Nickls (2616) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2017
Tap. Black with a thin tan head. Toast, licorice, chocolate and caramel. Too sweet for me. Messy and light for the body. Meh chucklemation (1796) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - SEP 22, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2017 Pours a jet black with an off-white foam head. Aroma is bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, roast, and cola. Flavor is sweet vanilla, bourbon, chocolate, and cola. Has some carbonation and a medium body though not as complex as good bourbon imperial stouts. SG111 (2141) - New York, USA - SEP 3, 2017
Tap at the source. Pours black, tan head. Aroma is bourbon, vanilla, oak, booze, chocolate, bit of wet dog somehow (not pleasant, that). Flavor is Vanilla, chocolate, warm bourbon notes. Pleasant overall. weihenweizen (4206) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2017
Refrigerated 16 oz. aluminum can poured into a glass. Black with small beige. Aroma is chocolate, medium body, medium carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is chocolate, bourbon, and some molasses. bwa5879 (962) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 20, 2017
Pitch black oily pour with thin light brown head. Real grainy, big And boozy, cocoa, coconut and oak, brown sugar, dark fruits like currant and plum. Softer carbonation, creamy mouthfeel, really clean finish. Flavor of light blended whisky, hint of vanilla, lots of oak influence, burned brown sugar. Very nice subtle BBA.
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superspak (6211) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - AUG 17, 2017
16 ounce can into tulip glass; 2017 vintage, listed at 11.7%. Pours pitch black color with a 1 finger dense dark tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin spotty lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, vanilla, bourbon, coconut, toasted oak, and dark bread; with light notes of molasses, raisin, cherry, smoke, pepper, and roast/toast/oak earthiness. Very slight booze in the aromas as it warms. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malts, bourbon barrels, and light fruity/spicy yeast notes; with great strength. Taste of huge milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, vanilla, bourbon, coconut, toasted oak, and dark bread; with light notes of molasses, raisin, cherry, smoke, pepper, and roast/toast/oak earthiness. Light roast bitterness and yeast/oak spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, vanilla, bourbon, coconut, toasted oak, dark bread, light dark fruit/smoke, and roast/toast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malts, bourbon barrels, and light fruity/spicy yeast flavors; with an awesome roasted bitter/sweet balance, and zero cloying/acrid flavors after the finish. Mild carbonation and fairly full body; with a very smooth, creamy, silky, velvety, and rich mouthfeel that is amazing. Minimal chalky roast, oak tannins, or dryness. Alcohol is very extremely hidden; a mildly increasing warmth with zero barrel booziness lingering after the finish. Overall this is an amazing barrel aged imperial stout! All around incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malts, bourbon barrels, and light fruity/spicy yeast flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the huge ABV, with the mildly bitter finish. Quite a big transformation from the base beer. Hardly any Belgian influence noticeable; with perfectly balanced silky/rich malts and bourbon barrel complexity. One of the smoothest tasting stouts of this gravity I have had. A highly amazing offering. rodenbach99 (4678) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - APR 26, 2016
Style et résumé: Imperial stout en fût de bourbon.mathieuc (4000) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 22, 2016
Comment: EBF 2016.
Portrait: Une robe brune foncée avec une mousse beige. Un nez de bourbon, mélasse, chocolat et coco. Une bouche intense avec ses saveurs de chocolat, de café, bourbon et autres trucs noirs.
EBF 2016. Pours a dark brown with a small beige head that leave spotty lacing. Coconut, grapes, unrefined sugar make up the aroma. Taste is of bourbon, roasted malt and a bit cloying. Medium-full body, medium carbonation. Sticky. Nice dessert, a bit sweet though. SlovakSniper (5561) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 20, 2016
Impérial stout décidément vieilli en fût avec tous les éléments d’un stout robuste + une bonne présence de petits fruits ronds et même secs avec une signature noix de coco. La bouche s’accroche sur les malts, mélasse, sucre résiduel, fruits, chocolat mi-amer. Le corps est plutôt moyen. La finale est vanillée, boisée, douce. Minderbinder (3469) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 16, 2016
Pours jet black with medium beige head, very nice lacing. Aroma is of roasted malt, chocolate, alcohol. Taste is of roasted malt, chocolate, alcohol. Palate: Full bodied. Soft carbonation. Some alcohol burn. Overall: Good.