Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
750ml bottle - 2011 vintage.
Near black pour with lots of tan head. Smells incredible - chocolate, roast, tons of bourbon, vanilla. Crazy complex. Flavors of graham cracker, vanilla, dark chocolate, and a bit of dark fruit. Amazing beer.
Patrickctenchi (5947) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUL 3, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black, slight soapy tan ring.
Scent is bourbon.
Taste is bourbon.
Vanilla, dark fruit....very sweet with a harsh alcohol burn.
I believe my words were: " (cough)....It’s....stout....(cough) "
shrubber85 (10544) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 2011. Bourbon, vanilla, and prune malt aroma. Dark brown with minimal head. Very sweet brown sugar, coffee, vanilla flavor. A bit unbalanced - on the edge of being cloying. Not bad - sweet and boozy - probably needed to cellar longer.
queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUL 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Bourbon, vanilla, plum , chocolate, coffee, big alcohol aroma. Black with a minimal tan head, very leggy on the walls of the glass. Sweet sugary bourbon, borderline cloying sweetness, alcohol, and coffee flavor. Reminded me a bit of Kahlua. Full syrupy body, with a prominent alcohol burn. I might have rated this higher, but in fairness to the beer, I did taste it during a tasting party after I had tasted both Three Floyds Vanilla Bean Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Lord and Cognac Barrel Aged Dark Lord de Muerte.
csteele2144 (125) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
drink from a 2011 bottle courtesy of the pipeworks guys. Pours black with thin tan head. Notes of dark roasted grain, espresso, chocolate, licorice and bourbon and oak with an alcohol spiciness. Fantastic beer.
nimbleprop (7351) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 19, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle of the 2011 version. Pours an opaque brown, almost black with some creamy, tan head. Nose is malty, bread, dark pitted fruit, vodka, chocolate. Flavors of chocolate, pitted fruit, some malt, wet bread, heavy booze, potato vodka. Just not a ton of beer flavor there, just booze and sweetness. Full bodied, sticky finish. Heavy handed. 4 guys couldn’t finish a bottle. Why does something like this even come in a 750ml format?
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap, 2011 batch. Pours a pitch black color with a tan head. Aroma is super sweet, I get chocolate, molasses, oak, bourbon, vanilla, dark fruits, coffee, liquorice and dark caramel. The flavor follows the nose and super sweet and complex, with almost not trace of alcohol except warmth, I get chocolate, molasses, oak, bourbon, vanilla, dark fruits, coffee, liquorice and dark caramel. The body is full with a thick oily and creamy mouth feel. Overall an amazing HUGHE Imperial Stout!
Blairgus (4103) - California, USA - JUN 17, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
17 June 2012, tap at the Bruery, 2010 batch (18.2%). Very dark brown, clear. Sweet, malty wet bread and burnt chocolate. Alcohol is noticeable but nowhere near what I expected from 18.2%. Full body, very syrupy, slightly fizzy. Really rich, very syrupy, golden syrup, lots of raisins. Amazing!
madmitch76 (21720) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
29th December 2009
ChrisO ’Night Of The Gaylords’ tasting. 19.5% Version. Opaque black beer. Dark chocolate coloured head. Chocolate and a touch of glue on the nose. Soft palate. Rich dark chocolate, Port Wine, dark fruits. Cherry and other red fruits. Warming aniseed alcohol that is seamlessly blended. Just a little glue in the undertone, it doesn’t detract. A brilliant mix of chocolate and dark fruits. Finishes soft with a warming afterglow.
dbarnold (1127) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - JUN 6, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Blew me away....pours like used motor oil, completely black, no head thick, viscous. Smell is sweet and strong. Flavor is everywhere...dominantly chocolate, anise, licorice, and dark fruit. Tons of sugar of course with the ABV being what it is. So strong, yet goes down really well. Finish is long and lingering and really amazing. Slow sipper that you want a lot of.