fitwitchik (363) - USA - NOV 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bomber (unknown when brewed think at least one year old) into a snifter dark opaque with a tan head.
Aroma is chocolate slight booze.
Flavor is BOOM at the front of the palate with cocoa. Roasted malts with some bourbon. Finish is fast. Not much linger to the palate which can go either way depending on how you like your stouts. For me this particular brew did not disappoint. Very drinkable.
bigbish (547) - California, USA - OCT 29, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Oh man, what a great beer. Huge stout, lots of carmel and roasted malts. Nice bitterness. Great bourbon and vanilla undertones. Great beer.
wchesser (1220) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
’13 bottle in Oct. 14. Boozy hot nose, with some rich standard stout elements. Taste of bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, hot finish. Prefer the regular version and Viscosity over both.
andrewje41 (592) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Corked bottle, poured and split. 500th rating so a fun beer seemed necessary, and it did not disappoint. Pours black with a tan head that lasts. Sour cherry and a little vanilla on the aroma, with some chocolate too. Hints to be sour at first in the flavor, then switches to a bold flavor full of vanilla and cocoa goodness. Just a touch of bourbon feel to it in the finish. Super smooth, and not too heavy. Not too surprised, these guys don’t tend to disappoint with anything. Memorable beer for sure. Great stuff.
Aaron68 (608) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared bottle with a guest @ "Schouskjelleren", Oslo.
October 09, 2014.
Beer from a tulip glass.
Black thick oily look with a creamy brown head and medium carbonation.
Aroma is roasted malt,coffee,dark sugar,dark chocolate and some spices.
A sweet,malty and warming alcohol feeling in my mouth.
A nice bittersweet finish.
kaser (2998) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black thick pour from a 12oz bottle. Vanilla and whiskey taste. Sweet ashy aftertaste. Licorice. Tobacco. Lots going on. Good beer
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
over all a nice beer but something I dont need to chase again as it had a bit of a funky aftertaste.
Stuu666 (3167) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is toffee, vanilla, chocolate, taste is more of the same, sweet.
ACHops (736) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 29, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap @ Chuck’s 85th. Pours deep inky black with a thick creamy mocha head. Aroma is rich darkly roasted malt, raisins, port, charred barrels, and a bit of bourbon. Taste is super dark malts that somehow dance on the edge of being over roasted but stop just short of that. All the big imperial stout flavors you’d expect (and get from standard Santa’s Little Helper...): dark chocolate, espresso, oak, soy sauce... plus amazing barrel flavors - bourbon, port, aged chocolate. Hugely thick mouthfeel, almost milkshake-like. The barrel-aging really takes this beer where it deserves to go. Maybe not quite as good as the best imperial stouts in the world... but this is close. Incredible beer, well worth the premium $ over the regular version.
rodenbach99 (3244) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Une bouteille partagée avec SlovakSniper. Une robe profonde avec un anneau de mousse beige. Un nez intense de vanille, de chocolat, un nez boisé. Une bouche soyeuse où les saveurs boisées ne sont pas agressives. La texture est soyeuse. Une finale un peu trop sur l’alcool.