Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Corked bottle, thanx to super secret AGENTSTEVE! Real nice pour,black body with red high lights. Tight, creamy tan head, left sweet lacing. Nose is all the wonderful characteristic of quality stouts; dark chocolates, vanilla, some caramel, bourbon, oak, and whiffs of smoke. Now to taste. There is bourbon up front, some alcohol carries the oak and wood around the tongue. There is bitter coffee and chocolate. this is wonderful, it would only get much better if anyone has the patience to cellar it. GREAT, Thanx STEVE! ahh, a point off, for the very light mouth feel.
JBPortland (1370) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 30, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle XVI vintage pours dark brown black with small thin head. Nose is big dark fruit, licorice, plum, bakers chocolate, vanilla. Taste is slightly thin, bitter dusty Belgian chocolate, dark fruit, slight fruity twang? Round vanilla spice and cacao. Finishes bitter, unsweetened chocolate, fruity plum notes, grape and raisin. Something may not have been quite right with this bottle, there was a noticeable twang... Not bad but slightly disappointing for what I was expecting.
cobaink2 (278) - seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2016
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample at beer junction. Not much of a nose. Tate’s like dark male with a bit of oatmeal. Has a wiskey like aftertaste. Definatly a little different than most barrel aged beers.
davidm (2016) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 15, 2016
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Aromas of bourbon, chocolate, and vanilla. Very long flavour, on the sweet side, but with balance.
beertholomeus (1438) - California, USA - JAN 14, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with a tan head. Bourbon, vanilla, oak, chocolate, roasted malt, soy sauce and molasses aroma and flavors. Medium full body with moderate carbonation and a vanilla, bourbon and oak finish. XVI
Whatup14 (1268) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 12, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bouteille 500ml, XVI, gracieuseté de Beervana lors CanBIF Spring 2015, Thanks Cameron! Couleur noire opaque, mousse moka crémeuse et persistante. Arôme de Bourbon, fudge, malt torréfié, touche boisé, noix, chocolat. Goût de
Bourbon, fudge, chocolat, malt torréfié, bonne amertume. Carbonatation moyenne-faible, corps moyen-dense.
Banksiz (71) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 10, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is the XV, rated January 2016. Nose is wonderful, a touch of cherry, a slight alcoholic warmth. Beautifully balanced, rich flavors with bitterness appropriate to the body. Slight thinness to the body is the only thing that stands between this and perfection. Pleasant warming finish, with a satisfying bitterness from the hops and roasted malts. A wonderful imperial stout.
gregwilsonstl (1707) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 31, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2016 Lots and lots of oak. Chocolate. Side by side w rye whiskey version, this is much smoother. Tasted at Carter’s NYE party.
DandyWolfFloyd (851) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma - super roast, boozy bourbon, cocoa nibs, perhaps some dark fruit
Appearance - massive brown head stacked on black body. Ultra lacing.
Taste - roast, dark chocolate, dark fruit raisins - some vanilla. Licorice, some big bourbon oaky booze.
Palate - full body, slick texture, average carbonation, and a long boozy bitter finish.
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thomashall (486) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - DEC 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at Darkness day. Dark brown pour. Boozy aroma as expected. Pretty boozy in the taste too. Decent stuff.
Vestergaard (1293) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 50cl. Pours a pitch black with a fluffy, tan head. Aroma has huge caramel, milk chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, coconut, slight booze, roast, sweet licorice, very nice! Taste is actually pretty weak up front, but gets huge caramel, bourbon and vanilla sweet afterwards. Milk chocolate again. Very smooth and mellow. velvety texture and a low carbonation.