berrya785 (441) - Kansas, USA - FEB 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours an almost opaque brown/black and is topped by a nice frothy tan head. Aroma is oak, roasted malts, and cocoa. Taste is roasted malts, oak, vanilla, molasses, and cocoa. Very tasty.
boxofrane (2535) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at world of beer in Denver. Pours pitch black with a small white head. The aroma has very little to speak of. I asked my wife to smell to make sure Iím not off. The taste has a lot of oak, vanilla, roasted malt, chocolate, a bit sweet. Not a bad brew by any means but not exceptional either.
kevinator (1477) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Malty aroma with hints of oak and chocolate. Breautiful dark color with a tan foamy head. Heavy weight with a smoothness. Flavors of roasted malt, chocolate, wood and a slight bitter finish. Good stuff.
Imaena (2089) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - JUN 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. This is a heavy duty viscous stout with some serious sweetness and roasting.
ethanTHEtrill (49) - - MAY 4, 2015
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bomber from HEB Pin Oak in Katy, TX. Poured into a teku glass. Appearance is dark black with thin white slightly tan head. Aroma of heavy booze and smoked malt. Taste dominated by booze of the first note then dissapates into a intertwined oak and smoked malt notes finishes boozy. I would imagine this would age gracefully.
DrSilverworm (8868) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle, taste. This is a 750ml bottle labeled 2007 brandy cask aged Imperial Stout. Brown color. Thin bubbly off-white head. Good chocolate, cookie dough, spicy, caramel. Medium to bigger body. Light carbonation, mild slick. Some wamrth. Moderate-plus sweet taste. Lighter bitter, some warmth. Solid, but showing age.
solidfunk (5667) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Well balanced and barreling is well done but not a whole lot going on here in terms of being unique or original. Pours black with great mocha head and lacing. Creamy consistency. Easy drinking and well hidden booze. Finishes lightly bittersweet. Tap at Scion.
mverity (294) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hearty black with 1/4 inch of medium tan head that faded fairly quickly into sparse wisps and med-thin collar. Pretty good legs, but only fair lacing. Aroma is warm woody bourbon, earthy/roasty/smoky malt, and black coffee. Taste is that roasty/smoky malt, bitter coffee, licorice, burnt hair and boozey heat. Not terrible, just unbalanced. Mouthfeel is a bit thin, that high alcohol definitely shows and itís a touch over carbonated.
eworkman1 (50) - - JAN 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Alcohol is mellowed out by the barrel aging. Nice carbonation and dried fruit overtones.
Danyel (1434) - Colorado, USA - JAN 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is roasty, vanilla, cocoa, sweet. Taste is sweet with a touch of bitterness on the finish, a bit of wood tannin, not over oaked but still present, full bodied, medium carbonation. Overall, tasty.
Padron4KM (702) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - DEC 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle, Pours opaque with ruby edges. Soapy tan head, moderate lacing.
Aroma is creamy coffee, oak, vanilla, alcohol.
Flavor is milk chocolate covered cherries, bitter coffee, oaky tanins, light roasted grain. Faint minty, herbal hops. Not sure it will age that well, but Iím going to try anyway.