JohnGalt1 (1530) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I know this has been on tap before, but I missed it. Saw the tweet today that they have about 20 cases of 12oz cans. I made the move QUICKLY... picked up one 4-pack.... I will be back tomorrow morning!
Good reverse cascade of bubbles with the pour.... Deep dark brown head has nice retention with okay spotty lacing. The brew is absolutely black with no light escaping.
The nose is thick chocolate... the whiskey comes out as vanilla and a bit of oak... but chocolate is the big player here by far.
Flavor mirrors the nose with a minor nice balance of dark malt and a hint of char... subtle dark fruitiness really rounds it out nicely... possibly something that I associate with black licorice in the distant finish
Smooth light carbonation accentuates a little lighter than expected body... but not a game changer.
Really pretty damn well done... I doubt cellaring will do any good... this is tasty right out of the gate and needs no time to come together.
b3shine (8045) - Indiana, USA - FEB 5, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can to taster. Looks good; a mostly opaque dull black with beige head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells of dark malt, dark chocolate, vanilla, oak, and mild roast. Tastes like it smells with a bit of toasted coconut as well. Mouthfeel is medium full-bodied and fairly bitter. Enjoyable, and a nice bonus that itís available in cans.
stchloe (968) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 9, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A creamy head, lots of strong roasted and coffee black malt notes, hints of bourbon strong alcohol flavor
stevoj (3841) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 27, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Black Friday. This one burns just by looking at it. I was trying not to like it...but whatís not to like. Black body, singing alcohol aroma, taste unites the alcohol, roast grains and wood notes into an unholy mess of greatness. Sockeye, I bow in your direction.
mcberko (13885) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 23, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can, pours black with a small tan head. Nose brings out complex bourbon barrels above anything. Flavour is similar, with really complex bourbon notes coming through, medium sweetness, a little vanilla and a touch of cocoa. Really complex and cohesive, with wonderful refinement. Excellent.
Ferris (12398) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can - Toasted coconut and tons of bittersweet chocolate. Jet black with a small brown head. Bitter, sweet and a long sweet bitter finish. A bit dry. Good can.
Dogbrick (11322) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample at GABF 09/26/2015, thanks to my sis for assistance with note-taking. Brownish-black color with a medium foamy tan head that diminishes gradually. Small patches of lace. Roast malt, bourbon and coffee in the nose. Full-bodied with flavors of oaky bourbon, chocolate malt and coffee. The finish is oaky with a bourbon and malt aftertaste. Solid beer all around.
jsquire (4115) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - OCT 7, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark beer with a thin, foamy brown head that shank to a thin slick. Great nose of subtle whiskey barrel, molasses, licorice, dark chocolate and alcohol. This is a very nice BA Imperial Stout. Molasses and dark chocolate sweetness with some licorice, vanilla, whiskey, oak, dark roasted grains, faint smoke, sweetened coffee and a bit of juicy over ripe fruit. Very nice balance.
mstrcrwly (949) - New York, USA - JUL 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can courtesy of Jeff poured into a snifter..Inky black with a thin light brown head..Aroma of bourbon,coffee,vanilla,licorice..tastes of bourbon,coffee,licorice..the 2nd BA imperial stout Iíve had in a can..very good.
Beerman6686 (6244) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This poured a very inky black with a dark tan head. Impressive. Aroma is big Bourbon, fudge, marshmellow and light ash. Flavor was sweet oak, fidgety chocolate, lightly boozy and bitter but very tasty and impressive overall.
Sledutah (6972) - Utah, USA - DEC 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz can thanks to Secret Santa 2014
Pours murky dark brown/almost black with a medium sized tan head and lots of sticky lacing. Aroma is bourbon, woody, vanilla, dark chocolate and some metallic. Flavors of roasted malts, woody, vanilla, caramel and bourbon
Wow, very good Imperial Stout. I still canít get used to pouring a beer like this out of a can.