DocLock (8391) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours thick jet black with 1-finger tan head and concentric lace rings that stay around forever. Nose is roasty chocolate malt, corn flakes, oaky whisky, cacao, prune. Tastes rich, dry, complex, with a roasty chocolate malt flavor, cacao, blackberry, oaky port, hops, and black cherry notes. Well hidden alcohol. This one is very good, and an example of barrel aging done the correct way, the best beer by Full Pint, and proof that these guys are on their way up the ladder.
Bulk_Carrier (2578) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was poured into a mini snifter.
The appearance was a dark brown close to black color with a thin tan head that dissipated within less than twenty seconds. Speckled lacing clings and falls adequately.
The smell has a wonderful combination of spicy rye to blend into some chocolate and coffee. Light sweetness runs about to entice a light vanilla to even show its face.
The taste was slightly sweet with the roast to also allow a nice little bit of rye spice. There’s a sticky sweet and semi-spicy rye aftertaste to lead into the finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a medium to heavy on the body with a nice sipping quality about it. Carbonation seemed good for the style as it seems to have a nice smoothness to it.
Overall, this was a well crafted Imperial Stout and to add the rye whiskey was a nice touch. If I had another, I’d love to age one.
jtclockwork (10442) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2015 Bottle. Pours dark brown tan head. nose/taste of whiskey, black licorice, chocolate, rye, flaked oats and alcohol soaked dark fruit - medium body.
brokensail (12503) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 25, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home. Thanks, Jake. Just about black in color with a small off-white head. Graham cracker, roasted malt, and some dark chocolate. A little bit of dark fruits. Flavor is kind of sweet and chocolatey. Sweet vanilla, oak, and cocoa powder. A touch on the bitter side.
jflopsu (767) - New Jersey, USA - APR 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drank from a cask. Pours a dark black. Has a strong liquorice and bourbon aroma. Has a strong bourbon, coffee, amd chocolate taste. A lingering bourbon aftertaste.
hfmejias (938) - Dover, Delaware, USA - APR 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 Fl. Oz bottle. Poured dark (almost black) brown, small brown head and nice lacing all over the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, wood and some chocolate. Creamy texture and medium body; taste is a nice combination of rye, dark fruit, roast notes and a touch of bourbon. Alcohol is actually quite well hidden making it a very drinkable beer; not bad at all.
nathan30533 (870) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
How could one argue about this one? Dark and rich with the rye balance and backing. Hides the 11% well as its not too boozy.
djd07 (5386) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 5, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Daniel. Pours a cloudy brown with small beige head. The aroma is roast and wood. Thin mouth, sweet roasted malt, dark chocolate, good.
CardsFan25 (79) - - JAN 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with a finger of head in a snifter. Vanilla whiskey aroma. Powerful vanilla and whiskey up front with a smooth whiskey rye finish.
Nephilium (1473) - Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, and a touch of rye whiskey. Pours a pitch black with just a ring of light tan foam. If you don’t like whiskey stay away from this one, the rye whiskey comes in strong at the beginning, fading over to rye malts, then to a touch of roast and chocolate. Long lingering roasted finish, with a full body and a slick mouthfeel. I enjoy it, but if you don’t like barrel aged items, don’t like rye whiskey, or don’t like rye, stay away from this one.
BlowOffTube (501) - Michigan, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not bad. Some decent spicy rye whiskey barrel in kind of a thinner body. Some coffee and thinner body than what it should be. Little homebrew taste to it. Not bad.