FullObs (133) - Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2012
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375ml. Black with a 1/2" tan head. Deliciously strong chocolately aroma. Medium thick body is thinned just a bit by the whiskey. Welk carbonated. Tasty sweet with chocolate followed by a slight biterness and a strong whiskey in the finish. Great beer but a sipper for me.
NikkTwist (1387) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2012 Bottle at Eulogy. Pitch black pour with a dark brown head. Heaven awaites! Big warm boozy bourbon at the nose. Sips surprisingly smooth, though the alcohol feels flammable. Buffalo Trace leads the charge but some more complex barrel notes are in the stampede. Charcoal. Leather. Tar. Rotting red fruits. Black pepper. Some expected coffee and dark chocolate. Some unexpected burned coconut shell. Crumbled biscotti. Dried vanilla bean. Desiccant black walnuts. A whole dark little world going on in a beer that is definitely a meal and a half!
bb (6695) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black-brown beer with a brown head. Bourbon and chocolate aroma with light earth and alcohol. Chocolate and bourbon flavor with alcohol and toffee. Fuller bodied. Chooclate and bourbon lingers with alcohol and earth.
JorisPPattyn (7716) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 26, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thick foxy-brown head over brown-black beer. Outspoken Bourbon nose with alcohol, fusels, vanilla oakwood. Bananaester or overripe banana. Hints at moccha. Fiery Bourbon with charcoal, meatroast, Maillard-like flavours, liquorice, vanilla rumbonen and coffee or moccha. Exotic spices including chili. Warming up, serious sticky sugarload. Heated, fiery MF, fully viscous, feels well-carbonated, and of course very heavily bodied. Excellent stout and probably a succeeded attempt at being the antithesis of ’session’beer.
edgallow (1653) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 17, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12.7 oz bottle pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee and alcohol. Taste is the malts, coffee, chocolate and not as much alcohol as I expected. It is a great beer.
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BoBoChamp (5105) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
38cl, new exclusive Danish brew Anno 2012, from De Hopduvel Gent, very complex sweet Stout, alcoholic/roasted and slightly woody/spicy, very heavy, yet balanced, hazy, good head, very good brew, yet very expensive!, WOW!
jesperhammer (2646) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
09-JUN-2012, bottle @home, from "Ølbutikken".
Black (!) with lasting brown head.
Fantastic bourbon nose with quite some alcohol.
Heavy bourbon taste with loads of roast. Soy, hops, coffee, very malty bitter.
Very sweet but that is balanced by the high ABV and heavy roast. WAUW.
TheEpeeist (3175) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
12.7 oz bottle. Inky brown with a webby tan head. Nose is dark chocolate, whiskey, coconut, raisin and cake batter. Silky with heat and lingering prickles then numbing. Taste is whiskey, bitter chocolate, caramel, boysenberry, tar and cinnamon stick. Intense with massive alcohol transcending it’s imperial stout classification.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375ml Bottle: Aroma of malt, roast, chocolate, alcohol, Bourbon, vanilla, oak, wood, and some coffee. Poured pitch black in color with a small, creamy, dense, brown head that diminished but lasted throughout. Opaque. Sparkling. Excellent lacing. Flavor is heavily sweet and heavily bitter. Tastes of alcohol, malt, roasting, bitter coffee, Bourbon, vanilla, oak, and slight ash. Medium to full body. Viscous, then dry texture. Soft carbonation. Heavily sweet, heavily bitter, malt, roast, alcohol, Bourbon, oak, bitter coffee finish. 19.3%ABV is present throughout and a bit hot, but not overbearing.
Mikkylar (94) - Placentia, California, USA - MAY 28, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours black with medium brown head. Aroma is sweet with notes of dark fruits, chocolate and bourbon. Taste is dominated by oak, bourbon and awesomeness. Medium body with moderate carbonation.