rdixon77 (1964) - Georgia, USA - APR 26, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks Danny! Fantastic ba imperial. Viscous black pour. Vanilla, dark fruits, coconut, spice, chocolate and of course a sweet bourbon. More lively tasting than some imperial stouts. Great stuff.
hman43 (877) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - APR 22, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
It pours black with a brown head. It has aromas of bourbon, chocolate, roasted malts, molasses. It has bourbon flavors, roasted malts, chocolate, and strong alcohol. It has a heavy feel to it with a strong bitterness and plenty of alcohol warmth.
nearbeer (4609) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 19, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375 ml. bottled March 23, 2016 that indicates 12% abv, not the current 10.75% shown here. Thereís just a bunch of gibberish about the Dark Ages written on the label that provides less information about the beer than the current blurb above. Opaque ebony body has a thin disc of creamy foam on top. Nose is soy, dark chocolate, earthy caramel, toasted oak and roasted peanut. Tastes of dark chocolate, soy, toasted oak, vanilla, whiskey, earthy-spicy charred pepper, wood and cured tobacco. Heavy body is slightly sticky for a huge dessert beer. Has a smooth, medium carbonation and a nice balance. A little of the 12% shows but this one was only 3 weeks old, so if I could manage to age one Iím sure it would be barely noticeable.
AdamChandler (4189) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - APR 18, 2016
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Snifter @ wicked weed. Very evident alcohol legs on the swish in glass. 1 finger coffee colored head. Pitch black. Only 6 months in the barrel. Hoping itís good. Coconut, clove, coffee, vanilla and spice in aroma. The flavor is sharp, pretty standard in flavor for a non aged RIS. I assume itís relatively young. It has all of the booze youíd expect. Tight bubbles make up the mouthfeel. The finish is grain alcohol and coffee. All of the flavors are there but itís just too loose and nothing is blended. I taste 100% of the alcohol. It has an ever clear taste with coffee, fudge and barley. I like it but maybe 2 years in a bottle to soften things up?
Breezy4life (29) - - APR 17, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Color is black. No light penetration. Aroma is chocolate, bourbon, malt, and vanilla notes. Taste is chocolate, earth, and bourbon. Vanilla notes on aftertaste. Mouthfeel is heavy. Aftertaste lingers. Absolutely delicious.
*12 oz bottle poured into wine glass
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Cybercat (4635) - Georgia, USA - APR 16, 2016
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours opaque coffee sable with a good tan head that leaves generous lacing. Aroma presents rich roast malt, quality coffee, bourbon-soaked wood, semi-sweet chocolate and subtle molasses tones. Flavor takes all this up a notch, except that the bourbon and wood go up two notches. Maybe the chocolate as well. This is one superb brewski! Body is thick and viscous, while fizz is strong and lasting. One of the best Iíve ever had - wicked good!
TylerGreenDC (722) - - APR 11, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft. Thick, deep tan head. Aroma of chocolate ice cream and a bit of bourbon. Flavors are enormously rich and include chocolate, vanilla, butterscotch, wood, French pressed coffee, fig and only then a bit of bourbon. The bourbon is definitely background to the stout here. World-class.
j12601 (9100) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 10, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pouring at EBF 2016. Pours a deep brown to black with a thin tan head. Medium bodied, big roast, chocolate, cocoa. Big and roasty, long chocolate, loads of bourbon.
sonnycheeba (4773) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 7, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2016 bottle. Pours deep dark brown with tan head. Aroma is bourbon, chocolate, oak, vanilla, dark fruit, light roast, and rich caramel. Flavor is rich chocolate and barrel character with soft sweetness and nice roast/wood character. Full body.
slowrunner77 (8987) - Reno, Nevada, USA - APR 5, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12.5% abv batch. Stinkin smooth, at any abv. Flavor is not as deep as the ba Ten Fidy, but itís smooth as silk, bourbon notes are all over it, with some chocolate and light roast. Delicious.