AndyW68 (707) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour. Tan head. Aroma is coffee and licorice. Taste is creamyvsweet coffee. Palate is thick and creamy.
demmbonz (410) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared bomber. Pours black. Nice vanilla and chocolate flavors. The bourbon flavor is mild but delicious.
DavidWoodruff (383) - Windsor, California, USA - JUN 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: Kalhua & cream.
Appearance: Dark brown almost black.
Flavor: Milk chocolate, coffee and vanilla.
Palate: Full bodied, low to medium carbonation.
Overall: Interesting but some of the flavors seem artificial.
DialSquare (2046) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I think I had this up at Proof, but not positive. Scant notes: good soy, dark chocolae, booze, creamy, 7.8 -- would like to try again.
ReggieDunlap (2778) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours dark brown with a medium tan head. aroma has brown sugar and walnuts with a hint of mild bourbon. flavor follows suit...the bourbon is well played...subtle but present...faint vanilla...still some nuttiness...this was an 09 bottle that held up very nicely. mouthfeel is medium and oily with a very nice roasty/nutty/bourbon finish.
Lubiere (9031) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A deep dark stout with a thin brown head. In aroma, smooth milk chocolate with nice alcohol. In mouth, a sweet chocolate with grassy resinous hops, molasses, licorice, loads if alcohol, apperitif like.
boxofrane (1704) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from craft ale house. Pours pitch black with no retained head and a lot of bubbles. The aroma hints at bourbon but is very understated. There is vanilla, marshmallow, toasted coconut, chocolate, coffee grinds. The taste has a lot of coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, a lot of sweetness, and almost a hot chocolate finish. A delicious beer that I can only wish had a stronger palate.
GothGargoyle (834) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Solid black/brown with a small beige head. Aroma is bourbon, chocolate, liquorice, oak. Sticky mouthfeel, full bodied, sweet on the palate. Taste is chocolate, bourbon, raisins, liquorice, hint of oak. Yummy.
MrFecesious (656) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle share. Deep dark brown almost black. Aroma is so much toffee and plums. Taste is massive toffee and plums. Dark chocolate, lots of bourbon.
glennmastrange (2030) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Heavy toasted, molasses and a mix of dark and milk chocolate for the malt, moderate resin for the hops, light earth for the yeast, and faint soy sauce and vanilla in the background. Head is small, frothy turning wispy, tan with some slippery lacing and good legs and is almost fully diminishing. Color is very dark brown. Flavor starts moderately to heavily sweet and lightly to moderately acidic, then finishes moderately bittersweet. Palate is medium to full, creamy with a soft carbonation and a lightly alcoholic finish. A nicely balanced Imperial Stout with some stand alone aspects.