Stuu666 (5599) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Strong vanilla smell, tastes sweet, vanilla, chocolate, light toffee.
freretoc (1028) - Besançon, FRANCE - AUG 5, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bue en bouteille de 37.5, couleur noire pétrole, pas de mousse ni d’effervescence, nez complexe sur le côté bois de chêne et la vanille, en bouche c’est ultra puissant, ça commence avec le café, puis le café au lait et ensuite gros côté grillé très noir et une fin de bouche longue sur le rhum ambrée et le bourbon vanillé, Tuerie extrême !
tmoreau (2784) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared 12.7 oz. bottle poured to snifters, showing a black/brown hue, with a frothy, brownish tan head that gradually diminished to a ring & film, and wavy cling to the lacing. The nose was bourbon at the ready, with some roastiness, blanketed by chocolate, and dark fruit as prune & raisin. Full bodied, with notes as the aroma’s, soft carbonation, some silkiness to the mouthfeel, and very warming alcohol.
Klimaet (481) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Vestergaard. Ty <'3 Pours jet black with a dense offwhite thin shortlasting head. Nose is VERY bourbon, slight booze. Very smooth. Raisins, toffee. Taste is very sharp up front. Sharp roast, raisins, booze. Aftertaste is dry, sweet dark fruits and lots of bourbon.
Vestergaard (687) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a tiny, light brown head. Aroma has heavy bourbon, toffee, slight roast, vanilla. Taste has more roast and a sharper alcohol. Coffee, toffee, bourbon. I don’t get how this is not a stout, but it’s a lovely beer!
superspak (3143) - Michigan, USA - JUN 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375 ml bottle into snifter, vintage 2013A bottling. Pours dense pitch black color with a small fairly dense tan head with poor retention, that reduces to a ring of lacing fairly quickly. Some slight spotty lacing clings on the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, raisin, prune, caramel, toast, toffee, vanilla, bourbon, oak, and roast/oak earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and bourbon barrel notes; with good strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, caramel, toast, toffee, vanilla, bourbon, oak, raisin, prune, and roast/oak earthiness. Slight roasted bitterness/spicy alcohol on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, roast, caramel, toast, toffee, vanilla, bourbon, oak, and roast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity and robustness of dark/roasted malt and bourbon barrel flavors; with an awesome malt/barrel balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very creamy and lightly slick/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is fairly well hidden with only a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome barrel aged imperial stout. All around great complexity and balance of dark/roasted malt and bourbon barrel flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.
zoucrew102 (762) - - JUN 27, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, unknown vintage. Delightfully rich bourbon aroma with a hint of chocolate and alcohol. Pours jet, inky black like motor oil with a thin light brown head and not a lot of lacing. Thick, inky mouthfeel with sweet dark fruit and chocolate flavors to start. Then, we get to the wonderful finish with nice bourbon undertones with just a touch of alcohol. The overall flavor of the beer lingers deliciously on the palate. Fantastico!
GTAEgeek (1392) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2010 vintage on tap at the Brick Store Pub 17th Anniversary. Pours black, with a thin head. the aroma is milk chocolate, black cherries, caramel, and toffee. Nice, candy sweetness, with a mild, pleasant sourness. Medium to heavy body, oily, and a little watery. This keg might’ve been a little infected, but it was still delicious.
UDBeernut (1993) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle from homer, many thanks brody. pours dark, no head. at first appearance seems flat.big surprise, i know. nose is full of bourbon, mild chocolate. taste begins with light sweetness, chocolate, pitted fruit, then onslaught of bourbon. full body. the lack of carb works in its favor, keeps everything lingering.
williamstome (1212) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour, big brown head. Huge aroma of whiskey, oak and candied fruits. Great flavor of alcohol, whiskey, and chocolate. Full bodied. Fantastic.