oh6gdx (25453) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 22, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled@Bishops Arms Vasagatan, Stockholm. Pitch black colour with dark brown head. Aroma is oak barrel, alcohol, chocolate, coffee as well as some vanilla, nuts and wood. Flavour is liquorice, wood, alcohol, nuts, chocolate, coffee, vanilla and some roasted and burnt maltyness as well. Tasty, fullbodied, complex and loveable.
changeup45 (1729) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - APR 20, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Knightly. My Dad and I cracked this one after the BA 110K+OT Batch 2. Really glad to see we got this one here in FL. Black color with dark brown edges. Pours a thin head with just a few patches remaining on top. Strong whiskey aroma that tingles the senses a little along with dark chocolate, caramel, espresso. The aroma is bold and very nice. Smooth flavors; whiskey, oats, chocolate, vanilla, wood. Very good. Just barely edged out the BA 110K+OT Batch 2 as the better beer in my opinion and I didn’t expect that.
GMCC2181 (1591) - Newark, Delaware, USA - APR 19, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 21, 2010 Kick ass stout from Imstillthegman (BA mostly) and same name at RB. shared SL. Good nose on this...little bourbon??? not whiskey, with a stong malt back bone. Nice black color, good head. Drank this on the warmer side. Lots of oatmeal, malty bourbon but not overdone... Super smooth for an oatmeal stout. They are usaully chunky/gritty but this was super smooth. Thanks guy!
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 (3557) - 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.