Panzuriel (1698) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bomber poured in snifter. Siren noire is rich brown black with a thin head of light tan bubbles. The nose is solid rich dark chocolate. Taste is a hint of sweet on the fore with the chocolate cacao nib bitterness coming through on the finish. Roasted malt provides a decent backbone. Body is smooth and silky. A very well done imperial stout.
BuckeyeBoy (4997) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 21, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle pours out black topped with a brown head. nose is roast malts bourbon barrel booze vanilla chocolate sweetness. taste is more of the heavy roast malts some ashtray notes chocolate and bourbon barrel vanilla.
TXBadger (2348) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2016 bottle date. Pours an opaque dark brown color with khaki colored head. Even though it’s aged for a short time in barrels, it has a ton of bourbon on the nose with some vanilla bean, chocolate, and oak; follows onto the palate. Medium to full bodied. Finishes with barrel, chocolate, and vanilla. Nicely done.
AWISLguy (2207) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle from Total Wine in Jensen Beach/Stuart. 2016 version shared with bananabi11 while watching the NCAA Championship game. Chocolate, vanilla, roast. Very well balanced. Very tasty. Very smooth. This one is underrated .... Heavy Seas best! 15.4
furthur (739) - 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 (2676) - 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 (1854) - 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 (19) - - 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 (3564) - 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 (342) - 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 (2716) - 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.