AirForceHops (4176) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 21, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 ml bottle thanks to fiver29. Vintage 2014. Opaque pour in a snifter, very thin head. Aroma shows has lasting bourbon overtones with vanilla, some dark fruits, and light port wine. The flavor from the barrel is a huge improvement to the base stout. Long lasting warming bourbon over top charred malts, thick dark fruit (sweet plums, dates) oak and again with the port wine or Sherry notes. Really nice round mouthfeel with light warming after the sip.
AdamJackson (3432) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 21, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thank you again Chris for sharing this one. Pitch black pour out of a 375ML bottle at cellar temp. Ruby red edges, almost no head. The aroma is incredible. Smells like rich port wine, vanilla, figs and milk chocolate. this smells amazing. It’s a next level on the non BA apparition. wow. still thin, very oily mouthfeel.Yeah, straight up dessert wine, port barrel, bourbon, raisins, dark fruits. this is incredible.
Mirakel88 (4) - - MAR 19, 2015 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black beer, beige to brown foam.
Smell of coffee, chocolate and caramel. Has a nice bourbon flavour, not overwhelming.
Taste is chocolate, coffee, and malty. Also the taste has a nice boubon flavour, taste is not too sweet.
Overall: good barrel aged imperial stout, malty and not too sweet.
devman171 (1183) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 16, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Huna day, great roast and bourbon character, well balanced, nice chocolate, love this one
John25 (955) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - MAR 15, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft sample at Hunahpu Day 2015. Caramel, coffee, and molasses dominate with lots of barrel character. Amazing.
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VsXsV (2682) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Opaque black liquid with small to medium tan head. Aroma of bourbon, coconut, raw sugar, bitter chocolate, wood, vanilla and licorice. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with notes of bourbon, vanilla, wood, coconut and chocolate. Full bodied with light to medium carbonation. Really nice, lots of barrel notes.
Beerconnaiseur (166) - BELGIUM - MAR 11, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle acquired through a nice trade! Thanks Trev! Meady molassis nose with a reference to brettanomyces. Dark pine honey! Reminds me of the retired Stronzo (DK) brews. Oily texture offering a funky carbonated start and middle, with a lasting brown and dark chocolate aftertaste. Lots of booze in the after and on the stomach. Great mouthfeel and lingering sensatory characteristics. Long live funky stouts with deviating profiles.
Hartung32 (252) - Indiana, USA - MAR 1, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
There's a few better but this is up there. Smooth, with great vanilla notes.
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SudsMcDuff (6670) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle .. glimmers .. black pour, mild foam .. . cooking chocolate, burnt wood, alcohol .. . medium mouth feel .. . sweet back end. decent finish .. . .uuhhh geez, uhhh... taken prisoner in ...some holy land... uhhhhhh. i’ll ask her.
ansalon (1763) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a very low tan head. Aromas of fourbon, chocolate, vanilla and honey. Taste is bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, muscovado sugar. Mouthfeel is smooth and velvety with almost no carbonation.