Fratto (2326) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Live Oak. Dark pour with a small brown head. Aroma is brown sugar, wood, alcohol, and raisins. Taste is big vanilla, wood, dark fruit, and plenty of booze.
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angrypirate06 (1330) - Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Larry (Walt). Inky black pour with tan head. Aroma is bourbon, wood, vanilla and oak. Flavor is cola, brown sugar, oak, bourbon, vanilla.
johno (185) - Galveston, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lovely aroma, rich malt, raisins, molasses.. rich, syrupy, decadent, a little liqueur-like, warming, lingers.. excellent.
ansermadide (1195) - Kyle, Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
As expected, this imperial stout has a black color and a light brown/cream colored head. The aroma is actually all bourbon and alcohol, with maybe a hint of chocolate, especially as it warms up. Still, it has a nice nose thatís very smooth. In the mouth itís even smoother, still dominated by bourbon, with a little chocolate to decorate an otherwise regular (and strong) imperial stout. Cocoa powder and alcohol (and yes, more of that tasty bourbon) continue through to the finish. I agree with Saint Arnold in their statement that this would be pretty cloying if it werenít for the carbonation. It actually makes it very lively and does a great job of delivering the tasty flavors. Not bad... I canít wait to see what this tastes like in a couple of years. Or three?
thirdeye11 (4977) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
(12oz bottle) cloudy deep brown, fine tan bubbles. Nose of rich graham cracker, raisins, vanilla, bourbon, complex and rich. Taste is rich chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, very smooth and creamy. Palate finish is just about perfect. Body could perhaps be a little thicker, but a very minor complaint to an overall excellent beer.
SudsMcDuff (4674) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2012
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
small sample at Freetail, then shared a whole bottle with Mark D at Beerfoot .. . such an amazing nose .. . deep black brown .. good foam, lacing also .. . carter boogie .. . barrel, tar, mild roast, burnt whiskey, and deep chocolate .. . a light mouth for 12%, way to easy to drink .. . tasty and intoxicating .. . . she was injured in a tragic waving accident...
matthewgerke (61) - - NOV 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Barely there caramel color head. Medium carbonation with a strong molasses and bourbon combination up front and smoother on back end. Great aroma from the bourbon.
Mora2000 (4040) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the Holy Grail Pub in Plano.
The beer pours a dark brown color with a khaki head. The aroma has a lot of whiskey notes, as well as some roasted malt and oak. The flavor is boozy chocolate and roasted malt up front, with some whiskey, maple, oak and vanilla notes in the background. You can get notes from both the base stout as well as the barrel aging. My only complaint is the mouthfeel, which is too thin for my liking. Medium carbonation.
TronnyJenkins (76) - Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very appetizing aroma if you are a whiskey aficionado. Smells of whiskey and oak, dark chocolate, caramel.
Smooth bubbly palate, dark brown color with a light tan head.
Obvious flavors of bourbon, and smooth dark malt. Rich and creamy.
Finishes nicely, with a warming sensation.
Iíd drink it again, and consider aging if possible.
KAggie97 (3530) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - NOV 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2012 Bottle at Mellow Mushroom, Spring. Pours an average mahogany with a thin body. Nose is oaked whiskey, chocolate, caramel, and a touch of sugary butter. Flavor is a quick rush of oak and whiskey quickly shoved aside by coconut. A light was of molasses finishes things. Tingly mouthfeel. Gotta hand it to Brock. Freakiní marketing GENIUS.