Patrickctenchi (3606) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours balck with a thick tan head.
Vanilla, licorice, sour mash aroma.
Taste is tart, chocolate and oaky...vaniila and bourbon.
Nice beer...with a slightly odd cherry/medicinal scent in flavour...
Different, but good.
OmegaX (1253) - Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the local ABC. Nose is sweet bourbon and a hint of chocolate. That’s about it. Nice though. Flavor is aspartame sweetness, cheap bourbon, a touch of roast, some light milk chocolate flavors, and vanilla. Pretty good.
DrinkinWell (264) - - JUN 7, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours jet black with frothy beige head. Deep aromatics--bourbon, vanilla, oak, hints of licorice. Creamy mouthfeel; decent carbonation. Sweet taste on the front of the tongue--roasted coffee beans, chocolate, vanilla, cocoa, malts--ending on a nice slightly bitter note. A joy to drink.
Erzengel (2565) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUN 6, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The beer is deep black. Thick chocolate nose, very intensive. The beer is smooth, roasted chocolate, the oak-wood fits in great and deep. Smooth and intense. The aftertaste is deep chocolate, wood, hints of roast. Great!
Darkmagus82 (1024) - - MAY 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transfer from BA review on 4-3-12 -
Served in a 10 oz chalice glass
Appearance –Served a black brew with a small brown head. The head had a moderate level of retention and once faded gave way to a good level of lacing.
Smell – The aroma of milk chocolate is heavy and delicious and is mixed with an ever so light aroma of bourbon.
Taste – The taste is of a sweeter chocolate up front. There are hints of vanilla and caramel sweetness mixed in with the chocolate. While a bit sweeter at first, it bitters up a bit more toward the middle as coffee flavors begin to pull from the sweeter flavors. Toward the end, the little bit of bourbon in the smell becomes present in the taste as well. Overall the taste transitions from sweet to more bitter to more boozy are really quite smooth and well done. Its quite nice.
Mouthfeel – A good creamy body with a lower level of carbonation. The smoothness and low carbonation allow the brew to sit on the tongue and allow for all the taste transition flavors to really permeate the tongue.
Overall – Very nice. The beer is pretty good for those that both like more bitter or more semi-sweet stouts as it spends time as both. Not the best of either, but if you can’t decide this is one I would suggest.
John25 (470) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black, no head. Aroma is chocolate, oak, and just a hint of bourbon. The taste adds marshmallow fluff and some whiskey. The carb is higher than I would like for this style and the body is too thin. The whiskey actually adds some smokey heat that shows more as the beer warms and balances out the thin body. Great brew!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
sturmthis (404) - Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Pours a nice black color with thick beige head. Smells of coffee and vanilla. You can taste the results of it being barrel aged and it also has hints of vanilla and coffee. A very solid beer. Smooth for the taste.
mstrcrwly (267) - New York, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle poured into a snifter..jet black with thin tan head..aroma of coffee, vanilla, molasses, oak..taste like it smells with notes of bourbon/whiskey..Very good.
tmoreau (2381) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared 12 oz. bottle, poured to snifters showing a black/brown color, with a modest layer of brownish tan head foam, and light waves & spots of lacing. The aroma was roasted, mocha notes, bourbon scent that promised further intervention, barrel prompted coconut, and caramelly sweetness. Only medium bodied, with fair carbonation, the taste mimicked the nose well, added a touch of dark fruit & booze, remained sweet, but showed some noticeable dryness toward the finish. Not overly bold for an Imp. Stout, but quite enjoyable.
amelialorenz (1) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tried at Pittsburgh craft beer week.
Aged in bourbon barrels.
Dark, chewy, intense. Very malty. Delish.