libertine (159) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - JUL 22, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours black with a thin white head that quickly dissapates.aroma is vanilla,oak,bourbon and chocolate.aroma is faint,was expecting more.flavor is bourbon,oak and coffee and has an earthiness to it.medium body.medium carbonation and has a slick mouthfeel with a slight bitter finish.nothing about this stood out to me.wasnt bad but i wouldnt recommend it either
chucklemation (160) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - DEC 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown ale with a light brown head. Has a bourbon aroma and a strong bourbon flavor, with some toasty malts in the mix. Sits nice and warm in the stomach. A good brew overall.
tectactoe (677) - Michigan, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2013 Bottle: dark brown with ruby highlights, topped with a thin, light khaki colored cap that rests as a mere sheet atop the brew. Aroma is like a winter warmer a la BSDA. Sweet vanilla, burnt brown sugar, toast, molasses, dark fruits; figs, plums, raisins soaked in booze. Light spice, maybe ginger or cinnamon? Heavy oak & wood in the finish. Taste is similar with lots of heavy fig & anise flavors out of the gate. Brown sugar, molasses, oak, very malt heavy with no hop presence at all. Woody & sweet finish with lots of warming booze, especially over time. Not a bad beer, but it can wear on you quite quickly.
blipp (5475) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours deep brown with a beige head. Sweet malts, hints of bourbon, and toasted malts. Relatively restrained; pretty good.
jredmond (4595) - Manhattan, New York, USA - NOV 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Maxís. Pours a light brown body with thin white lacing. Aroma is oak, vanilla and some alcohol. Mouthfeel is medium to thin with notes of vanilla, bourbon, oak, spice and sugar.
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Maxís tasting. Pours a clear brown with a thin white to beige head. Big bourbon on the nose, a bit of vanilla. Medium-bodied, soft vanilla, a touch of warmth, bourbon, a bit thin, some ice cream. Warm bourbon on the finish. Somewhat one dimensional, but itís a rather tasty dimension.
DruncanVeasey (6621) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
$10 plastic pint, Pour 24, Las Vegas, 01/11/13. Headless mahogany with barely a trace beige of halo. Nose raisins and custard. Good custard off the barrel; strudel hints, black chocolate Curly Wurly, cinder toffee. So drinkable. Fizzy but glossy mouthfeel. Good even at 10 bucks a plastic beaker, and something of a relief amidst the butter, fizz and neon of The Strip.
Voodoo (227) - 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 (614) - 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 donít 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. Itís a bit sweet at first, but the eventually loses to the oak and bittering hops. Rich and flavorful sipper.
Patrickctenchi (2494) - Coxís 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.