Voodoo (231) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an opaque cola brown with a thing brownish head which disappears quickly. Aroma is alcohol, bread, coffee. Taste is coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, a bit astringent, alcohol with sweetness tailing off into a pleasant dryness and mild bitterness. A bit more chewiness would help this brew but very nice.
48FanInCali (617) - California, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown pour. Nose of wood, caramel, bread, and sweet malt. Taste follows the nose with a medium booze kick and a touch of maple. Not bad
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McGarnigle (521) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
4-pack. I had no idea what this was. I don’t see this as an imperial stout, although styles are always a bit fuzzy. Not much roastiness for me, and not much hop flavor. Some wood comes through and adds bitterness, and I also detect vanilla. It’s a bit sweet at first, but the eventually loses to the oak and bittering hops. Rich and flavorful sipper.
Patrickctenchi (2516) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 15, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown, short tan head.
Sweet bourbon, sugary caramel aroma.
Vanilla cream, oak...nutty, flavor.
Very smooth, creamy, smoky.
queenholly (2422) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Sweet boozy oak, vanilla, and caramel aroma. Dark brown with a small beige head. Sugary malt, spicy oak, bourbon, and vanilla flavor. Medium body, soft carbonation.
shrubber85 (6515) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Light smoke, milk and nutty toffee malt aroma. Dark brown with small head. Sweet creamy toffee malt with a light bitter herbal finish. Smooth. Very nice.
kathouse (726) - Nevada, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with a thin tan foam. Dark roast aroma but a notable peppery spice. Black malt bitterness and very dry. Flavor is pleasant but doesn’t last.
bartlebier (840) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - SEP 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle, Ridgeview Liquors Green Bay/WI. ix/2013. Pours deep mahogani with faint off white, big-pored cola head. Oak bourbon and sweet molasses upfront in the aroma, joined in the taste by an old ale dimension of ripened and aged malt sugars, date caramel, very light roast and dark fruits. Did not pick up on what reads as an interesting hop mix, the bourbon oak is too dominant and bittering hops impart a hard to place metallic fragrance. Coats the palate with bareable dark toffee treacle.
ABUSEDGOAT (2169) - California, USA - SEP 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black color, tan head, pretty good lace/retention. Aroma is vanilla, chocolate, lightly roasted, some pale malts as well. Medium bodied, sweet with moderate to low hop bitterness, very drinkable. Straightforward and dangerously drinkable for 9.1%. Tastes a lot like Innis and Gunn beers I’ve had recently.
bluejacket74 (1133) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. Served in a DFH snifter, the beer pours dark brown with about an inch tan head. Head retention is good, and there’s a decent amount of lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like molasses, vanilla, dark fruit, oak and chocolate. It tastes like oak/wood, dark fruit, bittersweet chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, and some molasses. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s a bit slick and has moderate carbonation. The bourbon character seems stronger in the aroma as compared to the taste. I liked this brew, but I wish there was a little more of a bourbon kick. Still, for $7.99 a bottle it’s certainly worth trying.