kathouse (1914) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - APR 30, 2017
Pours black with a thin tan foam. Aroma is wood, smoke, and soy. Flavor has more smoke and a rich red fruit and cocoa. Bourbon finish is pleasant and lasting. chinchill (5075) - South Carolina, USA - APR 26, 2017
On tap at the Pour Taproom in Greenville, SC.
Pours with a dark, essentially opaque, brown-black body topped by a decent beige head that has very good retention.
Feel: full body with medium carbonation. Boozy and warm but smooth.
Aroma: boozy, sweet and nutty, with dark baked bread.
Flavor: strong. Boozy, but quite tame for ~17% ABV. Hints of roasted nuts, coffee (aftertaste), dark toast, coffee, vanilla, and dark dried fruits. Moderately sweet fading to mildly bitter.
Overall: a rich and delicious whale of a beer. wlajwl (6885) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 22, 2017
Aroma is dark malts, smoky, vinous and mild chocolate. The flavor is dark malts, vinous, smokey, chocolate/dark bread and a slightly sweet/acidic//warming alcohol finish. edgallow (4218) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 16, 2017
12 oz bottle pours black with a brown head. Aroma of bourbon, oak, toffee and chocolate. Taste is coffee, chocolate, molasses and bourbon. Niko100 (2944) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2017
Rich black color; Heavy creamy body; Aroma of smoky malt, oak, vanilla, molasses, cocoa, some licorice, & bourbon; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, caramel, molasses/syrup, rich dark chocolate, dark fruit, some coffee, and whiskey/bourbon; Hot but smooth finish; Nicely balanced considering the abv; Pretty intense - awesome stuff!
Tide (3979) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 6, 2017
Bottle from Beer Hall SF. Brown color, beige head. Bitter taste with roasted malts, nuts, chocolate, alcohol, dark fruits, licorice, oak and a bit of bourbon. Bitter finish with roasted malts, nuts, dark fruits, wood, oak, bourbon and licorice. Exquisite imperial stout. ciocanelu (2605) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - APR 4, 2017
Dark brown color with a film of brown foam. Aroma is boozy with intense whiskey notes and caramel malt. Taste starts sweet and sugary, follows with some bitterness, mostly roasty. Medium plus body, low carbonation, quite smooth on the palate but the alcohol is quite present. mariuspoenari (2730) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 4, 2017
Bottle shared. Very dark brown pour with a thin tan head. Notes of bourbon all over, chocolate, vanilla, caramel, alcohol. A bit too boozy, hard to drink, but good anyway. Gerbeer (3795) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 25, 2017
12 oz bottle. Pours black with moderate tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate cake, licorice, soya sauce, muddy bourbon, and dark caramel malts. Rich flavors of same with emphasis on caramel and bourbon barrel. Thick and a bit hot - but heck it’s 17%. Wonderful stuff, chucklemation (1722) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - MAR 25, 2017
Pours a jet black with a foamy tan head. Aroma is bourbon, chocolate, roast, molasses, caramel, toffee, and some booze, though surprisingly not hotter for the high ABV. Flavor is bourbon, vanilla, bread, chocolate, roast, caramel, toffee, and molasses. Leaves a warming sensation. Smooth, soft carbonation. Great!