lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was ten dollars
No longer a big whale dong
Still, very tasty.
malrubius (2725) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - FEB 21, 2017
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Deciccos Ardsley. Boozy dark chocolate espresso woody vanilla aroma. Medium-heavy dark chocolate espresso fig vanilla sweetness with woody spicy cinnamon medium bitterness without overly long finish. Rich as fuck. Full body oily. Perfectly balanced booze, sweetness, bitterness.
Holtguy (175) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2017
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with thin tan head. Head lingers, which I wasnít expecting. Aroma of bourbon and vanilla. Taste is dark chocolate, and a hint of bourbon. I thought it would be more bourboney based on the nose, but this is rich, dark chocolate mostly. Dark, mind you, like 85% cacao chocolate. Iím always impressed when a beer genuinely tastes like something else, and this is one of those beers. No alcohol burn. I see why this is so sought after. I prefer a bit more bourbon flavor, however.
AdmiralVernon (1082) - SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2017
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: Pitch black with a thin light brown head N: Vanilla, milk chocolate, coffee, bourbon T: Bourbon, light vanilla, hint of oak, milk chocolate, light coffee, light sherry tone O: Very well balanced. Surprisingly easy drinking!
Sudz4Dayz (95) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 10, 2017
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle obtained in a trade. Pours black, small off white to mocha head with small frothy bubbles. Small head around the head remains for a while. Smells of strong smooth dark chocolate, sweet bourbon, some small espresso coming through along with a bit of vanilla and dark currants. Tastes oddly of dark fruits off the bat but follows with a nice chocolatey sweetness and a small roast coffee. Bourbon heat and flavor throughout which is pretty nice. Small mouthfeel. Pretty thin not leaving much in the aftertaste. Overall the flavor is pretty good, not great. The smell is great and the body is iffy. Good.
jefcon (1703) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2017
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aromas of vanilla and new oak. Chocolate cookie. Incredibly smooth, thick, chewy palate. Finishes clean. Warming alcohol and bourbon. Chocolate and vanilla cake, mousse. Coffee and rye. Dehydrated pear, some fig and plum flavors. Just delicious.
MadRobin (2882) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - JAN 31, 2017
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Frisco Taphouse and Brewery in Columbia, MD.
Opaque, near-black with a thin tan head and good lacing.
Aroma of chocolate, dark fruit, roasted malt, bourbon and oak.
Taste of toffee vanilla, bourbon, roasted malt, dark fruit and oak.
Full/medium body and low carbonation.
A great beer, but I'm not sure it is better than Bell's Expedition Stout. I'd love to taste them together.
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mariuspoenari (2003) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 31, 2017
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
35cl bottle, 2016 vintage. Pitch black pour with a tall tan head. Notes of bourbon, milk chocolate, roasted coffee as well as brewed coffee, vanilla, a bit of toasted coconut, toffee, with espresso-like coffee in the post-taste. Full bodied, soft texture. A great imperial stout, the bourbon, roast and sweetness are perfectly balanced. Just a bit alcoholic in the end, probably due to its freshness (bottled Nov 2016).
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 (11) - 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 doesnít overwhelm the pallet like other well noted bourbon barrel ages stouts. This is a work of art!
Maxbier (925) - 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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