dphoxie (120) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
picked up this bottle at bestway after hearing much ado about it. i don’t think it really lived up to the hype, but it was delicious.aroma is sweet, and the wood aging is evident. i even think i can smell the honey. taste is sweet as well, very light roast flavors. lots of bourbon vanilla and honey. the palate is super slick, and sort of light at the same time. overall it was very good, but i felt the sweetness was a little out of balance. i guess i was expecting more robust roast and hops. good beer, drink it if you find it.
jc1762 (847) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 24, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks Jack for sharing bottle! Poured into a wineglass showing pitch black anf no head.
The nose shows moderately intense honey, maple, and molasses.
The palate is subtly carbonated and thick bodied. Flavors of light molasses and honey. Mid palate of light nuts with a light alcohol spiciness. Finish is a latte bitterness with more maple and honey on the linger.
Aurelius (5094) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 23, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Vaporous, delicious bourbon malt aroma. Not pitch black, clear
Good bomber, label. Woody, bourbon, vanilla, moderately sweet, raisiny. Leans boozy, but pleasantly so. Oily mouthfeel, finishes a bit too alcoholic and ragged. Thanks to someone at Proof.
BuckeyeBoy (6154) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 23, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle 2010 vintage thanks to Toby. Pours out pitch black topped with a small tan ring of a head. Nose is big roast malts a nice light bourbon barrel presents molasses chocolate some vanilla. Taste is more of the nice rich malts roast chocolate vanilla the bourbon barrel is not over the top I like that.
CloakedDagger (1977) - - AUG 18, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 65 cl. Pours pitch black with a light brown head. Very sweet vanilla aroma from the Bourbon. Rich, sweet malty body, very subdued roastiness, palate is almost velvety due to the low carbonation. Sweet vanilla and Bourbon throughout. Candy in a bottle. 180816
Sammy (11248) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
very rich flavouful is. on the sweeter side. bourbon not overpowering the roast. while i thought the honey added thickness and preserved flavour over 4 years i still am skeptical about the use if honey and syrup.subdued hop despite ageing promise.
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared at Craft Ale. Poured hazy black with tan head. Nose was oaky bourbon, dark malt, cacao, anise, molasses. Tasted rich, with big malt, heavy oak, vanilla, bourbon, black licorice, and late honey. Great beer.
laiti (8081) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 5, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
65 cl bottle @ home. Rated on 12.12.2015
Bottle from a trade – thanks Jason!
Aroma has alcohol, licorice, sweet cocoa tones and hints of tobacco. Flavour has rubbery notes, cocoa, ash, slightly salty licorice and alcohol. Also bourbon tones with vanilla and wood. Reminds me of Goose Island BCS.
Mesjasz (1090) - Lodz, POLAND - JUN 26, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aromat kakaowy, mleczny, kawowy. Smak słodki, lekko gorzki. Kakao i kawa, trochę paloności. Świetne złożone piwo z fajną gładką fakturą.
rodenbach99 (4260) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 7, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Style et résumé: Imperial stout miel et bois.
Comment: Dégustation Manseau 2016. Bottling date 12/18/14
Portrait: Une robe brune avec une rond de mousse qui colle aux parois. Un nez d’alcool, de mélasse verte avec beaucoup de mélasse et une touche de miel. Une bouche piquante, forte avec de la mélasse. Une finale longue qui pique la langue.
Savage_Night (425) - California, USA - MAY 1, 2016
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2016 Pours black with a small bubblie brown head that fades at a modest speed and leaves behind a medium ring and thin oily cap. AROMA: rich malt, sweet, lightly roasted coffee, vanilla, woody, toffee, light spices, rich mellow bourbon notes, phenols, caramel, milk chocolate, light cinnamon, rubber, faint dry tobacco, very faint red berries, char, smoky, slight hers, lightly hopped, dark dried stone fruit, molasses, earthy, maple syrup and roasty. TASTE: rich malt, sweet, lightly roasted coffee, vanilla, woody, toffee, light spices, rich mellow bourbon notes, phenolic, caramel, milk chocolate, light cinnamon, rubber, herbs, mead, very faint red berries, char, smoky, slight hers, lightly hopped, dark dried stone fruit, molasses, earthy, maple syrup and mellow bitterness. AFTER TASTE: dark rich malt, vanilla, mead, blond coffee, lightly bitter hops, mellow bourbon notes and smoky with a medium thick sweet roasty lightly spiced finish.