burg326 (3704) - Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
64 ounce growler at Markwise’s Bday bash, poured a dark black color, aromas of roast, bourbon, light vanilla, and some sweet malt. Flavors are the same as aroma, little more bourbon shines through as the beer warms, thanks Mark for the share.
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
@markwise Birthday-palooza-a-go-go Gathering-growler–thanks markwise-pours black with a rich tan head. Aroma is roasty dark malt-molasses/chocolate, bourbon. Taste is sweet roasty dark malt-molasses/chocolate, bourbon, some sour, herbal hops bite.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had a glass of this a while back at Sam’s, Durham. Nose preserves the lovely chocolate malt and roasts from the base beer, an old fave, and adds to it a very well integrated, subtle, and quite balanced addition from the barrel. Rare for this style this days, the modification actually enhances the base by evoking some of its sweeter and more assertive properties more substantially. Roasts are complemented by the wood, choc by the booze. Nice improvisation.
beernovice39 (3125) - Montana, USA - APR 1, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
#2000 Draft at Sergio’s. Black with a creamy brown head. Scent is coffee, boubon and chocolate. Taste is Amazing! Dark bitter chocolate, coffee with notes of vanilla and oak. Fantastic stout!
markwise (4467) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler courtesy of GatorGuy92. Cheers, Matt! In looking at others’ ratings, I have to assume that this mellowed with a few months of age. It was very mellow as others have pointed out how "fresh and hot" it was. Pours a typical obsidian color with a thin tan head. Nose is vanilla, wood, coffee, very mild booze, chocolate, and roasted malts. Flavor is similar- starts with coffee, chocolate and vanilla. Further looking gives off some wood and roast. Finish is mild vanilla and wood. Very nice, very balanced BA Imp stout.
pari6819 (55) - Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The barrel aged version of this is very nice. The aging brings about some fantastic Vanilla qualities to the espresso chocolate qualities to this Imperial Stout. The barrel agin also in my opinion mellows this beer nicely. It adds just the right amount of Whiskey nuances without going overboard. Truly these qualities enhance an already fantastic beer adding complexity that is enjoyable and memorable.
BVery (6298) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 28, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Tap at TBK. Very dark pour with a reddish brown head. Very similar to the non barrel aged, but you get the whiskey elements. Very good.
Drake (8563) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served on draft at Coleman’s Public House, Mt. Pleasant, SC. Pours dark brown with a thin creamy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of big whisky notes, chocolate and roasted malts. The taste is chocolate, whisky, roasted malts, caramel and a hoppy finish. Nice beer.
cheap (4057) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2012
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
On tap at vintage. Yes sir, big and black and dark and creamy appearence. Smells like any other impy stout. Flavor is same, big black and impy and of course with a hint of whisky in there. Rather strong and rude rotto-tiller. Nasty as the most nasty on style impy stouts. Alky very prominent. Whisky impy stout finish-long and rude.
bu11zeye (11943) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours an opaque black body with a medium tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, wood, chocolate, and vanilla. Flavor of vanilla, wood, cocoa, bourbon, and coffee with a bitter finish.