SG111 (2062) - New York, USA - FEB 27, 2017
Bottled at Clubhouse BFD event. Unsure of vintage. Pours pitch black, tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, oak, little heat, some bourbon, and dark fruit. Flavor is heavy on the roasted malt, chocolate, smoke, some bourbon notes, oak, with a coffee finish. It’s fine. beer_queue (147) - California, USA - SEP 7, 2016
Bottled: 7/18/2013, Sampled: 9/7/2016. Angelmonster (199) - Colorado, USA - APR 27, 2016
Pitch black with a thin tan head. Notes of bourbon hit the nose immediately; aromas of vanilla, dark fruits, tobacco, and booze are front and center. Floating behind them are some chocolate, molasses, & licorice. Arrives on the palate with dark dried fruits (plums, raisins, dates, figs) and then moves onto a boozy, spicy, smoky tobacco middle. Finishes strong, sweet, & astringent with caramel, candied fruits, licorice, chocolate, and even more booze! The fruits and chocolate create a sort of South American coffee flavor that’s subtly bitter & tart. Mouthfeel is flat, thick, and warm with all that alcohol dancing around from start to finish. The warmer it gets, the more bourbon notes get brought out along with those sugary dark fruits; it’s very reminiscent of an Old Fashioned/Manhattan cocktail! If you let it sit some more, then the alcohol just keeps dominating. This is a strong ass imperial stout that isn’t afraid to show its strength and bourbon barrel qualities…and quite honestly, it tastes and feels like it’s at least 3-4% higher than the label states! Delicious and awesome but not an easy drink considering that the alcohol quickly takes over. Regardless, it’s a beautiful barrel-aged imperial stout that could trade blows with the likes of Uncle Jacob’s.
Review is of an almost three year old botte. Date of bottling was 7/18/13 zgaier (1966) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2015
Pours a pitch black body, head is 1/5th of an inch and sand colored. Head retention was decent and lacing was above average.
Aromas are of spicy rye, molasses, light anise, fudge, and alcohol. Barley and a chocolate syrup sweetness comes through as beer warms. Hops arent present, alcohol is definitely there but wouldnt say that its bourbon driven.
First taste is mix of peppery alcohol and spices: allspice, anise, even a little cinnamon. Dont know where that is coming from, maybe vampire slayer or the barrel aging. Hints of chocolate appear as beer warms, it tames the 11.5% abv. That being said, whisky is still very apparent after 3 years of aging.
Mouthfeel was lush, carbonation levels are good. Head didnt create the ideal mouthfeel but I got some froth out of it. Alcohol stung the palate slightly and warmed the throat.
Overall this beer was good but I think my expectations were too high. Blaecorn unidragon is one of my favorite stouts and I was hoping this would be a barrel aged version of that but blending it with another beer and throwing it into a barrel morphed it into something completely unto itself.
Bomber. Pours black with a tan head and aroma of chocolate and bourbon. Taste is strong, with bourbon notes up front along with roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruits, vanilla, mollases and liquorice with a warming finish. Delicious beer jjgmd (2270) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2015
With Z, pours a dark black pour with a small mocha ephemeral head. Nose is deep dark mocha malt and bourbon. Taste is dark fruit, mocha, and sweet bourbon. Finishes on The same tasting notes as described with a moderately long sweet dark fruit ending . Nice ! Quaff Score 8 / 10
ryanfolty (2611) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2015
September 5, 2015 - bottle from AV3 probably a couple years ago now. Black pour with nice amount of head that faded quickly. Aroma was bourbon, chocolate and roasted malt. Taste was consistent with aroma and had a mild bitter finish. Palate was smooth and creamy, medium bodied. beechner224 (1024) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2015
Bottle to glass. Pours black. Aroma of bourbon and vanilla. Taste is light, chocolate, bitter. Thin bodied. Ok beer. bytemesis (9345) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 10, 2015
Bottle. Ours clear black, small tan head, dissipates fairly quickly, decent lacing. Aroma is molasses, anise, chocolate, bourbon. Flavor is light plus sweet, medium bitter, bourbon, touch of smoke, molasses, cocoa. Fair bit of oaky acidity. Medium light body. kbudd19 (1022) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 22, 2015
Bottle. Apperance is black oil with an inch of mocha head that dissipates rather quickly. Aroma is vanilla, chocolate, anise, and coffee. Taste is roasted malts, oak, coffee, ash, finishes with bitter coffee roast, light spice with. lots of heat in the back. Body is a bit thin, medium carbonation. Not bad, not a ton of barrel, and the body is a bit thin, gets really tasty once it warms up, good overall. UncleKorm (1337) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Bottle poured a muddy dark brown hue w/ a thin beige head. Bold boozy whiskey aromas. Initial taste is moderate sweet w/ a light bitter finish. Tastes are dark fruits, roasty malt, coffee, coconut, dark chocolate, and whiskey. Full bodied soft carbonation.
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