BeerandBlues2 (12189) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 22, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of hopdog. Pours black with a huge dark brown head, creamy, and refuses with all its might to diminish, excellent lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (molasses, chocolate, toasted), average hops (flowers), average yeast (leather) with notes of prune, wood and tar. Full bodied, alcoholic texture, average carbonation and a bitter finish. Average duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and bitterness; toasted and roasted malt flavor, chocolate, slight creaminess.
IrishBoy (4111) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 19, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with Odeed from Hopdog; Nose of bourbon, coffee, chocolate; opaque black with a big, nice lacing tan head; flavor of oats, chocolate, bourbon (much less than in the nose, and nice oak woodiness.
Odeed (1799) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 19, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(MANY THANKS TO HOPDOG FOR SENDING ME THIS!!)beautiful black body with a thick light borwn head that leaves nice webbing as it sits.aroma is full of whiskey,oak and vanilla.its then followed up by some oatmeal,chocolate chip cookies,and chocolate.flavor is a rush of whiskey,vanilla,and oak just as the aroma was.as the beer warms some of the other characteristics come out such as the chocolate etc.mouthfeel is full but a little fizzy.this is yet another really nice barrel aged impy stout.
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - FEB 19, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2007 Thick, semi-rocky, slowly cascading and well retained tan head. thick lacing left behind, odd for a B/A stout. Opaque black body. Earthy barrel components blend with mossy notes in the fore of the aroma. Smoke, roasted malt, and chocolate pervade. The alcohol notes resemble southern American corn whisky more than bourbon. while the bourbon component in the flavor is very big, it’s balanced by choco-cherry flavors and hints of oak, heavily roasted malt and dark dried fruits. the looming fruit found in the standard version is almost completely unnoticeable. Finishes like a bittersweet chocolate mousse cake. Palate is unremarkable. I’m dissapointed with this outing.
thebaldwizard (1206) - Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Columbus tasting 5. Alcohol aroma with some roasted malt. Black body with a nice tan head. Medium to full palate. Sweet chocolate flavors mix with bourbon and vanilla.
bgburdman9 (861) - columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared at CT V. Poured black with a brown head. Had a circle of brown head on it that lasted the entire time.Flavor was bourbon, chocolate, and some roastiness. Flavor was sweet but still pretty good.
Palidor19 (3165) - Brandon, Florida, USA - FEB 14, 2007
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
When I first poured this, I knew I was getting something very good. The aroma felt a bit off at first. The taste make up for it due to rich cocoa taste, texture is very velvelt like. The Alcohol is hi\idden but does present itself quite nice.
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
You know, when this first came out I ran to the store and grabbed a bunch of them. Now I have none left. Why you might ask? Because it’s not all that good and I traded them all away. When I think of this all I think about is fizz. The head was fizzy, the carbonation was fizzy, and the finish was slightly fizzy. Don’t get me wrong, there were some good roasted flavors and some chocolate, but not enough to save this beer. I will say this, the barrel effect was right on,nice lite wood character. I prefer the regular Fat Dog myself.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 5, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a opaque black color with a large tan head. The aroma was of milk chocolate and sweet roasted malt. Light notes of whisky and vanilla. The flavor was sweet and roasty with chocolate and again light notes of whisky on the finish. Medium bodied.
adrian910ss (2565) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a black cola color with a thick foamy brownish beige head. Aroma is chocolate malty with hints of vanilla and a tinge of oaked whiskey. Taste is malty with chocolate hints and a small flavor of oaked whiskey. Disappointed in this one as I was expecting a lot more barrel aged flavor. Maybe age will improve this one.