Serve in Snifter


on tap

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 581   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
A hearty brew that is black as night with a strong roasted malt character and a full body. After its initial release in January 2010, our Imperial Stout was aged for a full year in Bourbon casks from Kentucky. This extended aging presents hints vanilla and oak. This, combined with the robust character of the Imperial Stout make for a smooth, wonderful taste experience. A hearty cellar beer. Very Limited Availability - 22oz Bottles and Draught. Black Gold was named one of "the best" barrel aged beers in the US by Men’s Journal and took home a silver medal at the 2006 Great American Beer Festival® in the Wood and Barrel Aged Strong beer category).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - NOV 15, 2006
GABF 2006. Roasty, chocolate, oak nose. Roast, bourbon, oak, and chocolate flavor. Too much bourbon.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 14, 2006
Full on bourbon and oak are strong up front in the aroma with notes of anis, vanilla, chocolate, chick peas and floral perfume also apparent. Clear, dark ruby brown body is topped by an anemic, large bubbled tan head that recedes rapidly to ring. Strong roasty bitterness, strong bourbon, strong alcohol flavours bludgeon the tastebuds into submission before following with a subdued chocolate sweetness with vanilla undertones. Medium full body is liquorous, sticky and syrupy. Soft textured with very low carbonation. Strong alcohol warming. Bottle sampled with beerbuzzmontreal, Lubiere, MartinT and Rastacouere.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 9, 2006
deep brown, almost black body with small brown head..aroma of nuts, caramel, toffee, oak, chocolate, and vanilla..flavor is of vanilla, chocolate, nougat, major sugar, and light bourbon...perfect creamy palate

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - NOV 5, 2006
#500 (2006) 22 oz. bottle via trade with Buck Dich - Pours a deep brown color with a nice tan head that settles to a thin film. Very light spotty lacing. Has a wonderful bourbon, vanilla, and chocolate aroma. The flavor is much of the same. Taste a lot like an Oaked Yeti. Medium to full body. The alcohol is noticeable, but not overpowering. An excellent beer. Thanks Jordan

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Silphium (3190) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2006
Bottle via trade. Pours a deep opaque brown with reddish highlights and a thin tan head. Complex aroma with vanilla, buttery oak, cocoa, roasted malts, and coffee. The body is 22 ounces of liquid Cadbury Egg, with layers of vanilla and milk chocolate creating a candy-like palate. Also reminiscent of chocolate sugar wafers. There is an alcohol kick that reminds me that this is a 10.5% ABV beer. Truly a dessert.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sunevdj (3548) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2006
Blind rating, American Beer Tastings at Sk8viking´s. Pours black with a tanned head. Smells very nice of bourbon barrel ageing. TAstes of dark malts and bourbon. Hint of mildew and age. Alcohol and bourbon finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thedm (5214) - Fort Wayne, USA - NOV 1, 2006
This bottled brew from JSquire at a rating party poured a medium sized head of foamy finely sized bubbles that was mostly diminishing and left behind a opaque no visible carbonation black colored body and a good lacing. The aroma was roasted malt toasted malt dark malt bourbon and burnt malt. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a strong bourbon aftertaste. The flavor contained notes of vinous dark malt vanilla and bourbon. Delicious and one I would certainly like to try again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 28, 2006
Pours full eclipse black with a thick but short lived head. The nose is all bourbon barrel with some dark fruits fighting their way through. Oak, bourbon flavour, alcoholic finish. Somewhere underneath all that bourbon flavour is an impy stout crying to get out. Diappointed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2006
Black colour with a small brown head. Roasted malty aroma and taste with notes of dark fruit and chocolate. Dry and sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2006
Bottle. Black body with a medium mocha head. Cheesy aroma, yeast, bread, and alcohol. A mix of bourbon oak flavours and dry fruity oak. Very slow sipper with chalky chocolate roasty flavour and caramel. Finishes dry, bitter, and quite thick.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 « 41 42 43  44  45 46 47 » 59

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50