dnstone (2453) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 25, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep brown in color with an off-white head. Light bourbon aroma over a malty aroma. A boozey-maltiness and roastiness, like a big brown with a booze edge.
BucannonXC5 (1305) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 23, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Type: 22-oz. bottle
Glass: 8-oz. (I think) clear cognac snifter glass
From: Cost Plus World Market in San Jose, Calif.
Price: $10.99 ($1 off regular price)
Purchased: April 16, 2016
Consumed: April 16, 2016
Misc.: No BOD on bottle; Think it was bottled in 2015 though
Bought this on a whim after not finding anything I really wanted at Trader Joe’s. Once I got back to the hotel I realized that this was on my want list. Sounds really good (barrel-aged for six months in combination of bourbon, retired Firestone Union and wine barrels and infused with fair-trade, organic coffee from local roaster Jobella) and it was a dollar off the original price.
Poured a very dark brown, dark mahogany color with two fingers of frothy, tan head. Below average spotty lacing on the sides of the glass. Below average retention. (Sight - 3.50)
First whiff was a bit unbalanced and a bit all over the place. Settling down I got sweetened dark tea bags (somehow), java coffee, dark milk chocolate, smooth bourbon, espresso and roasty malts. (Smell - 3,75)
Taste followed the nose somewhat, kind of reminding me more of an imperial milk stout. Got roasty coffee malts, dark milk chocolate, tea bags (still), dark espresso, hints of smooth bourbon, burnt molasses, dark cocoa nibs, caramel and light vanilla. Can’t believe this is 11 percent. (Taste - 3.75)
Full body. Creamy-to-sticky texture. Average carbonation. Long, smooth, slightly warming finish. Best part of the beer by far. So smooth. (Feel - 4.50)
This was not as good as I thought it would be. Disappointing overall. Good, just not great. (Overall - 3.75)
3.81 86 B+
nealblind (1556) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - MAR 9, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark orange brown slight red. Smells like bourbon and apple cider. tastes like burnt caramel, hay horse grain super syrupy palate.
pumpmaster (1341) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
32 ounce bottle purchased at Total Wine Pembroke Pines, FL for $15.99 Very good!
katrinaez (1054) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Holy thick and full Batman. Heavy tobacco and leather. Sweet and thick sugars, but has the bitter even barley that is balancing it out. Dark black. Bottle
pagvan229 (14) - panama city beach, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beer tasted as described. The aroma made me want more. It pour black with little head. Great beer to try, is not over powered in any way.
rollsrace (75) - - DEC 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours very dark brown almost black with a chocolate brown foam head. Like most imperial stouts. Rich and creamy first impression. Followed by some bourbon and alcholol and maybe chocolate. Follows then with some coffee flavors then finishes with a bitter aftertaste.
kayres (739) - , Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a thin tan head. Sweet soy aroma. Smooth full bodied molasses, bit of soy
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MarcoDL (3630) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at tasting. Dark brown pour. Aroma of strong dark malt and some chocolate. Taste has lots of malt as well, with mild red fruit, choco and some booze. Where is the bourbon? This beer has potential, but feels unfinished.
natejgood (461) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - NOV 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a rich dark brown. A thin head appears after the beer settles that is the color of coffee ice cream. Even though the head is relatively thin it looks right on this beer. Aroma of dark licorice, molasses and dark fruits. This beer smells very rich. Fairly creamy in the mouth, but the carbonation, rather than being bubbly, is almost sharp for a second and then disappears. Flavor of dark, rich chocolate and overripe cherries. Maybe just a hint of alcohol flavor, which isn’t surprising at 11%. The flavor isn’t as nuanced as some of the very best imperial stouts, but this is a solid entry in the category.
jdheredia2 (27) - - NOV 1, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Anis! I was really excited to taste this beer and then I realized it was mostly anis. Love dark, stout, imperial stout, etc, but this was overpowered by the black licorice flavor.