brokensail (15642) - Dublin, California, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
High boost bottle @ joet’s Party Palace. Black pour, just about flat, with no real head to speak of. Aroma is whiskey, vanilla, and blackberry jam. Lots of oak, chocolate, Hershey’s Syrup, and roast. Some caramel and certainly a bit of booze. Flavor is quite intense. Very sweet. Lots of chocolate, vanilla, and whiskey. Blackberry jam, some roast, oak, caramel, and brown sugar.
Leighton (18082) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared late-nite at RBWG 2014 - Asheville. Cheers! Pours clearish brown-black with a tan cream head. The nose holds toasted oats, coconut, cocoa. Medium to heavy sweet flavour, with more chocolate notes, some honey, dark fruits, light caramel. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warming finish, somewhat sticky-sweet, lots of dark malts, ripe dark fruits, cocoa. Not bad.
50belair (3315) - Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark brown/black pour with no real head. Vinous bouquet. Almost certainly infected. Sour berry and vinous notes jump out at you. Jammed up chocolate and caramel backbeats. Hints of oak and vanilla. What a shame the infection has started to dominate this beer. Good body with a below average mouthfeel.
ctipping (1168) - Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2015
2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
750 mL bottle. Black body with no head. No collar. Nothing even wells up. Smells strongly of vanilla. Chocolate. Bourbon. Dark fruits and a light tinge of acidity. Taste manages to have an impressive amount of vanilla through a clear sourness. Dark fruit tartness. Bitter chocolate. Heavy sweetness as well, though. Red wine-like sour finish. Heavy with almost no carbonation. A struggle to drink. Unpleasant.
Ernesto987 (5429) - Arizona, USA - JUL 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
wow, this is brownie batter, not as thick as some of the other "whale" imperial stouts, but a complex chocolate cake none the less. Awesome stuff.
djd07 (9563) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Dustin. Pours a very dark brown with small beige head. Th aroma is dark chocolate, coconut, wood, molasses. Medium mouth, chewy, chocolate, coconut, marshmellow, slight infection but still very good.
RichTheVillan (6291) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Side Project tasting night; bottle number 28 of 156, dark brown pour with a thin tan head, aroma has dark fruit and rich dark malt, taste has dark winter fruits, a hint vanilla, some hint of bourbon, some chocolate, roast malt.
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled during RBSG. From notes. Caramel, vanilla, oak, oddly sour funk going on.
hopscotch (10557) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... RBSG 2014... Pitch-black pour with no head. Coconut and toasted oak stand out in the bouquet. Mega full-bodied with faint carbonation. The flavor is lightly tart and tangy with touches of dried plum, blackstrap molasses, liquor and dark berries. The aftertaste is a collage of tobacco, liquid fudge and dried plum.
SpringsLicker (3417) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour with some ruby at the edges. No head.
Complex aroma. Dried fruits, dark brown sugar, coffee.
The flavor is sweet and complex with coffee and chocolate .
RobertDale (5263) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at SRBG 2014. Pours dark brown with just the hint of a beige head. Aroma of fruit, malt, vanilla, and wood. Taste is malt, fruit, berries, vanilla, chocolate, and wood. A lot going on here. Very good. Very interesting.