costco40 (14) - - MAY 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bought as 22oz at Costco Bloomfield. Pours dark but drinks like a lighter color beer would. Very nice, easy to drink entire bottle.
hockeybeerguy (1853) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAY 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance was a black colored body that yields a one finger white head that concaves into the body after about a half minute with no carbonation seen rising. Some thick foamy lacing graces the sides of the pint glass.
The smell had the bourbon up front with some chocolate in the background.
The taste was balanced around the bourbon and chocolate, some slight roastiness comes in as the beer warms.
On the palate, it was creamy and close to a medium maybe heavy sort of feel. There is a dry and bitter aftertaste. This isnít exactly a drinkable beer, probably because of the high ABV.
Overall, I like the appearance and taste, but boy oh boy, when my pint glass was sitting on the end table at least two feet from my nose, I could still smell the bourbon, perhaps a bit too powerful for me. Still, this beer is a good sipper.
DearBeer2013 (44) - - MAY 8, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Awesome stout. Chocolate on the nose, nice alcohol taste blended with the chocolate. Wow.....
ErikDavid (11) - - MAY 7, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Whatís not to love with a russian imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels, itís a bit boozy but darn tasty and great finish to a night out.
johnnymusky (204) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer is solid there is no doubt...nose and mouth is vanilla coffee.....bottle was a bomber 2013 vintage....i was just hopeing for less alcohol taste....i might have drank this one to cold....not sure...maybe a rerate in future at a higher temp.
kchampagne (105) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - APR 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured out of the bottle with a thin tan head. The aroma is sweet, much like a barley wine. Some light vanilla notes and roasted coffee. The taste is amazing. Very smooth and sweet with a nice alcohol burn. Absolutely delicious.
vanerme3 (20) - - APR 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
caramel, coffee, roasty, chocolate, notes. As far as stouts go, seemed a bit thinner of a body, which wasnít a bad thing. Very strong flavor, and youíll likely either love or hate this one. I personally enjoy it a lot, but several of my friends canít stand it.
wedgie9 (1860) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted on 4/25/14 from a capped 12oz bottle purchased at Craft Brewed. Pours very dark cola brown with an average to thick tan head that slowly recedes to average, sticky lace. The nose is malty milk chocolate, toasted cocoa nib, a touch of vanilla, and some coffee bitterness. The flavor is the same malty, creamy chocolate with a lightly nutty, nicely bitter coffee and toasted cocoa nib, and some vanilla. The body is full and creamy with average, stinging carbonation and a long milky and bitter dark chocolate with a touch of vanilla finish.
beersighted (99) - - APR 25, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This bourbon barrel aged imperial stout is sweet of vanilla and sweet malts.
A mild stout overall, but pleasant and easy to drink.
deanso (5164) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis. Big thanks
Thin creamy tan head. Clear black pour. Lots of bourbon and vanilla. Lovely!