monk191 (1999) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 21, 2017
A fantastic bourbon stout. Pours a deep black with a tan head. Smells amazing, vanilla, chocolate, ice cream and graham cracker. Taste is sweet upfront, with ice cream, a bit of whiskey, followed by fennel, cracker, and lots of cinnamon in the finish. Great aftertaste. Had in the bottle.
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3 finger toffee and espresso head. Smells amazing. Bourbon and coconut for days. Wow. This is amazing. Whiskey, vanilla bomb. Lovely raisin and cocoa powder. This is incredible.
sinfull (1660) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 10, 2017
Dark brown, almost black color. Medium-sized, beige head . Aroma of dark chocolate, vanilla and raisins. Moderate sweetness in taste, notes of chocolate and bourbon. Roasted bitterness for balance. Delicious.
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750 ml corked and caged bottle. The beer is a thick black with a beige head of foam. The aroma has roasty boozy notes. Hints of vanilla and dark chocolate. Sweeter taste from the barrel notes. Lingering roast on the finish. Big body and medium carbonation. Niko100 (2914) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2017
Rich dark brown/black color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, oak, vanilla, dark fruit, chocolate, & bourbon; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, oak, yeast, caramel/vanilla, cocoa, dark fruit, hops, some coffee, and bourbon notes; Warm finish; Very nicely balanced & complex; Well made - enjoyed it.
User134089 (1644) - - MAY 25, 2017
Type: 0.25L draft
Glass: Clear snifter
From: Blind Lady Ale House in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif.
Purchased: May 7, 2017
Consumed: May 7, 2017
Reviewed as: American Double / Imperial Stout
Went back and forth as I was smell and tasting this one and decided to review it as an imperial stout as opposed to a Belgian Strong Dark Ale. I still stand by that. Picked it over a J.W. Lees barleywine. Surprised I had never tried it. It had been a long time since I had a beer from Allagash (actually only since Feb., a big boozy beer, but those were the only two check-ins on Untappd (so since at least 2012)). A quick look on Untappd and apparently I’d only reviewed two beers from Allagash - White on Aug. 31, 2011 (4.05) and Victor Ale on Oct. 15, 2011 (4.20). Really shocking actually. I’ll have to change that. Anyway, onto the review.
Poured a black color with 2-to-3 fingers of frothy khaki head when I got it. Light bubbles coming up from the bottom. Excellent uneven lacing. Outstanding retention. Awesome. (Sight - 4.50)
Smelled dark milk chocolate, smooth bourbon, roasted barley, coconut flakes, oak, cocoa, chocolate syrup, toasted toffee, hints of char wood, black licorice and woody anise. (Smell - 4.25)
Taste followed the nose, maybe not quite as good. Got earthy oak first, feeling that booze. Also smooth bourbon, bitter dark chocolate, cocoa nibs, roasted barley, coconut, vanilla, molasses, earthy tobacco, black licorice and anise. (Taste - 4.00)
Full body. Creamy-to-sticky texture. Average carbonation. Long, warming finish. (Feel - 4.50)
Really dug this. Very complex. (Overall - 4.25)
4.19 93 A- meccahh69lol (225) - New Haven, Connecticut, USA - MAY 24, 2017
This one is real nice. It has a strong toffee, raisin, chocolate smell and pours a rich velvety black. The taste is a dank blanket of malty madness and some belgo yeast sweetness swirling in a magnificent void of stout sensation. We liked it a lot! Definitely one of the best stouts we’ve had and one for those who do not favor a smoky brew. Good for topping off a twofer of snacks and brews at ground zero for your wubb for your boo boo. davidm (2080) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 22, 2017
Great imperial stout, well balanced, with flavours of chocolate, vanilla, and some notes of coffee. tapefuzz (534) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 4, 2017
UPDATED: APR 13, 2017 Draught. Pours brown-black with a small tan head. Aroma is cocoa, coffee, and a little yeast. Taste is chocolate, bourbon, and sweet malt. Lingering coffee finish with some bitterness. Booze up front disappears by the finish. Full body. Soft carbonation. Sticky, thick mouthfeel. closey22 (1952) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2017
Black with rimming tan head aroma is mild sweet fruity black cherry notes flava is sweet malt notes of cherry molasses mild roastiness and alcohol notes feels medium silky with lively fizz finishes tangy mildly roasty