DesertDevil (449) - Arizona, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at World of Beer - Tempe. I believe this was from a keg of 2010. Pours dark brownish-black with a dark tan head. Sweet nose of bourbon, caramel, and toffee. Taste of mellow bourbon (though itís still fairly hot) vanilla beans, and a heavy oak aftertaste. Slightly astringent. This is one of the rare barrel-aged imperial stouts that was much more enjoyable when fresh. I really hope Odell will brew it again someday (and perhaps figure out the infected bottle problem).
jmikolich (1399) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
750mL from Zipps, um no. this is not good. Makers Mark bottles, but the base stout is no good, too much char and ash.. tobacco and leaves.. the bourbon is subdued but that brings out too much other flavors, super thin body too.. no thanks.
blipp (5680) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Paulís tasting. Pours deep brown with a big beige head. Medium bourbon notes, roasted malts, some light dark fruity notes, and chocolate. Good stuff.
ben4321 (3564) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: Bottle at Paulís Blind Impy Stout Tasting, 1/5/13
Aroma: The nose had some bourbon, vanilla, and wood, with chocolate and coffee notes
Appearance: It pours a dark brown color with a beige head and some drippy lace
Flavor: The taste is similar to the nose, a mix of malty sweetness and some boozy flavors
Palate: This one is fairly full bodied, with a smooth feel, and some alcohol burn
I thought this one was pretty tasty. Maybe the alcohol burn hurts it a bit, but it still works pretty well overall.
48FanInCali (667) - California, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nose of roasted malt, smoke, and light booze. Taste follows the nose. Very little vanilla and barrel coming through on this. A little sour and soy saucy. Something is not right. Many other superior options out there in this style.
tomciccateri (987) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - DEC 25, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
750 ml brown bottle. Pours with a thick tan head and mild raisin and chocolate aromas. Medium body with a very smooth mouth-feel. Late alcohol warming. slight bourbon character.
Huhzubendah (2266) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by Darrell. Thanks man.
The beer is dark brown with an inch of khaki colored head. Ample lacing left on the tulip. The aroma brings some malt with a musty, yeast character. The scent is generally pretty weak. Unusual, though not off putting. While the beer is not bad, this is without question a beverage that has been invaded by wild bacteria. Light tartness and mild sourness with hints of roast. Sweet and sour cherries. Bourbon presence is secondary to wild yeast flavors. Not at all what one should expect from an imperial stout. If the style category was changed to American wild ale, this beer would make more sense. Overall, interesting, and worth a try, especially if youíre a fan of both stouts and sour ales.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-18-2011
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Picked up a bottle of this based on someoneís recommendation, big mistake. Dark black color, a little head. Smells like alcohol, booze, a bit of stout and more booze. The taste had slight notes of grain and coffee but it was mostly alcohol, rubbing alcohol in fact. This was really poor quality considering the cost and Iíll be really cautious purchasing their 750ís in the future, probably just stick to the IPA and Lupulin.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-10-2011 02:05:34
Beerman6686 (3870) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This poured a darker brown color with a tan head. Aroma was lots of barrel, vanilla, and dark chocolate. Flavor was almost all bourbon and barrel, the chocolate element of the stout blended well, but it was still dominated by the barrel which is unfortunate.
nimbleprop (4200) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle pours a opaque black with one ring of creamy off white head. Aroma of chocolate milk, malt balls, woody, toasted coconut, vanilla, grainy, coffee grounds, dark chocolate, a little licorice. Flavor is nice and well balanced, sweet, malty, licorice, caramel, toasted bread, coffee grounds, heavy on the dark chocolate, vanilla, a little cherry, some booze, a little grain alcohol. Full bodied, lightly sticky finish.