Drake (11937) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 20, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by ygtbsm94. Pours a dark orange-brown color with a thin tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of sweet malts, earth, banana, spice and brown sugar. The taste is brown sugar, slightly tart roasted notes, banana, spice. Medium bodied.
kermis (11257) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at the DTE tasting thanks to Julienhuxley. Pours dark brown with a dark beige head. Aroma of dark fruits, vinous aspects, bourbon/vanilla behind with toffee, light roast and chocolate. Flavour is over moderate sweet and bitter. Light full bodied with moderate carbonation.
Sammy (11247) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle at Volo. Fairly strong carbonation.Big roast, very lacy black bodied. Dry, a dry stout/Imperial stout. A sipper. Mouthfeel at best medium.
daknole (10883) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich brown pour with a light brown head. Creamy and delicious. Bourbon, toffee, vanilla, oak, fudge. Fine beer.
rosenbergh (10673) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle at the ISKTR 2016, Hervanta, Finland.
10%. Bottled on 11/02/16. Thanks Hannu N & Timo A!
A gusher. Dark reddish brown color with a small tan head.
Sweetness, whiskey, coconut and roasted malt in the aroma.
Whiskey, roasted malt, alcohol, coconut and mild bitterness in the flavor. Warms!
djd07 (10553) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Avenue Pub. Pours black with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong roast, cocoa, wood, bourbon. Medium body, dark chocolate, wood, boozy finish, good.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750mL thanks to ygtbsm94. Pours clear deep ruby. Small off white bubbles. Nose is savory, small smoke, baked cherries, dark chocolate. Taste is aerated, black cherry, minerally, small dark chocolate. Not so bad.
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jercraigs (9872) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012-12-31. Black body with a nice foamy brown head. Odd aroma, dry lightly dusty dark malt, very light roast, light alcohol character. 7+ Flavour is interesting, light funky vaguely Belgian character to dark malt, dark fruit and mild alcohol. Less roast than in the aroma. 7+ Smooth average plus to medium bodied palate is very effervescent, softly so. Decent, bit unusual I wasn’t entirely sure what to make of it. Bottle at Volo, Toronto
DuffMan (9610) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 29, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, shared with Parksy and Grippitis. Very dark pour, super-lively tan head. Aroma is full of hard roast, bitter chocolate, some licorice, with a touch of funk. On the palate, the funk becomes more evident, not dominating, but certainly assertive. Nowhere near the proportion in Bellwood’s Donkey Venom for example, but it is definitely here, and whether it is an infection or not, it made the drinking experience highly pleasurable. Panning through other top-raters, there are a couple of ratings that describe a light sourness, so I’m not the only one. Interesting and cool. A lightly soured BA impy!
MartinT (9411) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line :
American oak greenness mounts this Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout’s roasted malt flavors, while banana candy, vanilla and flowers build depth.
Further Personal Perceptions :
-A sheet of foam garnishes the blackness.
-The mouthfeel is soft and plush. Not too heavy, and not lean either.
-Roasted malts create bitterness alongside resinous hops and lingering oak flavors.
-Alcohol is a discreet presence in the flavor profile.