BytesAndBrews (66) - - JAN 29, 2017
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with tan head. Roasty aroma of chocolate, bourbon and oak. Chocolate, dark fruit and oak flavors.
MCShann (18) - Newark, Delaware, USA - JAN 29, 2017
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A fantastic brew that I could sip on all night long. The flavor really opens up as it warms. The barrel aging doesn’t overwhelm the pallet like other well noted bourbon barrel ages stouts. This is a work of art!
Maxbier (941) - Maryland, USA - JAN 25, 2017
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Dark nearly black with thin head. Boozy roasty oaky aroma. Dry and chocolate with cacao bitterness. Smooth almost creamy finish. Very friendly and drinkable for such a big beer.
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eaglefan538 (3042) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 23, 2017
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours a dark black with some brown, very thin head, splotchy lacing, but who the heck cares one bit about a slight ding on appearance after a single sip of this stuff. Aroma of espresso, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, some roast. Flavor follows, full coffee stout in effect, bourbon complementing things very well, coming in firm but gentle after an espresso roast cleans up an initial sweet chocolate. The progression is absurdly impressive, super well-designed, a work of science of the senses. Mouthfeel is tauntingly sticky initially but it becomes silky and fades so nicely. Fine hobbies and pursuits I have, many pleasures in life are not to abandon, but this elixir is to die for. OK, I’m caught up in the moment, but wow. Thanks, R!
mansquito (6067) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2017
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a beige head. Aroma is bourbon, chocolate, sugar, toffee. Taste is sweet. Lots of bourbon. Loads of flavor. Lingering aftertaste. Very nice.
Ron (3852) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2017
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Poured black with a ring of foam. Lots of vanilla, oak, coffee and chocolate in the aroma. Very rich, viscous palate. Taste is a bit of pine, coffee with cream, charred oak, and of course dark chocolate. I rarely seek out barrel aged imperial stouts anymore, but this one I really enjoyed. The bourbon was not over powering.
wlajwl (6598) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JAN 18, 2017
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is extremely nutty with dark malts and vinous notes. The flavor is dark/roasted malts, dark fruit, very nutty, chocolate, vinous and a thick/slightly dry/acidic finish.
Ungstrup (36442) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2017
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. A brown beer with a brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, and alcohol. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, chocolate, and alcohol, leading to a dry roasted finish.
Padron4KM (809) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JAN 14, 2017
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
2016 bottle. Dark black with ruby edges. Aroma is Chocolate, anise, vanilla, bourbon, oak, creamy coffee.
Flavor is creamy vanilla laced coffee, bourbon, oak, chocolate. Sweet, but finishes with some dry oaky notes, keeping the sweetness in check.
anthony850 (472) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - JAN 13, 2017
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Great tasting creamy stout with a nice bourbon flavor.
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