Abijen (2379) - ís-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Donker bruin bier met een kleine witte schuim kraag. Ruikt bourbon , alcohol, geroosterd, koffie, chocolade. Nice. Smaakt alcohol, chocolade, koffie, geroosterd, vanille.
hansvf (581) - - MAY 16, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ook weer 19%, Jack the Drunkard.. Maar nog altijd niet gepakt. Zwart, weinig schuim. Alcohisch, maar wel op een lekkere manier
Bosbouw (2510) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2016
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Mooie zwarte kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt vol koffie, mocha, chocolade. Smaakt vol koffie, chocolade, alcohol. Mooie volle afdronk.
AWISLguy (2284) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 10, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle acquired in a trade with Phesterjau. Thanks Jess! Shared by all at poker Saturday. Brown pour with reddish highlights. Aroma has big vanilla, big mocha. Cocoa. Big nice sweet nose. Taste is of sweet cocoa, bakers chocolate, light caramel. Vanilla. Not alcoholly in the taste. A bit down the throat. Low carbonation and the blend is very well done. Body is full and there is an alcohol presence. Finishes nicely blended between the bitter and sweet components. Excellent brew. A big time sipper. Would be very tough for a single person. 17
weihenweizen (2893) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Refrigerated brown bottle poured into a snifter. Black with dark brown highlights with little lacing. Aroma is chocolate & coffee, medium body, low carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is chocolate, cocoa, coffee, bourbon, and dark malt.
ABUSEDGOAT (2489) - California, USA - APR 18, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour, moderate to small tan head, decent lace/retention. Aroma is coffee, nut, chocolate, roast, oak, vanilla, caramel - the works. Simplest terms itís a nutty coffee aroma with the other dark malts there. Full bodied, big nutty coffee flavor. Alcohol is there, itís definitely boozy like its relatives. I like it.
jake65 (3244) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - APR 17, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Boise Imperial Stout Tasting. Deep brown color with a thin ring of tan head. Nose is vanilla and chocolate sweetness, faint roast. Huge sweet taste, vanilla and mocha. Lightly boozy, but hey itís 19.4 abv... Great sipper, very rich.
jbruner (3783) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 16, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep brownish black from the bomber with bubbly tan head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma of big maple and chocolate notes over a boozy undertone. Taste is right there too, a bit of vanilla and coffee over the molasses sweetness, booze isnít too bad considering the abv. Tasty.
Dfonorow (2039) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at RateBeer Best 2016. Pour is black with no head. Aroma of fresh ground coffee, dairy creamer, chocolate, vanilla, and booze. Flavor of dark chocolate, fudge, and coffee. Finish isnít as boozy as I would expect.
aleigator (675) - GERMANY - MAR 7, 2016
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a thinner dark brown-black color, with a small film at the top of the beer. Leaves back an oily film and alcohol legs after swirling, revealing the huge body of this.
Smells of fudge coated, sweeter bakers chocolate, slowly melting in the glass. Coffee adds an earthy quality together with a pleasant, flowery dryness, opening up the palate to the prominent Bourbon barrel. Oak, spices, chocolate and rock sugar blend perfectly together, not neccessarly reminding of a nearly 20 abv beer, while this certainly provides a pleasant depth on the nose.
Drinks almost flat, perfectly fitting in terms of highlighting the huge body of this, while producing a pleasant silkness, coating the tongue together with spicy oak. A vibrant barrel bite is certainly there, while it gets balanced by sweet chocolate and brownie batter, leading to an incredibly well put together beer regarding its huge body, drinking surprisingly easy, while certainly not hiding its complexity either.
Tastes of milk chocolate coated espresso beans, providing a nice sweetness, mingled into earth and toasted malts. Its barrel gets recognizable by a peppery, sharp and dry spiciness, which coates my teeth till the finish. Cinnamon adds to these flavors while Bourbon reaches an intense, palate collapsingly strong, hot peak, leading to a clean, silk and dry finish, together with toffee and earth entangled, cold brewed coffee.
Drinks way more full-bodied than the nose revealed, finding its most convincing strengh in its balance. Many other of the big Bruery stouts are too over the top for my palate to be enjoyable, this one is different though. It features a well put together mix of coffee, spicy Bourbon and melting chocolate, with every ingredient benefiting from each other. For a stout in this abv range its mouthfeel is surprisingly thin though, offering an interesting contrast to the intensity of the taste.