markwise (5085) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Rosebud Butternuts. Cheers, Eric! Pours a deep motor oil color with a tan head. Nose is roast, big kopi, coffee, earth, some light peat character, dark chocolate, earthy peppers, some light oak, vanilla, and more earth. Flavor is wonderfully complex like only a stout can be: earth, peat, moves to whiskey, vanilla, oak, chocolate, cocoa, kopi, coffee, black coffee, chocolate bar, then finishing somewhat dry with earthy peppers and light heat on the back end. Medium in body and really a beautiful blend of these flavors; lingering earthy peppers and slight peat into the finish.
Experiment_Ale (1096) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
At my small apartment with friends. Pours motor oil black with zero head. The beer is flat. Aroma is dark currents, burnt notes, some coffee, water, bourbon, oak. Taste is thick burnt coffee, blackened marshmallow, dark roasted malt, decent bourbon booze notes. The beer is pretty good, but hard to justify the big price and difficulty to get it. Would bang again, but highly doubt I will get the chance. Mouthfeel is a little thin for a stout.
Habanero (3784) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - APR 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours pitch black with a medium sized, lacing. tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, whiskey and chili notes. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry with bitter notes. Full bodied, oily texture and soft carb. An awesome impy.
GODiSSOUTHERN (390) - Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured dark with healthy head. All flavors are represented well in a good overall balance.
jtclockwork (13276) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to cparles. My 500th imperial stout rating. Pours black with brown head. Nose and taste of smoked chocolate malt, oak, whiskey, chili pepper, coffee and flaked oats. A touch overcarbonated. Lighter medium body.
Metallion66 (104) - - JAN 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Opened a bottle for this past new years. The previous time I had this beer was about a year before more of less. Aged pretty decently, though it had definitely faded a bit by this point. I recall this beer never really being big on the coffee flavor, tasted a bit of bourbon, and slightly chocolately. Still very glad to try this beer again. I wouldn’t mind if they brewed it again.
blutt59 (6424) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottled, dark brown pour with no foam, aroma and flavor is bourbon, caramel, toast points,a little chipotle heat, smooth for the ABV
arminjewell (9210) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, thanks Stephen! Dark black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of thick chocolate, roast, whiskey, hints of oak, slight vanilla in there, hints of earthy, spicy, slight chili pepper notes in there as well, nice smoke, big coffee as well. Taste is a mix of coffee, chili pepper into some chocolate, coffee, roast, some nice oak, whiskey notes, finishing fairly bitter, dry.
Ughsmash (7504) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 30, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750mL bottle. Poured viscous deep brown with a rich, quite dark brown head. The aroma picked up very enjoyable, semi-sweet coffee paired with toasty, spicy whiskey, oak barrel, and deep notes of vanilla bean.. complementary smoked peppers on the back of the nose.. great! The flavor found near-burnt coffee, licorice, and smoked chocolatey notes at the core, with smoky whiskey and tasty dried peppers through the finish.. peppery warmth built as the drink progressed, and had quite a kick with the alcohol on the finish.. tasty stuff! Heavier-bodied with silky, higher carbonation on the palate.. spicy and barrel-y, but everything worked well together.. I really enjoyed the use of the peppers in here.
fletchfighters (1376) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ML bottle
Black pour with a dark tan head.
Nose is coffee, oak, whisky, chocolate, and slight chipolte pepper. Slightly faded coffee and pepper nose.
Taste is at first coffee and oak, followed by whisky chocolate and dark fruits. Well balanced but faded.
Palate once opened up is a lot of chipolte. Good amount of burn from the peppers. Well hidden alcohol and quite nice even though faded.