Beerman6686 (6258) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This one poured a dark dark brown with a tan head. Aroma was clean mellow bourbon, rich fudge, and roast malt. Flavor was roasted malt, dark and milk chocolate, and chewing tobacco and bourbon.
tderoeck (8090) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
14/III/14 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle @ home - BB: n/a (2014-286) Thanks to Bobochamp for sharing the bottle!
Black beer, no head. Aroma: lots of vanilla, dark caramel, mocha, dark chocolate, cocoa powder, some alcohol. MF: soft to no carbon, full body, smooth texture. Taste: mocha, lots of dark chocolate, some coffee, caramel, bit sugary, little bitter, little sour. Aftertaste: coffee, mocha, sugary sweetness, some vanilla, dark chocolate, cocoa powder, soft bitterness, little sourish.
Pailhead (6386) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - MAR 15, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Courtesy of northernbrews
Bottle: The aroma consists of milk chocolate, maple syrup, coffee, faint molasses, and a touch of bourbon. It pours a dark brown with no transparency and a small tan head that quickly fades to a minimal film outlined by a very fine ring. The flavor starts with milk chocolate, molasses, and a touch of dark fruits. The finish has moderate maple syrup, light coffee, and vanilla/coconut. It’s medium-full bodied with mild carbonation and a slightly oily mouthfeel. Overall, I love barrel aged Imperial Stouts that have make syrup flavors so this is right up my alley.
davey101 (751) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 10, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2013 vintage. Thanks Chris! 22 oz. bomber into a tulip. Pours a thick black with three fingers of dark mocha foam. Loads of lacing. Nose is huge sweetness. Chocolate fudge, cocoa powder, honey, vanilla, and light roast. Taste is the same. Incredibly sweet chocolate fudge with honey and vanilla/oak in the background. So well integrated and balanced. On the sweeter end of stouts but the bourbon influence really keeps it in check. Smooth and thick mouth feel with a perfect abv. This is a phenomenal stout. Very sweet and sticky but the low abv makes it super easy going. Fantastic!
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2014 65cl, Vintage 2013, new exclusive American brew, with honey, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex Stout, roasted/woody and slightly alcoholic/fruity, yet not too heavy, balanced, cloudy, small head, good brew, yet very expensive!
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 4, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Blackest of black pour with a dark tan head. Aromas of bourbon, oak, chocolate, subtle coffee and lots of roasted malts. I could just sit here and smell this beer for an hour that’s how good it smells, wow! Taste doesn’t disappoint either. Plenty of bourbon barrel and cocoa with a wonderful roasty character. Absolutely delicious. Long smooth finish. Bottle from Ghetto1971 thanks a million man!
Crompt (122) - York, South Carolina, USA - MAR 3, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Probably the best bourbon stout brewed near where I live and I anticipate the release every year. Dark, luciuous, thick and heavy on the bourbon.
cobaink2 (416) - seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 1, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Holy bourbon batman! This is one fine example of a bourbon aged imp stout. Tastes of figs, cinnamon a bit of brown sugar. Large bourbon notes on the nose. Very well rounded beer. Would love to have another.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Ernesto987 (5567) - Arizona, USA - FEB 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, this tastes just like a cigar city beer HOLE LEE SHEET. Good barrel notes and flavors
ryanfolty (2382) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2015 February 21, 2014 - bottle via trade. Black pour with nice tan head that faded quickly, but nice lacing that stained the glass. Hoppy, malty and some bourbon in the aroma. Taste was malty, sticky sweet, bourbon and a mildly bitter finish.
October 23, 2015 - taster glass sample at Darkness Eve. Had this again and bumped up to 4.0 from a 3.8.