HopTsing (469) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the tap came a very dark brew. Aromas and flavors of malt, oak, bourbon, and coconut. Full bodied and tasty.
mR_fr0g (6020) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask gravity at gbbf 2015 day 3. As soured . opaque mahogany brown viscous pour with a fading tam head. Aroma is oak, vanilla, grapey fruit, alcohol warmth, booze. Flavour is composed of musty grapey fruit, oak booze, salty black malt, fairly smooth roast. Nice drying grape tannin and oak palate is medium full bodied, drying finish. Strawberry and must lingers.
yespr (36237) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From cask at GBBF. Pours hazy dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is fruity, toasted and overripe fruity. Toasted and mild fruity. Dry and wooden, smooth fruity and wineous finish.
Travlr (16776) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Dark brown color, thick brown head. Aroma of dark bittersweet cocoa, vanilla. Taste is vanila, dark milk chocolate, espresso. Nice.
Kinz (3530) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Mekong. Pours black, slight head. Aroma is chocolate, slight coffee, a hint of booze, and maybe a touch of cherry. Flavor is a match, with oak and vanilla notes coming into play as well. A very nicely executed bourbon barrel stout, with everything in balance.
Iphonephan (4762) - McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 12, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at the brewery. Pours black with a tan head. Smoky caramel aroma. Chocolate, coffee and whisky. Nice imperial stout.
tia (1342) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Very dark warm brown with tan dissipating head and minimal lacing. Smells like earth, chocolate, bourbon, and cherries. Dry chocolaty flavor.
GT2 (9410) - Oceanside, California, USA - SEP 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Meridian Pint. Inky, low carbonation pour. Beige layer of bubbles. Thicker, buttery chocolate nose with some dark chocolate souffle. Mild coconut. Taste is sweet cream butter, toasted coconut, melted chocolate. Quite bitter, waxy dark chocolate, bitter cocoa powder. Dry finish with lots of balancing bitterness. Yum.
argo0 (12427) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Tan head, black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, vanilla, some wood, chocolate, roast. Taste is moderately sweet, chocolate, some whisky, light roast, vanilla. Medium body, some stickiness, light alcohol burn.