gam (3457) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 15, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good sized tan head dark pour soft carbonation aromas rich bourbon dates rich fruits woody note oak very prominent dark chocolate a superb coffee note and caramel the flavours oak presence bourbon brilliance the coffee espresso lasting goodness caramel sweetness becoming acute to the point of palate perfection dried and dark fruits selected perfection sweetness so good smooth tasting yet rich and balanced body superb strong the finish a cracking imperial throughout rich malts and hops some fine barrelling oak goodness such a high class imperial stout
c1raider (47) - New York, USA - FEB 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
High Abv is apparent throughout, vanilla, malt, sweet, velvety texture, finishes dry, good beer but outmatched by other beers in its class mainly due to its undeveloped hot abv. Needs another year to age
devman171 (1142) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - FEB 14, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, pour is thick black with tan head. Aroma is roast, chocolate, with light barrel, taste is similar, great roast and booze is well balanced
ColovianTrader (383) - - FEB 14, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet caramel bourbon, creamy dark chocolate, raisins, molasses, oak, light espresso and roasted malts. Sweet vanilla and bourbon finish. The flavors really shine as it warms.
CroftyCuts (24) - - FEB 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle with Dynamite and Ronaldinho.
I'm not a huge stout fan but this is getting the job done. Not much head to top off the pitch black liquid that pours. Significantly milder on the palate than anticipated. I'm not sure it warrants it's price tag but closer to the best stout than the worst for mine.
DocLock (8246) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2015
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ccs from Whole Foods Plymouth and Capone’s. Pours dark blackish brown with 2-finger khaki head. Nose is huge oaky bourbon, dark malt, vanilla, molasses, cacao. Tastes dark malty, with heavy molasses, caramel, vanilla, woody, oaky bourbon, and fine tobacco. Not as dense as the regular version, and more cognacy, with more spirity notes as it warms. An exemplary strandler of the beer/spirit boundary.
BBB63 (6346) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - FEB 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Corky bottle and served in a I am too cool for you snifter: Near opaque with a small head and minimalist lace, some oily tears. Lovely combination of sweet vanilla bourbon and bitter charred malts. A touch of older school oxidation, dried golden raisin, and plum pudding adds a faint layer of complexity. Finishes off with dark chocolate and oak. Another not thin but not heavy beer. Overall I like this quite a bit but think I may like a simple few months old Narwhal more. Would kick it out outta bed for eating crackers however.
GenDV138 (2659) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 12, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle poured into a snifter. Jet black with just under a finger of tan head. Aromas of whiskey, oak, light vanilla, bits of dark chocolate. Tastes of dark chocolate, whiskey, oak, vanilla, some booze. Full body with a dry finish. Enjoyed this a bit more on draft last year.
koleminer20 (857) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 6, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 bottle. The pour is a deep black with a nice khaki colored head and a strong amount of lace. Solid lace. The aroma is decently hoppy. I like the decent roasted malt going on with a great licorice. There isn't any real vanilla, but the barrel comes through pretty decently. There is a faint chocolate on the back end. The flavor is a little bitter up front but is really good. There is a strong hop and dark fruit presence coupled with that great hoppiness. Great American imperial. The mouth feel is a touch thin but really good. There is a solid carbonation to help it stick around on the mouth. The aftertaste is lingeringly lightly bitter hop blast. It's a really good American style stout. Lots of barrel. I like it
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Imaena (1943) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 3, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. This is big thick smooth rich and bourbon-y face bomb. Loved it. Well worth the price.