plinythederek (22) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 17, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
i ventured far into the deep space of Durham NC to find this 22oz bottle of madness. It pours out midnight black with a very little beige head. The aroma is a wonderful mixture of bourbon, oak, vanilla, and honey. It’s so good once it hits your lips. Nice woody bourbon taste mixed with sweet honey. And the aftertaste is killer awesome as well. Sweet vanilla woody bourbon just stays on your tongue. My good lord. In my opinion, if you find this beer get it!
FROTHINGSLOSH (6643) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
From the 12/2013 3R6P gathering +++ Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a black color with a small foamy dark brown head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was strong coconut, vanilla, rum, dark fruits, strong malts, vanilla, marshmallow and more coconut. I kept a bit of this aside just to keep nosing throughout the night. Marvelous aroma! The flavor was strong coconut, chocolate, vanilla, hot pepper, marshmallow and rum. Very long finish of coconut, rum, vanilla and chocolate. Thick and syrupy body. Marvelous!
theMuscle76 (4) - Apex, North Carolina, USA - JAN 27, 2015 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured inky black with a deep brown head. Aroma is of bourbon and slight chocolate. Taste is heavy malt, alcohol, chocolate, oak wood and honey finish. Carbonated enough to please the palate. Top 5 in my book for stouts and top 10 in overall beera.
Cybercat (5055) - Georgia, USA - MAR 19, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours coffee brown with a thin but serviceable dark tan head. Aroma features dizzying roast malt, chocolate, coffee, molasses and caramel notes. Flavor drags you in with molasses, licorice, roast malt, coffee, woody and semi-sweet chocolate tones. Whoa, no surprise this is high gravity - ha ha ha! You’ll think you’re on the USS Cygnus! (Esoteric movie reference.) Thick, viscous mouthfeel has some good fizz. Go beyond the event horizon!
Savage_Night (416) - 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.
knickskicks (1147) - - JAN 18, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2011 bottle. Black pour, brown head. Nose is rich cocoa, roasted malts, honey. Taste is decadent chocolate cake drizzled with honey. Medium-full smooth mouthfeel. Was not expecting this to be so good.
Dogbones (116) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 27, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Third best beer coming out of NC right now! 2013 Bomber to snifter. This baby is black with a cream head and smells of bourbon. This baby is HOT!! Love the alcohol burn with sweet feed and oats! Did I mention 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.
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cards04 (2630) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 15, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Simply a sensational barrel aged beer. Pours a beautiful ink black with thick chocolate head. Aromas are big sweet bourbon, molasses, honey, and vanilla. Beautifully sweet and balanced. Sweet bourbon, oak, honey, vanilla, and mild heat from the alcohol. Awesome stuff.
hackobock (3432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
December 29, 2015. Bottled december 16, 2014. Shared by linusb, thanks!
Black with a tiny brown head. Aroma is rich bourbon, roasted malts, caramel, dark chocolate, some vanilla, hints of figs, dark fruits,, fudge and oak. Taste is intense sweet and soft roasted bitter. Finish is sweet caramel, figs, vanilla, bourbon, some dark chocolate bitterness. Full bodied, creamy slight oily texture, soft carbonation.
Great imperial stout with a well balanced barrel character.