slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - DEC 15, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottled. Pours a very dark brown w/ copper accents yet really looks stout-ish. Nose is weak but of sweet malt. First few sips are really complex but this soon breaks down to sweet malts w/ vanilla & alcohol profile. Almost has a milk stout quality, & very hard to believe this was barrel aged, but wow! Very smooth; plain & simple.
thomat (2820) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from SB. Very dark brown with a small brown head. Malty and woody tones. Malt, wood, vanilla, fruit and hops. Full body with a long balanced finish.
Pyrmir (4734) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sample at SBWF15. Pitch black with beige head. Aroma is big on bourbon and vanilla, chocolate, roasted malt and coffee. Taste is similar, big and bold, chocolate, vanilla, coffee, bourbon and some dark fruits.
glennmastrange (2489) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - NOV 19, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Moderate to heavy toasted, dark chocolate and molasses for the malt, light resin, moderate earth, bourbon wood. Head is small, creamy, brown with excellent lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is very dark brown. Flavor starts moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly to moderately sweet and heavily bitter. Palate is full, syrupy, with a soft to lively carbonation and finishes a bit chalky and dry. This is my kind of Imperial Stout, heavy duty flavors and aromas. A slow drinker for sure.
FunkyF (622) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaska från whole foods nyc. Svart med beige skum. Doft av choklad och kakor. Mjölkchoklad i smaken med lite ettrig kolsyra.
edbast (20) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 16, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bourbon-barrel 11 oz tap. Deep, rich, bourbon backbone. Really nice beer. Thick body, nice head, delicious vanilla/creamy tones.
Hopmaestro (847) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of sweet milk chocolates, vanilla and wet wood. Taste is a rather sweet and vanilla accentuated sensation. Dark malts with a smooth aura and in the aftertaste a prominent touch of bourbon mixed with caramelly brown sugars. Great stuff!
slowrunner77 (7864) - Reno, Nevada, USA - NOV 13, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
11% on tap at BeerNV, and one of the smoothest double digit strength beers I’ve had in a loooong time. Notes of bourbon, oak, vanilla, chocolate, and roasted malt throughout. Velvety feel. Fantastic beer!
NikkTwist (2138) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Moriartys. Pitch black poor with a lasting ring of khaki foam. Only a few tiny splashes of lace. Thick silky body. Medium-dark roasted malts. Chocolate liquor. Tannic fruit. Blackberries. Currants. Molasses candies. Vanilla Bourbon. Notable lactose but feels more like a Christmas brew than a Milk Stout. Darkly sweet but finishes mostly warm and spicy. Not very aromatic though, even after it warmed. Flavors are good but not deep. Still a very pleasant, delicate and thoughtful brew that I would certainly have again.
CraftBeerNick (1412) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Yard House, 8th November 15. Pours black. Aroma is rich and bourbon forward. Taste is slick, sweet, like a milk stout, bourbon, some barrel, light wood. Palate fairly thin for the ABV. Good
Leini (1477) - SWEDEN - NOV 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle. Black body with a low head. Chocolate, lactose, dried fruits, hint of coffee.