danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012 Vintage via trade with audiovivid. Drank on evening of Trent Richardson trade. Seems appropriate. The appearance is a deep brown black hue not too much head, a bit a a micro with tan head. Nose is rich with full oak bourbon laced barrel staves with a cereal grain backing.Flavors are a bit thin on entry leading to a more malty middle with bourbon and oak to close it out. A very long alcohol finish. Vanilla starts to build nicely as does a truer bourbon. A bit rough around the edges but grows on you quickly. Perhaps a touch more time would of been good but a very enjoyable brew.
Cosmo6644 (84) - Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is bourbon coffee and roasted malts, not as big as some, but very good, silky and smooth, so nice
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outlawskies (481) - Ohio, USA - JUN 6, 2015
4.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I never thought blackout stout could get better. I love how the burbon accentuate the rich stout flavor
closey22 (1181) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUN 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black little to no head; aroma is of bourbon with vanilla notes; Flava is rich malty molasses alcohol notes; feels medium some creaminess and lively fizz; finishes tangy roasty mildly hop spicy and woody
Benzai (9913) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 11, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ home. Opaque dark brown to black color, medium sized light to medium brown colored head that diminishes fairly quickly. Aroma is malts, roasted malts, balanced bourbon, slightly vanilla. Taste malts, roasted malts, bourbon again nicely balanced but still up front, slightly vanilla, dark malts, a slight hint of liquorice in the distance with a hint of chocolate in the finish. Soft bitterness, soft carbonation, creamy mouthfeel. Absolutely lovely beer.
czar (5568) - Quťbec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 5, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle courtesy of tom10101, many thanks bro! pours unclear dark brown with a medium dark crema head, nice lacing. tasty sweetish bourbon, burnt caramel, forÍt-noire cake, maple syrup and molasses sweetness - not cloying; lightly tart cherries, vanilla, wood and some tannins, pinch of dirt. light carbonation, medium-full body, sweet and bourbony finish. very good!
wchesser (1429) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2014 bottle from flandersned-thanks, Steve! Dark, medium body, bit light for the style, low carbonation. Subdued nose until it warms, then light sweet booze, some dark malts. Light but slightly hot booze, sweet and roast malts, with dark chocolate, vanilla and distinct bourbon flavors. One of those thinner BA imperial stouts that kind of make me think of a vanilla coke. Quite enjoyable but not your brooding, complex impy.
Johnsense (982) - - MAR 4, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Vicious dark black pour, smaller head. Huge bourbon and dark chocolate aroma. Sweet, with bourbon barrel prominent but not overpowering. Vanilla, dark coffee, dark chocolate, oak. Thick body with an oily mouthfeel. Loved it!
tekstr1der (131) - New Hampshire, USA - FEB 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours almost black, though much lighter than any other of this style Iíve seen. Aroma is multi with notes of chocolate and espresso, but kind of mild. Whisky barrel aging makes itself an obvious taste upfront, and on each sip toward the bottom of the glass. Quickly mellows into semi sweet chocolate and roasted malts. Decent brew overall, but not a great example of an imperial stout. Iím donít much enjoy whisky, so perhaps Iím not being exactly objective.
Prufrockstar (1442) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 12, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Preparing myself for Festival of Dark Arts in a few days. Bottle poured at 54F. Oily black pour with thin, short-lived tan head. Aroma: this is nice. Dark fruit first - my first thought is "wine/port/stout blend." Vanilla. Chocolate-covered grape. Oak. Caramelized sugar, molasses -- in some respects, this reminds me of gingerbread cookie dough, and my mind is filling in the gaps with cinnamon and cloves. Yum. Taste follows. This is a sweet stout for sure, with lightly roasty finish. Some cardboard with lasting alcohol warmth. Palate: full body, slick oily texture, soft carbonation. Overall: yeah, I can get behind this. A larger alcohol presence in the taste / finish than Iíd prefer, but the sweet dark fruit component in this is really nice.
sersdf (1018) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had at brewery. White head. Served cold. Super boozy and chocolate nose. Body super creamy. Like a lacto stout almost. Flavor is very sweet and alcoholic. Barrel character is more obvious in the aroma. Subtle in flavor. This is as promised.