MarcoDL (2133) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Brilliant brew. Strong and rich imperial stout, the long bourbon aging give the beer a deep taste of vanilla, cinnamon, some fruits and oak. Lots of alcohol, but it is wel hidden. Amazing.
caesar (5043) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled @ Zeebra #2, small sample. Viscous, vinous. Alcoholic, roast, coffee. Bit sweet. Very alcoholic. They were able to hide the alcohol in the chocolate rain, but this one is way too alcoholic, which dominates the whole beer. Not really good actually.
umich03jm (1926) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2013 bottle thanks to John for sharing. Dark brown pour with no head. Aroma has tons of burnt caramel and vanilla with some dried dark fruit and alcohol. Tastes way too sweet. Strong rich caramel, brown sugar, molasses, vanilla, and rich dried fruit. Tastes more like a fruited, sweetened liquor than a beer. No carbonation. Thick, chewy and syrupy. Big boozy alcohol burn in the finish. The big, bold flavors here are nice but it’s just too much alcohol for me.
stevoj (2064) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at Boise’s Imperial Stout get together, over 120 bottles to choose from. Going with the flow on this rating.
TXBadger (1334) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this at a tasting. Oak, vanilla, dark fruit, and funk on the nose; all follow onto the palate. A little hot fresh. Not overly excited about the brett on it either, finishes tart.
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2012 bottle courtesy of Dakine. Black pour with a thin tan head. Aroma is dark fruit, bourbon, roasted malt. Taste is sweet, dark fruit, bourbon. The alcohol taste rises as the drink warms. Beer is thick and clingy.
zvikar (3371) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 17, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 18, 2014 Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks DSG. Bottled 9/18/13, 18.9%. Pours almost opaque dark brown with no head, aroma of soy, chocolate, wood, vanilla, coconut, fruits, cognac, wax, cork, flavor of chocolate, cognac, grapes, bourbon, maple, brandy, red wine, red fruits, wood, vanilla, coconut, full bodied. Outstanding.
burg326 (3640) - Florida, USA - APR 9, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured dark black with aromas of chocolate, vanilla, oak, light earth, sweetness, and bourbon. Flavors follow suit boozy aftertaste a bottle to share with friends for sure.
bierkoning (10007) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2009 bottle. Black and opague. Intense chocolate aroma, boozy, vanilla and bourbon. Dried red and tropical fruit. Complex, full bodied. Thick. Bready, caramel, chocolate. Pasta choca, vanilla. Boozy bourbon. Lots of warming alcohol. I love this one!
UDBeernut (1652) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - APR 1, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle, pours old slick black, no head. bourbon, vanilla, pitted fruits, wood. light astringency. a great beer by any measurement.