edgallow (1076) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 31, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml pours black with a thin tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee and bourbon. Taste is malt, coffee, chocolate and the bourbon. Nice beer
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thirdeye11 (4977) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle thanks to SaucerSam) cloudy medium brown, soapy creamy tan bubbles. Nose of graham crackers, bourbon barrel, cream, lactose, alcohol, vanilla. Taste is oddly fruity, huge barrel flavor, vanilla, plum/raisin, some odd flavors working together here but smells great.
ThirstyBird (413) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - MAY 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks Dave! Pours a reddish/brown with a smallish tan head with small lacing. Candied fruit, rich malt, caramel. Taste follows nose with a little bitter/dry to it on the aftertaste. Medium body, delicate carbonation..pretty nice. Overall a decent sipper.
depre1am (7) - - MAY 3, 2013 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent b.a. imperial stout. Pour from bottle into snifter, pitch black with lasting medium body tan head. Notes of oak, dark chocolate and alcohol. Very smooth mouth feel with a roasted finish. Big flavors in this beer!
Westchesterco (232) - mclean, Virginia, USA - APR 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
2008 aroma bourbon flavors come through. Appearance dark brown with a slight tan head taste great chocolate flavor. Long on the palate
bnielsen13 (102) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - APR 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home courtesy of jcnielsen. Pours black/dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is vanilla, caramel, bourbon, roasty malts. Flavor is bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, coffee. Nice beer.
RobertDale (1881) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Bier Station in KC. Comes a very dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, bourbon, vanilla, and coffee. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, bourbon, coffee, vanilla, and caramel. Excellent Imperial Stout.
jcnielsen (835) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with tan head. Oak, roasty, bourbon, and slight coconut aromas. Bourbon, vanilla, oak, chocolate, roasty flavors. Tasty.
watson1977 (2270) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep brown/ruby with a thin tan head. Aroma has bourbon, dark fruit, and dark roastiness. Flavor has brown sugar, molasses, and nice bourbon...a bit boozy. Mouthfeel is medium and the finish is sweet roasty bourbon...very warming.
EtTuCthulhu (374) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - MAR 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2012 bomber into a tulip. The aroma is overall mild with currents of coffee, caramel, and roasted malts, and the appearance has a pure black color with a very small off-white head. The taste is quite bitter, quite umami, and slightly sweet with perhaps a touch of a burn from alcohol, which you can tell is a direct result of the bourbon barrels; also, the palate combines a medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation, and a long bitter finish. Honestly, this beer isn’t too appealing, nor is it too pleasing to sip upon. I’m disappointed in Schlafly for this one.
Iphonephan (1192) - Virginia, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 28, 2013 From a 75 cl bottle shared with Westchesterco and Ryan. Vintage 2011. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of vanilla, chocolate and oak. Chocolate dominates the flavor, with notes of raisins, caramel, oak and vanilla. Somewhat boozy, bourbon finish. Nice.
Update for vintage 2008 shared at home, thanks to Andrew. Aged well. Mellower, but still with a boozy, bourbon finish.