budznsudz (561) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with a thin tan ring. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, and roasted malt. Taste is chocolate roast, sweet bourbon, coffee, and vanilla. Really smoothe and very tasty.
Westchesterco (985) - mclean, Virginia, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance dark brown slight head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee taste coffee and bourbon lovely flavor and lingers on the palate
Sperine (283) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2013
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Blue Dog in Chalfont, PA. As soon as this beer was placed in front of me, I could smell that I was in for a treat. Great balance of coffee and bourbon barrel flavors. I need to grab a couple bottles of this.
knickskicks (753) - - MAY 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black, thick tan head. Nose is big bourbon, chocolate, raisins, prunes. Taste is molasses, some milk chocolate, big prunes, really saccharine. Thick sticky mouthfeel.
PhillyCraft (3316) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Barcade, pours black with mocha head. Notes of butter oak, layered rich booze, coffee, vanilla bean, and cocoa dust. Medium to fuller body with a rich palate and mouth. This thing was creamy as fuck yo.
keanex (1476) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAY 13, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Barcade, Philly.
Appearance: Black body, thin creamy head.
Aroma: Chocolate, coconut, and mild bourbon.
Taste: Creamy milk chocolate, light bourbon and some roasted malts on the finish.
Palate: Thick and big bodied.
Overall: Outstanding bourbon barrel aged imperial stout. Very balanced with nice sippability.
tcane7 (1666) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle with Ray and Ryan. Pours black with mocha head. Coffee, chocolate, vanilla, oak, bourbon. Big bourbon and vanilla flavors. Creamy mouthfeel. Boozy and tasty
Darwenus (558) - Virginia, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep brown with absolutely no head. This thing is flat. The aroma is OK. It’s the mingling of bourbon, coffee and chocolate malt I expected. The flavor is alright, too. Very sweet. Big chocolate, but not bitter chocolate like I like. Just a really sweet, syrupy chocolate. Coffee and bourbon and a little hint of hops. Look, here’s the thing... this stout tastes pretty good, but there are a thousand other stouts that taste pretty good, too. And with Russian imperials like Old Rasputin out there at significantly lower prices, there is just no need to spend what amounts to too much money on a trendy, mostly alright beer like this one.
Pinball (10869) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pitch dark , small light brown head.
aroma is mild. roasted. licorice.
flavor is coffee, toffe, syrupy sweetness.
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2010 Bottle shared by Drew. Pours black with a dark tan head, decently clear. Nose is faded coffee, more cocoa forward with an acrid slant. Clean with light oxidation. On tasting, it is a bit thin on the palate. Medium roast and medium bodied. Noted alcohol and faded coffee. Balancing bitterness. Neat beer.