Reimer96 (1197) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 18, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2013 Pours an opaque black with a small brown head. This beer is ridiculously balanced for a 10 point brew. Aroma of bourbon, more bourbon, chocolate, roasted malts, wood, sweet dried fruits and some slight alcohol warmth. Taste is bourbon, wood, chocolate, roasted malts, sweet dried fruit and a nice smooth alcohol warmth on the finish. Still can?t believe how smooth this is, great job paddock wood!
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle poured into glass. Wow!! What surprise this was. Big thanks to my buddy Kyle for sending me this one as an extra. Super dark and oily. Boozy nose with bitter chocolate and hints of bourbon. Flavor has hints of bourbon and coffee grind. A delicious treat!
andrewturba (962) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 2, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours an opaque black with a small light brown ring around the glass leaving traces of lace. Aroma is bourbon, oak, roasted malts, dark fruits, chocolate, and faint alcohol. Flavour is bourbon, assertive black licorice, dark fruits, warming alcohol, cocoa, and roasted malts.
Narnad (1458) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
First off, awesome label and name. Pours a very dark black with a killer deep tan head that is evenly 1/2 inch thick and very dense. Aroma has a very strong whiskey nose, lots of coffee and roasted notes, mild chocolate and more whiskey at the end providing a some alcohol fumes. Flavor is fantasticly rich. There are a lot of strong whiskey (almost scotch-like at times from the rich malt) early with a strong chocolate and light coffee bitterness to cut the whiskey note. Brew has a slight oily feeling to it but a lot of alcohol bite from the whiskey. Overall a very, very tasty brew. One of the better barrel aged imps I have had the pleasure of tasting. I would love to have a few cases of this lying around for consumption.
mcberko (6297) - 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.
Sask89 (416) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - JAN 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours pitch black with a creamy mocha head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is heavy in dark chocolate and black liquorice, along with some light coffee, roasted barley and alcohol notes. Taste is rich and sweet with a lingering dry bitterness towards the finish. Full body, softer carbonation, and smooth on the palate. A really great imperial stout.
dresden (829) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - FEB 14, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2012 Pours an oily black with almost no carb and very little head. More aroma than 1000 Monkeys, but still strangely light on aroma. Lots of burnt malt flavour with a bit of smoke and bit of a woodiness, cocoa and coffee. Sticky mouthfeel with a long hit of booze afterwards. I certainly like it but it needs to mellow a bit more for me.
patricks110 (1620) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 26, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Holy hell BATMAN!!! What a great stout. Pours out a purely opaque black with a thin cap of dense tan head. Swirling leaves a few lacing splotches on the glass. Big bubbles form in the head and it dies slowly to a thin cap but regenerates easily. The nose has a massive roast with woody and earthy notes, a hint of vanilla and definite presence of chocolate and a hint of smoke. Overall, a beautiful nose with a big woody, barrel aged and roasted notes. My first sip has sweet well roasted malts with chocolate and espresso notes. A bit of an overwhelming finish and aftertaste with prolonged dryness and astringent hop bitterness. The aftertaste has a sweet presence and a lingering woody and slightly smoked roast. A bit of vanilla becomes noticable as the beer warms up. This beer has a smooth and creamy mouthfeel, but its way to thin and watery for an Imperial Stout. This beer is like a slice of devils food cake with a sidecar of Wild Turkey....its like dessert.
Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - MAR 27, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black no head. Very strong oak aroma great flavour very strong oak flavour this is a nice stout. Lots of vanilla. This is all barrel. I like it.
VertBaconStrips (2069) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 14, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Holy crap is this awesome! Pitch black brew with a nice sized medium brown cap that settles thick and leaves nice dissipating lacing. The aroma is wonderful: slick bourbon sweetness and the mellow warming spice that accompanies it, raisin and light smooth smoke, premium plus salted tops, dull sweet chocolate that almost seems to have a mint quality - sort of. Caramel and plenty of toasty malts - this thing instantly reminded me of some of the more notable US barrel aged stouts. The taste is very good. The feel is a bit tricky with my brain thinking there are thinner moments even though this is a thick, silky treat. Oily even - with only a hint of the alcohol feel. Full mouth of lots of stuff like (Spain is OWNING Ireland) raisins and dark fruitiness behind that, a huge bouron contingency with its sweet alcohol and candy like caramel, burnt logs (wood, you ninnies), roast and toast, licorice and mild peppering. I just ran out of beer - I’m sure I could have made up more shit. Very excellent beer that just replaced Mikkeller George! for my new BA stout (if there is any left). Drink this you tools.