stumpyiliz (210) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2013 Pitch black pour with a feathery lingering head thatís khaki in color. Lacing from foam is clinging to the glass. Aroma of sweet dark chocolate with bourbon accents backing up the malt. Round milk chocolate taste with thin lingering finish of bourbon vanilla and a mild 80% dark cocoa finish. Nice dry powdery dark chocolate lingeringfor some time on the palate.
BoostIPA (967) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a heavy black with a thin tan head. Aromas of chocolate and marshmallow. Taste is smooth chocolate milkshake. Creamy. Not much barrel influence. Some dark fruits, but the chocolate is what really shines. Not too sweet. Slight alcohol burn. This beer is criminally underrated, perhaps due to the reputation of its brewery. Drink this beer.
tad_davis (4) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2013 does not count
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Very chocolate beer! I think the aroma is outstanding, very dark looking and deceiving. I was expecting a thicker palate just because of how dark but I would compare it to Coors Lite. I swear I get more of a raspberry/chocolate taste than anything else. All in all not a bad beer but it is too "fru-fru" for me personally.
Strykzone (4200) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at esbls. Black not a lot of aroma but a rich sweet flavor. Very complex. Chocolate. Very smooth and sweet. Only a little whiskey. Tasty stuff.
Beergeek23322 (1696) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - OCT 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2/9/2013. 22 oz. bottle. Pours black with a beige head. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, dark roasted malt, dark fruits. Hint of vanilla, but the chocolate and oak leads the way. This is good!
FROTHINGSLOSH (4292) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a black color with a medium sized foamy dark tan head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was sweet and toasty vanilla, cocoa and a bit of whiskey. The flavor was sweet and toasty vanilla cream, marshmallow, anise and rum. Long finish. Thick, creamy and smooth body. Excellent.
glennmastrange (2030) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Moderate to heavy toasted, molasses and dark chocolate for the malt, moderate resin and herbs for the hops, light earth for the yeast, with notes of raisin, tar, cola, and whiskey. Head is small, frothy, tan with spotyy lacing and good legs, and is almost fully diminishing. Color is very dark brown. Flavor starts moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly sweet with a long bitter end. Palate is medium to full, between oily and creamy, with a carbonation on the soft side of lively and a finish thatís moderately alcoholic and sticky. Nice and bold, a little too sweet for an Imperial Stout, but the bourbon barrel adds good depth making it even easier to sip the whole bomber down.
Edtorrey (22) - Alabama, USA - OCT 6, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Just what you want in an imperial stout. Rich dark chocolate color, smooth and smoky forward palate and enough residual sugars to soften 9.5%ABV finish. You have to work at it to keep from downing it too fast.
Added to my favorites.
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ansermadide (1408) - Kyle, Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Itís solid black in color, topped by a small, but frothy, light brown head. A potent bourbon aroma ejected itself from the bottle as soon as I poured it into the glass, but once in the glass the nose is a very enticing balance of chocolate and bourbon. Some roasted malts may be at play here, but theyíre overpowered by the chocolate and bourbon. This is a wonderfully soft beer, and the bourbon barrel aging (even if it was only for a few weeks) was just enough to make it taste like bourbon-soaked wood. The flavor is interesting... dark chocolate and bourbon, yes, but with a noticeable fruitiness. Figs and vanilla come through strongly in the finish. Itís warm, rich, and very well-blended. Bourbon is strong without being too much over the top, and the amount of alcohol in this is complimentary to the bourbon flavor. Itís so clean, so soft, and so smooth. Itís all about chocolate and bourbon with vanilla and figs... no bitterness or harsh flavors from roasted malts... superb!
jkwood04 (2933) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle in a snifter. Pours black with a lacy, tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, a little coffee, very light vanilla/oak, and light bitterness. Flavor the same with a nice blend of everything. Average texture. Itíd be nice if brewers stopped "aging" beers for a few weeks and allowed the beer to have some time in the barrels. Quit wasting bourbon barrels and let the beer sit in there for at least half a year.
jsquire (3230) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark beer out of the bottle with a short lived brown head. Juicy nose of ripe fruit, chocolate, roasted grains and alcohol. Flavors of dried fruit, raisin, molasses, chocolate candy and alcohol that I assume comes from the bourbon. Nice warming alcoholic chocolate beer.