stoutnick (842) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 3, 2015
Feb 2015 bottle vintage. Black oil, very brown foam. Aroma is bourbon and tannins. Taste - bitey oak, very boozey - whoah - rich and way too much for me. Palate is oily and finishes with some vanilla oak and booze. Nice but just too booze heavy. SirLimpsalot (4375) - SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2015
@ Stordirren 15-10-21: Stor doft av choklad, burbon och havre. Smaken är stor och oljig med tydlig fyllighet med stora toner av choklad, vanilj, burbon och kaffe. Underbar len. Mycket gott omhper (25380) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2015
Bottled, from Systembolaget. Perfectly black, small beige head. Licorice, vanilla and brandy up front. Sweet with huge body and rounded mouthfeel. Intense flavour of fine slivovic, coffee syrup, madeira, vanilla and licorice. Heated raisiny finish. Retains balance, even with near infinite gravity. gyllenbock (9328) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2015
Bottle from Systembolaget.
Black with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate, bourbon, light vanilla and some caramel. Similar taste. Sweet and with a thick body. The finish was long and with well hidden alcohol. A nice one to sip.
JHeath99 (1679) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - SEP 30, 2015
Bottle. Pours a deep dark opaque black with a thin layer of toffee colored head. Aroma of roasted malts, bourbon, booze, hint of coffee and vanilla. Taste is intense, dark chocolate, coffee, bourbon with some vanilla notes. Very heavy and thick.
Martinus (4686) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2015
Pitch black, tan head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, coffee, roasted malts, caramel, alcohol, cacao. Bitter flavour, alcohol, somewhat sweet, bitter liquorice. Alcoholic finish, cacao, coffee, bourbon, lingering bitter.kaser (6364) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2015
(from 35.5cL bottle shared @ home. 2015 bottling)
Vanilla, bourbon, cocoa, smoke, tobacco flavors. A massive one. Smoother than the Bourbon Counties maybe. Coconut. Fantastic. FunkyF (1270) - Örebro, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2015
Flaska från SB. Svart med beige skum. Tung doft av choklad och havre. Söt och tung med en del choklad. En del portvin och sprit i smaken också. Meddler303 (3) - - SEP 9, 2015 does not count
Aroma is bourbon, chocolate malts. touches of coffee. wood. vanilla.
Appearance is dark black with tan head.
Taste is impeccable. Deep chocolate boozy goodness with complex notes of vanilla, carmel. coffee. bourbon. I do wonder what "the finest bourbon barrels" means to Avery. I don’t doubt them though, because this truly tastes like it.
Palate is thick and boozy.
Overall one of the most enjoyable beers I’ve ever tried. bluejacket74 (1993) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2015
12 ounce bottle, Batch No. 4, bottled on Feb 13, 2015 (16.9% ABV). Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch tan head that stuck around a while. There’s also a good amount of lacing. I like the aroma a lot, the brew smells like bourbon, wood, vanilla, coffee, chocolate, and dark fruit. The flavor is even better, it tastes like bourbon, vanilla, molasses, dark fruit, caramel, chocolate, espresso, burnt/charred malt, and a bit of licorice. Mouthfeel/body is full, it’s silky and smooth with moderate carbonation. For a beer this strong it’s very easy to drink! I thought this was really good, it’s a great example of a bourbon barrel aged imperial stout. It’s a must try if you come across a bottle.