DrnkMcDermott (2822) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
FoBAB 2007. Finally get to pop the cap on Alaska beers. And yes, itís still aged in Ukranian oak. My first beer at FoBAB, so my perceptions are still relatively clean: Light cherry and grape smell. Oak is there; usually I donít perceive it, but here itís a light presence. Toffee and cherry taste. Alcohol seems a little strong, but not burning. Some young whiskey notes at the finish.
Gription79 (2297) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had on draft at the brewery. Slight sour, cherry, vanilla, chocolate, slight heat/warming, woody, oxidized, it is a 5 year old Jim Beam barrel aged beer.
AmEricanbrew (5905) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap@Glacier. Black color with tan head. Nice dry wood, chocolate, vanilla, deep roast aromas. full body, soft carbonation. Smooth, rich chocolate flavors with vanilla, dark fruits, deep roast malt, and dry wood---super tasty stout.
Travlr (13034) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 19, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the source, as 2008 Beam Imperial Stout, 9.0% abv. Could be a different entry, I suppose. Black color, brown head with good retention. Aroma of burnt espresso, vanilla, subtle whiskey. Taste is boozy coffee and chocolate, light spice. Nice.
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Definitely oaky whiskey notes on the nos, woody, dark husky grains, hints of chocolate. Dark cola brown, no head, light lace and creamy ring. Wiskey oak up front, definite flavors of whiskey, soft chocolate, wood, earthy. A touch of tangy barrel notes show up and then leave. Thin body, soft carbonation - very soft. Light lingering wood and whiskey. Light alcohol as well. Light earthy bitterness as it lingers long on palate.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Glacier Brewhouse; probably my fav of the handful of beers sampled at Glacier; served in a stemmed goblet; dense black with creamy chocolate colored head; aromas of oatmeal, chocolate, husky grains, oak; has a lovely rich mouthfeel; drinks full and creamy with a crazy dry finish; sticky, stale chocolate malts and oaky sweetness; like the straight oak too as this was much better than the beam stout
yemenmocha (658) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - FEB 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyed on tap at the brewery. Iím a fan of their regular oatmeal, so I had high expectations. This one had more of a chalky and woody flavor that dominated and perhaps overpowered the traditional oatmeal stout flavors. Reminded me of whoppers candy. Was fairly drinkable, even with the heavier flavors.
bvc (1160) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JAN 16, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at brewpub. Rich black color with creamy toasted beige head. Toasted oat, caramel, coconut, dark chocolate and a bit of cookie. Creamy and lighty viscous feel. Roasted caramel/butterscotch with a touch of chocolate and smooth oak to it.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - DEC 22, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear dark brown with a cappuccino like foamy head. Aroma of dark roasted malt, dry oak, alcohol and vanilla. Taste is a roasty sweet malt base with some bittersweet chocolate and a very light alcohol taste. Full body with average carbonation and a long dry finish. This is a very good, very oaky Imp Stout. Not as sweet as a lot of Imp Stouts which makes this nice and drinkable.
bb (6861) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 7, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Blackish beer with an off-white head. Chocolate, oak, caramel aroma that lingers nicely. Chocolate, oak, vanilla, and caramel flavor. Body a bit thinner than to be expected. Oak lingers with caramel, chocolate, and some vanilla.
Ughsmash (7177) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at FoBAB (wine barrel aged 10 months). Poured near black with a short cap of tan head. The aroma picked up sour oak upfront with vanilla, brown sugar, and darker chocolates rolling in behind.. boozy warmth increased as it warmed.. sweet overall. The flavor was led by sour oak and vinous notes and was backed by darker chocolates.. vanilla and sharp bourbon stuck on the long finish. Too assertive on the palate with the sour oaky impression.. OK components, but not a very good beer.