AirForceHops (4400) - 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 (537) - 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 (355) - 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 (773) - 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 (48) - 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 (149) - 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.
baraciisch (2290) - California, USA - MAY 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black in color, viscous pour, not much head... Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, caramel.... Flavor of chocolate malts, dark roasted malts, vanilla... Light bitterness on finish... Mouthfeel is a bit thin, doesn't carry the bourbon well ... Bummer, could have been better
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gdubu493 (48) - New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: caramel fruitAppearance: dark, vicscous.
Taste: bitter, boozy, sweet backend.
Palate: like a french sauce.
Overall: had quite a bit of potential, fizzles, "balance" swings too abruptly (bitter/sweet), surprisingly high total score for a beer I wouldn?t buy again.
nearbeer (4121) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml. Pour is opaque ebony with a lasting spit of creamy foam. Aroma is charred toast, espresso, soy, booze and dark chocolate. Tastes of soy, roasted peanut, prune, vanilla, chocolate, whiskey and a touch of espresso. Just-above medium body is smooth with medium carbonation and has a nice balance. Shows a a nice chest-warming abv.
onceblind (5312) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 8, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Inky black pour with a generous foamy khaki head. The aroma is very pleasing with notes of charred barrel, bourbon, and cappuccino. Big full flavor with loads of sweet dark roast malt, caramel, bourbon barrel/char oak, and a touch of espresso and more oak. Sweet and bourbonny and chocolaty. Plenty of chocolate.