tdmuel (250) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from 2012. Pour is nearly pitch black with a little light getting through on the edge, and a mocha head. Lots of vanilla and coffee on the nose, some oak, milk chocolate, lots of toasted malt, and some bourbon. Taste is a lot weaker than I was expecting, milk chocolate, some coffee, vanilla and caramel notes, a bit of oak and toasted malt. Smelled great, but the taste was a letdown. Almost a watery mouthfeel with not much of a finish. Iíll have to try a fresh bottle to compare.
fiveacestx (468) - Texas, USA - APR 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle received in trade - jet black with a mocha head and mocha coffee aroma. Very smooth easy drinking brew. I didnít really detect anything in the bourbon department.
Thebullshornbar (63) - Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of the more easy drinking Ba stouts despite a lingering tartness. The palate consists of cocoa, fresh cherries, molasses, ash, and some tanic booziness from the aging. Very nice be but doesn?t really stand out among a wide array of Ba stouts.
kid_piwo (13) - - MAR 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chocolate, coffee, maybe even a hint of cherry in the good nose. Flavor matches but wish it was just a bit thicker body
scotchzombie (289) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours shiny dark brown with an uplifting tan head of fine bubbles. The head fades to a fair coating. Aroma is roasted malt and tangy cocoa coffee. Taste brings a nice rich chocolate flavor to the roasted malt. Clear bourbon whiskey flavors that last strongly in the aftertaste. Notes of vanilla and a bit of coffee bitterness as well. Quite outstanding flavor but just a bit boozy. Substantial carbonation and body is a bit thin. I enjoyed this beer very much.
Gromis (18) - , Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This pours a very deep brown color. It flows like it's very thick; almost reminds me of a thin strap molasses. Very good taste. It seems like the time in the barrel took a lot of the bitter notes out and replaced it with a hint of smokiness. Very good and enjoyable, and I'm not even a porter fan!
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conway (1131) - - MAR 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black with a 2 finger mocha head. Aroma is chocolate, marshmallow and oak. Taste is chocolate, cheap bourbon, vanilla, marshmallow and a heaping portion of charred malt in the finish that balances out the sweetness. Mouthfeel is slightly thin for the style. Relatively strong carbonation and sticky. Tasty, but I wish the body was a little more substantial.
AmericanHobo (22) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2014
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours a coal dust black and thick with no head like molasses. Need roasted malt aroma. Balanced malt and choclate flavor with hint of chicory on finish.
Strife21 (98) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark black with brownish head. Smell is chocolate, cherry and bourbon. Taste is sweet cherry, chocolate, smoked malt and subtle bourbon. Medium body, light carbonation.
weissblau (17) - - MAR 14, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful brown Lacey head. Smells of brown sugar and molasses with an alcoholic bite. Flavor is surprisingly smooth with caramel, vanilla, plenty of malty sweetness and just a touch of hops. A truly world-class beer overall.
MercyDevice (331) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Guess Iím in the minority because I did not like this even though I love Imperial Stouts. It had a nasty aftertaste and tasted medicinal. Some coffee and licorice notes.