kaser (6429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2018
Really good. Sweet and the booze is well hidden with vanilla coffee and some cocoa flavors. Had on tap at their Balmoral Taproom JoePeesie (924) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2011
On tap at FoBAB, swing and a miss, think there might be infection issues or something. not good. chibuck (3521) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2011 On tap at FoBAB, just now finally getting to this, shows you right there how much I enjoyed it...Black with a light tan head, not much retention...The aroma is wood, some coffee, not much going on, surprised this is barrel aged...The taste brings out more coffee to start, roasted, with some more wood.
This is boring and seems a waste of wood as you can’t tell it was even in the barrel. drewbeerme (3921) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2011
at FOBAB, pours black with tan head. nose is sour. flavor of sour veggies and smoke, some cocoa. not good. User29624 (1687) - - NOV 21, 2010
FoBAB. I also preferred the regular Big Hugs. Pours black. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, funk, and oak. Actually seemed a little thin and the bourbon didn’t blend well.
phaleslu (10889) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2010
Draft sample at FOBAB 2010. Pours an opaque dark brown, near black, with virtually no head. Notes of vanilla, chocolate, bourbon, a little oak, coffee with cream, and I also got some odd cherry and chili notes. Maybe I had residue in my glass from other beers. Medium-bodied, with low carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel. Lighter-bodied than I’d want in a typical impy stout. Not bad, though.