Johnsense (1676) - - JUL 7, 2017 bwa5879 (943) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 4, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2014 On tap at eccentric cafe. Dark black pour into snifter, half inch of beige head that settled quickly. Malty scent, brown sugar and molasses. Thick mouth feel with little carbonation. Very sweet malty, mature flavor: maple syrup, molasses, dark fruits and brown sugar. Finish is sour and a bit bitter, mouth was a little tingly. Very nice.
April 2014 update: enjoyed 2/28/12 bottle. Super rich, super boozy aroma. Powdery, corn-y bourbon aroma, powdery Carmel is strong. Very low carbonation, somewhat thin mouthfeel, numbs the tongue on finish very slightly. Supremely rich flavor, heavy on the Carmel and molasses, dark fruits and rich dark chocolate or cocoa. Amazingly smooth and well blended compared to other BBA stouts.
Pitch black pour, slammer head, no lacing. Aroma is roasted malts, oak, light whisky, black coffee, dark dried fruit. Oak and roasted malt up front, Bourbon, dark chocolate, coffee, dark fruit. Fuller body. katrinaez (2024) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2017
Aroma is wood, oaked, over ripe cherries and prune, slightly booze. Color is opaque black to dark brown. Palate is a bit weak, watery compared to style. Booze flavours, but not overly harsh. It’s a nice balance. Dark chocolate nibs, some coffee, moss, and of course light booze. Bottled 11/16 Ahuth (591) - Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2017
Bottled. 2016. Pours black. Aroma big bourbon oak and chocolate. The palate is a bit thin not bad though. The taste is big bourbon oak. Proceeded by dark fruits chocolate and vanilla. Very awesome brew ChainGangGuy (4894) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 29, 2017
Appearance: Pours an inky, black body with a sustained, light sandy-beige head.
Smell: Char-hinting heavy roastiness with a crust of bitter dark chocolate, with lesser touches of dark fruit, vanilla-infused molasses, woodsiness and peppery alcohol.
Taste: Bulky roastiness, a bit ashen and chary and laden with booziness and soy. Rolls sweet to bitter (charred) with a salient, less-than-satisfying alcohol presence coupled with woody tannins. A bit of dark chocolate, licorice, gummy molasses and prune. The nose held a bit more promise, though the heavy char, soy and booze leave it lopsided and unbalanced.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Light carbonation.
Overall: Downright overhyped. czlowiekmotyka (325) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAY 28, 2017
Disappointing one. Aroma is great, classic bourbony and woody. The texture is unfortunately watery, it reaaaaally lacks body. Some roast, some coffee but nothing exceptional. I am sad :(
Kapsel (344) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAY 28, 2017
Ciemne owoce w czekoladzie, trochę beczki, mogłoby być więcej ciała, lekki zawód patrząc jaki jest hype na to piwo. oberschlesier (66) - Kattowitz, UPPER SILESIA, - MAY 26, 2017
Aroma of chocolate, dry friuts, barrel, vanilla and unfortunately a hint of alcohol. Aroma and flavour improve during drinking. The beer is rather sweet, dessert-style. Barrel and vanilla quite intense. Very good imperial stout, it would be perfect without these hints of alcohol. gr_pa (703) - siemianowice, POLAND - MAY 21, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2017 Black, small stable head. Great aroma: chocolate, vanilla, barrell, dry fruits. Full body, lots of sweetess. Nice flavour, lots of barrel notes, dark caramel, alcohol hidden. Woody finish. DenverLogan (1220) - LA, California, USA - MAY 13, 2017
From a 12 oz 2016 bottle from Boneyard Bistro. Pours dark brown with minimum head and lace. Aroma of dark roasted malts. Medium carbonation and significant mouthfeel. Flavors of dark malts, chocolate. Overall rich and flavorful...held up nice with a year of age. marcus (10234) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 13, 2017
2014 bottle shared by oRos. Pours dark brown with a modest tan head and a huge treacle and bourbon aroma. There is a full-bodied dark molasses and chocolate flavor with a soy and a lot of bourbon. A great sipper.