Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JAN 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle thanks to ksurkin. Rating #84. Thick black pour with a nice tan head. Roast and a little smoke with an underlying sweetness. Roasty and a little ashy, picking up some chocolate as well. Not getting any bourbon, but I’m getting a little of the wood though. (2107)
50belair (2141) - Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a few off white bubbles. Coffee and caramel nose. A real nice imperial stout with coffee, fudge, caramel, chocolate, and roasted malt notes.
badgerben (4385) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Skyview V, 11/11/11. Courtesy of Skyview. Black color with no head. Roasted coffee aroma. Slightly stale coffee flavor. Vanilla and some char notes.
ryanfolty (1829) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - NOV 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Date: November 11, 2011 Mode: Bottle Source: MN Gathering @ Skyview V Dark brown pour, aroma of cigarettes and coffee, taste also had some bourbon.
Trev (1868) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 12, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Skyview
Pour is very dark brown.
Strong coffee aroma backed by bourbon.
Flavour is full on espresso, dark roast maltiness, some milk chocolate.
boozy bourbon finish. Loved the chocolatey espresso parts.
smith4498 (2980) - Miami, Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from a trade with ksurkin. Pours dark brown with light brown head. Aromas of boubon, coffee, vanilla and roasted malts. Flavors of sweet milk chocolate, coffee, vanilla, roasted malts and some bourbon. Full body with minimal carbonation. Thanks Ken.
BVery (5924) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 11, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Bottle at MN Gathering @ Skyview V. Very dark rich brown pour with minimal head. Aroma of cigarette smoke and coffee. Medium dense palate. Taste is coffee and bourbon.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 11, 2011
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Dark body. No head. Thanks bob. Aroma of coffey. Too bitter. Thank god I’m not getting the bourbon people are getting on aroma. Green pepper on the aroma, as with too many beers. Perhaps my two least favorite things in a beer flavor - bourbon and peppery coffey.
joes (71) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - NOV 6, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very dark brown, almost black beer. Aroma of coffee, sweet alcohol, chocolate/mocca. Starts sweet, but good bitter and sweet balance in the backtaste. Sweet coffee, some liquorice and loads of mocca. Verry smooth, verry good.
argo0 (11316) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask. Small beige head atop black body with brown edge. Aroma is moderately sweet, coffee/roast, bittersweet chocolate, some vinous/alcohol, light vanilla. Taste is moderately sweet, espresso, roast, some bittersweet chocolate, coffee liqueur, faint Bourbon. Medium-full body, low carbonation, some stickiness.