bhensonb (15761) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 27, 2016
Tap at Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours dark brn/blk with orange glints and a tan smear. Aroma is sort of maple bourbon. Full bodied. Flavor is chocolate/maple/bourbon/earthy/ smooth burnt malt. Sort of dusty - dryer than expected.Smooth, tasty, chocolate bourbon finish. Delectable. Scopey (15747) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2012
Bottle at Leighton’s Birthday celebrations, thanks to Bruce (deeblo) who gained instant legend status for breaking this out! It pours jet black, with a thick tan head. The nose is toasted coconut, toffee, fudge, wood, vanilla, chocolate, touch of chilli pepper and unroasted coffee. The taste is roasted malt, toffee, caramel, chocolate, vanilla, coffee, toasted coconut, nougat/marshmallow and lingering boozy warmth. Full body and fine carbonation. Really well balanced and smooth. Great stuff. djd07 (15547) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2012
1500th rating. Bottle thanks to Bill at December tasting. Pours a very dark brown with medium creamy tan head leaving sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is a light roast vanilla oak and caramel. Medium mouthfeel with sweet malt and light roast and sweet finish. Hides the alcohol very well making it easy to drink. Really enjoyed this one, a very impressive Imperial stout that definitely lived up to the hype. Ratman197 (15372) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 19, 2010
Poured a translucent dark brown nearly black with a small lingering brown head. Aromas of coffee, bitter chocolte, light oak light vanilla and a hint of maple. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of roasted malt, coffee, bitter chocolate, light oak, light vanilla and a hint of maple with a smooth lingering roasty coffee finish. gunnfryd (15299) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 2, 2014
Bottle. Black colour witha tan head. Aroma is bourbon, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate. Flavour is bourbon, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, syrup, alcohol, licorice, dried fruits. Pleasent well made beer. I love it.
DSG (15237) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 25, 2013
[10/4/13] Bottle sample at a tasting at chriso’s place. Thanks jsquire! Black with some brown foam. Aroma of coffee beans, some cocoa, dark chocolate and some bourbon notes. Very sweet flavor with maple, chocolate, roastiness and some bourbon. Thick, full-bodied. Very good, just a bit too sweet. Tmoney99 (14983) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2009
Draft at Founders.
Poured a dark brown color with a large frothy brown head that lasted with excellent lacing.
Moderate to heavy roasted dark chocolate, vanilla, woody and alcohol aroma.
Heavy bittersweet roasted sweet malty flavor with a heavy bittersweet and small alcohol bite finish of long duration.
Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation.
This is a standout beer.
Stuu666 (14881) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2015
Bottle at craig’s. Pours black, nose is minty, chocolate, coffee, taste is dry, sweet, maple syrup, chocolate. kermis (14566) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2014
Bottle shared for rating #4000. Pours near black with a small beige head. Aroma of coffee, vanilla, maple syrup, dark chocolate, vanilla and fudge. Flavor is heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Oily in the palate. Full bodied with soft carbonation. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 23, 2009
(draft) Large tan head atop black body with brown edges. Aroma is sweet, maple, caramel, some chocolate, some alcohol. Taste is sweet, maple, some chocolate, caramel, alcohol, light coffee. Smooth medium-full body. Very good, but the sweetness makes it hard to drink a full serving.