polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - DEC 21, 2010
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2012 Second tasting:
Bottle 2,917 Re-Rate.
Aroma has notes of bourbon, molasses, vanilla, dark roasted malts, coffee, dried dark fruits and rich chocolate. Small fully diminishing brown head over a black hue with no lace. Flavor is very sweet and a little hot. Palate is very full bodied and oily soft with a slightly noticeable alcohol burn on the finish. Overall a very sexy Imp Stout. Very smooth, complex, rich and delicious. Very very good.
1st tasting: Aroma has notes of bourbon, molasses, vanilla, dark roasted malts, coffee and chocolate. Black with a tan head. Flavor is very sweet and medium bitter. Palate is incredibly smooth and buttery. Very full bodied and oily soft. Overall just an incredibly smooth and very balanced bourbon impy. Simply an amazing beer.
Zer0 (1194) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 15, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle shared with and massive thanks to kermis. Pours absolutely pitch black. Aroma is huge vanilla, lots of bourbon, boozey, molasses, big chocolate, some cinnamon and caramel. Taste is huge vanilla, quite sweet but not sickly. Wood, bourbon and chocolate again. Very tasty. Great balance and just smells incredible. Full bodied, some carbonation and oily texture. Very very good.
ketchepillar (1184) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - NOV 5, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks Andy! Not much for head on this one. Aroma has cinnamon and tons of raisin rum cake. That sums it up. Plenty of alcohol. The finish comes in with loads of candied, sugary sweetness. You can still taste the full BCS alcohol punch. Caramelly, sugary sweet.
JoeTheYounger (1179) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - JAN 25, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from fear025. Took to a big IMP stout tasting at Hophead22ís house. Poured a pitch black with the tiniest brown hea. Aroma was booze, dark fruits, and some coffee grinds. Taste was bourbon, booze, roast, but was very balanced. This was less hot than the regular bourbon county and was quite the treat. So glad I got to try this amazing beer. Thanks Jay!
barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 9314 bottled on 11/19/2010 and shared by Nimrod & Buckles, thanks!!! Inky black pour with minimal head and minimal carbonation. Aroma of smooth bourbon, molasses, chocolate and some leather. Taste is smooth bourbon, chocolate, tobacco and sweet molasses, not as aggressive as I was hoping for or expecting. An excellent beer, but might have been better a couple of years ago.
Juelze (1141) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Feeling hot hot hot. Thatís what this beer is. $45 for an intensely hot, over the top beer. Lots of bourbon, vanilla, chocolate and roasted malt. Go figure. Again, for $45 you would expect complexity and brashness, but a hot mess of alcohol? No thanks.
dbarnold (1127) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The boldest, yet smoothest example of an imperial stout Iíve ever had. Tons of chocolate, some vanilla, not boozy at all, smooth and sweet. Itís HUGE flavor and yet completely easy to drink. Pours black slighty brown coffee head, no bubbles. To sip and savor, get some if you can!
timfoolery (1126) - California, USA - AUG 17, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle from a T25 trade last year. Aroma of sweet bourbon, root beer barrels, plum, molasses, and caramel. Flavor really capture the exquisite Pappy bourbon and the root beer barrels. Some might say a hint of licorice. Appearance shows flat, but this one definitely has some hidden carbonation. Palate is wonderful. It's dancing on my tongue. I want to make ice blocks and skate on it, then thaw it in the Winter and drink it. Incredible beer!
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Experiment_Ale (1095) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
500th rating! Legit, I didnít plan this it was an accident. At Stephens House with Stephen, Aaron, and Dave. Pours jet black with no head whatsoever. Aroma is beautiful fig some soft roasted malt notes. Complex, and nuanced caramel and brandy barrel notes(I know what it is actually aged in though), rounded subtle burnt sugar. Taste is rounded mellow bold flavors. Beautiful. Fuck yeah! Burn sugar coconut, dark fruits, figs, fuck yeah.
Thank you to kevin for generously trading this to me; F2Brewers is a stand up guy.
MaltOMeal (1092) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
bottle shared at the May Houston RB Tasting. Pours black with light-brown bubbles for head. Nose is of molasses, chocolate, licorice and bourbon. Very complex and potent stuff. Taste is delicious chocolate, molasses, bourbon and molasses. Incredibly tasty. Mouthfeel is medium with alcohol noticeable. Top-notch brew.