Leighton (21075) - London, Greater London, - MAY 17, 2013jcwattsrugger (12418) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2017
Bottle at Bruce’s, London. Many thanks to Bruce. Pours oily black-brown with a thick, tan cream head. Roasty malt nose, rich bread, toast, dark fruits, raisins. Big sweet flavor, rich dark malts, some torched wood, a bit of hard alcohol, sturdy roast, ripe dark fruits. Full bodied with fine carbonation, lightly warming finish, some dark chocolate, moderate roast, dark roast, dark fruits, raisins especially. Lovely beer.
22oz waxed bottle-dissipating lt tan-black that sheets. A-fusal/bourbon, anise-dk malt. T-follows. Klimaet (2539) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2017
Bottle thanks to bursprak! Pours pitch black with a small brown head. Aromas of bready malts, caramel, vanilla, chocolate, oats, light hops. Taste is bitter, fudgey, some vanilla, chocolate, light roast, licorice, tobacco. bursprak (3183) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2017
Bottle @ lossern-share ’17. Pitch black pour with a darkish bubbly head. Notes of licorice, sweet vanilla, light butterscotch, caramel and some roast. RasmusOtt (2733) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2017
Bottle thanks to Bursprak. Pours black with a bubbly brown head. Aroma of sweet liquorice, sweet bourbon, dark caramel, Cocoa beans, oatmeal and vanilla. The taste is roasted with notes of sweet liquorice, dark chocolate, dark sweets and vanilla. Also you get some sweet bourbon booz towards the end. Pretty solid. Not too sweet. Garrold (5170) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2017
Bottle, by way of trade with HenrikO, split at Magic Rock. Almost black. Bubbly, tan head. Lots of legs. Nose has big, sweet vanilla bourbon. Some oak. Dried fruit. Plum and prune. Taste is sweet and fruity. Some dried vine fruit. No bitterness. Chewy silky mouthfeel. Rich and slightly twangy. Big, oaky sweet finish.
Stoned99 (1528) - St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - APR 16, 2017
22 ounces bottle shared with brother. Aroma: intense boozy bourbon, chocolate, delicate oatmeal maybe. Alcohol as well. App: dark brown with burgundy tint, minimal beige / brown head, little lacing. Taste and palate: full body, smooth, creamy, medium sweetness, bourbon, chocolate, light acidity finish. Overall: great stuff. Lots of chocolate in mouth. Great beer. Boozy but in a good way. Another great beer from Fremont. ciocanelu (2455) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - APR 10, 2017
Pitch black color with mocha head. Aroma has dark malts, brown sugar, some dried fruits and a hint of boozy whiskey. Taste is whiskey forward, quite roasty, some umami, overall on the bitter side. Medium body, really smooth mouthfeel. Overall it’s a well made imperial stout with well hidden ABV but quite classic, doesn’t really stand out between other barrel aged stouts. mariuspoenari (2618) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2017
Bottle shared at a tasting. Pitch black with a thin tan head. Notes of bourbon, chocolate, malt sugars, light vanilla and a bit of coconut. Nice, smooth texture. A well-made bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout. AdmiralVernon (1187) - SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2017
Black coloured with a thin brown head. Heavy flavours of bourbon, chocolate and coffee. Barrel aging is close to perfection! Really nice beer! mrjez (606) - Osaka, JAPAN - JAN 22, 2017
2015 bottle shared at CBB. Pours a full black, viscous. Gentle chocolate and roast aroma, not so much barrel. Wonderfully well-balanced, some chocolate sweetness with oats, vanilla, coffee, low bourbon flavour but providing warmth. Nothing leaps out, but work towards a singular full flavour. Hides the ABV dangerously well. So smooth, the oats glide it over the palate.