fluffy (1466) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
think i drank this one too cold, it was pretty good but i didnt think it was anything special.
Fin (7251) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle that Mes & Sim brought along to share at Merton Beer Festival, big thanks! Shared with Thomas, Fin, Loz etc Friday 28th February 2014 . Pours black not too much of a head. This has a wonderfully silky mouthfell it is creamy, really nice texture, bit creamy and somewhat indulgent. A thin seam of vanilla gives way to bitter chocolate and some cappucino. The aroma is both fruity and also chocolatey. Despite the smoothness and chocolate there is a light burnt charcoal and roastiness within this. Great beer, many thanks to Mes & Sim A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov15 3.9
pdx77 (1192) - Oregon, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at Apex. Pitch black with dark tannish brown head. Aroma is pecan, rye, whiskey, toffee, and maple syrup. Taste is dark chocolate, cherry, rye, pecan pie, and lightly bitter hops. Sticky sweet viscous mouthfeel. Nutty, sweet finish.
MartinT (7677) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
This heavy Imperial Stout develops plenty of chocolate and molasses flavors alongside brown sugar connotations before plunging into alcohol burn and moderate hop bitterness.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam skirts the darkness.
-Bourbon remains well integrated into the flavor profile.
-Alcohol presence is too much to my liking.
-This remains a very competent dessert brew for those with a sweet tooth.
islay (1055) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
8 or 10 oz. pour, on tap at Groveland Tap. Pours a chocolate-y, almost purple dark brown. Small to moderate amount of long-lasting taupe head. Chocolate and plum scents in an otherwise dry aroma. Sweet, syrupy taste. Maple syrup and brown sugar flavors. Boozy and hot taste: Cheap vodka or rum. Grape, even brandy flavors. Bitter and dry aftertaste. Full body. I tasted this at 2013 Autumn Brew Review and really liked it, but this time it was not nearly as good as I remembered (and not just because I consumed a larger amount; I was disappointed from the get-go). Bad value for an over-the-top imperial stout. Aging is required to mellow this beer out.
MadIndian (2342) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle gift from SJ. This was a cool concept. Nice notes of wheat, rye, roast , nut and vanilla. The bod is mediu - thick and the finish was a nice biting whisikey...yet not overbearing.
jehoesefat (265) - Poway, California, USA - JAN 31, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strong alcohol, roasted nuts aroma. Pours thick and dark brown with a tan head. Nice blend of flavors, nuts and bourbon with a strong alcohol finish. Creamy smooth mouthfeel.
furthur (126) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JAN 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From notes; Due to my prejudice of adding weird flavors to beer, I didn’t expect much, but this was suprisingly fantastic! It could almost make me like wheat beer...The pecan and bourbon go together so well with the malt...but it’s still not too sweet somehow. Wish I’d bought more.
BoBoChamp (5353) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
65cl, new exclusive American collab. brew Anno 2013, with pecans, thx to John for bringing this over!, very complex Stout, roasted/sweet and slightly alcoholic/spicy, heavy, yet balanced, hazy, small head, very good brew
cmonster (963) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle served in a sniffer. Classic imp stout appearance: Dark and murky. Medium sized head. Nose of pecans, licorice and roasted malts. The flavor is big and medium-plus sweet. Huge mouthfeel. FYI, this is an alcoholic beverage. Thick, full body. Sticky texture and a long, VERY BOOZY, roasty bitter finish. And they put this beast in a 22. What were they thinking...