dfinney23 (1732) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thick and rich with a nice balance of bourbon vanilla and oak with bittersweet coffee and roasted coffee.
PhilJackson80 (325) - Oklahoma, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz Bomber. Tasted on 10/11/14. Beer from Total Wine Dallas, TX. Beer pours to a black rich color with a strong note of bourbon. The bourbon is a little overwhelming to me & isn't as balanced as I would like in a bourbon stout. I will cellar this one for a year or two and see how it is then.
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gam (3279) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beige head dark pour mild carbonation aromas woody liquorice vanilla bourbon noted stewed fruits dark malted chocolate roast coffee the flavours medium strong bitter bourbon dark chocolate raisin plums woody note caramel good body not highly rich smooth lovely bourbon oak touches vanilla taste the finish good bourbon and oak dark malt lovely sweetness bitter finish body is a plus top class imperial
CardsFan25 (62) - - OCT 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with almost no head. Oak, vanilla, and bourbon on the aroma. Similar in taste with the bourbon starting very subtle and slowly comes in stonger but still smooth.
MacBoost (1328) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - OCT 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nearly black pour, no head. Aromas of marshmallow, oak, roast, light vanilla. Taste is semi dry and bitter. Not hot at all. Bourbon character is present but kept in check. Some light hoppy notes. Thin mouthfeel. Low carb, highly chuggable. Finished with toasted marshmallow and some barrel notes. Decent, but pricey for what it is.
slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"near black pour, heavy aroma of chocolate, bourbon and licorice. thin feel, but super smooth. Full Sail barreled beers seem to lack depth of the elite ones, but this is still pretty dang tasty. better than the barreled impy porter (which fell short of the "regular" version). sweet boozy flavor w/o being hot."
kevinator (978) - The Colony, Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wel done but not as good as I had hoped. Strong aroma of molasses and bourbon. Pours very dark with a brown perimeter and very small head. Thick and oily with definite weight. This was the 2013 version so it may have been less boozy than the others. Burnt sugar, roasted malt, bitter chocolate and bourbon were the predominant flavors. Good but average for this type of imperial stout.
furthur (180) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - SEP 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pour, black body, walnut colored head, huge lacing. Aroma toast, soy, molasses, raisin, bourbon. Taste is big vanilla, peach, coffee, molasses, black malt, bourbon. Finish is bitter, hops or black malt. Palate is a little thin for a beer at this level, and just slightly over carbonated, but the flavors...and that long, gentle, dry vanilla that lingers....
roxtersoxter (321) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark black with small tan head out of bottle. Sweet aroma of chocolate, vanilla, and deliciousness. Flavor of smooth bourbon with hints of chocolate and sweetness. Excellent beer!
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zach8270 (3502) - Henrietta, New York, USA - AUG 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle - 22 oz - 2013 vintage) Rating #3400. Dark black pour with a tan head. Lots of sweet vanilla notes and bourbon in the aroma with some very light roast under it. Roasted malts at the start with a big hint of sweet vanilla and bourbon smoothness at the middle. Lots of the wood and bourbon notes at the finish with a light aftertaste of roasted malts and vanilla.