italianjohn (2025) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour tan head .... aroma of oaky whiskey and light roasted chocolate ... taste of roasted malts, whiskey and sweet caramel, molasses, light chocolate and coffee .... oaky and a nice dry finish little thinner than I thought it would be but a really good imperial
ilovedarkbeer (2000) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to thirdeye11. Nose reminds me of a fireworks stand. Dark chocolate, sulphur, a burnt tissue paper. Taste is like a liquid dark chocolate cordial.
Huhzubendah (1980) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Paul. Enjoyed while sitting on the dock of the bay.
The beer is black with a giant, foamy tan head that completely costs the snifter in lacing. The aroma brings a healthy whiskey presence, followed by roast, vanilla, and oak. The flavor is very whiskey forward, though not hot. Smooth and well balanced. Good stuff. The price is a bit steep at $25 per bottle. I would have this again.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 08-01-2011
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark, dark brown out of the bottle though it’s not completely black. It settles in under a huge mocha head, very thick, with good lacing and retention.
Aroma has heavily roasted black malts, bakers chocolate and a ton of whiskey sweetness. Maybe some molasses and licorice as well, but the barrel is domninant.
The whiskey also dominates the taste with lors of oak and vanilla alongside molasses. There is an underlying roasted malt backbone with some cocoa powder. Big boozy finish.
The mouthfeel is slick and a tad light for the style though at 9% it’s not so surprising. Low carbonation.
This is a solid BA stout but is pretty hot right now. The barrel is the dominant character with only faint impy stout notes underneath.
SuperDave (1933) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 13, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with a nice tan head. Aroma of vanilla, caramel, bourbon, oak, prunes and molasses. Flavor is a big dose of vanilla, chocolate, caramel, bourbon and a bitter finish. Nice brew!
Damico (1916) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
It pours dark black soot with an awesome creamy biege head. The ubtle aroma of whisky blended with roasty malts and notes from the barrel.. It tastes for me the smoothes whiskey barrel aged stout ever. There are hops blended on the palatenicely settling with slight warmness but so smooth and welcoming from the whiskey.
sonnycheeba (1904) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 21, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours opaque black with thin, frothy tan head; decent retention and some lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, licorice, dark fruit, chocolate, whiskey, oak, and earthy hops. Flavor is heavy malt with average hops and some dark fruit esters; whiskey undertones throughout with a dry, chocolate finish. Medium body, carbonation, and warmth.
unclemike (1888) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap Extraordinary, rich and complex malt, chocolate malt, some roast, huge head. Big black body. Roasty and whiskey aromas.. Thick and tasty.The 9% seems like 13% and wastes you. Also points for not being coffee based.
vtafro (1862) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black pour with some brown head. Sweet malt, caramel, toffee, and chocolate aroma. Roasted malt and light chocolate, some etoh.
topherh (1861) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - NOV 12, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a brown head. Aroma is sweet caramel, whiskey, wood, roasty malt, and brown sugar. Flavor is sweet, oaky, vanilla, dark fruit, green wood notes, and a good dose of hoppy bitterness.