yespr (45443) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2010
Growler. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is dark roasted malty and light chocolate note, solid bourbon accents coming through. Fruity and spiced flavoured. Dark roasted malty and light herbal. Mild vanilla note. All swept in bourbon notes. Smooth and dark malty into a lingering and lasting finish. Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - FEB 22, 2010
UPDATED: APR 6, 2010 Draft, well i wondered a lot why put this beer in a bourbon barrel with the base beer with such dramatic complexity i figured it would ruin a lot of the good but strangely this seemed to work. Pours a black body with a yellow white head. Peppers, bourbon, cinnamon, and vanilla notes. Just mouth watering. Chocolate peppers, with a mild malty sweetness some light roasted body hints of vanilla sweetness quickly dried up the mild heat of the peppers. Its astounding what can i say. 4.6 per the notes goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 22, 2010
Im going to have to knock this down significantly based on my second time having it, there was a serious apple (acetyladehyde) tone to this beer that just destroyed it for me. 3.5
Tap @ Rattle n’ Hum. Poured black with a little bit of legs. Big vanilla and bourbon aroma. Sweet roasted malt and some brown sugar base and balance it. The flavor starts with vanilla followed by big roasted malt and then a bourbon finish. Roasty and very warming but no alcohol taste. My only issue is I personally like a full sticky body on my IS and this ones dries out, which is more of a plus for many people. I liked it so much I ordered it 3 times. kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - FEB 21, 2010
Growler at Woodshop 5.0, courtesy of cquiroga. Thanks, Chris! Pours a dense, dark black color at the core; oily brown edges; thin, medium-brown head with patchy, fine-bubbled lacing. Gorgeous notes of cinnamon, roasted / charred malts, and softly bitter chocolate in the aroma; excellent, tempered nose. Medium-to-full body: loads of coffee, roasted and charred malts, and bitter chocolate; again, the cinnamon note is persistent and lovely, but the barrel character actually slightly muddle the overall character of the (phenomenal) original beer; lovely still, hugely drinkable and pleasant, with that characteristic peppery spiciness; awesome beer. Love the peppers and cinnamon; light barrel notes. Lasting finish of dark chocolate, roasted malts; great cinnamon spicing. My final new beer of Woodshop 5.0. Thanks so much, Chris. WeeHeavySD (3387) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 21, 2010
Damn, I fell lucky to have tried this. Woodshop 5.0 Pours black with no head. Nose is sweet with notes of bourbon. Taste is sweet, rich with a nice chocolate vibe, and a lot wonderful bourbon notes. Last beer I needed to get to all of the top 50 beers in the world.
zdk (1917) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 21, 2010
draft at RnH - insane beer. Heady, smokey and weird. Smoke and bitter boozy - burning liquor brandy like. Spice and pepper burns the throat. thick, molasses, bourbon and bean. delicious and unique. Wouldn’t want to have too much of this though. blipp (9268) - La Mesa, California, USA - FEB 21, 2010
Draft at RnH. Pours near black with a tan head. Huge bourbon and roasty aroma with some lighter notes of vanilla. The flavor starts with sweet bourbon and vanilla, follows with a little bit of chili pepper heat, and finishes with roasted coffee and dark chocolate. Very good. JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - FEB 20, 2010
Thanks to whomever brought this growler to the Woodshop 5.0 tasting.
black with vanilla, oak, and boozy flavors, this was a nicely done beer.
italarican (1550) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2010
On tap at the Rattle n’ Hum Cigar City Event. Pours virtually black with a thin dark tan head. The aroma is intense of oak, vanilla, cacao, and cigar box. Where to begin with the flavor? Lots of spices coming from the chiles with some wood spice (cedar, pine) and sweet spice (cinnamon) as well. Also notes of toasted almonds, bourbon, and vanilla. Medium body with a spicy finish. There’s more wood spice than pepper spice, but it’s always complementing the dark flavors and doesn’t overpower. An amazingly complex beer without going overboard. I’m not normally a huge fan of what bourbon barrel aging does to stouts, but this was just too damn delicious. dmac (6262) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 19, 2010
Draft at Rattle N Hum for the Cigar City event. Poured pitch black body sitting unerneath just the slightest touch of deep beige head. Aroma had lots of vanilla and bourbon upon warming. Chocolate, deep roasted malts, lots of pepper and spice round this one out. Medium bodied that the carbonation had dropped out of during the barrel aging and a finish with lots of heat from the ancho peppers. The flavor is a perfect blend of vanilla bourbon, chocolate malts, wood and peppers. The pepper flavor and heat really sets this one apart from all the other BB Impy Stouts out there and this is a definite must try if you ever get the chance.