Serve in Snifter


on tap

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 594   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
Around the time of the Louisiana purchase, beer was shipped in barrels. if one had been lucky enough to receive a used Bourbon barrel of Imperial Stout, this is what his/her happy taste buds would have encountered: roasty, rich, malty imperial stout with a strong dose of caramel, oak, and Bourbon character. This is the perfect beer to pair with hearty, cold weather dishes, smoked meats, and virtually any dessert.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2010

Bottle 750ml.

Clear dark red brown color with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, moderate bread, moderate alcohol - bourbon. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, bourbon. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. [20100630]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (40865) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2007
75 cL bottle, thanks to Myrup. Pours hazy brown with a slight reddish. Roasted aroma, slight fruity. Slight chocolate aroma. Flavour is slight liqourice note and quite strong with a slight chocolate note. Some undefineable chemical note. End is slight caramelly liqourice. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (34696) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2008
Bottled. A deep red beer with a tan head. The aroma is sweet with notes of prunes and malt. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of soy sauce, hops, grass, and some wood. Thanks Papsoe for sharing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (26202) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2007
Bottle. Dark red brown coloured with a small beige ehad. Sweet and roasted aroma of dried fruits, vanilla and wood. Sweet and roasted flavour of dried fruits, vanilla and wood.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 16, 2009
Bottled (thanks for sharing jarikumpul!). Dark brown to pitch black colour, small brown head. Aroma is bigtime roasted malts, liquorice, chocolate and also mild notes of coffee. Flavour is quite the same with the liquorice coming real strongly. Also Alcohol gives a nice warming touch to complete the whole.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2007
(Bottle 75 cl) Courtesy of IrishBoy. Pours a clear, warm, dark brown with a tint of red and a beige head. Fat, sweetish, caramel aroma and some roasted malt up there too. Medium body only with sweetish, roasted malt - not overly burned - with lightly sweet notes of vanilla and wood. No distinct bourbon accents really and even the bitterness is discreet. A very subtle and discreet take on the style making it mellow and easy drinking. 280907

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (23728) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2011
Bottled, thanks baggio! Pale black, small head. Grainy licorice aroma. Mid sweet with fu body. Some chocolate and aniseed. Nicely roasty wirh edgeless flavours. Not really much bourbon or oak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (23376) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2010
Bottle. Pours a dark brown almost black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and bourbon aroma with hints of coffee. Roasted malty chocolate and coffee flavor with hints of bourbon and vanilla. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish with hints of oak and vanilla in the aftertaste, also hints of bourbon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (22493) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2013
11th June 2011
Opaque black stout, good pale tan head. Semi dry and crispy palate. When cold it’s all smooth dark malt, toasted coconut and vanilla oak. As the beer warms subtle coffee and chocolate emerge. Warmer still the bourbon. Nicely joined up Impy but lacks the luxuriant feel of the very best. But still very quaffable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (21680) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 13, 2010
75 cl bottle courtesy of Greg at Churchkey, shared with Renata, Fabio and Alession at Birrificio Valscura in Sarone de Caneva, Italy. Dark brownish maroon color, small beige head, scant lacing. Aroma of bourbon, cocoa, subtle smoke. Taste has burnt espresso, bitter cocoa, vanilla, whisky apparent mid way and in the finish. Good character and complexity. Well reviewed by all.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4 » 60

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50