Travlr (21675) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Did my rating of this one disappear? Not sure. Had this on draft in New Zealand. Very dark maroon color, brown head. Aroma of licorice, burnt espresso, figs. Taste has coffee, dark fruit, cocoa, anise. Delicious.
Amfo (18) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2013 Bottle on 8/8/13. I wanted to like this more than I did. Itís not bad, just not great. Obvious barrel age but not overly hot. Dry finish from the pecans, but thatís all I really got from them. Kind of thin.
pete4999 (1445) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, as pictured. Sadly, I didnít like this one all that much. Seemed like there was too much going on, and not enough of anything in particular. I didnít get much in the way of pecan or barrel-aging. Looked and felt like a standard stout, but didnít have a memorable enough flavor while packing a too-strong booze punch. Meh.
AskForJenny (1066) - Ontario, New York, USA - SEP 24, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
750 ml - I wouldnít change anything. Black oil, no carbonation, layers of flavor with hops on back.
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - SEP 24, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(bottle - 22 oz) Black pour with a thick tan head. Big roasted aroma with many sweet notes coming up through the roast. Lots of chocolate and coffee and some dark wine hints. Flavor is quite complex with tons of different flavors. Roasted coffee, chocolate, dark malts, dark fruits and the sweetness from the pecans really shine through in different stages. The rye adds a light dryness to the middle and leads to a very sweet and woody finish. Excellent.
queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle Chocolate, earthy coffee, and slightly boozy oak aroma. Black brown with a small tan head. Strong black licorice, chocolate, and boozy oak flavor. Medium body, soft carbonation.
SudsMcDuff (8110) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle .. . pours a dark alley black .. . mild head, lacing is solid .. . quite a harsh bite .. . tar and evil black shit .. . quite aggressive but not in alcohol, didnít quite come together .. maybe a bit of time with mellow this out .. . . What if your black friend was stolen by a bicycle?
Star80 (40) - Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells like charred malt, coffee, faint vanilla and dark fruits. Tastes like dark chocolate, coffee roasted malt, some faint vanilla and coconut and perhaps some nuttiness. Getting faint whiffs of bourbon and some toffee and caramel characteristics from the barrel aging. Jut adds complexity without boozniess of a full barrel stout. Really nice, pretty smooth and rich mouthfeel. Overall this beer is a win. Interesting and quite tasty, worth every penny of $7.99.
---Rated via my tastebuds and my brain.
Bgarnreiter (53) - Alabama, USA - SEP 21, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
pours jet black with a espresso brown head, that what little lasts is very thick. The beer is super thick and chewy. smells classic imperial stout (dark fruit and malt) with that added level of spice from the rye. Tastes super carmely, spicy from the rye, with a layer of booze and malt. Really complex and super delicious. there seems to be some coffee on the way back end, love it!
viyh (73) - San Luis Obispo, California, USA - SEP 21, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is one tasty beer! Thick on the tongue and complex flavor required multiple sips to get the full span of complexities. A nice balance of sweetness, darkness, and body. I highly recommend this one!