berntholer (1397) - Antwerp, - JUN 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
quite dense beige head leaves structured lacing. coffee coloured. aroma is earthy, ground coffee, chocolate, bit salty, boozy. taste like aroma, liquorice, alcoholsweet with aftertaste of roasted malts. medium body and quite carbonated. and where is the bourbon supposed to be?? i liked the regular version more. bottle 37,5cl / bbf nov-2023
Ibrew2or3 (7498) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 3, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black foiled 37.5cl green glass bottle pours with a deep dark body that supports a dark brown head of foam. The aroma offers up molasses and toffee sweetened dark roasted to burnt malts as well as black licorice, vanilla, bourbon, chocolate and then some booziness at the end of the draw. The taste is rich and deep with molasses sweetened dark roasted malts and burnt malts heading into chocolate and a nectar sweet coffee sort of malt sensation. To midway it gets mildly boozy just as the chocolate note becomes more dark chocolate like with the associated velvety smooth mouth feel. Very nice as the bourbon barrel treatment plays only a supporting role in the experience . Solid.
SeniorZozo (294) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 28, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
black beer with a long lasting dark beige foam; aroma of Bourbon, wood, ashes and roasted mocha; full-bodied; pretty sweet; quite thick and light oily; fairly bitter; residual sugars cool
ctipping (228) - Florida, USA - JUL 25, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
375 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Black. Medium khaki head. Boozy aroma. Heavy roasted malt and molasses. A little coffee. Taste is equally boozy. Heavy roasted malt. Sweet molasses. Sharp acidic coffee. Barrel barely yields any bourbon. Some oak. Bitter and burnt acrid finish. Extremely boozy and heavy. The harshness of this beer doesn’t quite outweigh its merits.
Lore (1478) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 17, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
deep dark brown colour, moderate sized brown head; aroma of roasted coffee, vanilla,some woody and whisky notes as well as alcohol; taste of roasted, herbal and syrupy notes, some vanilla again and spicy alcohol; great imperial stout
mateuszk (873) - Poznań, POLAND - JUL 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Almost black in colour, beige head. In aroma roastiness, dark malts, chocolate, some vanilla and bourbon, not impressive. In flavour more vanilla, coffee, roastinesss and a bit of alcohol. Full bodied, high carbonation, a bit watery on the palate, it’s still quite oily, but for for imperial stout it’s not that oily. Medium bitter and roasty finish. Decent, but I prefer normal coffee goliath.
BrewTom (452) - - JUL 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sour, cherry smell. Deep black with milky coffee head. Smooth palate. Sweet burnt cognac & bourbon, coffee, bitter chocolate taste with long bitter finish. A big, complex beer.
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gunnfryd (12439) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 9, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
KRS 311214. Black colour with a brown head. Aroma is mocha, cocoa, bourbon, vanilla. Flavour is bourbon , alcohol, malt, hop, coffee, mocha, cocoa, vanilla, licorice. Very nice beer.
gopherfan99 (912) - CROATIA - JUL 7, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle; pours nearly black with a ring of mocha colored foam; boozy aroma with chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, and a hint of wood; taste is sweet with chocolate with coffee, roasted malt, and a hint of licorice; finish is bitter and dry with alcohol; very nice
tderoeck (6221) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 2, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
8/VI/15 - 37.5cl bottle from Bierhalle Deconinck (Vichte) @ home - BB: 4/IX/2023 (2015-770) < /i> Thanks to Erwin for sharing the bottle!
Clear black beer, creamy beige head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: mocha, dried fruits, alcohol, coffee, vanilla, bourbon notes. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: surprisingly sourish, coffee, caramel, alcohol, hoppy bitterness, coffee, vanilla, bourbon. Aftertaste: lots of alcohol, caramel, vanilla, chocolate, mocha, some coffee, dry hoppy finish.
vjohans (482) - SWEDEN - JUN 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Alcohol, coffee, toast, rosty, Wood, vanilla. Heavy sweet, light sour. Long finish