amazing.
wheresyourball (531) - El Cajon, California, USA - MAR 25, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2014 bottle. Pours black with a small brown head that disappears quickly. Nose is vanilla, bourbon, wood, coffee. Flavor follows; gets better as the beer warms. Creamy full mouthfeel and very well balanced. Awesome beer.
CanIHave4Beers (3539) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAR 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, shared by a kind soul, in a location remote of my dining room.
Pours basically black with a small head and very little lacing on the glass.
The aroma is bourbon heavy and oaky but with some nice dark chocolate and even a little bit of port wine character.
The flavor is plenty dark fruit and dark chocolate forward. The beer has some mild tobacco and some bitter cocoa. The bourbon is well controlled and works as one aspect of the whole as opposed to dominating the flavor of the beer.
Very nice stuff.
thirdeye11 (5746) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(22oz bomber) deep espresso brown (near black), wispy tan bubbles. Nose of bourbon, dark chocolate, charred wood, marshmallows, smells great. Taste is heavy on bourbon but it’s integrated really well, burnt marshmallow, dark chocolate, medium alcohol, medium thick body, great linger.
jake65 (2873) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 24, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 2014 vintage. Pours a jet black and topped with a creamy brown head. Nose is inviting with espresso, dark chocolate, roast, and barrel. Thick and creamy mouthfeel with big roast flavors amongst the bourbon barrel and dark chocolate notes. Really silky and layered flavor. Top tier impy stout. Along with the 25 month old APA they got me for Christmas, this was from my in-laws. Yep, they did me right on this one.