Berard (307) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - APR 23, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours like used motor oil with thick creme colored head that lingers. Smells of chocolate and oatmeal with a hint of booziness. Coffee chocolate flavors I'm a smooth stout that is easy to enjoy.
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mikeyo1 (214) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 19, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle @ home. 2011 edition. Pours thick and almost black with red notes. A minimal brown head that quickly dissipates. Intense sweet & roasted with lots of vanilla, bourbon, honey, oak, dark chocolate, dates, raisins, red fruits. Big oily mouthfeel with a very soft low carbonated palate. Aftertaste is drier and has some nice licorice and leather plus some warming booze. And a plesant vinous note of red currants. High bitterness that blends well with the roast body.
hotstuff (4096) - Indiana, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rated on 9-13-2011 Green cap bottle. This beer has a small light brown head with a very long retention, opaque dark brown body and very little lacing. The aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, wood, oak, vanilla, hops, and alcohol. The taste is semi-sweet, vanilla, oak, wood, chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, and a semi-dry finish. The mouthfeel is tingly carbonation and this beer is medium-full bodied. This beer is very quaffable and very flavorable. It is a good all around beer and a sipping beer. It is worth trying and a beer I would drink again.
teorn88 (1923) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle. It pours a pitch black oily body with a small mocha head. Aroma is intensely roasty, sweet, bourbony, molasses, licorice, coffee. Taste is quite sweet, some roasted malts and licorice, but mostly vanilla, wood and bourbon. Slight booze, tobacco and leather. Nicely rounded. Mouthfeel is creamy, oily, thick with soft carbonation. Overall, a sipper and a bourbon bomb even at 2 years cellaring. Nice one tough.
njnut (246) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured at tasting, black with small off white head. Aroma was bourbon oak, vanilla, licorice, and roasted malts. The bourbon taste mixed well with dark fruits, vanillas, oak, and a little booziness. The finish was deep and dark with a thicker finish. I got a little expresso late. Very nice.
neuromatt (1158) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle, served in a snifter next to the base. Pours oily black with a small tan head that fades to a thin remnant and leaves a small amount of fine lace. The nose has huge notes of vanilla, oak and whiskey, along with espresso, chocolate, molasses and subtle tobacco smoke. The flavour is moderately sweet with roasty malts, vanilla, oak and chocolate. Notes of espresso and tobacco are also present, but muted under the prominent barrel notes. On the palate it is full in body with a velvety smooth texture and soft carbonation. Overall this is a very nice, elegant imperial stout with impressive vanilla, oak and whiskey character. 2014-04-03
GTAEgeek (1234) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours pitch black (not even a hint of color when held up to the light), with a medium, thick, tan head. Bitter chocolate, vanilla, oak, whiskey, coffee, and molasses. Very sweet, with a little burnt bitterness. Heavy body, sticky, syrupy, and sticky. A slightly warming finish. Overall, this is a thick, delicious stout. Great bourbon notes, with a good, chocolate and coffee backbone. Light bitterness that doesn’t distract too much. This is a tasty, and relatively approachable stout.
seth_lfod (325) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 18, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber into a snifter to assist in snow shoveling. Black as night pour with minimal brown head. Aroma of rich dark chocolate, roasted malts, coffee grounds, and vanilla. Taste is similar with a hint of oak and whiskey. Super thick and coating.
YigSvartka (64) - Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 7, 2014 Thick, heavy looking beer, with little head. Dark roast dominates the aroma. Tastes just as it looks. Extremely strong, heavy, sticky, roast, sweet chocolate, and prominent alcohol. Very intense flavour. Very good, but unfortunately not a favourite as I was hoping.
JimmyBoy74 (187) - Örebro, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2014
4.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
33 cl Örebro ölcafe. Svart färg. Doftar rostad knäck. Smakar julmust bröd och lite sött.