Tmoney99 (9606) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Staff Bottle. Poured a black color with an average frothy brown head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted nuts, candy sugar and bourbon alcohol aroma. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Heavy bourbon sweet roasted black malt flavor with a heavy sweet and small bourbon alcohol bite finish of long duration. This is a standout beer.
hopscotch (8370) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Pours dark brown with a small, creamy, beige head. The bouquet is roasty with big walnuts alongside fudge and lactic acid. Medium to full-bodied with laid-back carbonation. The flavor offers fudge, toasted nuts and a mild note of lactic acidity. Finishes nutty, chocolaty and lightly tart. Bottle courtesy of darkguardian!
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample from 2012 bottle #324/348 at the Jackie Oís / food paring on 02/16/2013: Pours brownish-black with a minimal off-white head that disappears to a sparse outer ring quickly. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roast malt, bourbon and nuts. Full-bodied with flavors of bourbon, chocolate malt and roasted nuts. The finish is mildly boozy with a malty and nutty aftertaste. Good beer all around.
phaleslu (5174) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2012 vintage. Bottle 254/300. Looks perfect on the pour- opaque dark brown, small brown head that settles into a ring and leaves some spots of lace. The aroma is a little too fruity. Thatís the first sign of trouble. It has butter, vanilla, molasses, and then some plum-like fruit. Not really getting much of the barrel or the base stout. The flavor really shows that infection has set in. Tons of plums, berries, and soy, with some vanilla, molasses, and earth. The tartness lingers in the way, way back of the palate. Almost an umami kind of sensation. Full-bodied, with low carbonation. I know this is a great beer. I can sense it. It just got infected. Such a bummer. Iíll re-rate next time I get a hold of it at the brewery.
BVery (5135) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber at Darkness Day 2013. Sweet and rich nose. Inside dark fruit rich taste. So good.
Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served in a Jackie Oís 2012 STAFF glass. Nose has faint bourbon and chocolate. Flavor has good chocolate but also quite a bit of alcohol. Full body. Heat through the finish.
JaBier (4332) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by a friend in the hotel after night 1 of the Jackie Oís 7th Anniversary Extravaganza. Pitch black pour with a thick tan head. Malty and chocolatey nose with bourbon and roast notes. Malty and roasty flavor with some chocolate and coffee and a bit of tartness in the finish. I have to give the nod to the Rum Barrel version, but this is pretty nice too.
markwise (4093) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Reserve Society- pours a stout brown with a tan head. Nose is roast, coffee, vanilla, booze, wood, some nutty sweetness. Flavor is similar- roast, chocolate, vanilla, coffee, some booze, nutty sweetness, and a hint of wood. Light to medium in body for the style and lingering nutty sweetness in the finish.
DrSilverworm (4020) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle, 250/300. Shared by Tmoney99. Dark color, brown, but near-black. Little light brown head. Good dots of lace. Good chocolate syrup, nutty, bourbon, and... Rum... nose. Something dark, robust, and mysterious in that nose. Bigger body, smooth crisp carbonation. Just a little bite. Rich chocolate flavor, with a good moderate bourbon bite. Woody. Delicious bourbon imperial stout.
boFNjackson (3897) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 24, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ a recent bottle share... Poured jet black with with a moderate forming egg-shell/off-white head. Nice roast and woody oak notes here. Dense sweetness that added complexity with all the bourbon and toasted grains. Dark chocolate, vanilla, and bitter-sweet molasses. Some nuttiness but I would say that the barrel was more of the highlight here over the black walnuts.