Ibrew2or3 (7091) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The red waxed 22oz bomber pours with a nice deep dark body that supports a nearly firm tall mocha colored head that faded in a few minutes to a thin ring. The aroma offers up sweet smooth bourbon, molasses covered oak, a bit of malt infused vanilla and then chocolate brownie along with some dark roasted malts. The taste comes across a bit thin and not really as silky as you expect it to be. Nonetheless this has pleasing soft bourbon notes, some vanilla and then a nice mix of dark roasted malts, chocolate brownies, vague bitter hops and then a slight boozy burn. Pretty nice sipper.
Gription79 (2311) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber. Poured with a good sized tan head that dissipated quickly. The aroma is bourbon, coconut, nutty, chocolate, slight hot alcohol notes. The flavor is warming alcohol, bourbon, chocolate, coconut, rich maltiness. This is a solid imperial stout.
BMMillsy (1524) - Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at Swamp Head Bottle Drop release today. Pours brownish black with a small khaki head. Aroma of heavy bourbon, light chocolate, and some roast. Flavor follows with what seems more like peat whiskey to me than bourbon, some vanilla, chocolate, very smoky and roasty, low sweetness. At first I wasn’t a fan but this grew on me a little bit as I sipped through my small glass. Medium plus body with low to medium carbonation. Just a very unique bourbon presence here. Overall worth trying, but I probably won’t return to this one.
mikedR (1339) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Solid BBA stout, although there are better. What I like the most about this one is that the barreling didn’t result in crazy bourbon taste, which seems to be a recurring problem. It’s still a bit more bourbony than I’d like, but ats a personal preference.
Mora2000 (5856) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with a brown head. The aroma has a ton of chocolate notes as well as some oak and roasted malt. The flavor is similar but with some more complexities. I get a lot of chocolate, roasted malt, coffee and cream. As the beer warms I get some oak and whiskey notes, but the alcohol burn is not too present in the flavor. Thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Very nice beer.
holdenn (2083) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Purchased from Friar Tuck in Peoria. Pours black with a thin head. Roast chocolate soy oxidized aroma with paper, cherries and vanilla. Sweet soy and paper. Too sweet and oxidized. 6/3/6/2/11
mar (4959) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black pour, dark khaki head. Nose is wood, syrup, alcohol, sticky, sweet, and vanilla. Smooth palate, Chewy wood, vanilla, ,light Chocolate, boozy finish.
Errl (1732) - Plano, Texas, USA - APR 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle..Pour is dark black with a nice tan head..Nose is nice chewy fudge, spice, dusty, bourbon, caramel....Taste is nice chewy caramels, spice, dry oak, bourbon, vanilla crackers...
DrSilverworm (6944) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle, with silver wax. Black color. Thin ring of light brown head. Some bits of lace. Oak, bourbon nose. Dark chocolate, light spice. Some coffee. Light oxidization. Bigger body. Good chewy texture to it. Light carbonation. Moderate to bigger bitter taste. Light sweet. Light bit of heat on it. Decent, interesting kind of assertive stout. Not bad.
TheAlum (5909) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the Pant-y Raid NYE Tasting (Chicago, IL). Pours a richly deep inky black hue, firmer legs, some brownish ruby glow on the edges. Frothy tannish brown head dies to a smaller ring, laces small overall. Aromas are cocoa, toffee, some wet paper and roasty malts. Biscuits, toffee and toast. Some gentle oak, vanilla, mellow warmth. Touches of oxidation, gentle warmth. A bit old perhaps but still holding on. Initial is firmer bodied, caramel, some soy sauce, firmer roast and toast. Some toffee, barrel and warmth, gentle whiskey warmth kiss, ABV and spirit. Some cocoa, a bit thinner and warm. Middle is toasty, roasty and gentle kisses of spirit, toffee and cocoa. Some toast, touch of soy sauce and oak. Backend is a bit warm, toasty and dry, a bit of spirit, faint dark fruit waft. A bit older with some toffee, cocoa, gentle coffee roast and spirit kiss. Some toffee, carmelized and roasty elements. Solid, a bit oxidized but not a bad beer.