Sammy (12091) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 19, 2010
Cigar City Takes NYC event at Rattle íNí Hum. on Tap.This thick mouthfeel, with bourbon aromas. Still very good, but you must like bourbon. Clownoisseur (473) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - JUN 12, 2017
Bottle from Homer, thanks!! Pours a pitch black, fluffy brown head that fades to splotchy lace. Oily on the glass. Aromas of roasted malt, treacle, molasses, light coffee, light resin, light bourbon/oak. Taste is medium roast over medium coffee, bitter hops mid-palate, dry, herbal. Moves into black strap molasses sweet note with a light char and floral hop note. Light coffee, medium bourbon heat and mild oak. Finishes on the dry, bitter side. Really solid beer, although I think I prefer the base beer in this instance. dmac (6198) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 19, 2010
Draft at Rattle N Hum Cigar City event. For a bourbon barrel aged beer this one could of used a hell of a lot more aging. I was getting no bourbon in either the aroma nor the flavor. Overall a great Impy Stout but as a bourbon barrel aged beer this one was a lousy example. zdk (1917) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 21, 2010
Tap @ RnH event - molasses, dark sugar, prune, though carbonation is sprightly. Dark bitter chocolate with some bitterness. Huge woody presence and smokey bourbon. not quite as good as the BA Hunahpu. corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2010 Pours pitch black and completely opaque without even the faintest hint of lighter color when held to a light source. Two finger thick frothy dark chocolate coffee colored head with excellent retention, only slowly fading into a thick lasting cap. Chunks of soapy lacing left behind.
Sweet bourbon aroma with a lot of earthy oak and subtle hints of vanilla which are a nice balance to the very roasty chocolate malt notes. Subtle hops along with roasted coffee and toffee.
Chewy medium body that is only the fuller end of the spectrum with a lot of tight carbonation, possibly over carbed with a lot of intense roasty flavor up from that dominates and lingers throughout into a bone dry finish. Hints of chocolate malt and toffee but this beer is all about the roasted notes. The bourbon presence is faint with subtle sweet alcohol heat, vanilla and oak. The chocolate notes are more prominent as it warms. Decent but a bit too roasty for my liking.
Fin (10470) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2011
Bottle from Craig at Jan & Charlottes 09.04.11 cheers Jan & Charlotte Pours black with a brown head and with oil slicks lacing steadily down the inside of the glass. The aroma is straightforward it is bourbon. Flavours of smooth dark chocolate, with a smooth coffee roastedness. Really warming beer from the alcohol but this side of it came across as a bit harsh. Well crafted Iím sure but not totally my thing. A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov14 3.7 Ungstrup (37225) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 27, 2011
Bottled . A pitch black beer with a thin dark brown head. The aroma has notes of soy sauce, bourbon, and wood. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, wood, and bourbon, leading to a dry roasted, woody finish. jcwattsrugger (12418) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 25, 2011
@dstructos Daks Back-growler-pours no head and black color that sheets the glass. Aroma is sweet bourbon, cherry, dark malt. Taste is bourbon, ashy-dark malt, secondary bourbon. JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - FEB 20, 2010
Thanks to whomever brought this growler to the Woodshop 5.0 tasting.
dark brown/black, boozy flavor, some notes of soy.
puzzl (3258) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 7, 2010
Tap at RattleíníHum. Blueberry, warming alcohol, sweat, vanilla. Moderate barrel character, thankfully not too much, but I still prefer the beer without.