TURDFERGUSON (4043) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 24, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black with a small sudsy tan head. Nose is sour cherry, oak, vanilla, sawdust, cherry skins. Smells a faded supplication, kinda similar to bullfrog black cherry bomb, but less rare. Anyway, I like the nose even though the sour cherry character its most likely not intended. Flavor brings this beer down a couple notches as the cherry acidity (created by the barrel I assume) clashes with the sharp bitterness of the grain. Has potential as a cherry stout.
zizzybalubba (1785) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 24, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle purchased 6 months ago from Grape & Gourmet. Pours black with a rich, creamy cinnamon brown head. Aroma of light bourbon with faint notes of chocolate in the background. The flavor blends the flavors found in the original imperial stout with the bourbon barrel very nicely; roasted espresso is the dominant flavor with some dark chocolate as well as vanilla, booze, and oak from the barrels. Moderate alcohol warming as expected. Overall, a very nice barrel aged imperial stout that most likely benefited from some maturation in the bottle.
emacgee (4593) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark black with one finger of dark brown head. Nose is acidic with lots of fruit skins coming through and a light metallic character. Some coffee and bakers chocolate. Bitter and acidic flavor, some wood comes through. Black coffee and unsweetened chocolate. Full body and a low carbonation. Meh.
amg800 (237) - Ada, Michigan, USA - AUG 15, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with a milky tan head.
Woodsy. Alcoholic aroma.
Chocolate toffee oak bitter palate.
bluejacket74 (1815) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle, I have no idea exactly how old this is but I do know I’ve had this bottle for about 4 months. Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch and a half dark tan head. Head retention is very good, and there’s a lot of lacing left behind on the glass. Aroma is mostly roasted malt and bittersweet chocolate, along with some bourbon, oak, vanilla and dark fruit. The brew tastes like roasted/charred malt, caramel, bittersweet chocolate, oak, smoke and some bourbon. It’s a mostly bitter/roasty tasting stout with not much sweetness. The bourbon in both the aroma and flavor seems weak to me for a barrel aged beer. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it’s creamy and dry and is well carbonated. It’s also smooth and easy to drink. If you’re a fan of bitter roasty stouts, then you would probably like this beer. But if you’re expecting a lot of bourbon in this brew, you’ll probably be disappointed. Even though the bourbon isn’t strong in this brew, I still think this is a good imperial stout. I liked it.
OmegaX (1372) - Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle into snifter. Poured almost gloopy with the color of burnt motor oil and a dark, frothy head. Nice look to it. Big notes of bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, cocoa, alcohol, oak, and greatness. Nice. Taste is quite full of oak and bitter cocoa. Some spicy vanilla in there with a nice dry quality to it, especially on the finish. Good stuff.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 12, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Mekong on 12/14/2010. Stout aged in bourbon barrels. Dark black body with a small frothy brown head. Sweet roast, vanilla, bourbon, chocolate and oak aroma. Big roast and vanilla flavor with some chocolate and oak. Medium full body with moderate carbonation.
Tmoney99 (13334) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a black color with a large frothy brown head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted chocolate, wood and borubon aroma. Medium bittersweet roasted malt flavor with a medium bittersweet and small alcohol bite finish of moderate to long duration. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a good beer.
Pinball (11918) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle at papsoe tasting.
pitch dark, smooth light brown head.
roasted malts, hoppy, dry, good balanced aroma.
flavor is wood, roasted malts, bourbon, brtown sugar, mld hoppy balance. Very well tasting imp. stout.
Theis (15119) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Black - brown head. Bitter roasted, fruity, bourbon, red berries, coffee, ok bitterness, licoirce, vanilla, sweetness, light candy, dark fruits, oakey, raisins. Nice.