djroehler (175) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 14, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour on tap at bricks. Viscous black with thin dark mocha head. Burnt oak and vanilla, rich bourbon, cinnamon and cloves nose. Taste is rich vanilla and hard charred oak, slight cream, coffee and chocolate mid palate, dark dried fruits. Body is big, but not crazy, with a creamy texture and light carbonation and alcohol slightly showing through.
sic1314 (1054) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a viscous very dark brown with a minimal, rapidly disappearing tan head. Aroma of coffee, mild dark chocolate and roasted malt. Full. smooth body, flavour of sweet vanilla smooth milk chocolate and sweet alcoholic goodness. Very sweet alcohol end. Lovely.
vvesside (199) - California, USA - MAY 13, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2012 bottle from timfoolery. Really great. Cracked it for my mom on Motherís Day. She loved it
BlowOffTube (86) - Michigan, USA - MAY 12, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2008, poured black with this tan head. Aroma of chocolate bourbon and hints of vanilla. Aged perfect! Taste is velvety smooth chocolate, vanilla all blended awesome with a rich bourbon backbone. Carbonation is spot on with a thick body to hold such a complex taste. Awesome! Wow. Thank you Foppa!
hopbomber (119) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours pitch black with light brown head surprising amount of carbonation given the percentage. Aroma is Bourbon, hints of chocolate and hops.
Taste is creamy chocolate, caramel, dark malts and fruit and of course Bourbon.
I feel the Bourbon overpowers it thats almost all I got in the aftertaste its like an imperial stout with a shot of Bourbon inside. Good, not great.
Prufrockstar (226) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle acquired through trade - thanks Kevin! Aroma big bourbon, chocolate, smoke, vanilla. Pours viscous, near black, no head, no lacing, just viscous black bourbon. Taste: nice bitter finish, chocolate, smoke, big sticky sweetness. Viscous, sticky texture, full body, practically no carb. Overall: meets expectations. Fantastic.
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AZBennett (112) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAY 9, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012 Vintage. Pours BLACK into the glass with a minuscule tan head that fades quick without any lacing. Aromas are Barbecue smoke, licorice, bourbon, wood, caramel, chocolate and alcohol. Flavors are intense and satisfying; sweet bourbon notes, acidic roast and wood hints, creamy chocolate, pain perdu, molasses, toffee and just a touch of coffee all stacked on top of a nice lingering warmth that spreads in the mouth and down the throat. The palate here is awesome, thick and rich with a noticeable heaviness on the tongue and a big chewyness to it. Overall, this is one of the most solid, sipping beers I have ever had. A wonderful drinking experience that only gets better as this warms in the glass.
Tide (789) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at bar. Black color, almost no head. Bittersweet taste with bourbon, caramel, coffee, toffee, chocolate, plum and roasted malts. Very aromatic smooth body. Bittersweet finish with bourbon, nuts and coffee. Magnificent imperial stout.
Leini (301) - SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 year edition, 330ml bottle. Pitch black and oily. Complex, with notes of burnt malt, bourbon, dark chocolate, alcohol and red berries. Quite nice already, but will probably get better by age.
HenryXXX (181) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 2, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The color is a motor oil. The nose is raisin, date and fig. There are notes of licorice, and fruit cake. The pallet is amazing. He pallet is date and fig with peaks of licorice and vanilla. There is lingering flavor of bourbon and brown sugar.
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