cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bomber, I believe batch 2. Tasted on 4/11/10. Pours super dark brown, not a whole lot of head. Huge thick legs, though, and okay lacing. Aroma was strong bourbon, but not overpowering. Good chocolate and caramel behind it, but nothing too complex. Flavor is incredibly balanced with a bit of a hot bourbon burn and a great chocolate finish. Definitely a great brew and would love this aged another year.
smith4498 (3550) - Miami, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from a trade with phaleslu. Pours black with brown head. Aromas of roasted malts, whisky, vanilla and oak. Similar flavors with a touch of heat from the alcohol. Full body with minimal carbonation and a soft mouthfeel. I liked this slightly better than the regular version. Thanks Peter.
djtimeless (222) - Colorado, USA - APR 14, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours out flat black. Smell is sweet bourbon goodness. Lots of chocolate, cofee, vanilla flavors with a great bourbon notes. Sticky sweet mouth with nice warming. Smooth easy to drink, balanced. Good stuff
Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A dark black beer with a small head. The aroma was nice and heavy with chocolate, vanilla, bourbon and was really like a chocolate cake soaked in bourbon. The taste was very bourbony, strong in vanilla, chocolate, toffee and its strong barrel character makes it almost a completely different brew than regular Boris. Reminds me of GI BCS, and would make an interesting side by side with the two brews. Big beer.
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 12, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (shared with Tweety)... Poured black with a thin off-white head. Lighter carbonation with big chocolate characters, vanilla, lactose-like creaminess, and a whiskey-like hint. Very beautiful, well rounded beer.
Rustyham (1836) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
darker than the original, still no head or lacing. Aroma is very hot- lots of bourbon and maple. Flavor hold cherries, vanilla, and of course your basic Impy Stout flavors. Great whiskey aftertaste. Twice as good as the original, at least.
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Poured black with a tiny brown head. Nose has big notes of bourbon and dark chocolate, lesser notes of vanilla, roast, and wood. Full body with a creamy texture and gentile carbonation. Right off the bat I got a very nicely blended flavor of bourbon, sweet roasted malt, and dark fruits, mid way through I got a lot more chocolate notes, some wood, and almost a burnt toffee. Finishes sweet and slightly boozy.
tgncc (3094) - Bellmore, New York, USA - APR 8, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Gorgeous aroma of oak, milk chocolate, licorice, mild whiskey. Nice deep balck color, dark tan head. The flavor is chocolate up front, alcohol, cream, fainest hint of wood. No major notes of oak or whiskey, which is surprising. The finish is mildly roasty, some hops, and an eventual alcohol warming. The mouthfeel is creamy, nice thick full body. Absolutely beautiful. This is a rare example of where barrel aging augments a nicely crafted base beer, and the whiskey is not overpowering.
finol (3066) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with very little, brown head.
Coffe, chocolate, malts and almond liqoure.
Lots of taste and balanced but too short lasting taste.
hirigalzkar (2910) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours all black with a small but nice head. A very complex beer. Notes of sweet alcohol, milk chocolate, citrus hops and a small smokeiness in the aroma. Notes of coffee, chocolate, amaretto, wood, licorice and vanilla in taste. The only problem i’ve got with this beer is the boody. It’s just not big enough for all the complex flavors.