G_Ram9 (93) - - JUN 2, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I sampled the 2015 and 2016 offerings on draft at a Jax bar. I enjoyed both but went with a full pour of the 2015. This is a rich delicious stout. It has deep flavor and aroma imparted from the barrel aging and is smooth as silk. Flavors develop on the palate and the beer really opens up as it warms in the glass. Definitely a stout I'd order again!
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j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 28, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At James’ for his 12k tasting. Pours a clear brown with a thin white head. Big roast, soft cocoa, chocolate, vanilla. Medium-bodied, soft roast, cocoa, chocolate, vanilla. Slow roast, cocoa, chocolate.
UDBeernut (2638) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - FEB 6, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
These ratings reflect the 2014 and 2015 batches on tap today at the 2016 release, i am oretty sure these most recent versions are just oak barrel aged. Pours dark, khaki head. Solid chocolate, losts of oak, vanilla. Full body with solid booze burn.
jtclockwork (14963) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 11, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - pours dark brown tan head - nose/taste of bourbon, oak, vanilla, chocolate and coffee - medium body
vtafro (6679) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Roasted, chocolate and bourbon aromas. Bourbon, chocolate, roasted and boozy Flavors.
Theydon_Bois (16885) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, 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 (7334) - 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 (3838) - 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 (10037) - 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.