Doodler (311) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 24, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bottle...Poured into a Yet snifter. Perfect for a snowy Colorado day like today. Crazy dark espressso color with a nice tan head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee and aged bourbon. Taste has some sweetness and milk chocolate notes. Rich malts, bourbon, vanilla throughout the profile with a woody, slight heat on the finish make this easy to drink. Overall a delicious beer that I would love to drink again. Nice carbonation and full in body. Will seek out some more....
48FanInCali (644) - California, USA - MAR 24, 2013
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2011 Bottle. Pitch black pour with mocha head. Some thin retention and cling. Nose is amazing with lots of vanilla, roast, dark chocolate. Taste follows the nose with a large dose of bitter dark chocolate. Very little heat. Thick oily mouthfeel. Very well done.
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hamilton23 (590) - Alpine, California, USA - MAR 23, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from 22oz bottle. Pours nearly black with tan head. Aroma is honey, vanilla, coconut and some chocolate. Taste is lots of vanilla and bittersweet chocolate. There is a fair amount of coffee and smoke in the back end.
Ataraxia (283) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Used motor oil black, thin coffee brown head. Bourbon, plums, cherries, blackcurrants, honey, roasted malt, and hints of chocolate. Chewy, full-bodied, with a blend of sweetness from the honey and sourness from the bourbon. Pleasant bittersweet finish of bourbon. Alcohol is hidden well.
marcus (5856) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 4, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours near black with a disappearing tan head and a chocolate and treacle aroma. There is a smooth dark molasses and dark chocolate falvor with a heavy warming bourbon and fermented honey trail.
bhensonb (10162) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber from timfoolery. Pours dark brown/black with a transient dark tan head. Aromas of smooth bourbon, with a honey itch toward the back of the throat. Full bodied. Flavor starts lovely dark chocolate, quickly followed by treacle and bourbon. It’s quite tasty. Excellent.
Johnsense (669) - - MAR 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour, small dark mocha had. Bourbon, vanilla, coffee, sweet aroma. Same f the taste, Honey sweetness is present but not cloying. Some wood/smoke as it warms. Some alcohol present. Full body, lower carbonation. As much as i liked drinking this i cant help but think this would have made deadly rib marinade. Good balance. 2012 bottle.
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bourbon ash patent malt honey boozey but balanced nose. Pours black tan head nice legs. Good looking beer. Nice balanced bourbon chocolate roast smooth. Nice creamy carbonation.
robinvboyer (2812) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Jet black, small dark brown head. Intense woody, boozy, vanilla bourbon nose. The bodynis thick and quite nice, with low carbonation. Flavor is quite sweet, light notes of soy and cocoa with touches of burnt malts. Problem is the bourbon barrel just takes over and punches you in the face. A nice stout, but the barrell over powers.
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle that my brother brought back from Charlotte, thanks Jeff! 2012 Vintage. Pours a black body with a finger-width, dense and creamy, dark brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is pretty awesome. Very rich dark chocolates and a bit of a molasses sweetness with lots of roasts, a really nice wood and bourbon, some vanilla, and coconut. Flavor is similar. Rich dark chocolates, lots of roasts, bourbon, wood, coconut, molasses, vanilla, and a few dark fruit notes. Finishes dry, roasty, woody, chocolatey, and bourbony before leaving a lengthy aftertaste. Creamy, smooth, medium-full body and a soft, medium-light carbonation. Overall, an awesome BA Imperial Stout. The barrel adds a very nice complexity to the base and stays extremely well balanced throughout. Loved this one.