keanex (1456) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - NOV 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2014 2014 release.
Glass: Dogfish Head signature glass.
Appearance: Very deep garnet, near opaque, with a soft tan head that forms a soft coating on top.
Aroma: The aroma is fruity of fig with a mild backing of cocoa, earth, and oak, hints of vanilla, coconut and bourbon are noted. Aroma is a bit mild, but pleasant and nicely balanced.
Taste: Figgy intro that runs throughout. A bit of an astringent mid-taste with mildly bitter cocoa throughout. The back-end is woody with some caramel and vanilla and a dash of bourbon on the finish. A bit thin and boozy, but balanced, despite me not loving the profile.
Palate: Medium to thick bodied with soft to moderate carbonation.
Overall: This isnít a bad beer by any means, but itís rather unimpressive in almost every way. A bit hot on the finish and too fruity. Whereís the big malt backing? The price makes this worth buying, but donít expect too much.
solidfunk (4013) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
4000 back to Missouri roots!!! My liver feels it. Good beer, dark chocolate, a little overbarrelled but still good. Maroonish black pour with mocha head and lacing. Lots of booze, could be from the barrel. Bitter finish with some caramel sweetness. Tap at smoke and barrel.
vtafro (3437) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Brown pour with tan head. Bourbon, oak and roasted aromas. Flavors are ok, chocolate roasted and other sweet malt tones.
Boutip (4733) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a dark brown foamy head with good retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of vanilla and strong bourbon notes with sweet roasted malt notes. Taste is also dominated by loads of vanilla notes with strong bourbon notes and quite a bit of residual sugar notes with light black chocolate. Body is somewhat full with an oily like texture and medium carbonation with light warming alcohol notes. Bourbon notes are quite dominant but there is just too much residual sugar for my taste at the end of the day.
gendv138 (1341) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle after RBSG 2014 Grand Tasting at Schlafly Tap Room. 2008 vintage. Black with tan head. Aromas of dark fruit, light chocolate, caramel, bourbon. Tastes of bourbon, dark fruit, dark chocolate, caramel. Medium-full body with a dry finish.
WheatKing (1296) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown. Nose is whiskey, cherry. Same with choc on the flavour. Really full imperial stout, liked it.
fiulijn (14609) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of Keir
Black color with small head. Some roasted malt and chocolate aroma, easy. Good body strength, moderately sweet; some chocolate flavor, some barrel, vanilla, whiskey.
DrSilverworm (6420) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taste at the brewery during RBSG. 2008 bottle. Clear dark brown red color. Thin off-white head. Bits of lace. Lots of dark fruit, musty oxidization in the nose. Not a fan of that aged flavor, personally. Dark fruit, chocolate, some vanilla. Moderate sweet taste, light spice, some vanilla. A little thin, some oxidization. But solid stuff to try!
CapFlu (4524) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thin, quick dissipating head with a deep brown body. Very smooth and vanilla nose. Raw bread dough. Cocoa, wine barrel, and gritty flavour. Very tasty.
Ferris (4275) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Bourbon barrel, vanilla and cocoa. Jet brown with a brown head. Light and sweet vanilla with cocoa. Nice and fairly balanced with lots if cocoa.
bubblehouse (389) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really good. Nice chocalate notes mixing with the bourbon. Very smooth and easy to drink. Well done.