treign (21) - Bend, Oregon, USA - OCT 18, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I’m a huge fan of Narwhal so this was a real treat. On tap at the Chico Brewpub. Pours pitch black with a thin dark head. Aroma of chocolate and roasted malts. Taste is a beautiful balance of beer and barrel flavor. Alcohol is definitely there but not at all overpowering. Delicious barrel aged stout.
17Beer (228) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 15, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Chocolate and coffee scents with a yeasty undercurrent. Pours dark black completely opaque. Tight tan head with tiny bubbles and good lacing. Malty sweet coffee tastes with a licorice and chalk lingering finish. Low carbonation.The alcohol is evident but doesn’t dominate. An very nice imperial stout. I hope they keep making it.
ehaak26 (126) - - OCT 9, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft in mini-snifter from HopCat. Pour is black, with very thin tan head. Aroma of vanilla and coffee, hint of chocolate. Booze from the barrel is nicely balanced.
ChazMania (668) - Oceanside, California, USA - OCT 3, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Liquid glory! Motor oil darkness with one finger dark full head. For 12.9%, this was seductive and smooth. Shared with my brother who thought it was one of the more outrageous beers he had ever tried. The barrel notes are not over the top, just a good hint of bourbon (not as strong as say Abyss).
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 2, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle:   Black, moderate beige head, nice lacing.   Sweet roasted malt nose.   Light bourbon nose, soft graham cracker and vanilla.   Smooth on the tongue, very much Bourbon aged.   Sweet, roasty, dark chocolate, bourbon, with some alcohol on the backside.   Pretty tasty.   Surprisingly only a moderate body and mouthfeel.   Feels a bit young on the tongue, soft Bourbon, chocolate and roasted malts.   Young but smooth, chocolate, roasted malts and bourbon on the tongue.   Pretty tasty barrel aged stout I must say.
smroush (222) - Michigan, USA - SEP 26, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is complex - chocolate, bourbon, caramel, a bit of coffee, a little dried plum.
Color is close to black; head is mall and light brown.
Taste is sweet, though not overly so, with a generalized bitterness. The high ABV is quite apparent.
Palate is full bodied; texture is creamy; carbonation average and finish is long with the bourbon prominent, the sweetness and alcohol also prominent, chocolate in the middle and dried plum at the end.
Overall a very good Imperial Stout- plenty of complexity and interest. The bourbon is cleR but not totally dominate as in some bourbon barrel aged Stout’s.
Turtles (2074) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle from Systembolaget, vintage 2015. Pitch black with a medium size, dense, dark brown head, some lacing. Bourbon, vanilla and oak barrels up front in the aroma, espresso, roasted barley, soy sauce, licorice and some dark dried fruit. Chewy, oily and silky mouthfeel, full-bodied, mild carbonated. The taste has a lot of bourbon, vanilla and oak barrels early just like the aroma, followed by licorice, roasted coffee beans, fudge and dried fruit. Finishes warming and vinous, woody and dry. As I have this weak spot for bourbon, I love this, although it feels a bit unpolished and raw.
steffenholm (2) - - SEP 10, 2016 does not count
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
For meget engelsk lakrids. skummet forsvinder hurtigt. Kraftig mørk sag. For meget engelsk lakrids. skummet forsvinder hurtigt. Kraftig mørk sag.
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Mesjasz (1090) - Lodz, POLAND - AUG 28, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
W aromacie sporo bourbonu, beczki, wanilii i czekolady. W smaku słodkie i gorzkie, bardzo przyjemne ale jednak mógłby mieć więcej ciała.
neongolden (1267) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(750ml 2015 bottle from Systembolaget shared) Pours black with a fine dark tan head. Aroma of chocolate syrup, praline, toasted coconut, vanilla extract, bourbon, molasses. Flavour is really smooth, rather sweet and low on roast with bourbon notes to the fore. Raw sugar, toffee, slight molasses, whiskey and coke, sweet coconut, chocolate syrup. Light roast component and char at best, light oak too. Some alcohol heat in the back. Medium bodied, soft carb. Smooth, solid sipper that is easier to drink than its high sweetness might suggest.