Leighton (14746) - London, Greater London, - JUN 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Bruce’s in London on the inaugural evening of Jack’s Farewell Tour - big thanks to Bruce! Pours black with a creamy brown head. The nose is slightly medicinal, lots of dark malts, some burnt toast, general charred malts. Medium sweet flavor, lots of booze-soaked dark fruits, sugary dark chocolate, bitter earth and baking cocoa. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish, lots of charred dark malts, strong roast, booze, dark fruits, raisins. Nice beer but certainly heavy.
Garlic_of_Doom (571) - SWEDEN - AUG 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Taphouse CPH.
Black with a dense espresso coloured head that rests down to a thin film.
Aroma has coca cola, lots of sweetness going on, bourbon notes and chocolate pudding.
Taste has dark chocolate, loads of bitterness, a bit hot alcohol, roasted, faint bourbon, slight sweetness.
Medium body, high carbonation, dry mouth feel.
Too much bitterness and carbonation in combination with being quite thin marks this down a few notches.
UDBeernut (2243) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - JUN 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours the part with an activly wild khaki head. Oak and chocolate nose. Taste has light chocolate, very faint bourbony smoke. Pretty underwhelming on many levels. Medium body.
kaser (4339) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Having the 2014 batch. Black pour from 22oz bottle at home. Smokey Carmel and sweet taste. Not getting much whiskey. Rather underwhelming after thinking I was holding a gem for a year.
Bule (1328) - California, USA - MAY 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle pours a dark brown color with a lot of frothy head. Intense harsh whiskey flavor that overpowers everything. It smooths with some time to breath.
slowrunner77 (7442) - Reno, Nevada, USA - NOV 29, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
What the hell?! Just like with Pinchy Jeek, it looks like I’m the first to buy a messed up bottle. This hot mess did not resemble an imperial stout (and I really like the base beer) or a halfway decent whiskey BA beer.
Aroma and flavor are nearly offensively astringent. Tastes and smells infected...more like a wine BA beer gone bad than a bourbon or whiskey BA stout. That distracts and ultimately completely covers up any roast or chocolate notes in this beer. So sad that I spent nearly $15 on this. It was crap. None of the 4 of us came close to finishing.
BOSSbrewer (2706) - Arkansas, USA - OCT 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at 28 Springs thanks to Casey! Pours jet black with a big frothy brown head. Aroma is bourbon oak and roasty chocolate. Flavor follows with also some earthy notes. Very bitter. Creamy mouthfeel. Really nice beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Rando7 (776) - Iowa, USA - MAR 13, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle pours black with huge root beer float type head. Goes downhill from there with roast acidic aroma with a touch of plastic. Taste moderately bitter roast malts with oak. Palate on the thin side. Didn’t get much bourbon or sweetness. Wouldn’t buy again.
GenDV138 (3758) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (2013 Bourbon Barrel Aged 6 months) poured into a Belgian snifter. Pours a dark brownish black with two fingers of frothy tan head. Head fades slowly and leaves nice lacing. Big bourbon/whiskey on the nose with vanilla, dark fruit, oak. On the taste, big bourbon/whiskey again along with dark chocolate, toffee, oak. Bourbon/whiskey notes pretty much dominate. Around a medium body, seems a bit thin for an imperial stout. Dry and warm boozy finish.
sitzds (318) - - DEC 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Beachwood bbq Seal Beach poured into snifter. Appearance is nearly opaque black with a finger of tan head and patchy lacing. Aroma is booze, chocolate, vanilla, oak. Flavors are similar with lots of sweetness and a touch of roasty malt. Medium-full bodied, thick, chewy, slick texture; long sweet, hot finish, low carbonation.
hopdog (10105) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a black color with a small sized off white head. Bourbon, roast, wood, vanilla, and dark fruits.