jlanning215 (363) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2011
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sometimes I scare myself for giving raving reviews all the time but this beer deserves it. I canít find much of anything wrong with it. Pours out as an intimidating asphalt black. Thick. The flavor will blow your mind. So smooth and I would say an easy sipper for sure. Not hot. You definitly get that oak and vanilla quality from the bourbon aging but it isnít the dominate flavor (like in Old Rasputin XII). The finish reminds me of Bitter Cocoa powder....like a dark chocolate cake with a lot of DARK chocolate. Sweet, yet dry and bitter. Love it. Such a well mad Strong Ale. I love roasty malts baby.
Imperial_Scout (363) - Illinois, USA - DEC 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with minimal head from corked and caged bottle. Nose of sweet vanilla and malt. Taste is sweet bourbon and vanilla. Some alchy burn.
barn0216 (359) - California, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Jet black, medium tan head but not much. Aroma reminds me of madeira: raisin, alcohol, chocolate. Flavor has similar qualities, more emphasis on the alcohol, assertive cocoa bitterness. A good beer for sure, perhaps a little disappointing when held against other beers in its class.
Jaksmart (357) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Big, thick, black/deep brown colour with no head. Aroma of strong oak, bourbon, dark fruits and berries, vanilla, rum, figs, red wine and cherries. Thick taste of heavy oak, cherry, wine, figs, alcohol, vanilla and liquorice. Very oily texture, huge body, no carbonation, medium-long duration. Complex and interesting, but overly sweet and too flat for my taste, while also being a little chaotic and discordant.
ironchefscott (357) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 26, 2008
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
thanks brewbakerE for sharing this with me at my irs tasting.....
wowowow the nose is an awesome mix of bourban and roasted malts and the flavor is a blend of the vanilla oakyness and roasted malts in a way that I thought only possible in an angels share...without losing its irs roots.....one of the best beers I have ever tried
jckp64 (355) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 12, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Picked up bottle in colorado a few months ago. Pours dark with a light brown head. smells of bourbon and coffee. Bourbon flavor is not over powering. Over all a very good beer. Aging another bottle and will be interested to see how one tastes after being aged for a few years.
footy (345) - scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 8, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
4/9/07 375 ml. 2007 vintage. Black, no head. No carbonation pop on uncorking. A light aroma of Bourbon and Worcestershire. A surprisingly light body . Taste of salt, worcestershire and bourbon
petematte46 (330) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a dark brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of oak barrel, strong bourbon, dark fruit, and a hint of vanilla. Flavor of chocolate, bourbon, molasses, and oak.
scoobysnak (328) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 27, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A great beer. Plenty of bourbon and alcohol throughout. Some subtle smokiness as well.
Avengedpoet (326) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 10, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to rustychiles for sharing at the bockyhorsey fiasco. Pours jet black with no head. Aroma is of heavy bourbon, coconut, and some light oak and roast. At this point I was sort of dreading the taste, being somewhat of a hater of bourbon beers. Taste is quite buttery (diacetyl or possibly from oxidation during extended barrel aging I would guess), smooth bourbon, smooth alcohol, and some nice coconut hints. As thick as a beer could possibly come. Comes off as somewhat one-dimensional, but not necessarily in a bad way. It showcases what it has really well. This was quite a surprise and would be quite enjoyable on a really cold night to share with friends.