schmidtguy (37) - Englevale, North Dakota, USA - JAN 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Trade from Queenholly , Pours dark brown almost black, smells of malts chocolate and bourbon....taste is bourbon hint of chocolate and malts....even east to drink smooth beer great beer....
Prufrockstar (918) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, originally thanks to bacterial but I didnít rate that one, so giving it another go. Dark brown pour without much head. Vanilla, graham cracker, chocolate, harsh alcohol. Sweet with subdued roast bitterness to finish. Medium-full body, smooth and creamy texture.
liquidbread86 (39) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent beer. Smooth and slightly sweet with a milky finish. Reminds me of a Tactical Nuclear Penguin, but lower in ABV.
tectactoe (1716) - Michigan, USA - AUG 27, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle: I know this gets a lot of praise for being a year-round, easy available bourbon barrel aged stout, but itís one that Iíve personally just never been a fan of. Dark, dark brown pour with a modest tan film on top, looks thinner than youíd expect a 10% ABV stout to look. Hefty aroma of pungent whiskey, dark cocoa, oak, tannic wood, sugary vanilla extract, dark figs, dates, & mild anise. Really stings the nostrils. Stings the taste buds, too. Heavy booze, roasted malt, molasses, musky wood chips, burnt brown sugar, moderate vanilla, dark & bitter cocoa beans, astringent whiskey finish. The boozy strength grows with time. I mean, I know itís a 10% ABV stout, but the whiskey is not integrated so deftly. In a pinch, itís... Okay. But compared to other (unfortunately, harder to acquire) beers of the style, it is very unrefined.
kkleu357 (277) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark black color. Big tan head. Lots of toasty coffee aroma. Little flat tasting, little alcohol taste, lots of coffee. Itís good.
firstsip (402) - Michigan, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler. Dark black. Some lingering head. Full, rich body. Boozey but malty nose. A great balance of alcohol, dark fruits, malt, etc. A fantastic imperial stout.
LuckyDog (90) - - AUG 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Another style that isnít my favorite. High alcohol. Strong bourbon flavor. And yet I love this beer. Nicely done.
mrohia (137) - - AUG 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
China Cottage, Dayton, draft. Stinging chocolate extract aroma. Dark root beer appearance. Strong alcohol taste, sharp chocolate. Head doesn't last as long as I expected. Taste more like a liqueur than a beer. Could not drink a lot.
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cincidude87 (2) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2014 does not count
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
One of the best bourbon barrel ales I have ever had. Sweet, oakie, and smokey with hints of caramel and a little bit of chocolate. Big hit of alcohol but that is to be expected with a high gravity beer. Great mouth feel, all around excellent.
bballin3000 (1) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 15, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great barrel aged beer for the price and availability. Nice oak flavor combined with a very good sweet, chocolate base. Will definitely make this one to always have on hand and aging
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MacBoost (1261) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - AUG 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2014 vintage. Pours a very dark brown with ruby red edges and a small tan head. Aromas of oak, vanilla, chocolate, some roast. Taste is semi sweet and lightly bitter. Flavors of marshmallow, oak, vanilla and a huge dose of chocolate. Alcohol is kept in check. Very nice chocolate expression without being cloying. This is a very nice imperial stout that quite frankly, far exceeded my expectations. Finish is oaked chocolate. Very nice.