alliance100 (877) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle - pours black with thin white head . Aromas of oak and vanilla . Taste is sweet bourbon , slight alcohol heat and loads of smooth vanilla . Solid .
matt7215 (2255) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bomber from the LCBO. pours black with a tan head. big impy nose, the barrel is there but not upfront. the flavour is decent but lacks some bitterness to balance. bourbon, chocolate, coconut, marshmellow, wood. its a decent beer but not the best BA IMPY STOUT.
CacheManyHose (293) - HONG KONG - JAN 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch cola-black with almost no tan head. Smells of oak, raisin, anise, dessert wine - sweet and rich though not overpowering. Tastes of acidic burnt malt, cola, wood, nuts, raisin. Bitter and sour. Body is sharp and acidic but very smooth, bitter clean finish. Barrel aged stouts are often too raisiny and sweet and boozy for me - this is all of those things (esp. in aroma) but not too big or unbalanced to be cloying.
HKdIPA (349) - HONG KONG - JAN 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from LCBO had in Ottawa. Thick black pour with minimal tan head. Chocolatey big aroma, coffee and caramel too. Taste is also big. Some raisin flavors but not too much. That tart bitterness is the main flavor. All the aroma comes through in taste too. Rich palate. Good stout.
showman305 (5) - Waukee, Iowa, USA - JAN 1, 2015 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Fantastic dark, thick appearance. Wonderful coffee sweet aroma with light alcohol hit at end. Creamy warm palate. Tastes slightly of coffee chocolate warning alcohol towards end
deepeary (231) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from LCBO. A touch lighter than pitch black. Oak, bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, roasted malt. Pleasantly warming. Barrel/bourbon and stout flavours are very bell balanced. Milky mouthfeel.
Frothmeister (605) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
2012 Vintage. 1PT 6FLOZ bottle. Pours black with some burgundy around the edges when held up against the light, and a thin mocha coloured head. On the nose there is a note of what reminds me of cigar smoke hidden under a whack of molasses, dark chocolate, light vanilla, light caramel, raisin, and buttery oak notes that only intensify as it warms up from the cellar. Smells GREAT. Not as full bodied as I was expecting, but plenty flavourful. Raisin, molasses, maple, buttery oak, alcohol, with Kraft caramels that leads into some delicious butterscotch notes, chocolate, toffee, molasses, and more booziness that leads into some espresso bitterness in the finish. I flat out love this. I canít wait to crack the 2014 I have in the cellar in a couple of years. Well done.
PhilJackson80 (427) - Oklahoma, USA - DEC 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz Bottle. Tasted on 12/28/14. Bottle from Lukas Liquor Kansas City. The aroma was strong with a bourbon boozy aroma followed by hints of dark fruit, fig& light chocolate. The taste also carried the bourbon on the front end and finished with a light cocoa & dark fruit note. A nice bourbon stout.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jackfrost9p (338) - California, USA - DEC 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pretty good. Like Bourbon Countyís little brother. A lot of flavors and a sipping beer.
AshersDad (5) - - DEC 27, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. A lot of vanilla on the front with a lot of bourbon on the back. Great beer if you do not like sweet. But don't enjoy to many too fast...