The_Osprey (3841) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle share at CBC Clerkenwell. Big thanks to Padraig for this one. Thick pour. Black, small bubbly brown head. Aroma is very sweet with molasses, marmitey yeast / bovril, liquorice. Body is medium to full, smooth, no real carbonation. Taste is molasses, sweet and sugary, more of that yeasty marmite, tangy booze. The bourbon is taking a back-seat to the sweet molasses vibe. Like a lot of Bruery beers, itís unapologetically huge, boozy and sweet. On the hedonistic Ratebeer rating system, I should really be giving this less than 3.0 as itís more of a chore than a pleasure ... but then it has some novelty value. Grateful for the opportunity to try it.
pinkzambia (1720) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2013 Bottle: I enjoyed this at the annual Stout tasting in Boise hosted by some Beer Advocate guys (gasp) where they allow some rating whores in from ratebeer.
Anyway, sweet sweet sweet. Earthy notes with licorice and a thick body. Quite enjoyable.
michcam8 (401) - Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks aaron for this whale. Lotís going on with this beer. No.1 itís extremely rich. Chocolate, malts, bourbon, etc. Smell is big barrel age bourbon coming through, chocolate, roasted malts, and vanilla. Taste is similar. Bourbon and alcohol are noticeable. Not your mom and pop beer. Iím sweating while drinking. Big beer, for big beer nerds. Not my style, but i can accept the artisan that put this shit together. Itís good, would i seek out again - absolutely not.
jake65 (2959) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 15, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, Boise imperial stout tasting, thanks syndicate for sharing! Dark brown pour, thick and syrupy, minimal brown head. Nose is sweet; vanilla and chocolate, oak, and booze. Smooth and rich flavor of vanilla, cocoa, bourbon. Like Chocolate Rain itís boozy, but not in a bad way. This is smoother and more refined; the layers of flavor seem deeper... I donít really know how to feel about this as itís super sweet and over the top, but this is just rad.
nihtila (1934) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
7.11.2014. Very intense aroma, bourbon like vanilla sweetness, raisin, cacao. Taste is very sweet, vanilla, fruits, berries, rather complex. Low carbs. Very smooth and taste. But extremely sweet, 1dl portion is ok. Portwine like.
mR_fr0g (6088) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at craft beer co clerko. Thanks to Manny for this one. Viscous sticky mahogany brown coloured pour with a thin sticky head. Aroma is big and abrasive roast, dark malts, treacle, liquorice. coconut. Vanilla, solvent. Flavour is big roast. Coconut, vanilla. Solventy alcohol, coco, cakey malts. . palate is full and sticky, velvelty. Solvent. Fruit cake. Vinous. A bit too abrasive for me.
McCarty23 (53) - Vista, California, USA - APR 17, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Black pour. Tan head. Coffee aroma, French roast flavor. Thick pour. Some burnt roast and some concentrated plum and licorice. Finishes bitter roast.
BOSSbrewer (2706) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 8, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the source. Pours dark brown to black. Super nice. Lots of dark fruits. Some hazelnuts really smooth. Some alcohol burn. Really great.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
bhensonb (12760) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 25, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Waxed, capped 750 from Marcus. Pours very dark brn/blk with dark bubbles. Alcohol aroma with chocolate, dark fruits, old wood. Fruit must be eclipsing the malt. Full bodied to the extreme. Flavor is alcohol, very plummy, chocolate, vanilla, old wood, oxidation notes. Letís add very dark treacle. Maybe coffee, maybe not. The alcohol is somewhat dominating the conversation. I like the pluminess part a lot.
olr1984 (1366) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 13, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2014 750ml bottle pours a dark black with zero head. bourbon oak chocolate vanilla and slight coffee taste.