JRG7 (21) - - JAN 5, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Great bourbon nose. No lacing. Pours black. A little carbonated. Would be amazing after it sits for awhile. Can't wait to try it next year!
kgoelz (5) - USA - JAN 4, 2015 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
2014- huge chocolate Toffee and of course bourbon by the best i have had from them since 2009 drinks silky smooth with a slight boozy finish burn love it
makromaniak (141) - Tilburg, NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle 2012...veryvery (portish) sweet, loads of bourbon, dark fruit, bit of bitter chocolate, wood, alcoholic, bit of vanilla and low on hops. Flavourbomb but not a lot of flavours.
jhliesen (759) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle--I get it, itís high quality and a good beer, but Iím not much if a bourbon fan. Like all the bourbon beer, itís hard to drink until it warms up an then it smooths out and becomes a fine sipping beer. Total wine 26/ 4 pack.
Mjp12 (499) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
A sledgehammer of a beer, it tastes, and should be drunk , like a spirit. The vanilla is there, but not as pronounced as some "industrially aged" beers that are on the market. A beer for nye, sipping slowly.
AWISLguy (1472) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
í12 BCBS at Whirlyball. Thanks Reed for putting this on in Austinís honor. He deserved nothing less. Yum. Bourbon then choc-caramel, then fruit. A touch rough. 16.4
martin00sr (978) - SÝnderborg, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
2012 bottle. Pours oily and black, no head but thick lacing. Aroma has prunes, bourbon and brown sugar. Flavour is similar, thick and satisfying. Bourbon is clearly present but perfectly controlled by both bitterness and sweetness. Fine, light carb, alcohol burn and lasting bittersweet and sticky finish. Yummy.
FriendOfBeer (95) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of figs and whiskey. Strong malt at the beginning. Figs and cinnamon. Chocolate and burnt wood aftertaste. Sweet boozy finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy
billcarleton (6) - MEXICO - DEC 30, 2014 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Had it on tap at Eli Cannonís, Middletown.
Iím convinced someone must have dropped a shot of bourbon into my snifter before tasting.
Of course eventually the rest of the qualities will seep out in the forms of chocolate, vanilla, plum, raisin -- but always smacked to submission by the bourbon.
Pair it with lots of meat. Pretend itís a matter of survival. Be a man.
MHOSKINS (80) - Cleveland, Tennessee, USA - DEC 28, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
The perfect Stout. Smooth from start to finish. Not too boozy. A sip'r to enjoy slowly, if you are lucky enough to find one anywhere. Quite possibly the best imperial stout you could possibly have the privilege of tasting.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone