b3shine (3517) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber to snifter (shared with the Mrs.; thanks jtclockwork. Looks good; an opaque black with foamy beige head that dissipates into lacing. Smells and tastes good too; dark malt and chocolate with notes of bourbon and wine barrels. A sweet but not cloying imperial stout. Nice and smooth on the palate. Good beer!
vvesside (256) - California, USA - MAR 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really dark and strong. Lots of coffee. A beer you have to just sip on but it's really dark and tasty.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
PhillyCraft (2583) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Backlog rate. Bottle with some bros. Pours viscous black, pretty much oil. Lacing and head were nothing. Notes are heavy coffee roast, chocolate, wood, and hops. As it warmed some vanilla came out. Smooth drinking stout if you ask me.
Fritz123 (566) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 650ml. Pours a beautiful BLACK just as in the name. Very light, tan head. Almost no lace. American pint glass. Aroma is deep with roasted malt, cocoa, chocolate, coconut, bourbon and coffee. The taste is quite good with tobacco, roasted malts. chocolate, coconut, and the aftertaste of bourbon. Although it is 11% is doesn’t taste like it however. The mouth feel is thick, but very smooth with a wonderful aftertaste. Nice work!
budznsudz (378) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - MAR 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour, almost no head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, and light soy sauce. Taste is coffee, barrel, vanilla, roast and cocoa. Really delicious barrel aged coffee stout. Medium carbonation, silky mouthfeel.
mikedR (730) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAR 5, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Beautiful thick stout. Consistency of used motor oil -- but that's a good thing. Roasty, Coffee and some chocolate notes. A man's man stout. Only ding is that it's a bit boozy, and the ABV comes thru just a hair. A minor criticism however.
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jkwalking05 (3051) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted in 2009 (backlog). Black with a small tan head. Aroma is of smoke, leather, coffee, and vanilla. Taste is of roasted malts, booze, chocolate, and vanilla.
RamyG4 (308) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black with a medium brown head. Aroma is bourbon, coffee, caramel, coconut, chocolate. Taste is very sweet, mild bitter, with loads of coffee and nice bourbon notes. Finish is sweet, lightly bitter, lightly alcoholic. Medium body, soft carbonation, very smooth. Very good imperial stout.
fletchfighters (921) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 13, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to Owen for the massive want.
Pours dark cola and settles black. One finger light brown fast fading head that settles to a nice collar. Bits of spotty lacing.
Chocolate, coffee, marshmallow, oak and soft bourbon notes in the nose. Good mixture by the softness of the oak and bourbon that has had a bit of time to mellow out a bit.
Dry chocolate, coco powder, coffee, oak, bourbon, and bits of char and tobacco in the taste.
Quite dry with some faint vanilla sweetness. Dry, bitter chocolate, coffee, and bitter coco. Low carbonation, oily and dense but a lighter than the nose or taste leads onto.
jazz88 (2509) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. An old vintage brew but unsure of the date. A black color with a laced brown head. A smooth aroma and flavor with sweet chocolate and bourbon notes. The aging has mellowed this beer quite a bit but it still has a nice coffee, chocolate and bourbon pop.