gator2683 (199) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - APR 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
black pour with small brown head. Big roasty/smoky aroma with some chocolate. The flavor is similar, with some anise/licorace and a warming bit of alcohol in the finish.
BlowOffTube (444) - Michigan, USA - JUL 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent. Pours dark brown almost black tan head. Some smoke chocolate and oak aroma. Vanilla some smoke roastiness chocolate with some bourbon. Moderate body light carbonation. Very enjoyable.
Bule (709) - California, USA - JUL 25, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle pours a thick dark brown color with a lot of frothy brown head. Needs some time to breathe. Loads of flavor and very viscous. Burnt sugar, caramel, molasses and some mild bourbon at the finish.
toxichop (329) - South Gate, California, USA - JUL 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
It seems users are adding there 2014 review in here but shouldn’t the 2014 have its own page considering it is age in a completely different barrel. Oh well, 2014 bought at Plaza Market. Pours like used motor oil, completely black with a dark brown/reddish lacing. Smell is right upfront, huge molasses, oak, bourbon, a bit of soy, and just a hint of burned wood. T: The smell was intense but it was tamed in the taste. Light campfire smoke, chocolate, a bit of molasses, brown sugar and vanilla bean. The bourbon is pretty quiet, its present in the class but isnt making a big contribution or being loud. Mouthfeel is thick and chewy with soft carbonation. O: Flavorful brew, the alcohol is completely hidden and there is almost no warmth. Nicely done.
furthur (147) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JUL 11, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pour, 2014 version. Pours like used gear oil. Utter black, skiff of espresso colored foam. Aroma is cherries, plums, soy sauce, smoke. Taste is plum, licorice, raisin, citrus rind bitterness, soy sauce, smoke. Body is so thick, almost syrupy, with minimal carbonation. Though the main palate is sweet, the finish is almost dry/bitter, somehow.
Wanted to amend; chocolate covered bourbon, caramel, cherries...
KingCecil (2042) - DENMARK - JUN 30, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle... Damn! I am so glad I can enjoy this! it pours pitch black with a small tan head... wood, bourbon, oak, coffee beans, vanilla, biscuits, light molasses ... much less then GI in that age ... love this! well done ... and thx for this fine brew!.......... I did this! hell yar!!
Duchammer (49) - Eagle river, Alaska, USA - JUN 9, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at midnight sun. Poured black with an espresso head. Aroma fruity pruny vanilla notes. Tastes was a silky smooth with subtle smokey notes, biscuit and sweet bourbon finishing dry. Subdued alcohol burn in the mouth. Awesome imperial stout.
SHIG (3555) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JUN 9, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft 2014 version: Poured a deep pitch black with bubble light brown head. Aroma vanilla light bourbon, sweet. Taste is rich dark chocolate shards, molasses, nice center of my chest/stomach burn, and smoke on the back end. Dry to tongue.
biggsbowler (260) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - MAY 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Pours a dark black. Slightly smoked w/ nice chocolate notes. Rich dark chocolate, very smooth. This is solid. A perfectly balance smoked stout.
bleeng (1499) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Taster. Black and inky. Nose is smoky and chocolate. Tons of smoke and chocolate. Thick and chewy. Delicious.
madvike (2682) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by CaseyK...thanks Casey! - Pours black with a brown thin head. Nose is smoky, but not overly so, roasty with a bit of boozy heat, along with a bit of soy sauce. Taste is bourbony and sweet, with dry dark malt, a bit of smoke, and a touch of nuttiness. Medium-bodied, with a touch of carbonation.