tympanic (168) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yeasty and fun! This is not what I was expecting from Sam Adams. I bought the bottle from FoodTown. Raisin? It’s good! $9.99 in Harlem.
queenholly (3603) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Belgian yeast, molasses malt, and oak, and light alcohol aroma. Mahogany with a small tan head. Sweet molasses heavy brown sugar, roasty malt, Belgian yeast, sour oak, and slight anise flavor. Medium to full body, soft carbonation. A little too sweet for my taste, and I wasn’t digging the anise flavor.
GothGargoyle (1949) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Solid black with a good tan head. Aroma is blueberry, liquorice, molasses, fig, blackberry, sour plum. Medium bodied, sweet and fruity on the palate, low carbonation, fruity finish with a hint of sour fruit. Taste is blackberry, raisins, plum, fig, blueberry, fig, chocolate.
XaenDovet (1259) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle share. White wine grape nose, but a weird dry tart cherry trailing. Super different. Taste is more tart and wine-dry. Absolutely the most rogue impy stout I've had. But so good!
oyamac (30) - Michigan, USA - FEB 3, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark fruits and alcohol on the nose. Fruity, caramel and alcohol taste. Major carbonation on palate. Overall good beer, but expensive for what you get. Better stuff out there.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
shrubber85 (9620) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Spicy chocolate, caramel, malt, oak, and alcohol aroma. Very dark chestnut with small head. Sweet milk chocolate syrup, roasted malt, and strong wood flavor. Not bad - on the sweet side.
Lemke10 (927) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 3, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This pours a dark brown color with a light brown, foamy head that leaves behind some decent lacing. Aroma is yeast, malts, some cocoa, and sweetness. There is a lesser robust taste than expected with a decent amount of spices mixed with sweet malts. The texture is very Belgian indeed. Probably the most interesting of the Barrel Room Collection brews.
cwsample (163) - Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Cavie. Great looking beer! Nice and dark, coffee and chocolate. Love it!
Cavie (4086) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2013
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle courtesy pikapp327. Pours a murky brown color with light carbonation. Aroma is woody, raisins, Belgian sugary candy. Flavor is a little funky and weird. Dark fruit. Odd flavor, tastes old.
SDalkoholic (2298) - Linda Vista, California, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from South Bay Liquor: Poured a dark black stout with a thick development of foam head which eventually retreated. Aroma is surprisingly faint with all traces of this being an impy stout have been erased from the barrel aging process, however, the oak barrels are the only noticeable smell I gain through my nose. The drink is harsh with a stinging taste of tart tannins while a semi-sweet sugary taste of malts and slight burn from the alcohol finish this beer on a wrong note. Maybe it has too many months on the shelf since this was released awhile ago and hasn’t had the most ideal bottle aging conditions but this is my current standing.