markas101 (2450) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 2, 2014
65 cl bottle, Calgary, AB, Canada, via Winnipeg. Jet black, rum and raisin aroma. Cherry sweet flavour, then a dark chocolate bitterness. More oak-sweet on the finish. Very nice. dmac (6257) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2014
Bottle shared by ferris during RBWG ’14. Poured an oily dense pitch black body with very little head. Aroma is nice, bourbon, vanilla, green veggies, lots of roastiness, dark wet toast. Bigger body than I was expecting, full with average carbonation. Flavor is good but not as nice as the aroma. Notes of dark toast, bourbon, vanilla extract and lots of roastiness. Good stuff. phaleslu (10246) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2014
22 oz. bottle shared by Ferris- thanks again! Pours a deep, opaque brown with no head. Notes of brown sugar, bourbon, molasses, vanilla, chocolate, marshmallow, coconut, and dates. Medium-bodied, with a smooth mouthfeel and low carbonation. Nice bourbon barrel imperial stout. deyholla (11597) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2014
UPDATED: APR 28, 2014 Bottle thanks to Ferris at the RBWG 2014 grand tasting, thanks! Pours near black with a grayish brown head that starts and remains at the edges. Aroma has lots of raisin/dark fruit notes with sweet dark grains and bourbon backing. Flavor has sweet raisins and dark fruits with dark grains and a strong bourbon in the finish. Suttree (6385) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Sampleda t 2014 RBWG. Also, my first beer from Manitoba. Black, actually seems a bit purple. Winey aroma, with chocolate and coffee. Taste is smooth chocolate, lots of red wine, coffee, and a bit of a boozy finish. Not bad!
jtclockwork (16581) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Bottle shared by Ferris at RBWG. Pours black oil with small brown head. Nose and taste of bourbon, dark roast, vanilla, roast chocolate and old coffee. Full bodied. italarican (1550) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Bottle generously shared at the RBWG grand tasting. Nice warming alcohol with plenty of chocolate and marshmallow creme notes. Boozy kahlua lingers. jcnielsen (3412) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2014
RBWG Winter Gathering, Asheville, courtesy of Ferris. Pours a black color with white head. Roasty, bourbon, burnt, oak flavors. Pretty nice. BeerandBlues2 (13304) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours opaque black with a small, fizzy tan head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is roast and chocolate malt, licorice, leather, prunes, and raisins, earthy and spicy hops. Flavor is dark malt dominant with dark fruits, alcohol, medium hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation. cubs (10635) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle @ RBWG. Pours a deep brown appearance with thin brown head. Dark chocolate and dark fruits. Whiskey. Moderately sweet. Coffee cake. Dark chocolate. Just fine.