blutt59 (6286) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 14, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
growler thanks to dixonian, pour deep black brown with good 1/2" of tan foam, great butterscotch and chocolate roast aroma, flavor is lots more butterscotch, bourbon, oak, elegant malty chocolate
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUN 13, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ The Common Table and growler from Whole Foods.
Pitch black pour. The one at TCT had absolutely no head while the growler had plenty of thick tan head. Nose is big time bourbon and oak with vanilla and some chocolate. Wow! Flavor has tons of bourbon and wood with some roast and graham cracker pie crust. Greatness.
Errl (2307) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Makers mark batch Growler thanks to Mar..Pour is a very dark black with a very thin tan bubbly head..Nose is butter, pie, bourbon, wood, gram cracker, licorice..Taste is vanilla, butter, gram cracker, rich, oily mouthfeel..Palate is oily, with vanilla, wood, bourbon and buttery.
colinize (317) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark dark black. Zero head. Licorice bourbon and oak on the nose. Smooth mouthfeel. Woody. Alcohol. Delicious.
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mar (5063) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tap at common table. Black with no head. Nose is vanilla, alcohol, bourbon, chewy, molasses, and sticky. Great on the palate, chewy bourbon, sticky, and an excellent finish.
thirdeye11 (5860) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(draught at Common Table) jet black, viscous body, clear big bubbles at the beginning and fades to no head. Nose of butter, richness, graham cracker, bourbon, vanilla and alcohol. Complex and delicious nose. Taste of vanilla, sweet fudge but not overly rich, smooth, bourbon but not alcoholic, graham cracker, delicious. Medium thick body, no carbonation to speak of and a linger of honey that’s unique and not a taste I recall in an imperial stout before.