poohke1 (2) - BELGIUM - NOV 28, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is bourbon, wood, roast, dark chocolate. Flavor is dark coffee, dark chocolate, bourbon, wood, figs, dates, booze. Thick body, soft, oily mouthfeel, weak carbonation. Perfect beer.
flying_pig (996) - SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
355ml Bottle from House of Trembling Madness in York (£7.80):
A big beer is every since of the word, this one was absolutely huge & in your face from the second I opened the bottle. I was worried going into this one that the hype might have ruined it for me or oversold it some but not at all, this one was almost perfect & up there with the very best of all the beers Iíve tried. The flavours & smell were wonderfully complex but fell short of being overpowering, the taste in particular being a real treat. Amazing stuff, Iíll definitely be picking up another couple bottle of this when I next see it in the UK; just incredible.
Livendadream (129) - New Mexico, USA - NOV 27, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2013 Btl pours a used motor oil color,black and thick. Small brown head that vanishes quickly leaving specks of lace. Aromas of bourbon,toffee,raisins, wood,vanilla,alcohol,earth and a hint of charcoal. Tastes of bourbon,sweet caramel,vanilla,dates,molasses,woodiness and dark chocolate. Massive full body,chewy yet smooth mouthfeel, low carbonation(due to age?) and a sweet syrupy alcohol finish. An amazingly complex beverage that definitely gets better with some age. A beer that begs to be savored and coddled! Truly glorious!!!!
78samh (173) - Olympia, Washington, USA - NOV 27, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
12 oz(2014) bottle pours dark black with a little head. Aroma is bourbon, oak and dark malts. Taste is amazing at first sip. Chocolate, bourbon, oak, vanilla, molasses and near perfection. A slight syrupy mouth feel. A descent burn at finish. It doesnít get much better than this. Near perfect impy stout.
thorongil2 (1389) - , Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(tap) clear very dark brown colour with a small brown head; aroma of wet wood; stewed fruit; rich, balanced flavour, well hidden alcohol
two7offsuit (237) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown brown with a brown head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, and alcohol. Flavor is much the same. Good stuff.
Dr_Fellini (535) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a deep brown to black color with a medium brown head. Aroma is light roasted malts, bourbon, vanilla, touch of chocolate. Flavor is huge bourbon, vanilla, with a nice background of light roasted malts. Not overly roasted bitterness. Lingering bourbon and vanilla. Fantastic as always! Although maybe a bit lighter than previous years.
Pipeliner9 (1) - Berwick, USA - NOV 21, 2014 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Donít drink this if you do not like bourbon or stouts or bourbon. High abv is very prevalent. Should have let this one age. Drink at the right temp for full effect.
atlrizzob (179) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - NOV 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
2014 12 oz. bottle purchased from our local beverage market. Coffee black with tan head. Aroma is coffee, leather, wheat, chocolate, and bourbon. Silky smooth taste with profiles of dark chocolate, coffee nibs, roasted sweetness. Slight booziness. Very good stout. No longer needed my jacket after drinking. Would like to let a bottle age a few years.
gEUS (1261) - Linden, BELGIUM - NOV 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, as a gift from the Dennoman, vintage 2012. Pours deep brown to black with a dark brown hue, quickly dissapating head. Intense and rather intruive bourbon scent, lots of vanilla, coconut, Medium body, immediate alcohol attack, little sweet undertone, but hell... it buuuurns. Taste is dark chocolate, vanilla, toffee. Frankly... I am not impressed.