JoeTheYounger (1183) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - APR 3, 2010
Shared by some cool guy at The Bruery. Cant remember his RB name dang it. Poured a dark brown color with nice tan head. Aroma was very roasty with coffee notes and some definite bourbon barrel action. The bourbon was not overpowering in the taste. Had some oaty taste in it with some coffee and chocolate. I really enjoyed this brew. Ratman197 (14826) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 3, 2010
Bottle poured a clear dark brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of borbon, coffee, bitter chocolate, vanilla, oak, licorice and light fruittiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of bourbon, bitter chocolate, coffee, vanilla, oak and light licorice with a smooth dry lingering bourbon chocolate coffee finish. nbutler11 (1267) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2010
Bottle shared by dak-billy (I’m not sure which) -- thanks!! Pours a watery coffee hue with a trim beige head. Smells and tastes of green chiles, dark cocoa, roasted coffee, and date juice. Quite the combination. Dope. BVery (10485) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 13, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Bottle. Brown pour with a slight head. Pours a little thinner than I expected from an impy stout. Nose is bourbon and coffee. Slight bourbon on taste, but mostly roasted coffee and some oak. Delicious. douglas88 (9176) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 10, 2010
12 ounce bottle shared by Eric. Pours a brown color with a small beige head. The aroma is sweet and fruity, almost like bananas, light vanilla. The flavor is heavy rich milky coffee, light fruit, toasted malts, not much heat or barrel. Quite nice.
hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2010
12 oz bottle. Purs a nice dark brown color with hints of dakr red. A very thin espresso like head. Aroma well damn this one has it all. Coffee, bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, light roasted malt, and even some dark fruit notes. The flavor is full of smooth and delicious coffee, great undertones of bourbon, oak, vanilla and chocolate. 13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - MAR 6, 2010
12 oz bottle from Casanova. Black pour with a decent tan head that quickly fades into a thin coating on top of the beer. Aroma is a bit of coffee, a bit of bourbon and a bit of licorice. Flavor is mainly coffee with the other mentioned flavors showing up in the background. Finish is bourbon with a touch of vanilla. Big massive beer, very tasty. arminjewell (9635) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2010
Pours deep black with thin off whtie head, aroma is huge bourbon and vanilla with some chocolate notes. Taste up front is vanilla, chocolate, and molasses, leading into thick coffee and finishes smoky and dry but excellent and smooth. Have never gotten into central waters, what a mistake! sbroome (149) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 28, 2010
pours thick and oily black with no head. nose is sweet and boozy with burnt wood and minor coffee. taste is immediate booze and sweetness, the coffee and roast comes and the end and becomes very pronounced. An absolutey excellent beer. Will be definately cellar one or two of these. BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 20, 2010
Many thanks to Skyview for this. Gorgeous body. Near pitch black in color with a massive milky-brown head. A delicious aroma. Subtle bourbon, coffee, dark malts. The aroma balances the other flavors in the aroma, but are a bit too strong in the flavor. There’s a bit of a cocoanut finish, but otherwise the flavors are much the same as in the aroma.