ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz, red waxed bottle, 2012 edition courtesy of alexsdad. thanks, brad! pours a deep, dark mocha that sits black in the glass capped by a razor thin, khaki head that leaves just a sliver of lace. aroma is great with big notes of vanilla nougat, coconut cream, angelís food cake, and banana cream pie backed by mild chocolate, roast, and light bourbon. flavor is pretty tasty as well, maybe a bit muddled, with a melange of vanilla icing, chocolate covered bananas, yoohoo, charred barrel, and dark fruits with hints of bourbon, toffee, and roast on the back end. palate is medium bodied with smooth carbonation and a dry, roasted yet sweet finish with a touch of heat. overall, a decent barrel aged imperial stout.
Theydon_Bois (12567) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in the hotel lobby, RBWG í15, night 2 - 20/02/15 thanks to whomever shared this number.
Light black with a moderate tan covering.
Nose is rich fruit, spice, chocolate, light charr.
Taste comprises sweet notes, cocoa powder, molasses, spice, subtle bourbon strokes.
Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Decent BA impy affair, drinkability is good.
jbuskirk (602) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - MAR 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks a million to phaleslu! If you look up Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout in the dictionary, youíll notice two things. 1.) You bought a weirdly specific dictionary. (Seriously, whereíd you get that?) 2.) Listermannís Cincinnatus is pictured next to the definition. It pours black, it smells like roasted malts and booze, itís viscous and warm, and it tastes rich, robust, and bittersweet. Yes indeed, Cincinnatus is a no-bullshit Imperial Stout. While I admire its purity, Iíd like something more unique. Still, hard to fault a beer thatís true to the style.
Brigadier (3225) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle
This 2011 vintage shined even though it has been several years since I picked it up in the Cincinnati area. A top notch imperial stout balances barrel aging with a rich experience. Grab a bottle when you can and try a solid release that holds up with anything else in the area.
Aroma / Appearance - A fluid black base stirs with only trace amounts of carbonation. A beige thin head bubbles to the surface. Licorice, black coffee, and vanilla sweeten the area around the glass. A creamy vanilla highlights a well done balance of base beer with additional aging.
Flavor / Palate - Chocolate, anise, and smoke stick to the tongue. A malty transition sweeps to a vanilla finish.A full bodied release shines from start to finish. If you can get your hands on a bottle get one while passing through Ohio.
HuskerTan (746) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - MAR 18, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A- Bourbon, cocoa, malty.
A- Black color, dark liquid, light brown head.
T- Bourbon, chocolate, malty, molasses.
P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, strong finish.
O- Iím honestly struggling to recall all the things I got from this. It was definitely boozy and had a lot of flavors going on in it. This one was definitely a sipper.
GenDV138 (3208) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle during the hotel lobby share after the RBWG 2015 bus tour. Black with light tan head. Aromas of dark fruit, whiskey. Tastes of dark fruit, chocolate, light whiskey. Medium-light body with a dry finish.
Leighton (13789) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared late night during RBWG 2015. Pours rich black-brown with a creamy beige head. Pretty sweet, lots of sugary dark malts, rich chocolate, mild alcohol, burnt pine, earthy bitterness. Full bodied, chewy, with fine carbonation. Warming finish with some sticky and gooey chocolate, strong roast, darkr hits, raisins, scorched earth. Good stuff.
djd07 (5885) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle during the RBWG lobby share. Pours a dark brown with small beige head. The aroma is wood and roast. Thin mouthfeel with light booze, roast, chocolate.
suprchunk (2577) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUL 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour. Small tan head. Little head. Huge bourbon aroma with some coffee and chocolate. Taste is big bourbon.
novice101 (308) - - APR 25, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of the best beers Iíve had, loads of bourbon sweetness up front, some coffee bitterness and a bit of alcohol burn. Could be a little thicker to make it better
nimbleprop (5785) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle via trade with Alexsdad06. Bottle 40 of 120, 2012 vintage. Thanks a lot Brad. Pours a thick, opaque black with some clumpy, tan head. Nose has a lot of molasses, thick dark malt, licorice, dark bread, a little German chocolate cake, some raisin, some vanilla, caramel, mild coffee. Flavor has more of the barrel, vanilla, wood, chocolate cake icing, toasted bread, heavy molasses, coffee, a little Kahlua. Thick in the mouth but really smooth.