Countbeer (5264) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (37,5cl): Thanks Lakeleander: No. #1291/1400: Served in a Chouffe glass at 13 degrees Celsius:
Black beer with a small brown head.
Aromas of bourbon, green apples, marzipan, mocha, some sweets, wood, hints of liquorice, some soy and bubble gum.
Flavours of marzipan, wood, roast, green apples, bitters, light earthy, mocha, light caramel, sweet roast, light liquorice, hint of rubber and some herbal roast.
Aftertaste is a mix of bitters, wood, roast, some bourbon and light rubber...
Low carbo, creamy spicy mouthfeel, close to full bodied.
rxeight (1856) - Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml bottle 12-2014 number 1366/1500. labeled bourbon barrel imperial stout. Not sure if this is the same, but the guy who sent it to me said it was. Very roasty, slightly European malty. Dark roast coffee, milk chocolate, licorice. Light on the bourbon, touch of barrel.
mcberko (9223) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2011 vintage. 500mL bottle, sent from Beerlistman (thanks a lot, Greg), pours black with a large tan / brown head. Aroma brings out dark fruits, heavy bourbon and lots of yeast. Flavour is complex, with notes of bourbon and vanilla upfront, and moderate caramel notes. Extremely highly carbonated – too much so. The flavours are great, but the carbonation is way too aggressive. Good beer nonetheless.
fiulijn (16416) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of Matt
Black color with large brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, a bit yeasty, oak, alcohol, phenol. Medium body structure; some flavor of dark chocolate, roasted malt, leather, milder liquorice, light bourbon; medium sweetness.
Fairly oxidized, but still good.
cpetrone84 (1679) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is jet black with a very small amount of caramel head. Nose has lots of wood and some bourbon. Some sticky malts, slightly charred with notes of vanilla and chocolate. Taste is even more wood with bourbon notes and more charred malt. The underlying malt flavors are faded out by the barrel, little bits of chocolate and caramel malts, some sweetness towards the finish. Medium to full body with strong carbonation and a slick palate.
djd07 (5894) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Russell. Pours a dark brown with small beige head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is oak, dark chocolate, raspberry. Medium mouthfeel with rich roasted malt, raisin, oak, dark chocolate and nice sweet finish. Good.
MacBoost (1488) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
375ml, 2013 vintage. Via trade extra. Pours a viscous black with a thin tan head. Heavy bourbon notes in the aroma, along with some round marshmallow, oak, coffee and roasted malt. Taste is very, very bourbon forward. Like, a shot of straight bourbon thrown into an imperial stout. This is the most bourbon focused bourbon barrel aged imperial stout I’ve ever tasted. Seriously boozy, but not hot. Alcohol is kept in check. So much marshmallow, vanilla, oak that it hides the base beer completely. I’m not going to say that this is a boozy mess, because it isn’t. It’s just very bourbon focused, which apparently was the brewers intent. Any coffee, roast or hops take a back seat in this bus driven by Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey. Finish is straight bourbon, followed by more bourbon. And a touch of bourbon. Fucken awesome.
RussianDragon (574) - - JUN 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 ml bottle is 2013 vintage. Pours a nearly black and dark brown at the crest. The aroma is unusual, with wood barrels, alcohol, and tannins outweighing roasted malt. The flavor is atypical as well, with a dominant wood presence. Roasted malt and chocolate flavors play secondary roles to barrels, bourbon, and a somewhat sharp, tannic character. A great stout with peaty scotch-like notes.
budznsudz (581) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with a tan head and great lacing. Aroma is vanilla, wood, booze, and cocoa. Taste is chocolate, toffee, booze, and wood. Medium body with a sweet finish and a nice warming quality.
PriorL (2653) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 10, 2014 Bottle, shared by Mathieu87.
Bottle 284 of 1400.
APPEARANCE: pitch black beer, small unstable beige head.
NOSE: boozy, alcohol, wood, bourbon, sweet, vanilla and some faint mocha.
TASTE: coffee, mocha, vanilla, alcohol, wood, quite some carbonation.