DerWeg (1524) - Toronto, Ontario, - JAN 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fairly dark brown with cognac highlights, barely no head. Aroma toffee apple and bourbon play into flavor which has rounded bourbon oak and no sharp or ugly green tannins. Very delish, with just the right boozy caramel-corn bourbon overtones.
Canmoore (282) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours pitch black, with a huge mahogany head. Aroma includes notes of coffee, dark chocolate, bourbon, dark fruits, and sweet malts. Tasting notes include rich chocolate, espresso, bourbon, burnt malts, sweet dried fruits, and vanilla. Not bad, very much an indulgent! Not as complex as some other impís, but still awesome non the less!
Boutip (4856) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a nice dark brown foamy head with good retention and light lacing. Aroma of vanilla, butterscotch and bourbon are quite dominant and pretty enjoyable. Taste is also dominated by a well-balanced mix of bourbon, vanilla and butterscotch with some light roasted malt notes. Quite a bit of residual sugar can be found in here as well. Body is full enough with an oily texture and good carbonation with light warming alcohol notes. Very enjoyable beer that I would gladly buy again and share with friends.
TheKeywork (11) - Sudbury, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Chocolate bourbon with hints of smoke. Big. Bold. Different. A beer to share. Perfect way to end snow blowing the driveway.
Theydon_Bois (9915) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split at my 40th Sheenans at CBC Islo, big thanks to the Wingman (and no doubt FLBH!) for this bad assed named beer, 11/10/14.
Black with a decent tan covering.
Nose is strong on bourbonics, liqourice, dark malts, woody rinse, light roast.
Taste comprises mellow dark fruits, spice, dark malt, bourbon pretty prominent, tar.
Medium + body, fine carbonation, lightly drying close with a bourbon wash.
Ok BBA impy, a little 1D but pretty drinkable none the less, ABV is fairly well integrated.
mR_fr0g (3925) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle share for Colinís 40th. Viscous dark brown caramel coloured pour with a lasting cteaam coloured pour with lasting cream coloured pour. Aroma is nutty cremr caramel, a little tart raspberry. Flavour is rounded berry caramel, creamy. Really tasty. Thanks to big Dave.
BeerViking (2685) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, black with a tan head, leather, cocoa and gravy nose, rich and smooth, syrupy texture, lightly smoky and woody. Vanilla and a touch of milk chocolate. But overall dry and soupily roasty, and generally delicious.
Leighton (11838) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared in London during CRís bday - thanks to WingmanWillis! Pours thick black-brown with a creamy khaki head. Big dark fruit aroma with notes of sugary chocolate. Big sweet flavor with creamy chocolate, moderate roast, burnt toffee, further dark, dried fruits. Full bodied with average carbonation. Warming finish with nice notes of vanilla, chocolae, dark fruits, scorched earth. Solid overall. Pretty well balanced, decent depth.
Scopey (7376) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to the Wingman. It pours jet black with a thick tan head. The nose is sweet, toffee, vanilla, toffee, spicy, bourbon, oily and treacle. The taste is bitter, ashy, roasty, earth, tar, dirt, vanilla, toffee, some acidity, wood and coffee liqueur with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Punchy big bastard. Big bourbon. Jesus. Perhaps too harsh.
gilvanblight (801) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 15, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very very dark pour with very little head. So little head I worried that my bottle had gone flat. Boozy nose, boozy mouth and a boozy finish. You can really taste the Burbon, Actually itís overpowering. Maybe if I liked bourbon more it would be different. Besides that thereís some nice stout bitterness and hints of dark chocolate.
Metalchopz (2400) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a real dark brown with no visible highlights. Fizzy sound, looks like the beige head is going to disappear quickly, but not so much. Some creamy thin lace is left. Aromas starts off with roasted malts and hops. After breathing, butterscotch, alcohol, vanilla, cherries and wood appear. No burning with the alcohol well-hidden in the mouthfeel. Smooth and silky. Roasted and chocolate malts, with some licorice, nuts and coffee. The finish has a nice bit blended from the alcohol and the hop. Nicely done !