kustie (1378) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 13, 2018 DrBayern (1140) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JUN 27, 2009
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber shared with my brother and nephew. Inky black, motor oil pour with a substantial, rocky brown head and excellent sticky lace. The huge espresso and dark chocolate aromas of the regular Boris are there, with the addition of an unmistakable and bourbon and vanilla character, but not much "oakiness" to speak of. Thick, chewy, oily mouthfeel with very gentle carbonation and a pleasing warmth. Very little bitterness, just enough to balance all the malty goodness that lingers on the palate. I suppose it’s all a matter of personal preference as to whether this is better than the standard Boris, but I sure liked it.
[email protected]DonGregorio (612) - POLAND - JAN 2, 2018
Opaque black color with off-white head. Aroma has dark fruits, coffee, dark malt, licorice. Taste is malty sweet with long bitter and quite sweet aftertaste. Flavors of dark malt, licorice, coffee, oak.
Bottle. Black beer with small beige / brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate, milk chocolate, caramel, notes of roast, coffee, cocoa, vanilla. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light to medium bitter, of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasty, vanilla, with notes of coffee, dark bread, wood. Chocolate roasty finish. Medium to full body, oily, velvety texture, soft to average carbonation. Just a hint of bourbon barrel. Overall very good barrel aged imperial stout, but not perfect and not outstanding. On the same level as base version. fombe89 (4232) - Asturias, SPAIN - DEC 30, 2017
Botella. @Cimmeria, Oviedo 27/12/2017Lowenbrau (4801) - Asturias, SPAIN - DEC 27, 2017
Color negro corona de espuma beige, aromas tostados notas a wisky, cafe y madera, el sabor es torrefacto con notas a madera y cafe, cuerpo denso.
1pt 6fl oz bottle @Cimmeria, Oviedo. 27-12-2017.
BBD: not seen.
In short:tasty IStout.
Pours black with nice dark tan head. Moderate head retention, little lacing. Roasty, licorice, coffee, coffee, nose. Full body, afot carbonation, viscous texture. Taste follows the nose, viscous, dense, robust, some wood notes, some sweet, ends some dry. Quite good.
Aherbelste (95) - - DEC 24, 2017
Incredible aroma, strong roasted oatmeal malts combined with slight whisky and coffee. Its an outstanding imperial stout.
rosskyle (796) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 22, 2017
22oz bottle. Dark black color with a brown head. Oak chocolate malt vanilla aroma. Oak whiskey chocolate vanilla flavor. Heavy body.
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A pour from the bottle (thx, Rob!) on Black Christmas V. Pours an almost black with dark beige head. Aroma and taste are is berry-ish bourbon with some chocolate and leather notes. Some booziness. Good one. Speko (500) - DENMARK - NOV 10, 2017
Bottle 1 pint 6 fl. oz. Pours pitch black with large white head. Roasted malt, chocolate, more bourbon than whisky notes, coffee, nuts, oak, vanilla, nice sweetness. Round and mild, alcohol is . Full body, oily texture and soft carbonation. melush (4957) - SPAIN - NOV 4, 2017
65cl Bottle @ LaBIRRAtorium, Madrid, Spain.
Black colour with a thin tan head.
Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, bourbon, coffee, nuts, oak.
Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, sweet, bourbon, oak.
Full body, soft carbonation. Torrefacto (1790) - Madrid, SPAIN - OCT 31, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2017 Chocolate, galleta, bizcocho, avellana, vainilla, ligero ahumado, frutilizando negro, café. Sedosa, intensa, equilibrada, final de amargor rustido y regusto pleno y equilibrado.