bergstaden (3256) - Røros, NORWAY - OCT 3, 2017 beertholomeus (1814) - California, USA - DEC 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with tan head. Oak, bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, caramel and soy sauce aroma. Chocolate, coffee, oak, vanilla, roasted malt, caramel, toffee and bourbon flavors. Medium full body with moderate carbonation. A little watery. Chocolate, vanilla and oak finish.
Black with a brown head - Heavy bourbon aroma with wood and vanilla - Malt body with some fruity tones with wood vanilla and bouzy bourbon - The bourbon, wood and vanilla goes into a finish with alcohol heat - This was good zoucrew102 (2145) - - AUG 29, 2017
Bomber, 2014 vintage. Rich roasted malt aroma with notes of dark chocolate, caramel, oak, vanilla and bourbon. Pours dark brown with a thin mocha head that has some retention and lacing. Starts with roasted malt and dark chocolate flavors with a kiss caramel malt sweetness as well as a nice full body and smooth, slick mouthfeel. Finishes exceptionally smooth and a bit dry with excellent bourbon, vanilla and oak flavors that meld together well. Great imperial stout with the oats really smoothing out the body nicely. gunnfryd (15330) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 27, 2017
KRS 110317. THX to Bergstaden. Dark brown color with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate. Flavor is bourbon, alcohol, coffee, roasted malt, dark chocolate, dried fruits. Full body. Very nice beer. fiulijn (21399) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 30, 2017
Tasting at Matt’s hershiser2 (3696) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2017
Black color, medium sized beige head. Nice aroma of dark malts, some chocolate, wood, hint of fire. Smooth mouthfeel, moderately sweet; nice flavor of dark caramel, moderate to light malt depth, and evident buttery bourbon.
Nothing special, but it’s a quite good beer.
Bomber, Kroger (Rio Hill). I never noticed their bomber section before (is it new?). I’d guess they have about 30. Anyway, pours black with a small beige head. Aroma is dark chocolate, vanilla, coconut, maybe raisin. Flavor is chocolate, bourbon, earth, toast, some fruitiness, burnt coffee. Finishes with a burnt coffee and chocolate candy flavor, which is unfortunate, as the bulk of the beer is nice.
thegreenrooster (4584) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - APR 22, 2017
Pour is a near black with a small tan head. Aroma is a nice roasted malt with some barrel character. Flavor has more of the barrel, some tasty vanilla, a long with a decent roast malt and sweet molasses. Pretty nice impy stout with just enough bourbon barrel without a huge booze. It’s always a plus that these Abita bombers are all under 6 bucks. yngwie (17261) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 11, 2017
Bottle, 22oz, shared by bergstaden. Murky dark, dark brown in the glass, topped by a dense, dark beige head. Roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, coconut and bourbon booze, some dried fruits and tobacco in the finish. It’s full-bodied, silky-smooth and nicely carbonated, slighlty warming and with a decent bitterness to deal with the sweetness. Roasted malts, dark chocolate, tobacco, bourbon and some dried fruits in the flavor. Lasting roasted malts finish with booze, coffee and dark chocolate. Lovely indeed, but a bit too much on the booze side for me. 170311 Meilby (11783) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 11, 2017
Bottle 650ml @ geokkjer Geokkjer (7647) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 11, 2017
[Courtesy of bergstaden] Pours black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate and lots of bourbon, vanilla, toffee, coconut, oak and alcohol. Taste is heavy sweet and light to medium bitter with a long warm, chocolate, coconut, vanilla, bourbon and toffee finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Bottle, courtesy of bergstaden. Pours black with a tiny beige head. Aroma of bourbon, bounty chocolate, caramel, malt, slightly boozy with some wood. Flavor is sweet and warming bourbon, coconut, grains, caramel and chocolate. Medium body, average carbonation. mcberko (19173) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 2, 2017
22 oz. bottle, pours black with a small off-white head. Aroma brings out cocoa, light bourbon barrels, and a hint of caramel. Flavour is rather tame for what you’d expect from a bourbon barrel imperial stout, with light bourbon barrel character upfront, a touch of vanilla, toasted malt and a little caramel. Very light-bodied for the style, and the flavours are rather underwhelming but still quite pleasant. Very good.