hopscotch (10082) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2015
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle... This beer lifts!… Pours dark brown and sits black in my glass with no head. Aroma is a luxuriant swirl of vanilla, toasted coconut, brownies and maple syrup. Full-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and faint carbonation. The flavor features rich, decadent, bittersweet mocha, vanilla and a boozy blend of bourbon and brandy. Molasses, liquor warmth and fudge stick around a good while after each sip. A world-class treatment of a world class imperial stout. These folks have proven time and again that they know what the heck they’re doing. The bottle was provided by newcigarz. Thanks so much, Tony!
Errl (2115) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle..Pour is black a tan head...Nose is chocolate dust, alcohol dark roast. , ...Taste is spice, tobacco, roast, dusty chocolate, sweet,
daknole (10280) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 10, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich, dark brown pour, nice brown head. Loads of fudge, light roast, vanilla, booze, charred oak with a nice mix of the two barrels. Tasty, tasty beer. Really glad to finally try this one.
crossovert (9205) - Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle. Dark pour, heavy body, maple syrup and soy sauce sort of the like toppling goiath beer of this ilk.
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUL 27, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Appearance: Pours dark brown with no head no swirls no lace.
Aroma: Bourbon, grahm cracker, vanilla.
Taste: Bourbon, roast, milk chocolate,booze for days. Oak.
Mouthfeel: Super warm. Full bodied, modest carbonation.
Overall: I like this considerable more than the already delicious Pugachev’s Cobra. Even more complex than how I can describe it in words, I’d rather drink this than any BCS any day. Let’s hope H24 ups the yield on this beer.
Homer321 (2755) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by Bytemesis! Thanks! Nose is strong bourbon, cocoa, vanilla, lots of chocolate. Taste is also strong chocolate and vanilla. a touch of booze with some smooth alcohol warming, never hot or harsh. Vanilla really comes through as it warms. Wow, what a beer!
bytemesis (4627) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 13, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle with mega-thanks to Alen! Shared in the early stages of the Homer "welcome to California tasting. Pours opaque black with a tiny tan head. Aroma has lots of bourbon, brandy I guess as well. chocolate, molasses, roasty malts, dark sugars. Flavor is medium sweet, light bitter, strong bourbon, lots of vanilla here as well. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. This is a darn nice beer, but it is not surprising given how good Cobra is.
JoeTheYounger (1166) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - MAR 16, 2014
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bob Grider poured me his royale (royale).
It runs in our blood,
That kind of stout that I just love
It gives a different kind of buzz.
Let me be your ruler (ruler),
You can call me King P.
And barrel I’ll roll, I’ll roll, I’ll roll, I’ll roll.
Let me sip that fantasy.
MrHangover (3214) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle #170/450, 2013 vintage. Small bottle sample, thnx to Kermis for leaving me some. Pours a headless pitch black beer, no carbonation but that could be because the recapping. Aroma is exactly how I want my BA imp to smell. Full sweet aroma of chocolate, barrel, oak, mocha, vanilla and massive wood. Flavor is rather sweet, boozy and has big influences of chocolate and mocha in the back. Burning alcohol sensation when swallowed. Oily texture. Lovely brew for sure! Liquid epicness.
kermis (6989) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle shared thanks to trade with Alen. Pours near black with a ring beige head. Aroma of wood, bourbon but softened by the additional brandy barrel aging, milk chocolate, caramel and malt. Flavour is heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Fudge and molasses coming out in the palate. Full bodied with soft carbonation. This is absolutley amazing stuff.