bwa5879 (601) - Portage, Michigan, USA - APR 3, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark brown or black with no noticeable head. Fruity and doughy scent, scant vanilla oakiness, some bourbon too but overall very smooth. Low carbonation and a very refreshing effervescent finish, viscous oily mouthfeel. Nice oak and vanilla with smooth bourbon flavor, mixed pretty flawlessly. Slightly harsh but good BBA stout.
ibrubeer (74) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 29, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Dark black color. Nice, fine carbonation. Evident oak/bourbon barrel aroma and flavor. Smooth tasting. I like it!
MadRobin (1830) - Silver Spring, USA - MAR 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2014 Poured from 22 oz. bottle after cellaring for 19 months. Opaque, black-brown with a small tan head and good lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, oak and licorice. Taste of deep roasted malt, bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, coffee , oak, licorice and sweet dark fudge. Very full body and medium/low carbonization. The aging seems to have mellowed the chocolate or maybe intensified the other flavors. There is still plenty of chocolate, but itís no longer the first thing you notice. What an intense burst of roasty and malty flavors! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Whamo60098 (4) - Woodstock, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2014 does not count
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Flying Saucer. Great fragrance and taste. The chocolate overtones and roasty character are perfect. An overall delicious Imperial Stout.
ekidon (4) - - MAR 27, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Absolutely great beer. Good aroma with a hint of bourbon and roast. Nicely understated whiskey undertones on the palette also. Good bitterness but low hop flavor is perfect for the style. Great beer.
AlexHayes (3) - Big Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very heavy bodied. Obvious bourbon taste. Smooth, lightly carbonated. Great taste and mouth feel.
marv3mania (176) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 24, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter. Appearance is a dark brown color with a very thin tan head. The bourbon is very prominent on the nose. There are booze, caramel, vanilla, and light chocolate and roast aromas. So rich. Taste follows the nose. Fantastic vanilla/caramel aftertaste. The taste isnít as strong or as rich as I suspected, but it is very nice. Silky smooth feel and a slight boozy warmness on the way down. An excellent beer.
dEnk (3682) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 22, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ De Molen, thanks pp! Aroma is big bourbon, vanilla, oak, chocolate, liquorice, caramel and more chocolate. Flavour is vanilla, huge chocolate, caramel, more chocolate, vanilla, roast. Ohw and some chocolate. LRAB.
ADesenberg (552) - Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft: great stout. All bourbon at the beginning, followed by the vanilla and ends with a nice sweet chocolate. Fantastic. The high alcohol content can sneak up on you, though.
orangenblu62 (35) - Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Rich and dark. Great in a bottle but you must find it on tap. Bourbon barrel aging is first taste vanilla undertones later. High APV kicks my butt every time better as first beer of the night. Donít make it the last.