GBZ59 (1217) - 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.
hman43 (1156) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - MAY 27, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
It pours black with a dark brown head. It has coffee aromas with roast and a bit of smoke. There are flavors of coffee, dark chocolate, roast, smoke and a bitter finish.
vipinvelp (3841) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black color, short lasting brown foam head. Coffee in aroma, smooth drinking w/ coffee and vanilla taste, oak and smooth whiskey tones. Nice. (Velp 201605)
jsporrer (714) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown to black with a thin tan ring. Medium carbonation with plenty of lacing. Strong aroma of whiskey. A little thin for a stout. Fairly smooth with some roasted malts. Alcohol is not too overpowering. Very enjoyable. Leaves a pleasant aftertaste.
Emeister84 (2084) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 23, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aromas of caramel, toffee, vanilla, milk chocolate. Black with a mostly lasting, small neige head. Initially sweet, some roasty nuances, like a creamy mocha latte, some whiskey booziness. Full bodied, very smooth, very drinkable especially considering the double-digit ABV.
gdubu493 (60) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 29, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: boozy caramel, bread. Appearance: dark brown, almost black. Taste: citrus front end, tastes like a red wine. Palate: creamy, smooth, velvety. Overall: worth the wait
DBreskin (13) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - SEP 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Delicious with chocolate hints and the impression of a fine wine. Consistent palate to the bottom of the glass.
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madelfonatree (317) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Look - Small head was quick to develop and quick to dissipate. Tan medium bubbles head. Thick black body with brown edges. No sediment. No lacing.
Smell - Sweet bourbon. Vanilla. Coffee. Chocolate. Light berry.
Taste - Subdued bourbon. Chocolate. Coffee. Vanilla. Berry.
Feel - Looks much heavier than it is but still heavy. Carbonation more apparent than look. Bitter bite on tongue.
Overall - Lets call this Bourbon Barrel Aged Light. Average. I see myself hovering around 4 with ratings so take that in to account.
Bulk_Carrier (3736) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - AUG 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle dated 02/17/15 (born on), 10/17/15 (best by).
This was poured into a snifter.
The appearance was a dark brown close to black color with a slim finger’s worth of tan to off white foamy head that dissipated within less than about forty seconds. Slim clingy slightly foamy lacing roams around the glass nicely.
The smell starts with rich dark fruits with a good amount of rich sweet milk chocolate and bitter dark chocolate. All three meld really nice. A dry sweet semi-chocolatey aftertaste runs into the finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a fairly decent sipping quality about it. Carbonation comes across really nice and low. The dryness hits my tongue the hardest but not overbearing.
Overall, this was a pretty good Russian Imperial Stout but not a lot of whiskey barrel shows up. Maybe it was my timing but I wouldn’t mind trying again fresher.
ljthiessen (1126) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Very dark brown pour, nearly black, with a tan head. Aroma is bourbon, vanilla, roasty chocolate and coffee, raisin, prunes. Flavour is much the same; a definite whisky note up front with lots of dried fruit and roasty notes at the end. Surprisingly sweet, perhaps a little cloying. Barrel aging definitely didn't mellow this out - rather just gave it a boozy whiskey note. Very tasty, but imbalanced.
mike5326 (1624) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a tap. Dark brown color, small tan head. Sweet pepper malt aroma. Medium body with a creamy sweet malt flavor and a medium finish.
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