Sarlacc83 (1116) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Corvallis cellar sale.
A: Pure black body with a fluffy fading cappuccino head. Lacing.
N: Licorice, star anise, pecan, cocoa, coconut, coffee, char, and some vanilla. Toast and smoke. Peppercorn and rye. Hint of oak and maybe cola.
T: Very sweet and bigly bitter.
M: Very thick and even treacly. Alcohol is potent. Tingling carbonation.
O: Stone IRS with oomph. Flavorful and complex, but not over the top sweet.
rondphoto (2553) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - NOV 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Opaque brown/black color, thin brown rim head, streaks and dots of lace. Aroma of nutty malt and bourbon. Taste is huge, thick, syrupy, dark fruit infused toffee malt that can’t possibly grow any bigger as it moves through the palate, turning slightly bitter in an alcohol warmed finish. So big, it can only be sipped, and I can only enjoy it in small doses. Impressive.
beerbastard (754) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 22, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
22oz bottle, from Summer of 2013. Very dark pour. Malty chocolate nose with faint Bourbon. Robust flavors, yet well blended. Malts, Bread, Berries, Bourbon, with some licorice in the background. Well blended with a chewy palate. Hot boozy finish. One big beer!
dinkle50 (1075) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pout with a thin espresso head. Aroma is full of wood. Taste is fully of wood, slightly sour. Super full mouth. Taste has a little rubbing alcohol quality. Dark chocolate, roast and alcohol. Lace present. Bitter finish and hints of caramel.
BOSSbrewer (2255) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 21, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had a bottle at Stone Liberty Station in San Diego thanks to a guy named Phil. Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is malty and sweet caramel. Beautiful. Chocolate. Fairly sweet. Lots of dark chocolate. Really sweet but really aMazing.
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arnold931 (730) - Iowa, USA - NOV 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours black with purple highlights. Nose and taste is a lot of chocolate and coffee. Good.
gEUS (1322) - Linden, BELGIUM - NOV 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with Dennoman. Pours opaque dark brown, decent and beautiful dark beige / marroon nut coloured head. Intense coffee roast with dark chocolate in the nose, chocolate chip cookies and nuts. Medium body, nice dry finish but a bit too much on the burning alcohol all the way through. Taste is nice rich dark chocolate with a good coffee.
AdiBeer (1763) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: heavy caramel, bourbon, overripe fruits, prunes. Appearance: black, hardly any head. Taste: heavy sweet. Palate: sweets carry on, almost over powering, some coffee in the finish, light bitters at the end. Overall: almost quadruple in the aroma, but nice Imperial Stout. Pint at Stone Tap Room, San Diego.
antonstoop (221) - - OCT 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle poured into a Spiegelau stout glass. Black with a almost a finger of tan head. Aromas of bourbon, vanilla, dark fruit, dark chocolate, light booze. Tastes of bourbon, caramel, dark chocolate, spices, rye. Medium-full body with a dry and slightly warm finish. Low carbonation, semi-oily mouthfeel.
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bwa5879 (772) - Portage, Michigan, USA - SEP 28, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled 6/25/13, enjoyed 9/22/14. Pitch black pour with rich looking medium brown/cocoa head a quarter inch high. Rich bourbon, hints of pecan, molasses, bitter florals and rye as well. Scents of rich dark fruits - plum, currant, grape and raisin, booziness apparent. Very soft carbonation, creamy thick mouthfeel, effervescent finish characteristic of big BBA beers. Really bold rich flavor, dark fruits from the aroma in the forefront, cocoa and rich coffee, brown sugar and molasses, carmel, rye and bourbon toward the finish.