TylerGreenDC (209) - - FEB 8, 2014
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On cask. No particular aroma. Flavor really muddy with lots of alcohol. Strikingly indistinct.
1pintatatime (46) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 30, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours nearly black with a thin head that wanes quickly. Strong aroma of vanilla, caramel, chocolate, and a bit of bourbon. Sweet, but not too sweet dominates. The toasted malt is in the background, but the vanilla and bourbon flavors dominate (in a good way). Very little of the booziness seen in some other 10% beers. Mouth feel is rich, not slick, and the finish is just dry enough. Very good.
Ed5388 (1725) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from Crossroads Spirits. Pours black with a finger of creamy mocha head. Aroma of milk chocolate, dark roasted malts, vanilla, and barrel. Taste of chocolate, caramel, roasted malt, dry wood, and a hint of vanilla and booze. Rich creamy mouthfeel. Solid
Holtguy (114) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark, almost black. Fluffy off white head. Aroma is weak, maybe this winter’s cold has destroyed by olfactory system.
Anyway, flavor is impy stout mellowed a bit by oak and vanilla. Very good. Highs abv that packs a wallop, but is hardly noticeable in the flavor. Great beer.
OPIE788 (261) - Ohio, USA - JAN 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Poured black with a tan head. Chocolate, coffee and a bit of bourbon are balanced superbly. They’re ageing bourbon in the Dragons Milk barrels these days and it’s excellent.
DSG (5022) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Mastikim. Thanks troubles. 2013 bottle. Black with a small tan head. Roasty aroma with coffee, some cocoa and bourbon notes. Sweet flavor with bourbon, chocolate, dark fruits and vanilla. Full-bodied, but not thick enough. A bit too boozy.
BeerBeforeH20 (126) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 27, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle to snifter, dark pour with a khaki head. Aroma is big, hot with bourbon and balanced by dark fruit, sweet malts, cocoa and a woody earthy hint. Tatse is sweet with a smooth mouthfeel. There are notes of sweet malts and fruit with hints of cocoa and coffee with a warm boozy finish. This is great, love it.
BeerInHeaven (114) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours dark brown with a medium tan head. Aroma is malt, faint bread. mouth feel is creamy. taste is rich malt, hint of bourbon and just a hint of chocolate. slightly sweet syrup finish. Good beer!
olr1984 (917) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle pours dark black with a tan head. chocolate and bourbon aroma. as it warmsit gets a smooth vanilla and bourbon taste.
davestein1 (6) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 24, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Best beer I have ever tasted.
Hard to find, even in MI.
A rich, aromatic bourbon aged imperial stout worth hunting down.
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