italianjohn (2909) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with a thick tan/khaki head and a little frothy with decent sticky striped lacing .... aroma of bitter dark chocolate, roasted malts, light oak, and light vanilla .... taste is of bitter dark chocolate, bitter hops, dark roasted malts and dry oak ... as it warms more of the vanilla and a hint of bourbon comes out with a decent spicy bite and a slight hint of booze .... finish is bitter and dry ... mouthfeel is slick and oily .... a nice solid imperial stout, but while the bourbon wasn’t all that evident the oak gave it some depth
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Capone’s. Hazy black pour with tan head. Nose was dark malt, oaky bourbon, hops. Tasted oaky, bourbony, with dark malt, hops, molasses, and a somewhat dry finish.
Hammy78 (961) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Picked up at Zyn in Calgary. Pours a midnight colour, khaki head, that dies to nothing, some spots of lace. Nose is very sweet, vanilla, booze, oak barrel. Tastes sweet, bitter, malty, boozy, vanilla, licorice, abc burn.
AgentAle (1542) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 13, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is roasted malts, caramel, light tart and chocolate. Taste is rich deep malts, toffee, caramel and dark chocolate. Light tart and dark sugars round out the experience. Appearance is black with a medium brown head that retains fairly well.
cmacklin (882) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - APR 25, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml bottle. Pours an opaque black with a medium, creamy, long lasting, tan head that laces nicely. Sweet aroma of roasted malt, licorice, bourbon, vanilla, dark fruit, chocolate and oak. Sweet flavour of roasted malt, dark chocolate, licorice, vanilla, dark fruit and oak with a dry, warming bourbon finish. Medium to full body with an oily texture and soft carbonation. Very nice.
CheersMate (1340) - Portland (Sellhood), Oregon, USA - APR 19, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle from friends. Fairly dense, black pour on this one. Looks standard. Surprisingly, I’m get a fruity chocolate aroma. I only get hints of it, but it is akin to an amalgamation of raisins and strawberries. Weird things are happening with my nose. Hints of vanilla, oak, bourbon, syrup, and coffee come through. Graham cracker is there, too. Tastes of roast, bourbon, soft oak, dark fruit, pine hops, and a lite chocolate syrup. Now that I’m in better light, and topping off my cup, the appearance doesn’t seem as dense as I thought. Good stuff here, and it’s actually consumable, which for some imperial stouts these days, especially barrel aged varities, isn’t guaranteed. Good stuff, but not great.
Ferris (12919) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 13, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Sweet bourbon and some almost some sweet basil notes. Dark deep brown with a light brown head. Nice sweet bourbon notes and some herbal sweet hops. Agreat American version.
fiulijn (19377) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 13, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Super Deli Mart, Seattle; bottled 11/12/15
Black color, with generous and compact head. Very nice aroma, there is also some ammonia and cheese rinds. Delicious chocolate flavor, moderately sweet, with elegant notes of vanilla, tobacco, cocoa nibs, walnuts.
weihenweizen (3187) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JAN 31, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at P&P Charleston. Translucent black with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, medium body, medium carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is roasted malt, bourbon, herbal hops, and strong anise.
pagvan229 (14) - panama city beach, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2016
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very little aroma to nothing, it pour was black with little head, taste of coffee- chocolate-no bourbon taste
BroSpud (2069) - , Massachusetts, USA - DEC 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Pours a dark brown with a frothy tan head. Various flavor notes including coffee, chocolate, smoke and dark fruits. Also seemed to have a bit of a milk stout lactose sweetness and sourness as well. Kind of weird combo of flavors. This is good but didn’t like it as much as I had hoped.