Sledutah (7888) - Utah, USA - DEC 9, 2017 coldbrewky (1731) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - JAN 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Beer World. After two days of running around like a chicken in traffic I needed something like this to wind down with. Big and roasty nose comes off the full pour and erupting head to slowly settle a shimmering still black morass. Out of the glass then comes the low tone of the nibs covered in malt. Body is Godzilla big but has but an undertone of alcohol heat up front. Malts encircle and overwhelm the 11.5%. My back began to loosen up about three quarters thru the bottle and I was able to put more wood on the fire. Muck like a black hole, this beers gravitational pull made me consume the entire bottle. My wife told me this morning that I set a record for snoring. I blame the glass foundry! Damn silica magnates.
Bottle at Mikeys Christmas party JBPortland (1564) - Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA - APR 10, 2017
Black with a small tan head, some lacing. Dark malts, rich chocolate and cacao
2012 22oz bottle pours viscous oily black with tiny head. Overall this beer is holding up great for the years. Big bold rich stout with tons of chocolately fudge, molasses, maple and dark fruit. You can tell it’s a cousin of bcbs. Finishes big and sweet but not over the top. Super thick mouthfeel. Very tasty stout. sloth (2944) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - FEB 4, 2017
Small brown head thats short lived, no lace. Black colored. Nose of slight roast, chocolate and a good bit of soy, boozy. Body is full-ish under carbonated, oily and sticky. Roast, soy and a little chocolate, hint of tobacco and caramel, more booze. Fairly sweet, for me anyways, finish. Glad i didnt let it warm too much. Just a bit too much, no class. Another overated GI product. Obviously doesnt age well, dang it! I suspect it wasnt ALL THAT when it was fresh either. Bomber dated 03/25/11 Thank christ thats over with! ARF!! thepatrickman (1503) - Lewes, East Sussex, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2016
2012. Draft (!) at the York River Landing, Maine. This has held up really well for 4 years. It’s still got an impressively full mouthfeel and a strong chocolate and dark malt flavor, and it isn’t showing any signs of oxidation. A mighty impressive Imperial Stout. bnokk (548) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 17, 2016
2011 vintage in 2016. APPEARANCE-
luttonm (6832) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 28, 2016
pure black, head is absent.
as it warms up, it smells more and more boosy.
FLAVOR- roastiness abounds. Boosy also comes through when it warms up. As boosy as it is, it is very smooth flavored.
Brouwerij Lane, NYC. 2011 keg. Lovely heavy, glossy black. Super rich, lovely beer. Soy, molasses, syrup. Coffee, roast, balanced sweet. Very nice treat! drpimento (3789) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 10, 2016
extremely rich all the wayaround. still, not off flavors whatsoever. and for beingso rich , still very easydrinking. this one is about 3 yearsold. jake65 (4003) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - APR 17, 2016
Boise Imperial Stout Tasting. Not sure on the age of the bottle, a few years on it I think. Aromatic with chocolate and roast, light coffee. Bis flavors of sweet and earthy roast, chocolate and coffee. A solid effort in the style. benpickens (540) - Camarillo, California, USA - JAN 17, 2016
Had it at the 5 year mark! Pours inky black with little coffee color head; strong aromas of fruitcake dunked in port; wonderful chewy palate with faded heat on the tongue. Superb. arnold931 (1264) - Iowa, USA - DEC 26, 2015
Bottle. Pours black with no real head. Nose is cocoa, milk chocolate and some coffee. Taste adds some dark fruit. Thick mouthfeel.