Errl (1595) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle: huge thanks to brewtopia..Pour is dark with a dark tan head that fades..Nose is sweet and sour cherries,vanilla, fudge,chocolate,wet wood..Taste is amazing nutty fudge,rich,chocolate cake,vanilla,cherry,very balanced sweetness, the flavor gets very bold when it hits your palate. Wow, such and amazing beer.
BeerandBlues2 (9685) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours opaque black with a small, fizzy light tan head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is cherry, roast and chocolate malt with spicy rye. Flavor is sweet malt and cherry with spicy rye and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
IrishBoy (3836) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAY 11, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Cannery Row Brewing. Nose is chocolate covered cherries, bourbon, oak, vanilla, and extra cherries. Pitch black with a virtually nonexistent head. (Did Tommie at Lost Abbey brew this?) Flavor is cherries, chocolate, and light bourbon from the syrupy body. Excellent!
madmitch76 (15073) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
17th April 2013
Stouts III Tasting. Thanks to Bruce for this belter! Almost opaque dark brown beer, little tan head. Palate is smooth and slightly viscous with fine carbonation. Sweetish dark chocolate with a little aniseed and spice. Malt cream. Lovely morello cherry, not too sweet. Little rye spice. Touches of marzipan and almond. Finishes sweet and mildly spicy. Lovely!
Vaiz (3347) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ ZeeBra Extreme Beer Festival 2013. Pitch black pour. Aroma is roasty, cherries, fruity, smooth and burnt. Flavor is slightly sour, sweet, quite bitter, roasted, a bit messy. One of the lesser Bourbon County brews, but still great.
dEnk (3803) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ ZeeBra. Aroma has big sour cherry and other red fruits, also stout in the background. Flavour is liquorice, roast and slight sour cherry with a faint bready whiskey notes. Awesome combo.
Rando7 (736) - Iowa, USA - MAY 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pours very dark brown with thin tan head. Aroma cherry, malts, whiskey. Taste dark fruits, dark cherry with faint rye and strong caramel malts. Rich full thick palate. Finish mainly a continuation of the taste.
I enjoyed this more than the bramble, which was very fruit forward with a BCS behind it. This beer integrates the fruit very well to make a unique taste of it’s own.
erickok (3533) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - MAY 5, 2013
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black, small head. Cherry, very clearly present, bay leave, raisin, bit of chocolate. Heat of sherry, cherry and sweetness. Nice, special, if you like sweetness of booze. Interesting aromas, must try. (Zeebra)
thirdeye11 (5544) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(22oz bottle) clearish deep brown, few bubbles. Nose of rich sour real cherry, light spicy rye, milk chocolate, rich barrel. Taste of real cherry juice, light chocolate syrup, complex, well integrated, medium thick body, sweet real cherry linger. No medicinal cherry here.
Thejosko (5) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2013 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I brought this bottle to DLD13 with anticipation of sharing with other beer aficionados. Sadly, the DLD experience has changed over the years as the goal of monetizing the event took an obvious role this year. Oh well. Good on them.
An oily black pour with a off-white / tan head. Bursting with wood, roast, dark chocolate, vanilla and marshmallow. Dark fruit at times but with a resounding caramel backbone. Very rich with the full complexity shining as it warmed in my glass. Balanced mouth feel. Not cloying but on the sweet side. Bourbon and sweetness took over as it warmed to room temp. A truly superb imperial stout and one of my favorite BCS variants.