GBZ59 (1182) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), - AUG 28, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Botella de 355ml. Vaso Tumbler. Revisitada en agt´12. Color marrón oscuro y espuma bronceada que crea una capa cremosa que se disipa con rapidez. Aromas quemados y torrefactos, trazos de chocolate, frutos del bosque ácidos y notas de alcohol en nariz. Al primer sorbo, toques de chocolate, bayas y Bourbon seguido por algo de malteado torrefacto. Cuerpo intenso y viscoso con carbonatación moderada a alta. Textura oleosa-aguada en el intermedio hace que el sabor tartárico anule las maltas. Es de agradecer que no permanezca hasta el final que se presenta levemente lupulizado y con dulce malteado. Cálido alcohol en el retrogusto. Decepcionante.
355ml bottle. Tumbler glass. Revisited on agt´12. Dark brown color. Tan froth creates a creamy, quickly dissipated crown. Burnt & roasted aromas, hints of chocolate, tartar berries & alcohol notes to the nose. Touches of chocolate, berries & Bourbon at first sip follow by some roasted maltiness. Full & viscous body. Medium to high carbonation. Oily to watery texture in the middle makes tartiness to blow up malts. Helpfully it doesn´t linger into the slightly hoppy & sweet malty finish. Warming alcohol on the aftertaste. Dissapointed.
TXBadger (1707) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 1, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black like oil with similar viscosity and a nice amount of khaki colored head. Whiskey and cocoa on the nose, a little roasted malt too; follows onto the palate. Finishes with vanilla and cocoa, with a whiskey backbone.
BierMeHoos (244) - Maryland, USA - MAR 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from the bottle very dark, almost black, opaque. Aroma has touches of chocolate, vanilla and just a hint coffee and alcohol. Flavor was lots of dark roast malt, vanilla, and some dark fruit. Palate was thin. Overall, a good beer.
samsmith33 (481) - - MAR 29, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at blend.
Aroma is whiskey and lots of coffee, chocolate.Taste is coffee and whiskey.Dark black color. Medium head.Tasty.
tectactoe (2882) - Michigan, USA - MAR 24, 2015
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle: Mostly black pour, some dark brown near the top with a foamy, rich tan head that slowly settles to a foam. Aroma of tart red apple, grapes, & a strong, sour acetic & vinegar note. Slight dark malt? But this thing is infected as fuck & smells gross. Flavor isn’t as bad... Burnt caramel, rich milk chocolate, but there’s still a big acetone tartness, vinegar, & a sour dark fruit finish. Gross. Goddamn nasty infected shit.
schmittaj (5) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 22, 2015 does not count
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Really good. The subtleness of the oak blends perfectly with the malty and licorice flavor of the imperial stout.
njager246 (464) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Whiskey aroma with a but of malts, full bodied a lot of whisky and pretty nice overall beer
cpetrone84 (1589) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2015
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pour is jet black with a tight caramel head that dissipates quickly. Nose is assertive bourbon, slightly harsh, heavy roast, slightly acrid, very sugary. Ouch, taste is rough, heavily acrid, burnt malts, extremely sweet finish, body is thin, empty in back, light carb, slick oily feel.
skmikeg (1124) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - MAR 8, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 2, 2015 Pours pitch black with a one finger khaki head with nice lacing. Aroma is of roasted malts, coffee, bourbon, vanilla, oak, coco, tobacco, dark fruits, caramel sweet malts, and some anise. Taste is of good bourbon aged stout with a lot of nice oak, whiskey, roasted malts, vanilla, coffee, licorice, dark fruits, and just a little booze in the finish. Has a medium-full body with a creamy, oily mouthfeel and a slightly bitter, semi dry, long, lingering, slightly warming finish. Overall, a pretty nice bourbon barrel aged stout that isn’t too boozy compared to similar beers of the style.
bigtaster (691) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bottle into snifter. Black with large light brown head. Nose is coffee, bourbon, roasted barley. Oily body, sweet with a slight bitterness at the end. Long finish if coffee and burnt toast. Good.
Mr_Abner (90) - Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours black with a khaki head. Aromas of roasted malts, bourbon, chocolate. Strong alcohol taste (cheap vodka), roasted malts, oak. Creamy, full mouthfeel. Medium bodied with a bitter finish. For me, it is a bit hot and doesn’t live up to the aroma.