Eructoblaster (2447) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - 750ml. Pours an opaque black body with a good beige foamy head. Strong, rich malty/hoppy aroma with chocolate, plummy, vanilla, and bourbon hints. Alcohol is subtle. Its robust malty/hoppy taste carries oaky and bourbon notes. Ends with a long, warming, unusual licorice finish. Interesting.
BMan1113VR (7382) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from an old trade (Dated 4/2012). Now available locally. Pours with a very dark brown, but not quite inky pour, medium sized fluffy brown head. Medium retention, good lace. Aromas are of coffee, dark chocolate, pancakes and bourbon (typical morning). Some minerality, very mild esters, vanilla, lactone, lightly spicy spirit character. Medium caramel to butterscotch roundness. Flavors are vinous and possibly a touch tart (definitely low pH for an imperial stout). Dark fruits, currant, light barrel, dark chocolate and caramel. I’d say there is definitely an infection starting up (which is a shame). Still quite drinkable now. Barrel character is moderate to light, but there is a medium strong tannin influence on the mouthfeel. A bit thin, livelier carbonation than expected. Medium warmth. Glad I drank this on now.
bhensonb (9007) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 4, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 shared by Marcus. Pours very dark brown with a beige/tan smear. Aroma is bourbon/wine. Reboot brain. There’s a lot bourbon/alcohol in the aroma. Full bodied. Flavor is arguably a bit tannic/sour with smooth bourbon and dark toast malt. It’s very complex and tasty.
marcus (5015) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 4, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Healthy Spirits. Pours dark brown with a thin tan head and a bourbon and chocolate aroma. There is a carbonated treacle flavor with a delayed bourbon trail.
jbeatty (509) - New York, USA - APR 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 04/01/2013. Pours black, huge foamy tan head dies down to an inviting fluffy pillow on the surface, large bubbled lacing. Aroma is dark chocolate, licorice, sweet chestnut, vanilla cake frosting with caramel and bourbon in the end. Taste is chocolate and cocoa powder, dark roast porter notes with slight coffee bitterness, bourbon prominent in the finish, a little hot but not too abrasive. Medium full palate, becomes more round with time as it was perhaps overly carbonated at first. Enjoyable, though not top notch, imperial stout for me.
quelquechose19 (19) - - MAR 24, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
De délicieuses arômes de bourbon et de vanille légèrement boisé. Des saveurs de chocolat, de café, de caramel avec un gout surette de cerises. Le goût de bourbon est présent sans être trop dominant. Une bière de dégustation de grande qualité.
solidfunk (1839) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bourbon influence is strong here. Pours black with good lacing and head. Aroma of strong bourbon - a little unbalanced actually. Some vanilla and coffee as well. Booze in finish. Ok but overpriced and overhyped. Bottle thanks to Delires des terroirs for finding this one in the back for me.
Damico (1922) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark, unclear coffee in color with an easily dissipating grayish cocoa head, from the barrel aging. The aroma gives a bit of infection - wild yeast, and some roasted malts. The body is also thin, from the barrel aging I assume, and some flavors of for me, again, lightly infected yeast notes with carmel and roasted malts.
punkska101 (636) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 31, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from peluso shared with dad A: vanilla, chocolate, caramel, roasty. App: pitch black beige head. T/p: full body finish is sweet and average long. O: amazing the balance is awesome complex yet digestive.
Whatup14 (305) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bouteille 750ml. Couleur noire opaque, mousse couleur lait au chocolat laissant un voile léger. Arôme de bourbon, vanille, boisé, café. Goût de bourbon, boisé, café noir, malt torréfié. Carbonation moyenne-faible, corps moyen, un peu collante.