furthur (879) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - MAR 31, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, black, thick, decent almond colored head. Aroma toasted barley, oak, chocolate, booze, hint of wet dog, and raisin. Taste is chocolate, oak, bourbon, molasses, burnt sugar. Palate is rich and thick, carbonation moderate. The finish is pretty oaky, beer is sorta sweet in the middle, but dry on the finish.
ilovedarkbeer (2701) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 21, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown color with a foamy light brown head. Notes of dried cherries, dark chocolate, and a decent amount of vanilla. Different.
kevinsenn (1970) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 12, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Distillery, Savannah. Rich creamy coffee aroma. Huge caramel, vanilla, bourbon taste. Toasted marshmallows. Moderately bitter and boozy finish. Serious business. Very good.
MattMal88 (20) - - MAR 9, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a nice tan head. Aroma is chocolate with a little booze. Taste is bitter chocolate upfront but gets sweeter as it goes. A little hoppy bitterness at the end. Very chocolate taste but not too sweet as advertised. Very good imperial stout!
rondphoto (3962) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAR 7, 2016
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
on tap @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Aroma of toasted malt and bourbon. Opaque black color, dark tan head, streamers of lace. Taste is slightly bitter roasted malt that slips through a slightly carbonated swallow to chocolate that begins semi-sweet, then becomes sweeter as it glides to a beautiful rich chocolate finish. I smelled alcohol, but it stays in the background while drinking. Unusual in that the bitter is followed by sweet, but no matter - this is a silky smooth, full-bodied beer that has great complexity and balance. Worth the search.
BroadestTom (374) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma caramel, chocolate, roasty, vanilla,
Appearance brown, black, tan foam,
Taste medium sweetness, lightly bitter,
Palate medium body,
Overall a very well balanced barrel aged stout. In my opinion this would be a great beer for someone who has never had a barrel aged stout. It’s not overwhelming but still lets you know it is a barrel aged beer. I would suggest this beer to a friend.
MadIndian (2724) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Back Log. Bottle Gift from Matt Rementer. Couldn’t remember the name. This was just okay for me. Strong notes of burnt malt. Subtle notes of dark chocolate, fig and roast. But that’s it. There is no real blend of anything else. The burnt malt is really all I taste. 93 beers left before retirement.
demannu (364) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 14, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pitch black pour. Brown head, not much retention, no lacing. Aroma mostly bourbon with some chocolate. Definitely thin on the body. Flavor tasted off to me. Neither the chocolate or the bourbon was very prominent. Keeping hitting on an unpleasant burnt taste. Overall just didn’t come together for me.
joecon (32) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Simply delicious!! Very dark, very chocolaty, taste of bourbon--very well done. Vanilla. Mix it all together and it is one of the best stouts that I have had in a very long time! If you can get it--do so--I highly recommend it!
bshep (144) - - JAN 6, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong taste. Great for drinking alone. May be hard to pair food with especially off cask. But if you are looking to just drink something, it’s GREAT!