Beerman6686 (4370) - 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 (4896) - 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.
MikeJslc (755) - USA - SEP 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown, ruby highlights, fluffy tan head. Aroma pretty subdued for such a big beer, some bakery's chocolate, bready malt. Flavor: bready malt with chocolate, toffee, definite oak with a little oxidative note. Body medium-full, finish is fairly dray and grainy.
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fletchfighters (1086) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 6, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2009 Version. Not infected. Lucky me
A-- Cork was a pain in the butt to get off! Poured a jet black with a 1/2 inch of head, a light brown color. Left a little bit of lacing on the glass. Not a lot of carbonation
S-- Bourbon forward. Either that or I need to drink more bourbon! Next is the vanilla and then the sweet milk. Very impressive in the smell catagory.
T-- Same as above. Bourbon, sweet milk, vanilla, and chocolate. Very well balanced and in a lot of ways each ingredient gets its chance to stand out alone. Impressive.
M-- Full bodied yes, but still creamy, rich and stands out. A decent amount of carbonation in the mouth but the flavors really take shape well. At the very end and once the beers warms up a bit you do get an alcohol burn. Small one though.
D-- Scary, scary, and scary. Very drinkable for a 10.5%. Without the bourbon this would be an awesome sweet stout. With the bourbon it is still awesome, even though I am not a fan of bourbon. That said opnce the beer warms up the bourbon becomes much more apparent. Excellent beer.
JPDurden24 (1578) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown/black pour with beige head. Nose is bourbons and vanilla. There is some chocolate and dark fruits in the taste to complement. A nice bourbon imperial stout.
madmitch76 (15128) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
31st October 2009
Post Borefts I Invasion of Fonefan and Charlottes room tasting! Opaque black stout - creamy head. Good carbonation and a soft palate. Soft woody dark malt with a nicely judged amount of bourbon. Light for it’s abv but warming.
OmegaX (1256) - Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks, Josh, for the brew! Nose is light bourbon and vanilla, with some fig notes in there. Caramel and chocolate round this one out. Pour is black with a tan head...typical for the style. I like the fig and caramel in this Impy stout. The fruity flavors help round out the light oak and bourbon notes. Good stuff.
Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - MAY 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance - Deep hazy brown, tan lacing
Aroma - Smoky, honey, berries, wood
Taste - Fig, black cherries, caramel, oak, vanilla, hops
For a barrel-aged beer, the carbonation was very lively and complimented the soft oak notes. As it warms up it is simply delectable; complex flavors of raisins, vanilla, chocolate and hops with a touch of wood make for a satisfied palate. Once again, thanks to OmegaX for this fine brew.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
In bottle. Pours a very dark brown colour with a fair light tan head. A huge bourbon aroma with caramel, chocolate, roasty malt, vanilla and Brett. Similar flavours with moderate carbonation, mild CO2 prickle and an oily mouth-feel. Alcohol is very present.
Peacehammer (621) - California, USA - APR 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour, thinner than I expected. Strong bourbon aroma. Very smooth and light. Some roastyness, but the predominant flavor here is bourbon. An aptly named stout. I’d argue too much bourbon is present, and the stout doesn’t shine through enough.