jtclockwork (8961) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at weekly tasting. Shared by me. Thanks Kevin. Pours black brown head. Nose/taste of roast chocolate, dirty cocoa, vanilla, coffee and whiskey/oak. Medium body.
jercraigs (8070) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2014-03-05. Black body, modest tan head fades a bit. 3+ Aroma is alcoholic, but not overly so, bourbon? Mild mocha roast notes grow as it warms. Flavour is relatively bitter, with a good amount of mocha and roasty bitterness, moderate alcohol character throughout, bourbon/whiskey notes come out in the finish and linger in the aftertaste. The barrel is quite present but not over the top. Smooth average plus to medium bodied palate has lower carbonation that it deserves. 3+ Mild alcohol tingle in the mouth lingers, but the alcohol is surprisingly restrained otherwise. Good, I don’t love the barrel influence and it covers up some lovely chocolate and mocha undertones but I suspect that the base stout might be less complex than it is with the barrel. Decent. Bottle via trade with tbadiuk, cellared several months.
crossovert (7921) - Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Unknown canadian bottle size. Balck pour, really nice sweet and cocoa interplay with the caramel and bourbon and the stout base.
mcberko (7244) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
355mL bottle, pours jet black with a small brown head. Nose brings out rich wood, bourbon barrels, and some roasted malt in back - very complex. Flavour is exceptionally well-balanced, with many different elements working in good harmony - with moderate bourbon barrels of high quality, a little wood, some roasted malt and a little caramel. Now this is how you do a bourbon barrel imperial stout. Extremely highly drinkable and smooth on the palate. Wonderful stuff.
DuffMan (7032) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 20, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Inky viscous pour with a finely bubbled low brown head. Sweet bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, bread, treacle, lots of bourbon but not harsh. The body has just enough malt to carry the bourbon load, and overall this remains rich and satisfying, although to be truly outstanding it coul e little more malt-heavy, a little chewier. But I loved it anyway, just to be clear.
DrSilverworm (6979) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Tasted at RBSG grand tasting post-tasting. Dark brown, near black color. Thin ring of off-white head. Dots of lace. Kind of a bigger whiskey barrel heat, evident just in the nose. Dark chocolate aroma. Some coffee. Whiskey. Moderate sweet taste, some barrel, moderate bitter, little dry alcohol. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of soft chewy lighter carbonation. Very light carbonation. Light slick. Hint of vegetal. Solid BA imperial stout.
mabel (6789) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[6213-20140305] Bottle. Soya and roasted syrup aroma. Black body with a quick foamy tan head. More soya sauce and roasted burnt barrel in the flavour. Full body is quite smooth. Tasty. (8/3/8/4/15) 3.8
CapFlu (4616) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(750ml bottle) Courtesy of Left4Beer. Difficult extraction on the cork... Alas the bottle was flat. Nose is fantastic: soya sauce, wood mulch, leather and coffee. Dead flat. Smooth front but tasteless until mid-palate. Slight tartness.
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reebtogi (4388) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml bottle pours jet black with a finger of light brown head that settles to a thin cap and leaves a spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma is complex with some sweet malts and wood with hints of smoke and chocolate. Flavors are very nicely balanced with malty sweetness and a pleasant hoppy bitterness. Much more complex than I can describe. Medium to heavy body with decent carbonation. This is a truly outstanding imperial stout and highly recommended.
vtafro (3824) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Dark roasted, sweet, and other sugar like aromas. Sweet flavors,caramel, chocolate, caramel and other nice sweet notes.