weihenweizen (3731) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - APR 22, 2013
Chilled brown bottle poured into a snifter. Pours black with light brown head. Thick body and light espresso aroma. Taste is strong coffee. Compared with three other imperial stouts, third best. TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2011
On tap at Capones. Ebony with a whisper of froth. Hard to tell all these samples apart. Nose is dark chocolate, molasses, grass and raisin. Medium to full body with a tingle. Taste is prunes, bourbon, touch of smoke, molasses and green hops. Wonderful dark fruits and malt with bourbon accents. By far the best bourbon integration of the four i tried at this fantastic event to conclude another Philly Beer Week. Kudos to Matt for some great offerings. Huhzubendah (3701) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 26, 2012
Bottle shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike.
The beer is near black with a thin, beige cap. The aroma offers bourbon and roast, followed by alcohol, vanilla, oak, chocolate. Great flavor, with prominent bourbon throughout. Additional tastes of vanilla and chocolates. Moderately low carbonation, with a smooth, buttery feel. A bit of heat in the finish, but 14% abv feels pretty nice. Overall, very enjoyable. A top notch barrel-aged imperial stout. jrob21 (3660) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 5, 2014
2012 from a trade a while back. Lots of bourbon and wood in the aroma. Bourbon comes through mostly in the flavor and adding on a little bit of vanilla. Dark fruit flavors. As it warms you get a bit more of the stout. Really nice smooth chocolate and roasty coffee malt. Cherry and berry fruit bursts late in the palate. A little too boozy but otherwise pretty nice. queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle, gifted me. Boozy bourbon, oak, chocolate, dark fruit, and vanilla aroma. Black with a small tan head. Bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, oak, and alcohol flavor with a roasty bitter finish. Full body, moderate carbonation.
50belair (3617) - Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2011
Bottle, 750ml, 2010 vintage. Black pour with a small tan head. Bourbon and chocolate nose. Vinous with big cabernet, deep roasted malt, and bourbon notes. Good, but maybe not what the brewer intended. jake65 (3592) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - APR 15, 2015
Bottle, Boise imperial stout tasting. My first taste of the night, this was a solid opener. Near black pour and small brown head. Nose is bourbon, espresso, and chocolate malt. Heavy roast and espresso, lighter in vanilla and some bourbon. It hints at woody, but overall very smooth. rouhlas (3584) - GREECE - FEB 10, 2016
355 ml bottle at home, v2013, 11% ABV. Black color with beige brown head. malty aroma, sweet bourbon, vanilla, alcohol, wood, chocolate, dark dried fruits, caramel. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Full silky body with soft carbonation. maneliquor (3514) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 26, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2013 2011 bottle from Mane Liquor. Hot damn this is like oil! A very small, dark and sinister looking head is produced but lasts for the duration. Some spotty lacing as well. Nose is very bourbon forward with some heavy dark cacao and coconut. Almost salty chocolate on the nose. Taste is very heavy on dark chocolate and bourbon. Itís sweet, bitter, fudgey, burnt and decadent. Lots of sweet and sinister tones meld together in a very balanced fashion. Thereís a slight boozy kick on the finish with some heat but itís rather pleasing. World class stuff chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2011
On tap into a snifter at Local Option.
A black pour with only a little head, this was a good pour not much of note on the head, but lacing was lacking...The aroma is really and you can tell it is really enhanced by an excellent job of barrel aging. The bourbon presents nicely as vanilla, light bourbon, and molasses and does not present woody or alocholic at all...The taste is just as nice as the aroma, again its sweet bourbon flavors vanilla, lots of molasses. Its sweet but not too sweet for a ris...The feel is really nice nice lasting flavor, no warming finish as you would expect for the abv...The drinkabillity is great, best high abv beer Iíve had, now way you would guess this is 14%.
An excellent experience that I recommend, get over LO right away.