Clarkdvm (533) - Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2017 Bottle in Florida. Lovely dark black pour. Overly sweet aroma. So rich & strong. I felt buzzed halfway through my glass. Great beer but bit too sweet KoNrRiI (1657) - Århus, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2017 0.355 bottle @ Sztamfer Black with a small, tanned head. Aroma of dark malts, dark fruits, marzipan. Taste is sweet, heavy, alcoholic, chocolate. Full, creamy, lively. Finish is long, sweet, and alcoholic. Overall, terrific. GregMooreNH (165) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 26, 2017
2017 bottle - 14.1% ABV. Pours thick black with brown, one finger head. Aroma is bourbon, roast and vanilla. Taste is Taste is sweet caramel, brown sugar and vanilla to start, moving to roast and finishing with bourbon. A beautiful, warming and relaxing stout. Elite. Beese (3266) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2017
Keg at Goose Island Taproom, Balham. Thick black pour, with no head. Huge aroma of bourbon, vanilla, liquorice, leather, treacle and oak. Strong flavours of espresso, burnt malt, not too sweet vanilla and chocolate, fruit cake and prunes. Really smooth and warming with a big, boozy kick up the ass. Maersk (351) - MOLDOVA - NOV 24, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2017 2017: Dark brown, small coffee head. Rich aroma of wine, fruit, oak. Sweet, full bodied, extremely dense even, roasted, silky, with a hint of cake and alcohol in the end. Didn't feel any bourbon though, but can say it's bad. One of the best imperial stouts I've tried so far.
9er (100) - Maryland, USA - NOV 24, 2017
9-4-9-4-19 = 4.5
2015:Pitch black, small coffee head. Intensive aroma of tar, wine, dark ripe fruit, prunes. Sweet and very dense, chocolate, cake. You can't taste alcohol, but you feel it in every sip. Same as in 2017 - not much boutbon. Extremely rich beer.
Looks like I liked 2017 version more due to the density. It seems to be more drinkable and easy going with all the outstanding qualities of perfect imp stout
This is a perfect beer. It has a velvety chocolate yummy texture that is hard to describe let alone analyze with each sip. The beer is so complex and so appealing as a delicacy. It is midnight black in with it soupy fitness it absolutely appeals to me in my palate. It is rich and robust, with just the right amount of warmth. dropi6 (657) - POLAND - NOV 24, 2017
dark, Intense barrel, fruits, bourbon, chocolate, cacao, wood, vanilla, syrupy, coconut. Very sweet, heavy body, oily. Superb! WingmanWillis (423) - Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2017
Free sample from bottle at Ghost Whale. 2015 vintage. Jet black with a small dirty tan head. Aroma is a big chocolate and molasses base with coffee, coconut and bourbon. Taste is really complex with lots of chocolate, molasses then the bourbon kicks in with a mellow boozy zing then more chocolate and a little coconut and coffee. Really thick and viscous. Lovely stuff. jonnyguns (1106) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 23, 2017
On tap at Dutch Trading Company. Pours black motor oil with minimal beige head. Nose is heavy bourbon, molasses and dark fruit. Taste is fucking sensational. Layers of dark chocolate, balsamic vinegar, vanilla and dark fruits. Really well balanced. I feel privileged to be consuming this beer in Australia. Yours sincerely, Jonnyguns.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone WVHouseofBeer (1107) - West Virginia, USA - NOV 16, 2017
I don't know if this is the best Imperial Stout I've had but it's up there. Aromas bursting with smoke, dark fruit, molasses, cocoa and bourbon. Pours black with a big frothy tan head that leaves a lot of lacing. Complex flavors of wood, smoke, dark fruit, vanilla. The high ABV provides a nice warmth. Mild bitterness at the end. Low carbonation with an oily body. A very expensive beer but it lives up to the hype