Theis (14087) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler at ØLbutikken - Thanks Yespr. Pitch black - brown head. Coconut, high coconut aroma, sweetness, bourbon, wooden, oakey, chocolate, nice hoppy, high wooden, raisins, caramel, berries, red berries, light lactose, resin, grassy, high roasted, burned notes. Alco-burning-finish. Lovely.
MiP (14001) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Handbottle. Thanks to yespr for bringing it to Denmark and fonefan for bringing it to Sønderborg. Good vanilla aroma, smells rather sweet. Almost black colour. Very small light brown head. The flavour is powerful, starts off with a rough alcohol note. Then there is a good sweet vanilla note. Ends with a little smoke and a good barley bitterness. Quite heavy, nyt very good. 948318
Leighton (13254) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared in London - many thanks to Colin, again! Pours thick black-brown with a frothy beige head. Good aroma, suggestive of good depth, some dark chocolate, strong roast, brownies, dark fruits. Medium to big sweet flavor with light alcohol kick, dark chocolate, some scorched earth, burnt wood, burnt toffee. Full bodied with fine, creamy carbonation. Warming finish with lots of bittersweet chocolate, lasting roast, charred wood. Good stuff.
rlgk (12381) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 13, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2014 new rating 2014-10-18. Same as previous rating, had it again at USA comes to Göteborg 2014. Perfection. I have to give this beer a perfect score.
Bottle named Fyodors Classic 2013 at Stone Brewing, Escondido. Pitch black beer with a beautiful lasting beige head. Malty caramel aroma, vinous, woody, barrel notes, whisky, vanilla, chocolate, cocoa powder, licorice, tar notes, nutcreme, figs, plums, raisins, citrus notes, coffee notes, toffee, some creamy notes. Malty caramel flavor, vanilla, bourbon, dark chocolate, cream, cocoa powder, licorice notes, vinous, figs, dades, notes of raisins, toffee, nutcreme, woody oaky notes, alcohol is extremely well hidden, milky, tar notes. Everything i want in a imp Stout. So many flavors, so little alcohol. I wanna get drunk on this beer tonight!
brokensail (12347) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 25, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A: A jet black pour out of the growler with a sturdy tan head on top.
S: The amount of vanilla in the nose is absolutely astounding. The stout notes are still there--chocolate and roast, but the bourbon itself was somewhat muted.
T: Even more vanilla as the beer hits the tongue. Quite sweet, especially when compared to the base beer. A mild bourbon presence and some nice tannins from the barrel.
M: Quite medium to full bodied with a low, rolling carbonation. Not quite as thick and chewy as the IRS tends to be, but quite nice.
D: This one can catch up with you rather quickly. A pleasure to have been able to drink and I wish that there weren’t so many beers to try so I could have enjoyed this one a bit more.
bu11zeye (12100) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Growler) Pours an opaque black body with a medium tan head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, nuts, molasses, and roasted malt. Flavor of bourbon, vinous, vanilla, toasted grain, chocolate, and caramel malt.
bhensonb (12013) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 c&c from Bine & Vine. As 2013 Fyodor’s Classic. Pours dark brown/black with a slight tan head. Aromas of alcohol and dark malt. With Light bourbon/vanilla. Coffee. Arguably full bodied. Flavor is alcohol, chocolate, coffee, bourbon/vanilla. Mild heat burn. A bit harsh. Blast from the past.
argo0 (11897) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 28, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(thanks kmweaver) Small brown head atop black body with dark brown edge. Aroma is moderately sweet, vanilla/Bourbon, chocolate, marshmallow, some bubblegum, coffee/roast, light burnt, wood. Taste is moderately sweet, chocolate, roast/burnt, Bourbon/vanilla. Light alcohol burn. Low carbonation, medium body, possibly a trifle thin for the beer.
Tmoney99 (11582) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler sample at JO’s. Poured a black color with a minnimal frothy brown head that diminished with minimal lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted chocolate, coffee and wood bourbon aroma. Medium to heavy bourbon sweet roasted black coffee malty flavor with a heavy bittersweet and small alcohol bite finish of moderate to long duration. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a standout beer with some age.
Theydon_Bois (11491) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split at Jack the Slapper tasting, acquired from Liberty Station, 12/05/14 as Fyodors Classic.
Black with a moderately appointed dirty tan swirl that soon fucks right off and teases from the edge.
Nose is coconut shavings, good old Bounty Bar, bourbon tones, light spice, rich dark chocolate, mellow dark fruit tang.
Taste comprises rich chocolate, subtle coffee grinds, molasses, burnt toffee, dark roastings, peppery twinge, bourbonic boozeala.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, light drying close with warming alcohol.
A solid impy and hits my top level 3.8 impy score, however I expected a little more ... not screaming top 50 beer to me!