beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 26, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted at the 6th Annual Bistro Barrel Aged Beer Fest on 11/12/2011. This Imperial Stout pours a dark Black color from the tap. Small to medium sized white/tan foamy head. The aroma is chocolate, wood, coffee and dark fruit. A medium to light bodied Imperial Stout. The malts are chocolate, coffee and dark fruit. The hops are herbal and earthy. Decent carbonation. Very smooth tasting. Hint of dark fruit, vanilla, coconut and wood. Hide the alcohol very well. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
savnac (2364) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - DEC 15, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Glacier. Pours dark brown with a thin light tan head. Big aroma of chocolate, coconut, vanilla, coffee and roasted malt. Flavor is semi-sweet chocolate, light bitter roasted grain and some boozy vanilla. Full body with mild carbonation and a long, dry, oaky finish. This is a great Imperial Stout, the character of the wood really compliments this beer and adds a lot of aroma and flavor.
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 2, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Black beer with a brown head. Oak and bourbon aroma. Bourbon and brown sugar flavor with oak. Medium bodied. Bourbon and vanilla lingers with caramel and oak.
deyholla (5403) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 21, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled from the tap at 2011 FOBAB. Poured black with a dark brown head that lasted throughout the beer. Aroma had a good amount of dark grains and roast, with a good amount of oak and a bit of dark fruits. Flavor was full of roasted malts with dark grains and dark fruits. Just a hint of barrel came out in the finish.
Ratman197 (8515) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Bistro BA Fest poured a clear dark brown with a small lingering brown head. Aroma of maple, carmel, dark chocolate and light oak. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of maple, dark chocolate and oak with a smooth lingering maple finish.
joeneugs (2616) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at the Bistro Barrel fest. It pours black with aromas of cocoa, coconut, wood and vanilla. The flavor has oak, chocolate, coconut and is rather sweet before a pleasant ashy finish. I really liked this one.
marcus (5636) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 13, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Bistro BA Fest. Pours dark brown with a modest head and a sourish oaky aroma. There is a sweet chocolate stout flavor with some vanilla and a slight alcohol trail. Very well-crafted and properly aged.
jrallen34 (3475) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
draft... top 5 beer of the night at fobab in my book... just like Big Woody its kind of the epitome of a barrel aged stout, roasty with chocolate and a smooth finish
nickd717 (3400) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 13, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Bistro -Bal Aged Fest. Dark clear brown in color with some tan swirls on top. Great aroma, complex and somewhat sweet with toffee, honey, and oak. Great flavor that is really dominated by the honey, in a very good way. Medium sweetness with toffee, chocolate, oak, and vanilla. Exceedingly smooth mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Could maybe use a bit more heft, but itís overall very good.
bhensonb (9863) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 13, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at the Bistro BA fest. Pours garnet tinged plum with no bubbles. Aroma is musty oak. Med + body. Creamy mouthfeel. Itís oak, vanilla, and yes, coconut flavors. No trace of heat. Very nice.