DSG (11399) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[2/26/15] Draught at Hopworks BikeBar in Portland. Black, not opaque. Woody vinous aroma with dark fruits, a bit of vanilla and alcohol. Sweet and slightly sourish flavor, vinous, woody, fruity, with a vanilla note. Medium to full-bodied.
boFNjackson (4199) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Hopworks... Poured jet black with a thick forming, khaki head. Deep roast, dark chocolate, and bourbon soaked oak on the nose. Rich bourbon flavor up front with some alcohol heat. Dark chocolate, velvety mouthfeel with a hint of candied cherries. Sweet cream, vanilla, roasted grains, charred wood, and more bourbon. Really nice.
pdx76 (651) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at hopworks / pours pitch black with small tan head that clings to side of glass. Nose of chocolate and bourbon. Taste of warming bourban, chocolate, plum, sweet syrup. Finish is plum and coffee with plenty of molasses undertones.
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pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - MAY 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at Hopworks Urban Brewery. Deep dark black color. Aroma is molasses, fig, bourbon, date, and coffee. Taste is prune, molasses, light (?) bourbon, date, and caramel. Amazingly easy-drinking given the ABV. Smooth, viscous mouthfeel, with a finish of dates and molasses.
DialSquare (4208) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewpub in Portland: light bourbon vibe - I’d just tried a hod bourbon fred- even, tasty -molasses, very drinkable for its abv. - 7.6
Sarlacc83 (1816) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Mahogany with a thin creme clored head. Bubbles bursting to the surface.
N: Caramel and vanilla. Chocolate and bourbon. Coffee with cream. Some raisin, prune, and licorice.
T: Quite sweet, ample amount of bourbon, and some espresso bitterness.
M: Moderate body that’s more double dry stout. Oily.
O: Well executed stout i would gladly have again.
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Brouwer’s Café:   Deep black, moderate finely bubbled light beige head, very nice lacing.   Soft roasty nose, pale bourbon and graham cracker.   Somewhat subtle, not too strong and overpowering.   Smooth roasted malts, soft bourbon and graham cracker.   Not as big as I was thinking.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Wished it were more viscous.   Nice soft chocolate graham cracker finish, very soft bourbon and roasted malts.   Could use some more body and perhaps more barrel aging and chocolate.   A lighter example, but still good.
trevor211 (1597) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at The Sixgill. Really pleasantly surprised with this one! Glossy pitch black pour, smallish head. Big, boozy bourbon notes -- lots of vanilla and oak, backed by chocolate and deep, dark roasted malts and a bit of licorice. The bourbon is very present, but it isn’t as overpowering as it sometimes is in this type of brew. Really solid beer, and would likely be amazing with some age on it. As is, it’s got just a bit too much of the booze burn.
neepsntatties (1721) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 28, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Baileys Taproom (12/28/12). Colour...conpletely black with a thin tan head. Nose...redolent of Bourbon soaked oak, dates and crushed figs. Palate...massive Bourbon up front and through the mid palate with a sweet but not cloying aspect that also provides a sappy oak character which melds beautifully with the dried dark orchard fruits, cane berries and dark sweet cherries. On the back of the palate there’s a slight tang and some burnt brown sugar, then the Bourbon makes another brief appearance before it heads down the gullet. A damn fine impy stout!!
mcberko (13523) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 9, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Brouwer’s Café for Big Wood ’12, pours black with a medium tan head. Aroma of bourbon barrels, moderate vanilla and moderate roast – very complex and luscious nose. Flavour is quite complex, with lots of bourbon initially, but never overburdening, some vanilla, lots of chocolate, roasted malt and considerable sweetness than becomes more apparent with each successive sip. Extremely complex, with the barrels done to perfection. Awesome BB impie.