thicksuds (373) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Stone never disappoints me....cool bottle, got a limited release bottle which is cool. As for the beer, its strong, coming out hot, canít really taste the alcohol but i would describe the flavor as sharp. Real intense/complex beer.
As for the flavor, getting sort of a nutty chocolate vibe, bitter aftertaste, hints of coffee as well. Really intense stout, a definite sipper, lives up to the imperial billing. Does taste barrel aged, I bet this thing would be even better 6 months out.
Nocturne (554) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at BrewDog Manchester. Dark with tan foam and some lacing. Aroma already smells sticky before itís even on the tongue. Thick, rich, warming, indulgant taste with plenty of toffee and rye spice. The barrel seemed to enhance rather than overpower. Couldnít pick up any pecan, but I love what the extra grains bring to this one. Great stuff.
teorn88 (1652) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at Brewdog Shep Bush. It pours a deep brown, almost black, colour with a medium tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, nuts, cocoa, vanilla, wood, whiskey, and alcohol. Taste of char, roast, vanilla, wood, bourbon, nuts, and alcohol in the finish. Good
Onebigtymer11 (13) - Vermont, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured into a tall Tulip glass.
Poured dark brown almost black with a tan head that dissipated quickly. Lacing was decent.
The nose had hints of wood, soy sauce and chocolate.
Tongue feel was medium to full bodied with a light fizz.
Tastes were hot and boozy probably from the bourbon barrels.
DanielBrown (3488) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at Brewdog Brum. Black. Unbelievably smooth for the strength. Proper chest warmer. Smells rich. Tastes like delicious oil. Yummy.
allmyvinyl (1025) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at Brewdog Edinburgh. Jet black pour, thin tan head. Aromas of sherry and wood and booze. Then more sugary notes as it warms up. Fainty nutty, and overall very much like a Pedro Ximinez sherry. And thereís nowt wrong with that.
catface5326 (58) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of best beers Iíve had in a long time. Full bodies and very dark brown. Sweet aroma with a hint of bourbon. Chocolate malty taste with a hint of bourbon as well.
italianjohn (2149) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with a thin layer of khaki head ... aroma of bourbon, caramel malts and some roasted malts .... taste is of dry oak, caramel malts, lightly roasted malts, light bourbon/vanilla, chocolate and some bitter hop bite with definite sweet pecan and slight sugar ... .bitter dry finish .... definitely a complex brew with a bitter dry finish ... not detecting any rye sadly , but its def a little boozy and warming abv in the finish
jeevan (14) - - DEC 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Brewdog Edinburgh. Dark with a nice thick chocolaty head. Nice aroma of caramelised sugar, dark malts and barrel agedness - possibly sherry, wine or whiskey rolled up together. This is indeed boozey and seriously tasty. There is a also significant sweetness to it but itís in harmony with the other qualities. Very nice.
RichTheVillan (1629) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at Brewdog Birmingham; pitch black pour with big mocca head, roasted coffee aroma, big hits if chocolate and coffee in the taste slick mouthfeel a hint of vanilla, bourbon is just right in this not overpowering compliments the beer.
JohnCook101 (202) - - DEC 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft. Smoky and sweet. Full of grain. Like teriyaki, sweet and salty. Moderate bitterness. Completely awesome.