faroeviking (10917) - FAROE ISLANDS - SEP 22, 2009
Botella. Dark brown colour. Aroma of wood, dark fruits, roasted malt and pleasant alcohol. Flavour is sweet with dark fruits, caramel, roasty malt, wood and bourgogne spirits. Nice! Thanks yespr! after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2009
750, capped. thanks, scrizzz! pours a cloudy dark ebony with a dense creamy tan head. big tart tangy nose...creamy dark roast with dark fruits and vanilla oak notes showing. creamy medium body with mild carb and tons of flavor on the mid palate. sweet, tangy, and tart finish. interesting twist on ba impies. bvc (1242) - Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2009
750ml corked and caged brought by scrizzzzzzzzz. Dark brown with tight big light tan. Slight roast and coffee with more apple than anything. Light body with great carb. Apple, tobacco and some booze. Nice stuff and not much of a stout IMHO, more like a strong ale. 10.5 is well hidden and I am diging this. Thanks Clint. CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 26, 2009
Bottle shared by argo0: Pours a hazy dark copper amber with a frothy beige head. Aroma of fresh oaky dark caramel malt with a touch of light fruity esters. Starts with pretty good fullness with some tart oaky complexity and sweet dark caramel maltiness before a toasty drier bittersweet tannic finish. Pretty unique oaky dark brew. Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2010
Draft. Pours a black body with a tan head. Roasted malt, dry with a huge malt character. Woody dry finish, some light oak and licorice notes. Chewy malted etoh and some dark fruit amongst the chocolate malt. Nice.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 15, 2010
750 ml bottle; thanks Clint!! Dense brown with foamy tan head; sweet apples, mild bourbon and a slightly sour; soft, thin texture; stout here has been very subdued by the barrel; fruity with sweet bourbon, yeast and oak; more like a dark belgian strong to me; tobacco and leafy branches as it warms; chaulky finish; quite interesting overall probstblueribbon (3791) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 11, 2010
750 ml bottle shared with Phil, served at cellar temperature in a Maudite snifter. nuplastikk (6289) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 16, 2010
App.: Very deep brown-black with a fragile tan head.
Aroma: Rich berries, bright fruits, some darker fruits, dark-roasted malts, chocolate, some ashen black coffee, some alcohol, slightly briny, licorice and molasses, quite different!
Palate: Medium body, full, refined effervescence.
Flav.: Definite red wine character, richer chocolate, molasses, still some nice tart berries, soy sauce, brine, really interesting; off-dry with restrained bitterness, warming alcohol and a fruity, malt-molasses finish.
Beautiful stuff. Really interesting.
Draft at Maxs. Mellow, undercarbonated. Some remnants of an oily head. Lots of oak taste. Thinnish, deep brown black. Not so impressive. Sweet and really easy drinker. I like the strong oak tones, but overall kind of a dud for an Imperial Stout. thirdeye11 (6160) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 25, 2010
(750ml best by June 2014) pours very murky brown with a long lasting thick khaki head and excellent lacing. Nose of oak, Belgian yeast, red wine. Wine has covered up any roast in the nose. Taste is quite tart, full of oak, red wine, tart grapes and very subdued chocolate notes. Should have been less wine barrel aged and more stout and it would have been better. Still solid. jtclockwork (16603) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 2, 2010
Pours black with tan head. This one was a gusher. Nose and taste is very tart. Almost like a wine. I thought originally the bottle might have been infected, but given the comments, I think it’s supposed to taste like this.