Tmoney99 (14492) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 13, 2012
Bottle sample at Natifest 12. Poured a dark brown color with an average frothy brown head that was mostly lasting and produced excellent lacing. Moderate roasted malt, vanilla and woody bourbon alcohol aroma. Medium body with a dry smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy roasted dark bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. Solid standout brew and very good for style. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 3, 2012
75cl bottle, thanks noodleuser. Small brown head atop clear cola-brown-red body. Aroma is moderately sweet, Bourbon, light vanilla. Taste is moderately sweet, Bourbon, some vanilla, caramel, light roast/burnt. Sticky medium-full body, light alcohol burn. Drake (13738) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 20, 2012
Bottle shared by noodleuser. Thanks! Pours a clear dark brown color with a thin head. Aroma of molasses, bourbon, spicy hops and vanilla. The taste is molasses, smoke, spicy hops, wood and whisky. Full bodied. Nice. crossovert (12934) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Well I dk if the spelling error was on purpose but this is a decent porterish beer. Sammy (12205) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2012
A big beer. Bourbon barreled imperial schwartz says it all, as it is not a shwartz. Lots of bourbon,roast, boozy, vanilla, raisin, and sweetness. The aroma is somewhat more balanced and pleasant, perhaps a function of several months of aging. Big black body, above average mouthfeel. More of a sipper in terms of drinkability. Thanks FlandersNed.
daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 13, 2012
b3shine with an awesome extra! Deep brown pour, big pillowy tan head. Aroma is loaded with oak, vanilla, bourbon, roast, chocolate notes, coconut, licorice, root beer. Flavor is sweet, rich, just enough roast/hop profile to balance the loads of vanilla, bourbon, oak. Hell yeah this is delicoius. alexsdad06 (10430) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2013
FOBAB. Pours very dark brown to black with a medium sized tan head that disappears quickly. The aroma and flavor have quite a bit of bourbon barrel, vanilla, caramel, brown sugar, oak, chocolate. Medium-bodied and pretty tasty; maybe just a touch too much barrel. So much to do and so little time. phaleslu (10267) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2012
Draft at the pre-Dark Lord Day event, 2012. Pours a super dark brown, pretty much opaque, with a tan head that starts large and dissipates quickly. A lot of bourbon barrel notes in this, with vanilla, caramel, brown sugar, root beer, oak, chocolate, and coconut. Medium-bodied, with medium carbonation and a sweet, roasty mouthfeel. Very tasty. DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Sample from a bottle shared by Bunker. Pretty sure it was the barrel aged version. Bottle looked exactly like the one pictured. Dark brown color. Good thin khaki head. Decent lace. Good robust malty nose. Some vanilla. Big body, good, creamy and smooth. Light carbonation. Some alcohol in the taste, moderate bitterness. Dry finish. This is a great imperial schwarz. Awesome mouthfeel and aroma. drowland (8758) - Georgia, USA - JUL 9, 2012
7/7/12. Bottle shared at my going away tasting by myself (courtesy a trade from BeerBob26). Brown pour with a small khaki head. Nice buttery coconut aroma with some bourbon, vanilla, oak, and roasted malts. Slightly sweet entry with malt, chocolate, coffee, bourbon, vanilla, and more. Quite tasty!