AdamChandler (3884) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 27, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black and oily, aroma of fudge and chocolate. Tons of chocolate and whiskey. great balance on this one. you can’t really taste the booze which is very impressive.
Advocate_Ames (539) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2013 bottle. Pours dark with a brown mocha colored ring of foam that hugs my glass. The aroma is rich of sweet bourbon, roasted notes, vanilla, and chocolate. There are hints of coconut and figs. The flavor mimics the aroma but with a more defined coconut and dark fruit taste. The description mentions marshmallow flavors and honestly they were spot on by stating that. The finish has a nice bourbon flavor with a pleasant roasty bitterness. Also this beverage is very kind to my palate for being such a big style brew. Overall this is definitely a stout to try. Glad I obtained this.
Low69caprice (100) - Yucca valley, California, USA - SEP 10, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Perfection in balance dark black pour bourbon nose with added coffee roast and some caramel. Flavor of rich bourbon and wonderful imperial stout flavors nice heat n finish and I say again wonderful balance on such a big beer with loads of flavors.
GothGargoyle (1882) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a tan head. Aroma is bourbon, caramel, dark fruits, hint of booze, cocoa. Medium bodied, hint of tart astringency on the finish. Taste is bourbon, cocoa powder, dark fruits, nutty.
Blairgus (3570) - California, USA - AUG 7, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
7 Aug 2015, bottle. black. nose is raisins, plums, unsweetened chocolate, alcohol. full body and mildly fizzy. figs, occasional notes of dark chocolate, alcohol, figs, burnt notes, sweet, molasses, tobacco. amazing!
gEUS (1583) - Linden, BELGIUM - JUL 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle shared at a tasting. While the aromas are rich in oak and vanilla, the mouthfeel and taste are more overwhelming in alcohol. Sometimes, the pappy is overestimated (and maker’s mark underestimated - just my opinion)
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 4, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Big brown pour, brown head. Rich and full of flavor! Loads of bourbon, but not over the top. Chocolate, vanilla, light toasted malt, prunes, molasses. Delicious.
Sarlacc83 (1540) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at RBSG. Thanks!
A: Pitch black, cappuccino head.
N: Brandy, bourbon, cherries, toffee, vanilla, caramel, cocoa, coffee, a touch of soy and some black licorice.
T: Very sweet - not cloying. The barrel is integrated very well.
M: Oily heavy body, touch of alcohol burn.
O: Solid IRS. I really like the way they let the barrel accent the stout while maintaining its own idiom. Would have again, for sure
douglas88 (7587) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 25, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a jet black color with a medium white head. A big, no massive bourbon nose. The flavor is a showcase for Pappy, smooth vanilla, some wood, sugary, no heat. This is damn smooth. Roast, cocoa, some raisin. More awesome Pappy.
Sledutah (6250) - Utah, USA - JUN 23, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the RBSG, grand tasting
Dark brown with a medium sized tan head, good lacing. Aroma of dark malts, caramel and woody. Taste of dark malts, vanilla and woody