bvc (1109) - 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%.
PhillyCraft (2119) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with Bill, pours dark brown with light beige head and sporadic lacing. Lots of pear, bourbon, and chalky chocolate in the nose. Malt, wet wood, cocoa, and dark fruit dominate the flavor. Nice stout.
mcberko (4146) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle, pours black with a medium beige / tan head. Aroma of rich roasted malt, heavy bourbon notes, and some chalky notes. Flavour is full of fudge, heavy bourbon notes, and heavy roasted malt. Extremely heavy, roasted and quite bourbony, without overdoing anything. Finishes with a medium astringency from the roast. Very heavy-bodied and sludgy, with a nice body.
dreadnord (1009) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours thick and black like oil with nothing but little bubbles around the rim of the glass for a head. The nose is intense vanilla, chocolate, wood, whiskey licorice and cherry. The taste is high sweet and medium bitter. Taste is showing a little hint of oxidation tart. The texture is smooth and creamy with a heavy body and a long finish.
after4ever (5358) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at ebp. Pours jet black with a dense and creamy dark tan head that falls quickly away to a light film. Big bourbony nose, tons of that apricot vanilla combination on top of chocolate and dark roasted caramel. Pretty sweet and cloying. Sticky thick body with soft carb. All the sweet and roasty notes from the nose come back around--caramel, chocolate, vanilla, apricots, plus espresso. Dark long espresso finish.
michaelinwa (463) - Bothell, Washington, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
First time with this brewer; never heard of them. Black pour, average head, light aroma of chocolate, dried fruit, vanilla, and bourbon, nice but not enough of it. Flavor is fairly intense of dark chocolate, bourbon, wood, and vanilla, with significant alcohol. Fades into a dominantly dark chocolate finish, with some bitterness coming in at the end. Refined, balanced, interesting and pretty nice stuff. Will definitely come back to this. Would rate higher if the aroma was bigger. Need to try more from this brewer.
anders37 (12974) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 1, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @ Jupiter Sour Sunday, Jupiter, Berkeley, CA. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate bourbon aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and licorice flavor with lots of bourbon notes. Has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice finish with heavy bourbon notes in the aftertaste.
bhensonb (9093) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 13, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours very dark brown with a dark tan head. Aroma is dark malt, coffee, chocolate, anise, and I think detectable bourbon. Full bodied. Flavor is coffee, dark malt, chocolate and very definitely bourbon/vanilla. Anise seems to be present. It is very tasty, is strongly flavored, and finishes dryly astringent. Sort of.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A - Dark black with a hint of brown and a finger of frothy khaki-chocolate colored head. Fades normal.
S - Roasted chocolate malts, oak, vanilla, Bourbon, coffee, black licorice, molasses, dark fruits, earthy hops, and some booze.
T - Roasted chocolate malts, oak, vanilla, Bourbon, roasted coffee, black licorice, molasses, dark fruits, earthy hops, bit of smoke, and some booze.
M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a warming and sweet finish.
D - Nice barrel aged imperial stout. Good overall balance.
marcus (5104) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Capitol Beer on Speakeasy night. Pours black with a thin tan head and an oak, bourbon and treacle aroma. There is a delicious dark molasses flavor that leaves oak on the palate and a light bourbon trail. Quite complex and tasty.
oRos (645) - sacramento, California, USA - FEB 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2013 On tap at capitol beer. Aroma is oak and grapes. Taste is burnt malt and white grapes and oak. Great beer