BelgianBeerGal (4066) - Panama City, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle #4909 traded and drank in PCB. Pours like motor oil and has a big brown head that lasts forever. Huge aroma of bourbon, molasses and sweet grain. Wow, huge flavor of bourbon, a sweetness like roasted marshmallows and a hint of coffee and espresso. Way too smooth at 13 ABV. Very well made. Art (3217) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2014 Bottle 4358 in a trade from mwbrady12. Drank in celebration of PM promotion. Pours a dark brown that is near black and oil like in consistency. Medium brown foam head. Aromas of alcohol, big vanilla, maple, light cocoa, some nuttiness. Taste still has some heat after all these years. Sweetness and heat but very well incorporated. Thick and oily. Carbonation is still there too. Delicious treat.
As a side note: the bourbon I am tasting in this beer is as old as
I am. That is awesome. vtafro (7445) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle at goulét brewery bus tour and a bottle a while ago. Black pour with tan head. Sweet dark malts. Dark chocolate, sweet, roasted and a hint of alcohol. Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Sampled at 2011 RBWG. This was the end cap of a full FiftyFifty Eclipse Vertical. This and the PVW stole the show. Pours near black with a thin tan head. The nose is bourbon, oaky vanilla, burnt malt, ashy cocoa. The taste is oak, molasses, bourbon, chocolate and roasty coffee beans. Medium creamy mouthfeel. Very good. RobertDale (6480) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle share. Thanks Dustin! Pours black with a small reddish tan head. Big aroma of bourbon, chocolate, malt, and vanilla. Taste is bourbon, chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, caramel, and barrel. Glad to have tried this delicious BCBS version.
biggsbowler (625) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle - Pours very dark black w/ a brown head. Lots and lots of bourbon, oak, vanilla, and chocolate in the nose. The taste is very boozy but smooth. Rich bourbon and chocolate taste. Bourbon and Beer = Peanut Butter and Chocolate!!! vyvvy (6478) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Sampled at a STL tasting - Pours dark brown with a burnt orange head. The aroma has cocoa, barrel, bourbon, roast, oak and vanilla. It has a full rich body with soft carbonation. The flavor begins with cocoa, bourbon, vanilla, smooth roast, raw barrel notes that are grainy and oaky. The finish has warm alcohol, raisins, roast and bourbon. Great imperial stout. lricketts (10) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle #6554, 4 oz pour into tulip tasting glass.
Appearance: Black with a light dark brown foam. Foam dissipated rather quickly after pour.
Aroma: Tons of chocolate on the nose followed by powerful scent of bourbon.
Taste: What I picked up on the nose gets amplified on the palate. Starts with big chocolate and then the rich bourbon flavor starts to build and come into its own. This is such an excellent fusion of flavor.
Palate: Medium body. Beer leaves its mark on your palate and the flavors persist long after a sip.
Overall: This was one of the finest imp. stouts I have ever had. I wish I had a more sophisticated bourbon palate to better detect the intricacies of the barrel aging. Regardless, this was like eating a box of chocolates, all of which were filled with pappy!
olr1984 (1500) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 1, 2014
My 1000 rating. 22oz bomber pours a dark black with a thin tan head. As soon as I cracked the cap I immediately smelled bourbon aroma. Taste was amazing. After so many years the bourbon taste is still there with a caramel vanilla and sweet malt. Very enjoyable, couldn’t taste the alcohol. kbudd19 (1019) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle, thick black viscous pour, very little head. Aroma, oh its bourbon county all right, huge notes of vanilla, chocolate, oak, just a ton of in your face bourbon. Taste, sticky mouthfeel, nice hit of bourbon, some maple sweetness, clean smooth finish, not a big bourbon bomb like the aroma would suggest. Overall, a big sticky barrel aged imperial stout and a fantastic one at that, really glad I finally got to try this.