Smurf2055 (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a tan head.
Smell is amazing oaky vanilla. Big barrel character and a bit of fruit.
Taste is sweet smooth oaky vanilla. Lots of roast without bitter ash.
Smooth and easy drinking.
This is very well done.
5000 (6239) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle:   Black, deep cola hued edges, thin tannish head, little lacing.   Charred wood, campfire, bourbon, graham cracker, soft coconut, and stale vanilla on the nose.   Smells decent enough.   Rich roasted malts
up front, warming alcohol, bourbon, campfire, with some graham cracker in the finish.   A little astringent, but only after the finish.   Needs a bit more body, or at least wished it were a bit more chewy.   Lots of graham
cracker and charred wood with this one.   Decent amount of bourbon character.   A nice sipper, just wished it were a touch smoother.   Better than I thought tho!
kcorum10 (325) - Arizona, USA - JUL 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a black color and thin tan head. Aromas of oak, sweet bourbon, and chocolate. Flavors of sweet bourbon, chocolate, mild chocolate. Descent brew.
BMan1113VR (7853) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle numbered 849. Pours with a black hued body with a large and retentive brown head. Aromas are of fudge, wood, coconut, oxidation, chocolate chip cookie, lightly vinous, mild licorice. Flavors are ashy, astringent, chocolate, booze. Toasted and nutty, with a somewhat sweet finish. Tannin, vanillin and cola. Smooth, figs, raisins and dark fruit. Thick bodied, mildly sweet, smooth and creamy.
dnstone (2137) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 5, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black coffee color with a decent tan colored head. Aroma is sweet chocolate with coconut and caramel. A sweet chocolate cake flavor with caramel, coconut, and vanilla rounding it out...a touch of booziness. Overall a delicious desert, even at 6 am.
Lukaduke (2112) - Portland, Maine, USA - APR 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a rich deep burnt umber with a two finger dark mocha foam head. The nose is chewy rich boozy chocolate, nice bourbon character a touch of coconut cream and brownies. The palate follows the nose with a sweet chewy mouthfeel and a nicely balanced bourbon character thats dialed in nicely. Long lingering finish... Thanks MikeM !
cstuartj (963) - Washington, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle waxed topped. Nose is dark fruit and Bready. Very sweet attack, not much espresso or roast. A bit thin for the style. Okay beer. Not a great imperial stout.
after4ever (6103) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22, capped and waxed. Pours jet black with a dense and creamy dark tan mousse that fades quickly to a thin rim with lots of drippy lace. Big candy sweet dark chocolate nose, with vanilla and oak kicking around...too candy sweet. Thick creamy body. Sluggish carb. Heavy dark chocolate candy bar mid palate, with bourbon, oak, and vanilla candying around as well. Too sweet and goopy, tastes almost like it has processed sugar in it. Appealing but overdone. Dialed back and balanced up, this one would score a bit higher.
Caskalefan (148) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - DEC 11, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I was expecting this to be a big disappointment, but itís really pretty tasty.
Thick body, and an aroma of rum, red wine, and bourbon-tinged malted milk balls.
Taste is similar with the addition of some toasted coconut,, and hint of rum soaked raisins.
Not very complex, but there are no off-putting flavors, right through the finish.
Too pricey for the simplicity, but quite pleasant and warming on this raw, rainy day.
beersearcher (2334) - Glendale, California, USA - NOV 26, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark black. Barrel spirits waft out of the glass. The taste is a bit too sugary to the point of maple bourbon tasting.