Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - APR 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
February 2012. Rated from my backlog. 750 ml. corked bottle. Poured black with a tan head. The added oak is not over done as you can experience in so many similar beers. This one is a keeper.
HopRedHead (397) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours pitch black with very minimal tan head and thin lacing. Bourbonesque nose with roasted caramel and chocolate malt aromas. Flavours are smooth with a medium body and light carbonation. Bourbon was less pronounced in the taste and the chocolate/dark fruit flavours more noticeable. Pretty tasty.
rxeight (2037) - Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good stout. Did not get a whole lot of bourbon, more like a standard imperial stout. A little thin on the body.
conway (2174) - - MAR 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Uploading old ratings that were missing comments. One of my favorites. Huge bourbon, chocolate and roasted malt notes. Bottle ages really well. Heat drops a lot after about a year.
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snoworsummer (3769) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle. Very dark brown. Light tan foamy head. Smells lime dates, plums, figs. Tastes very sweet, like dates.
BeerandBlues2 (11063) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours opaque black with a large, creamy and frothy tan head with long retention and excellent lacing. Aroma is dark chocolate and roast malt with prune and figs, licorice and earthy hops with oak and bourbon. Flavor is malt dominant with medium hops and light bitterness, dark fruity esters and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
JulienHuxley (4649) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark oily black pour with light tan head that recedes. Aroma is quite molasses forward, bourbon is a very subtle contribution (not a bad thing!), chocolatey notes, roasted character is tame. Taste is sweet, molasses, vanilla, light booze flavor. Palate is a bit oily, heavy body, low carb. Good.
maneliquor (3479) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours jet black with a small light tan head which quickly disappears. Nose shows pepper, bourbon, vanilla, sweet christmas cake fruits and roasted malts. Heavy bourbon and vanilla in the taste. Quite plummy and raisin forward. Soaked heavy, dark fruits. Very roasty and bitter sweet. Solid but didn’t amaze me like some others
phikus01 (112) - New York, USA - MAR 9, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bourbon and soaked roasty chocolate aroma. Massive sweet chocolate vanilla oak bourbon molasses flavor. Wish I had one to age a year or two
MadIndian (2663) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Canals. This was a well balanced imperial stout. Nice blend of roast, smoke, wood, hop and chocolate. A good dry finish. Nicely done.