Theydon_Bois (14283) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at the brewery, 19/02/15. Noted at 11% ABV.
Black with a decent tan swirl.
Nose is rich roast, vanilla, chocolate, spice, mellow dark fruit shreds.
Taste comprises rich roast, light coconut, dark chocolate, Bounty Bar, roasted tone, subtle barrel.
Medium + bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with an underlying boost.
Decent BA impy, good balance, drinks below the ABV.
PorterPounder (6520) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tallahassee, Fl. - Brass Tap - Midtown - on tap. Motor oil bkack, Viscous pour, sticky mocha colored head that leaves a fair bit of lacing. Aroma has some bourbon booziness, a touch of chocolate, hints of cherries. Flavor is similar in nature with the chocolate being most prominent, some coconut, a touch of vanilla and licorice to round it out. Smooth, creamy, thick mouthfeel. Pretty decent.
BelgianBeerGal (3500) - Panama City, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lucky draft at the brewery. Dark brown color with a nice brown head of tight bubbles. Nice aroma with vanilla and chocolate. The flavor brings in the bourbon. Smooth not rough at all. Nice surprise.
FunMikeG (25) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - FEB 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice imperial stout. Thick and rich. No head off of a draft pour. Rich coffee flavor and a strong after taste of espresso.
djd07 (6606) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a very dark brown with tan head leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is roast coffee, wood and cocoa. Thick mouthfeel with roasted malt, chocolate, oak, light booze finish, very impressive.
50belair (3083) - Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the brewery. Dark brown/black pour with a brown head. Roasts malt aromas. Creamy with smooth dark roasts malts, coco, and oak highlights. Good body and mouthfeel.
Dogbrick (9998) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2014 Sample at GABF 10/03/2014, thanks to my sis for assistance with note-taking. Pours black with a medium foamy light brown head that diminishes steadily. Small patches of lace. Aroma of bourbon, roast malt and chocolate. Medium to full body with flavors of oaky bourbon, coffee and malt. The finish is oaky with a bourbon and malt aftertaste. Pretty good all around.
BMMillsy (1787) - Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared at the Swamp Head Batch 600 release. I was pleasantly surprised by this one. Pours pitch black with a small khaki head. Aroma of big roast, oak, chocolate. Flavor follows with some chocolate notes that sweeten up a beautiful medley of roasted malts and oaky barrel. There is some light bourbon sweetness here but it’s not a big, in your face bourbon. Body is thick, especially for only 8%, with medium carbonation. This was really good. Hope to try this again.
snoworsummer (3699) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a purple waxed bottle from Joe! Scary multi-legged sea creature with swords on the label. Pours wry dark.brown with a fizzy tan head. Tastes like strong booze, rich coffee, strong vanilla, burnt toast. Light/medium body and carbonation. Smells like strong booze and vanilla, sweet chocolate and light coffee.
sonnycheeba (4481) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours opaque black with creamy beige head. Aroma is vanilla, roast malts, chocolate, light espresso, plums, and some booze. Flavor is roast malts, dark chocolate, medium coffee bitterness, dark fruit esters, and booze; dry, oak and chocolate finish. Medium/full body and medium carbonation.