Blom (837) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pit black. Heavy aroma of bourbon, alcohol and dried fruits. Full-bodied and thick with sweet notes of bourbon and vanilla combined with coffee and roasted malt. Way too much bourbon feel in this one for my taste.
DerWeg (1594) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2015 Bourbon Barrel imparts toasted-coconut and caramel-corn buttery flavors. Truly deep rich velvety and subtle... THICK! Black as the hour of despair. Like a liqueur of coffee and cocoa with brash
American oakwood, plus rich nutty dry finish, vanilla, and butterscotch. FEELS like a whiskey finish. HOT. Big beer.
Lothore (624) - California, USA - MAY 21, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A- Pours a deep black hue with a brownish head.
S- Huge smell. Fig, raisin, deep dark fruit, bourbon, brown sugar.
T- The taste is sublime. Dark fruits and brown sugar as in the smell, a huge wave of bourbon and alcohol roll across the tongue.
M- Thick with medium carbonation.
D- This was quite possibly the best imperial stout ive ever tasted. Huge bourbon, but it didnít distract from the full body of the beer. Excellent.
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2009
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle courtesy of JRedmond. Awesome stout, seriously. I enjoyed this so much. Pours thick black, little to no head. Rich in everyway. Deep brutal punishment of molasses, malt, sharpie, alcohol, smoke. All the while its remarkably drinkable.
mgermani (1002) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 19, 2009
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a thick, thick oily black - looks (and feels) like tar or molasses, with a thin dark brown head. Aroma is simply devestating... it ruins me for any other stout because I canít imagine anything else Iíd want to smell when opening a bottle: vanilla, maple, light peatiness. Tastes fantastic - LOTS of molasses, plenty of hops, and deep, dark, tannic astringent malting that overpowers quickly and destroys the palate, sadly. Warm boozy finish, lingering hop & roast bitterness. Body light in carb but I have never, ever tasted a thicker beer. This stuff must have a final gravity greater than the original gravity of some of its less potent rivals. Wow. This is actually too much beer for me, as tasty as it is I simply cannot enjoy it as much as I could if I could actually drink enough of a mouthful at once to savour it before being knocked out by the alcohol and overwhelming taste. Otherwise, so tasty!
ChrisThomson (522) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 18, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black, almost no head. Molasses, valnilla, cherry, and dark chocolate.Is sweet and thick. Bourbon character is a bit too dominant for me.
pizzaz318 (1) - Phoenix, USA - MAY 17, 2009 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This one is a wow. Itís almost like drinking a peaty, single-malt scotch. Great with cigars.
WakeandBake (549) - Greenville, Michigan, USA - MAY 17, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2009 BCS Rating #1000 Bottle 2008. A ultra dark thick black color body with a very thin chocolate colored head,little to no carbonation,lots of sticky sheeting and lace. Aroma of Vanilla, chocolate covered cherries, oak, tobacco,and brown sugar.Flavor is HUGE dark toasted malt ,chocolate, coffee, licorice, raisin, smoke, vanilla, and molasis, a full body with a thick creamy mouthfeel,slightly boozy ,burbony but in a very good way,long milk chocolate,and alcohol finish. This is the bomb !
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Black colour with a small brown head. Aroma: Bourbon up front, then malty sweetness, roastiness, oak, vanilla, chocolate, cherries, a bit sourish. Taste: Very creamy, bourbon, roastiness, licorice, chocolate, caramel, cherries, coffee, oak, alcohol, a bit vineous. Full bodied. Complex and very tasty.
BgThang (126) - Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2009
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
By far the thickest beer I have ever drank. Molasses, syrup, chocolate booze. Man what a great combo!