Chalumeaux (1330) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 22, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle dated 2/13/15 dark chocolate pour with a coca head and thick lacing. Aromas of dark chocolate coffee caramel oak and booze. Taste is thick and creamy dark fruit caramel vanilla bourbon and lingering alcohol. Wow.
daje (4209) - NORWAY - JUL 18, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Hopyard, april 22nd 2016. Black body with a tanned head. Aroma of oak, roasted malt, vanilla, mild peat. Taste of sweet dark chocolate and coffee, whisky, smooth licorice layers, mild alcohol. Robust roasty whisky aftertaste, very nice!
rouhlas (3143) - GREECE - JUL 14, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
355 ml bottle at home from trade with RobertDale. Thank you very much Bob!! Black color with dark beige head. Roasted malty aroma, dark dried fruits, chocolate, mocha, light coffee, cocoa, light vanilla, wood, alcohol. Sweet and bitter like aroma. Full silky creamy body with soft carbonation. I wish it had less alcohol and that I could find it easily in Greece!!
arkurzynski (2358) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 5, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Happy 4th. Deep black. Big bourbon, roast, and chocolate. Thick, sweet chocolate, bourbon, caramel, faint dark fruits and booze. Lingering chocolate, vanilla, and bourbon. Great stuff.
OminouSC2 (543) - Mora, SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Despite the high ABV, I think this beer hides it well. After pouring it into my glass I considered pouring it into my cars engine instead. Pitch black, thick like oil. Just like an Imperial Stout should be. Taste is sweet but never unbalanced. A lot of different flavors bombard your senses with the roasted malts, chocolate, oak barrels and vanilla. During the long finish the alcohol becomes a bit too much - but just slightly.
Leini (1925) - SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
355ml bottle. Pitch black body with a pretty much non-existing head. Pours like engine oil. Roasted aromas, coffee, dark chocolate, liquorice, vanilla, salty, vineous. Flavor is heavy with roasted notes, vanilla, liquorice, dark chocolate. The alcohol is surprisingly well hidden but punches through at the finishing long, giving a long aftertaste.
Christpuncher (2983) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2016
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 20/20
aroma is bourbon and sugar. flavor is well balanced, some roastiness, light coffee, bourbon, and sugar. this is a very close competitor to BCS but just not there. pours like motor oil with a slight tan head. had out of a 120z bottle. very smooth for 17.1% ABV.
sinfull (1554) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 15, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black color . Nice , beige head. Bourbon, roasted malt , vanilla and hint of coffee in aroma . Perfectly balanced taste which follows the aroma. Sweet, but not too sweet . Boozy but not too boozy . Gently bite of roasted bitterness at the end.
drpimento (3317) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 13, 2016
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Don’t pick up much of the bourbon in the aroma, but it really comes through in a balanced aesthetic way in the flavor. Everything works here. Not just a strong stout, but an imperial, and you know it. Yet, it’s sooo smooth and almost easy drinking. Hope I can find more locally.
dnstone (2914) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 9, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is sweet and roasty-smokey. Color is black with a tan head. Flavor is boozy and roasty, but mostly boozy with noticeable whiskey character.
Notes: On tap at the new brewery during GABF week ’15