JaBier (7973) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2017
Bottle. Pours darkest brown with a thin light brown head. Aroam of malt, bourbon, raisin and chocolate. Malt and chocolate flavor with some roastiness before a bourbon finished. Came together really well. Nicely balanced and the flavors all meld very nicely. Beerman6686 (6607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2017
Poured a deep dark jet black with a tan head. Aroma was big chewy dark choc9late, mild fydve, low bourbon. Flavor similar, was expectung more barrel, but theres enough to know its there coating gigantic base body. Great stuff
haukur (1957) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - MAY 14, 2017
Black pour. Loads of vanilla and roast in the nose. Super slick mouthfeel, with loads of bourbon, chocolate and dark roast notes. Stellar Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - FEB 22, 2010
Draft. Pours a black body with an off white head. Creamy rich vanilla notes with a light bourbon tone. Roast y chocolate with a nice modest etoh warming. Roast y dry coffee tones, some silky chocolate hints, with a drying finish. Very light barrel, fantastic recipe tho i’d rather the cedar, thats the shit! malrubius (2902) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - FEB 26, 2010
On tap at RnH. Black with dark brown head. Roasted chocolate and earth and ash. Rich roasted coffee and chocolate earth subtle dark fruit and more wood. Rich, soft palate. Rich and dry finish finish. More suited to my taste than chewing on cedar. Excellent.
TeamTrappist (832) - jericho, New York, USA - MAR 1, 2010
Tap at Rattle n Hum. Bourbon chocolate roasted malt nose. Strong solid malts. a big solid stout with big roast malts light chocolate and a touch of bourbon but by no means does the bourbon dominate, a nice touch. No sweetess at all. Very good. fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 21, 2010
on tap pours black with a medium dark tan head. Minerally aroma with notes of wood, bourbon and burnt malt. Creamy body, very roasty with lots of dark malt character that the bourbon does not cover up just sit beside. Nice sweet bourbon finish with lots of alcohol. Very nice. Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2010
Draft at the brewery. In the glass sits a massive, dense, oily looking, pitch black menace. For a crown, it wears a tall, excellently retained head of spongy, dark brown foam. It’s hard to imagine a better looking imperial stout than this. The nose booms with sweet dark chocolate malt and loads of dark fruit, including fig and raisin. Dark caramel is rich and decadent, and it supports the vanilla that is imparted by the smooth, oaky barrel influence. Of course, there’s ample earthen roast to balance things out, along with a surprising hint of smooth, creamy lactose. Flavors follow suit, again insanely rich and deep, loaded with dark chocolate roast, coffee, and dark figgy fruit. Woody bourbon notes seem a perfect match, and add a warm, smoothing sensation that doesn’t overpower. Big and dense on the palate, there’s a bit more carbonation than I expected or wanted, which cuts down viscosity a bit and ushers in a slightly drying finish. It’s a fantastic base beer that’s made even better by the subtle bourbon influence. juiceisloose (1492) - Windermere, Florida, USA - MAY 30, 2010
Draft at the brewery. This one pours a thick and oily looking pitch black color and topped by a thick and spongy, dark khaki head of foam that shows great retention. This is what an imperial stout should look like. The aroma is rich and decadent showing mounds of dark chocolate malt, dark fruits that include fig and raisins, and ample amount of roast to balance things out. Dark caramel malts lend a nice base, and creamy oak laden vanilla smooths things out and adds nice depth. The flavor follows and is just as rich as the nose foreshadows with the dark chocolate, figs, raisins, and dark roast all playing an important role. Oaky bourbon and vanilla add some smoothness and help balance all the flavors together. The barrel influence is just right and doesn’t overpower, but you get just enough of a warming sensation on the way down. Full bodied and viscous on the mouthfeel with ample carbonation that follows with a lengthy choco-bourbon finish. The base beer is awesome, and adding the bourbon just makes it even better. rcasta (864) - EL SALVADOR - DEC 31, 2010
amase means amazing in spanish and it is a good word to describe this low carbonation, high bourbon oak infused bad mother...