phaleslu (7650) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Keir back at the Presidential Suite at the Omni after the RBSG-STL Grand Tasting, 2014. Must be this vintage because it’s what Chris rated and his notes were more thorough than mine, particularly at this time of night. Pours a deep brown with no head. Notes of molasses, chocolate, roasted malts, dark fruits, caramel, vanilla, a little spice. Medium-full bodied, with a smooth mouthfeel and low carbonation. Rich, pretty good. The other variants I’ve had fresh indicate that this was once better. They make a good barrel aged imperial stout.
Homer321 (2849) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared by keir. Lots of chocolate and coffe. Low carbonation with a low boost chill.
DrSilverworm (8698) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
11.2oz bottle. Tasted at RBSG grand tasting post-tasting. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Good thin ring of off-white head. Kind of crisp . Light slick. Caramel malt, dark fruit. Light spice. Moderate sweet, some heat. Meh.
toxichop (501) - South Gate, California, USA - APR 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
P: Black with a one finger brown head. S: Fudge with a heavy dose of bourbon, lingering oak, cacao, molasses and a hint of vanilla. T: Chocolate, nuts,oak, bourbon , leather and a kick of alcohol towards the end. M: Medium body, silky with a low level of carbonation. O: Nothing that would put this one apart from other BA stouts but nice nonetheless.
chargerfanjess (124) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 8, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Had on tap I their south corona place. This is the most phenomenal brew ever. Is it the barrel the oak or the caramel richeness. I can not put this in words. A vinious rich malt bomb with a wine characteristic. Great heat just pure greatness
fbaeumle (3) - Corupa, BRAZIL - JAN 4, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
What an incredible beer! Dark black body with a medium head, the aroma is coconut, vanilla, roasted malt and dark chocolate. The taste and aftertaste are also so amazing with a lot of coconut, dark chocolate and the aged bourbon notes... alcohol very present but smooth for the high abv. Very highly recommended IRS!
markwise (4867) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by GatorGuy92. Cheers, Matt! Pours a deep stout brown with a tan head. Nose is roast, chocolate, booze, vanilla, bourbon, and goodness. Flavor is similar- a burst of vanilla, chocolate, bourbon, some light booze, and coffee. Medium in body and respectably great.
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - DEC 31, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared bottle with Timfoolery. Very well balanced beer. Can taste the bourbon and chocolate. Very good brew.
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50belair (2968) - Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle generously shared by Hopscotch. Boozy aromas. Dark brown pour with a kaki head. Smooth caramels, booze, and cola notes. Good body and mouthfeel.
JStax (3823) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a thick, viscous black with a khaki colored head of foam. The aroma has notes of musky bourbon, milk chocolate, leather. Tastes heavy bourbon and chocolate and vanilla. Thick and chewy mouthfeel.