Sask89 (498) - Regina, Saskatchewan, - 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.
b3shine (6596) - Indiana, USA - JUL 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to snifter (shared with the Mrs; thanks DuffMan). Looks good; a very slightly translucent dull black with bubbly beige head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells solid; dark malt and dark chocolate with notes of bitter oak and discernible Wild Turkey. Some roast too. Mouthfeel is medium full-bodied and bitter with some warm booziness. Good, not great; could use more balance.
Erzengel (5516) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JAN 20, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Smooth and intense viscous beginning. Lots of wood, nice intense whisky aroma. The mainpart is thick, nice roasted malt, moderate bitterness. Intense and great whisky aroma with the great and deep sticky malty body. The aftertaste is long, intense dark, dried plums in whisky with lots of wood. Absolutely great. Hints of bitterness, round!
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled during RBSG. From notes. Chocolate, caramel and bourbon. Hint of vanilla.
mabel (7437) - 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
JMerritt (1890) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Jet black with a thin, medium-brown head. Aroma is a very delicious blend of bakers chocolate, bourbon, medium-charred wood, sugared dates, rich molasses, and a touch of vanilla bean. Sweet, slightly smokey flavor up front that quickly increases in sweetness, letting in some more flavors of cocoa, vanilla and white oak, before mellowing into a smooth dark chocolate, bourbon and slightly campfirey char. A bit lackluster on the palate - quite thin - which is a bit of an unsettling send off for a beer so rich and flavorful. Still, incredibly tasty, not overly boozy, and complex enough to pull out different flavors with every sip. A big thanks to Narnad for sending a bottle my way!
cmacklin (422) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml bottle. A black beer with a very thin, dark brown head. Sweet aroma of bourbon, liquorice, dark chocolate, roasted malt and coffee. Sweet flavour of roasted malt, liquorice, dark chocolate and a dry, bitter coffee finish with a warming bourbon aftertaste that lingers. Medium to full body with a thick, oily texture and soft carbonation. Very complex and surprisingly good. I can’t believe this came out of Saskatchewan. A must try.
jtclockwork (10888) - , 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.
vtafro (4838) - 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.
mcberko (9348) - 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.
jdobbs (411) - New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 14, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, oat, ash and alcohol. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long warm, chocolate and oat finish