JBPortland (409) - Portland, Maine, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12pz bottle pours dark brown/black into tulip with 1 finger creamy tan head. Nose is strong bourbon right away, boozy vanilla, spearmint, oak notes. Mouthfeel is creamy, medium bodied, smooth, but a tad on the thin side. Taste is smokey toasted dark coffee, roasty, bourbon undertones. Finish is bitter roasted coffee, vanilla notes, caramel notes, which transitions into some very subtle barrel flavors and lasting bourbon all around. Would have like the oak dialed up a bit. A very good beer.
DCLawyer (1299) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle->snifter. Pours a deep cola brown with small light brown head. A: whiskey, chocolate, molasses. T: coffee, malt, toffee, chocolate, booze. A bit thin, and quite boozy.
RobertDale (2857) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - SEP 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle. Thanks Brenton! Pours almost black with a small tan head. Aroma of bourbon, malt, chocolate, and vanilla. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, and wood. Tasty!
obguthr (3389) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very pruney, light hints of whiskey, not at all hot. Effervescent mahogany, thin tan head. A more even proportion of prune and whiskey on the palate. I donít care for either individually, but they play nice together in this brew. Plum tartness in the finish. Harsh carbonation for the style, medium body. Not at all my preferred style of imperial stout, but I found enjoyment in it.
penguinfinity (83) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. (Disclaimer: I generally do not like stouts.) Smells nice, almost like a wine. Pours dark brown, almost black with a dark brown thin head that dissipates after a few seconds. Feels thick and heavy, a little bitter but not as much as Iíd anticipated. Tastes like a good red wine. (I donít like wine, either.) But the best stout Iíve had yet.
SilentJo (59) - Chocowinity, North Carolina, USA - SEP 17, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown with a little bit of tan head that disappeared quickly leaving thin lacing. Aroma is malty and taste is a strong malt taste. Not as thick as most stouts Iíve tried but very pleasant.
Rpitteng (15) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark with little tan head, dissipating very quickly. Smells strongly of toasted malt. Tastes slightly sweet. Oak and bourbon up front, rounded off with toffee and vanilla. Lasting smokiness. Thin for a stout, but certainly not lacking. Delicious.
TreborWhip (386) - Reading, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours dark brown with quickly dissipating tan head. Aroma of roasted malts. Flavors of burnt wood, bittersweet coffee, and light bourbon. Consistency more barley wine like than stout.
Hopswagger (179) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
P: Pitch black body with a dollop of esspresso froth that dissipates to a thin edged cap. Micro bubble lacing.
S: Aroma is similar to a fart or a hair salon giving perms. Wood, sour mash, musty dirt. Also is similar to the aroma in Hobby Lobby.
T/M: Sour mash, dusty wood, sweet dark fruits, white grapes, cheap caramel chocolates, old cigars, sticky molasses, prunes, apple peels and finishes like flat Dr. Pepper. Finish gives off an odd linger similar to refried beans. Metal and buttered toast shows up once warmed. Carbonation is on the flat side and the body is medium-full.
O: At first the aroma really was a no go cuz Iím not into drinking farts but as it opened up it became more like musty craft store floral aroma than ass seepage. The flavors were muted but decent. I really expected much more from this. Glad I tried this but not one I will revisit in the future.
HighWine (932) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle that I purchased in May 2012 thatís been refrigerated ever since. Served tonight in a snifter. Black pour, almost no head. Aroma is metallic with charred oak. Taste is smoky and slightly sweet. Flavors of anise and oak present themselves on the second sip. Velvety mouthfeel. Smoke flavor lingers in the mouth. Probably better fresher but still very nice.