DrYeast (6) - - MAY 17, 2014 does not count
This is what a Bourbon barrel stout should taste like. Smooth bourbon mouth feel with good body but no harshness of other stouts. Aged to perfection. voyageurmike (435) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Great bourbon imperial stout. Served in snifter. Aroma pleasant but not strong. Slight foam ring. Inky black, with bourbon flavor overpowering chocate. Compared to Goose Island bourbon stout last night, the lower ABV of this makes it taste more like stout than whiskey. Either makes my taste buds happy! 77ships (9774) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 6, 2014
650 ml. bottle sampled @ RBBSG III. Thanks to Sebletitje! Black, little head. Thick liquorish blueberry molasses nose, syrupy, rich cocoa, chocolate. Thick decadent blueberry molasses taste, warming, caramel, rich thick malts, malts, decade, thick fudge,… Decadent fudge body. Very nice. Cybercat (5828) - Georgia, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Strong aroma has notes of roast malt, caramel, chocolate, molasses and licorice with a nice alcohol nip and a hint of bacon. Pours a rich sable just a whisker above black with a thick chocolaty tan head. Mouth-filling flavor has firm notes of chocolate, molasses, roasted malt and bourbon with hints of caramel and coffee. Lip-smacking! Smooth texture has good body though not a whole lot of fizz. Overall, truly outstanding. Go hog wild! DocJitsu (1974) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2013
Pours an opaque, very dark brown with cola colored glints around the bottom edge of the glass when held to the light. A half-finger, alternating smooth with bubbly, mocha colored head sits atop this beast. IT’s a beauty. Coffee, char smoke, and Crème Brule aromas. Mouthfeel is thick, smooth, somewhat coating, and a little scrubby. Rich flavors of smoky coffee, light plastic, vanilla, and oak. Some bourbon is noted in the background. Awesome stuff!
Addendum: With spicy food, the booziness gets expressed much more.
tderoeck (9656) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 27, 2014
5/VII/14 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle @ RBBSG III (Gent) - BB: n/a (2014-763) Thanks to Sebletitje for sharing the bottle!budznsudz (582) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Clear dark brown to black beer, small aery beige head, irregular, pretty stable. Aroma: lots of vanilla, sugary, caramel, sweet touch, crème brûlée. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: lots of vanilla, caramel, sugary and sweet, alcohol, pretty boozy, dark chocolate. Loved this one!
Pours jet black with a small white ring of head. The aroma is super savory like freshly smoked bacon with hints of black coffee and chocolate with a slight bourbon note. The taste is very smokey with a creamy chocolate coffee bite and a healthy dose of hops. The smoke overshadows the bourbon. If this had more bourbon notes, I would rate it higher but it’s quite good regardless. stumpyiliz (217) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Definitely can notice the malt switch. On the nose big bourbon followed with smoke. Initial sip reminds me of a highland scotch. Peaty, smooth sweet and filled with bourbon. JustDrinkIt (261) - Arizona, USA - DEC 10, 2013
Black pour with almost no head. Aroma of alcohol and roasted malt. Flavor is more alcohol and roasted malt, coffee, vanilla, and mild chocolate. vandc01 (414) - North Branch, USA - OCT 23, 2015
Poured from a 22oz bomber at home.
Aroma has bourbon, chocolate, vanilla.
Taste is complex and very good.
Mouth feel is how a imperial stout should be.
Fantastic tasting beer