maekchu (2821) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 31, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. 1-2 years old. Nose of dark chocolate, berries, dark fruit, and light bourbon. Dark brown color with a dark tan head. Smooth chocolate initial, bourbon emerges immediatley and is very well blended, thick dark fruit, and good chocolate, nutty finish. Some alc. warmth. Medium heavy body and very creamy. Smooth and delicious. Not a barrel bomb. More delicate and well blended than most barrel stouts. Love it.
redtechnj (271) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance- Deep, dark brown with an average medium Brown head.
Aroma- Big bittersweet chocolate, bourbon, vanilla
Flavor- Sweet dark chocolate, bourbon, dark roasted malts, vanilla.
TheEpeeist (3580) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle. Dark brown with tan foam. Nose is chocolate banana, bourbon, coffee bean and fig. Medium body with fuzzy carb thinning with airy alcohol. Taste is bittersweet chocolate, bourbon, raisin and wood. A bit too much barrel for the base brew.
koleminer20 (1246) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle shared by Spencer. The pour is a medium to dark brown with a finger of decent khaki colored head and no real lace. The aroma is pretty plain. There is a little chocolate, much less than I was expecting, some light roasted malt, and a hint of vanilla. Very disappointing. The flavor is just as disappointing. There is a little more chocolate flavor. Kind of milk chocolate. The vanilla almost vanishes and the roast sticks around just like in the nose. The mouth feel is thin and light with a soft carbonation and lingeringly chocolatey aftertaste. Finishes much better than it starts
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AirForceHops (4792) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2014 vintage, purchased bottle at Redstone Liquors, Stoneham, MA. Pitch black in color with a little bit of an oily sheen on the liquid. Aroma is bourbon soaked oak spirals, chocolate, and melted caramel candy.
Flavor is mild on the bourbon with overly sweet vanilla hints. The body is medium plus with a creaminess. Mild bitter coffee grounds. Pretty good overall but would like to see a bit more bold bourbon character and a touch more body. Still pretty good drinking and a very reasonable price point at $12.99.
katrinaez (692) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2015
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Heavy chocolate scent and taste. Like a rich European chocolat bar.a very smooth mouth feel not velvety like most imperial stouts. Some vanilla notes. Almost milky texture. Raisin notes come out at the end. Tap
two7offsuit (383) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 31, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of sweet malt. Sweet malt flavor with hint of chocolate.
GnarlyGnome (804) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - MAY 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft: Big chocolate flavors, but the alcohol hides away in this very well. Dangerous beer... just screams dessert to me.
Apache (57) - Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2015
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very mellow for a 9.5% beer. Pours dark with a thin head. Aromas of chocolate and bourbon. Taste is mild bourbon and chocolate.
bagalagalaga (151) - Indiana, USA - MAY 13, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Much more mellow flavors than other imperial stouts, actually more chocolatey than bourbony. Not very heavy mouthfeel for an imperial stout either. It is a very good beer, might pick it up again sometime but not one I’d stock up on.