CraftBeerNick (711) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home 10th January 14. Great aroma, lots going on. Pretty dark... Black, taste is liquorice, some sharp and sweet notes, leather, oak and bourbon. Nice and better than Old Heathen
jcnielsen (1664) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with tan head. Chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, oak aromas. Bourbon, vanilla, cocoa, slight boozy flavors. A bit goopy, with a boozy flavor. Not my favorite barrel aged beer.
olr1984 (858) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 8, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
2012 bottle pours a dark black with zero head. Roasted malt aroma. Taste the same with slight wood.
wnoble (1207) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2010 bottle from Rich, thanks! Pours black with a small light tan head. Nose is soy sauce, light chocolates, coffee, paper, light vanilla and woods. Flavor is soy sauce, paper, coffee, wood, vanilla, butterscotch caramels. Finishes medium dry. Medium light body. This one probably shouldn’t have been aged. Sorry, beer.
Jrwhitney6 (230) - - DEC 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark, dark brown with very thin head - holding up to light there is almost a cherry hue in streaks. Wonderful nose - vanilla, coffee, wood. Taste was actually less complex than the nose - a little disappointing. There is some vanilla, a drop of bourbon, and some bitterness on the finish, but I found this a bit simple and thin for an imperial stout. It is good and pretty easy to drink (for an imperial stout) - but there are better ones out there (e.g., Great Divide)
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Errl (1278) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to jbPortland..Pour is dark black with a tan head...Nose is brown sugar, vanilla, wet oak, whiskey, dirt Taste is light chocolate, bitterness, light vanilla, faint barrel, vanilla, earth, dryness, ..
Strykzone (4403) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle from wchesser. Deep black pour with a classic tan head that has good retention. Roasted aromas with light vanilla. Later bourbon emerges. Wood flavor with roasted notes. Cocoa is dry rather than milk chocolate. Some acid and citrus hops in the background. Bourbon flavors grow mid way through but are not over powering at all. Somehow a hint of spice gets in at the finish. The wood, cocoa, roast, and bourbon all balance out well with room for a few subtleties that come through.
rdixon77 (409) - Georgia, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with light coming through. Strong vanilla and bourbon in the nose. Tastes of toasted dark malts, sweet bourbon, oak. Boozy but a little thin. Okay stuff.
b3shine (4233) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft to taster. Looks good; a semi-opaque dark cola with beige lacing. Smells of dark malt, chocolate, roast, oak, and bourbon. Tastes like it smells, but less balanced, with a thin, average (at best) mouthfeel. Eh.
jdobbs (271) - New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is dark smokey whiskey and oak. The taste is Malty sweet up front followed by an intense smokey bitterness that is accented by the oak aged whiskey barrels. Very dark and robust with a noticeable alcohol burn in the finish. Good on a special occasion.