KyotoLefty (10610) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 27, 2017
Bottle. Vanilla, bourbon, chocolate, root beer, coffee, booze in the nose. Flavor is sweet root beer and cola, vanilla, chocolate, coffee. Very complex but also a bit sweet and abrasive. Quite prickly carbonation. tfredvik (2027) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 26, 2017
9 - 4 - 9 - 5 - 18CH-303 (2344) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - AUG 14, 2017
Very deep brown body with a tiny, beige, long-lived head. Fantastic and very strong aroma of roasted malt, coffee, wood, vanilla and bourbon. Close to perfect and intense flavour of roasted malt, dark caramel, coffee, wood, vanilla, and perfectly integrated bourbon, with dark dried fruits in the back, together with a generic fruitiness. Moderate sweet and moderate bitter taste. Full body, oily texture, moderate carbonation. Absolutely stunning! One of the very best beers I’ve ever had!
[35.5 cl bottle, 16% ABV, bottled 14.11.2016, blind tasted with Svensenga smak & behag]
Appearance: Batch 2, bottled 25/1-2016. Very dark brown, with dark tan head.ABUSEDGOAT (2830) - California, USA - JUL 4, 2017
Aroma: Burnt, very dark malt, prunes.
Taste: Very dark malt, burnt, barrel. Some dark fruits. Warming, strong, slight alcohol.
Bought: Trade with RobertDale - thanks!, 355 ml
Info: 11/8-2017, BB: ??/??-????
Black pour with a tan head that lasts relatively long. Aroma is barrel, roast, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, caramel. Full bodied, somewhat sticky, sweet. Doesn’t come off as boozy like a lot of other imperials at this gravity. Sammy (12637) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2017
On tap at the Griffon Gastropub in Clarence. Nice balance, very rich barreled IS. Alcohol well hidden. Instant classic. Sure pricey.Dangerously drinkable.
sokuzs1 (1533) - POLAND - MAY 29, 2017
Aroma: vanilla, chocolate, marshmallow, alcohol
Taste: medium sweet, chocolate, alcohol, vanilla, marshmallow, oak mygeekway (198) - Grodków, POLAND - MAY 28, 2017
Pite na urusie. W nosie potencjalny hit - super kawa z waniliowym mlekiem W smaku już mniej wesoło, nieułożone toto, za mocno alk grzeje. Potrzebuje chyba czasu. Ronritter (875) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 22, 2017
on tap at lolo’s in stillwater 10 oz pour was black thin tan head aroma was coffee wood and booze taste was the same very nice sipper beer_queue (145) - California, USA - MAY 10, 2017
Bottled Nov. 14/15, 2016. Medium roast coffee, raw nuts, and bourbon vanilla on the nose. Arrives with huge flavors of coffee and roasted malts; milk chocolates and candied berries in the middle; vanilla & spice on the finish with a big kick of booze. Bourbon notes lingering long between each sip. Medium body, low carb, with plenty of booze to dry out the decadent flavors. Warms up with coffee dominating the palate. Overall a super delicious coffee imperial stout that has enough bourbon notes to contribute towards its complexity. cervmagpt (882) - PORTUGAL - MAY 4, 2017
Review based on the BJCP2015 guidelines (style 33B/20C). Bottle 35.5 cl - Batch FV34 3.10 (NNF unknown - Bottled on 15.NOV.2016). AROMA: medium-high dark chocolate aroma initial, followed by a medium coffee note and balanced alcohol presence (bourbon). APPEARANCE: very dark brown color and opaque. slight ruby highlights against light. light brown head with average retention. leg formation. TASTE: medium-high dark chocolate followed by medium coffee notes and slight touches of dried grapes. sweet malt background. low bitterness with a sweet to semi-sweet and roasted finish. PALATE: full body with a very perceptible luscious texture. medium-low carbonation. very present alcohol warmth. OVERALL: an imperial stout barrel aged but with few barrel notes perceptible. a bit too much sweet. all other components are very well balanced.