dmac (3166) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split with pineypower. Poured out a rather flat pitch black body with a tiny fizzy light beige head. Aroma of sweet dark chocolate syrup, vanilla, wet toast and some light bourbon. Medium mouthfeel with a creamy body, average carbonation and hardly any alcohol burn. Flavor of chocolate, vanilla, chocolate syrup, wet brown bread, barrel, hint of almond and toasted coconut. Solid beer.
JFGrind (1715) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Blend of rye, vanilla, roasted malt, chocolate and citrus hops. I liked this Imperial Stout, rye barrels gives it a unique character. Just wish it had more complexity.
cheap (3372) - Cheap Lager in Western, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2013
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
on tap at the bocktown. big and black in glass. mild fruity ipa smell. flat, no co2. dark rude and terribly on rye ipa style. now i see its an imp stout? not sure about that. creamy and mouth coating. not know what to think of this style.
Darkover (1497) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 24, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark black with a brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and bourbon. Taste of sweet roasted malts, dark chocolate and whiskey, full body, slick feel, soft carbonation, smooth.
Damico (1914) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark thick brownish black with a decent beige head. Aroma brings light vanilla, roasted smoky malts, brown sugar, and dark chocolate. The flavor brings roasted not overly bitter malts, a lot less of the barrel in the flavor than in the nose. Body is blended well, creamy but definitely lighter than expected.
popery (1119) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black, dark brown at the edges. Looks thick. Small brown head. Only a thin coating of little brown bubbles remain after a minute. Aroma has a relatively restrained rye character, compared to many whiskey barrel aged stouts. Lots of chocolate and caramel sweetness. It has a sweet, rich flavor. The barrel character gives the beer greater depth without taking over, just a nice kick of rye spice. The taste has a bit more rye flavor. Pretty health whiskey spice kick. Lots of sweet chocolate, again. Some vanilla and oak show up. Mouthfeel is smooth and nice, but the beer drinks a bit smaller than its abv. Itís just a little too light. This is a good beer. Nice to find an imperial stout that spent time in a rye barrel and even nicer to find that the barrel didnít completely take over.
callmemickey (1335) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark black-brown body, thin light brown head, a few stray traces of lacing. Chocolate, roast, lightly boozy rye notes, caramel and a little coffee. Medium to full bodied, silky carbonation, light heat.
NikkTwist (880) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Khyber Pass. Tulip. Oily opaque pour with a large frothy tan head that left lace. Some medicinal notes off the top. Strong thick burnt toast and coffee. Rye whiskey. Black vinyl. Bit of a shock at first, but my palate recovered quickly. Now with the beer warmer it feels much smoother, despite the high alcohol. I suspect that a high IBU is there as well. Also turned to dark clear ruby at the bottom of the glass.
jcartamdg (1126) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours jet black no head. Aroma of roast, chocolate, bourbon and vanilla. Taste follows, really balanced. I like this one
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zathrus13 (1627) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown/black, with a small, brown head. Aroma is malt, rye, chocolate, and brown sugar. Flavor is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, rye, and alcohol. Donít get a lot of the barrel notes.
alobar (2294) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thick black oily pour with a brown surface head that vanishes quickly. Whisley aroma of vanilla, and chocolate. Complex flavor with vanilla, chocolate, coffee, and whiskey. Nice beer.