rjat (19) - Alabama, USA - APR 22, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Hands down best stout for a reason. So smooth. Transition between flavors. Rolls from coffee, chocolate to bourbon. Epic!
TXBadger (1422) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 21, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of the best beers I’ve had, I was lucky to get 1 bottle of this deliciousness. Poured a deep black, oil like color and viscosity. Aroma has coffee and bourbon, with a little cocoa, and this is what the palate gets too. Fortunately, the booze is well hidden, and it is smooth.
Livendadream (123) - New Mexico, USA - APR 19, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Btl 2013 pours opaque black. Brown head that dissipates quickly leaving no lace. Smells of bourbon, dark fruits(prune,raisins,plum,fig) brown sugar,holiday cookies,alcohol, roasted coffee beans. Tastes of sweet malt,caramel, bourbon,wood, coffee and tobacco. Thick heavy body,syrupy texture, light carbonation, alcohol finish. Nice robust beer with a plethora of different flavors. Heavy, thick and chewy mouthfeel with a nice warming finish. Gonna age the other btl.
Nehpets (23) - - APR 17, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
My favorite imperial stout. The coffee just makes this so much better than the plain bourbon aged stout. Impeccable pour, aroma, and color. Finished better than any beer that I have ever tried. It is work the hunt to find it. Too bad all of the stores mark it up!
tdubesq (14) - - APR 13, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bouquet of bourbon and coffee. Pours dark chocolatey with a thin Carmel head. Tastes of
Chocolate coffee bourbon oak with an alcohol finish. Feels thin in the mouth.
stoutnick (567) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 13, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2014 2013 bottle from somewhere in Brooklyn NY. Black medium carbonation, tan foam. Aroma is vanilla coffee - smells spectacular. Taste is strong vanilla, bourbon, very roasty coffee finish. ABV not super well hidden. As it warms a nice caramel flavour takes over from the bourbon character. Overall, much more drinkable than the straight BCBS. Fun and lots going on.
djd07 (3699) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2011 bottle. Pours a dark brown with no head. The aroma is strong coffe grounds and roast. Thick mouthfeel with rich coffee ground and bitter roast. Held up well, very good.
markextrae (1100) - NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2014 shared my 2012 bomber with 2 friends. poured pitch black with a non lasting beige head. strong roasted coffee bean smell, oak, wood, bourbon, smooth dark chocolate, vanilla, just one hell of a beer. smooth complex mouthfeel. well balanced beer. should be even better if there was just a bit less carbonation.. and a bit more bourbon in the taste. but again... top class!
Ricoslim (116) - - APR 5, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from bottle. 2013. The classic bourbon county aroma. Extremely smooth with a nice vanilla aftertaste. Lives up to the hype.
AWISLguy (1341) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 4, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Mackey’s on NCAA Friday with ck1 & Jan - and many thanks for covering this for me. Pours an opaque black with a brown head. Aroma has sweet vanilla, chocolate, caramel and heavy roast. Taste is of sweet vanilla, roast and chocolate. Decadent and heavy, but super smooth. A touch to the sweet side, but also roasty/chocolatey deep through the body. Full bodied, and smoooooooth. Finishes strong and nicely balanced between bitter and sweet. Alcohol is more after than during, although dancing around the edges. Wonderful option for my 100th imperial stout! Find one and have it, and then have another.