bvc (1146) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Speakeasy. Rich deep viscous black pour with nice darker tan head that falls to a thin layer pretty quickly. Nose of deep roast, touch of chocolate and dried raisins soaked in vanilla infused bourbon. Good thicker mouth feel, carbonation is a bit lively for the style. Boozey dark fruit, licorice, charred malt. Finishes too ashy and with harsh vodka booze for me. Taste way hotter than 9.5%.
Mora2000 (5549) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown pour with a tan head. The aroma has some chocolate and roasted malt notes. The flavor is very bold. I get some big chocolate and roasted malt as well as some oak and a light bit of soy sauce. Thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
Errl (1496) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle..Pour is dark black with a tan head..Nose is alcohol, bourbon, roast, chocolate powder..Taste is chocolate, spice, cream, vanilla, dry barrel..
hopscotch (8850) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle... Nearly black w/ small, creamy, khaki. Excellent. Mocha, chocolate creme, white chocolate, vanilla & cola. Full-bodied w/ creamy & mild. Small alcohol bite w/ plenty of fudge & other dark, roasty notes. Rich, bittersweet, brownie finish. Richie
jkwood04 (3789) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle in a teku. Pours black with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, bourbon and oak, dark chocolate and coffee notes, light vanilla, and some light notes of bitterness. Flavor the same with a very nice bourbon note to blend with the imperial stout. Smoother texture. A solid beer.
beertholomeus (696) - California, USA - MAR 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a tan head. Roasted malt, chocolate, toffee, licorice and soy sauce aroma. Chocolate, roasted malt, soy sauce, licorice, coffee, wood and bourbon flavors. Full body and moderate carbonation. Roasted malt and bourbon finish. 2012
Cory (295) - , California, USA - MAR 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle silver wax. A little booze underneath strong raisin and and earthy aromas. Taste is pretty sweet with a dry light finish. First sip is awesome, after that it’s a little less so.
GT2 (8269) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
651mL silver wax. Clear deep red pour, weak foam. Nose is char, burnt pan, burnt pie crust, heavy red licorice. Taste is sweet up front, powerful dark chocolate in the back. Solid finish with lemon acid, dark chocolate. No bourbon.
50belair (2167) - Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a brown head. Booze and oak aromas. Big booze, mild chocolate, and roasted malt notes. Decent body and mouthfeel.
smith4498 (2988) - Miami, Florida, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Claudio. Pours dark brown/black color with brown head. Aromas of bourbon and roasted malts. Roasted malt and bourbon flavors with some wood, vanilla and coffee. Medium to full body with moderate carbonation.
5000 (6211) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Black, thin to moderate foamy brownish head, spotty lacing. Woody aroma, ashy, minor campfire, some sweet roasted malts, lactose, with light sweat. Woody, roasty, slight bourbon and vanilla. Not as big as I hoped, but at least its not too light. Lots of apple and pear skin on the backside. Moderate body and mouthfeel. Ash and campfire on the finish. Lingering sweet roasted malts, bourbon, and woodiness. Decent, not a big one, very moderate, but decent.