juiceisloose (1302) - Windermere, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Gnarly Barley. Pours nearly pitch black in color and topped a thick head of tan colored foam that slowly recedes to a thin film. The aroma shows notes of dark chocolate, espresso, hints of bourbon from the oak, and sweet vanilla and a touch of roast. The flavor follows with more dark chocolate, espresso, and oak laden vanilla. Just a touch of toasty bitterness on the back end. The bourbon barrel seems to smooth things out, but the bourbon flavor isn’t quite as noticeable in the flavor. Full bodied and smooth with subtle carbonation leading to a lengthy finish. This one was on the sweet side for me and needed some more bitterness to balance things out. Still a nice barrel aged stout.
SHIG (4525) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JUL 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a deep black with a light brown 2 finger head. Aroma is metallic, malt, and light chocolate. Taste is huge dark fruit, sweet burnt molasses, malt, very sweet. Drying metal finish.
thorongil2 (2258) - , Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(tap) clear, dark brown colour with a small, brown head; aroma of coffee, chocolate; sweet, complext flavour with a long, light bitter finish; very nice
Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - JUN 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at crunchy's. Deep brown with a small head. Sweet and a bit thin white lots of brown sugar and molasses.
umich03jm (3466) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUN 6, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Great aroma. Dark chocolate, brownies, coffee, burnt marshmallow, and tobacco. Tastes very chocolaty with lots of coffee, tobacco, dark fruit, nuts and marshmallow. Also get some light red wine and oak. Light sweetness throughout. Some spicy hops in the finish too. Great stout.
Aniela (4207) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black beer with an beige head. Roasted chocolate licorice nutty tar coffee a bit vinous aroma. Roasted chocolate coffee risins flavour with some citrus notes. A really nice one :-)
drpimento (3079) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 18, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Average appearance but excellent flavor and body. Flavor is nicely bittersweet with the bourbon, roast, and cocoa to perfectly compliment. Body has a round fullness yet enough carbonation to balance and boozy warmth to remind you of its power. Good stuff.
djd07 (9755) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong roast and coffee. Medium mouth, rich chocolate malt, light wood and bourbon with nice boozy finish, very good.
dresden (1435) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAY 8, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Near black with little head. Coffee and a slightly smoky bacon aroma. Rich coffee and caramel, slightly boozy but very nice. Oak and almost a light chili, despite not having any. Very delicious.
monk191 (1736) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 22, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very good imperial stout. Pours a beautiful deep red-black with a thick tan head. Smells of vanilla, coco, malts. Taste is very creamy and boozy, with lots of vanilla, cinnamon, a bit of hops in the finish, and a whiskey-like booze in the after taste. Had on tap at Billcos.