mcberko (18979) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 30, 2012
650mL bottle, sent from Glouglouburp (thanks a lot, Dany), pours an amber-tinged black with a huge foamy beige head. Aroma is quite berry-like, with loads of fruitiness, not much sign of the whiskey barrels, just a bit of wood. Flavour is a bit tart, with loads of berries, some dark fruits, a small hint of whiskey barrels, and some caramel. Very complex, quite atypical for an impie stout with the pronounced fruitiness. The whiskey barrels are very subtle, providing a tasteful accentuation of the base beer. A bit too highly carbonated for the style, but not too detracting. I didn’t like this beer at first, but after finishing my glass, I was convinced. Great stuff. Oakes (18851) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 17, 2010
Black with a thick head. The aroma has bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, light nuts and maybe a hint of barrel and booze. Full bodied. Rich chocolate body with hints of bourbon. Nice lacing down the glass. Very nicely balanced. jtclockwork (17284) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 12, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2011 Bottle thanks to Kyle! Pours black. Tan head. Nose and taste of anise, licorice, roast black and chocolate malts and vanilla. Some earthy hops. Lots of licorice and anise. Bottle on the lighter side. Solid. Ferris (16521) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle - Vintage 2010 - Molasses, vanilla, chocolate and some Whisky notes. Jet black with a rich beige head. Chocolate syrup, cocoa and a long balanced finish. Very well balanced and a great example of what they can do. DSG (15237) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 3, 2010
Bottle at a tasting. Thanks David C. Black with a medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, woody notes, acidic berries and some coffee hints. Flavor is sweet upfront with roasted malt, chocolate notes and some fruitiness and continues dry with coffee, light alcohol hints and some hops. Full silky body.
Lubiere (14151) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2013
A deep dark stout with a thin dark brown head. In aroma, a smooth chocolate with smooth licorice, coffee, nice and smooth. In mouth, a nice chocolate with mocha, herbal hops, light meaty notes, aniseed & alcohol. Sammy (12762) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 4, 2011
A must try stout, with the unusual contribution of sugar from an Indian palm tree and the whiskey barreling. Absolutely black colour, roasted aromas. The sugar takes some edge from the bitterness of the citrus hops (Centennial, also Williamete). Very interesting and unique, a sipper than grows on me as I drink it deep into the meal. Sweetish aftertaste. Average mouthfeel.A creation up there with the gret stouts coming out of Denmark. Thanks Ted and ultimately Rudge. jcwattsrugger (12524) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2011
@RBWG-22oz-thanks to savvy–pours a light brown ring for a head and black color. Aroma is roasty medium/dark malt, medium fruit. Taste is roasty/chocolate-medium/dark malt, medium fruit, some earthy hops. deyholla (12289) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2010
Bottle shared by Savvy1982 at the RBSG ’10 Grand Tasting. Poured near black with a brown head that lasted. Aroma was full of dark malts with chocolate and coffee came to the forefront with a slight backing smokey/whiskey note. Flavor was a bit more smokey with whiskey more present and the coffee was still strong with the chocolate taking more of a backseat. daknole (11402) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 14, 2011
Nearly black, tan head. Cocoa, whiskey, light espresso, roasted malt and molasses nose. Flavor is perfectly balanced between roasted malt, chocolate and whiskey notes. Damn good. Thanks savvy!