djd07 (15260) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2015 Blairgus (4613) - California, USA - NOV 18, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
18 nov 2012, tap at Haymarket Pub. Black. Nose is sweet coffee, huge alcohol, toasted caramel. Full body and faintly fizzy. Competing flavors. Big butter dark chocolate beside vanilla and caramel and alcohol. Like a mix of a barley wine and a stout. Wow.
Growler during RBWG Grand Tasting. Pours black with medium tan head. The aroma is coffee roast and vanilla. Slick mouth with strong roasted malts, dark chocolate, cocoa, and nice booze presence, very good. alexsdad06 (10578) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Draft sample at FoBAB ’12. Pours oily black in color with a small creamy khaki head. The aroma has chocolate, roasted malts, caramel, dark fruits favoring black cherry, coffee, molasses, vanilla and bourbon. The flavor has dark chocolate, roasted malts, dark caramel, molasses, black cherry, moderate sweetness, bourbon, vanilla with a thick mouth feel. Earthy bitterness to the finish. Solid Imperial stout. Good barrel character. SudsMcDuff (8462) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2013
Big thank you to Chris for sharing this, funny that i had missed the release of this beer up in chicago by a few days and now i get to try it! stoked!! .. . pours a deep black .. .mild foam .. . great barrel presence, deep tar, dark burnt malts .. . a wonderful complex beer, Haymarket makes some nice brews .. . . Oh! Was that what that was? Oh good, I thought you might have a problem. burg326 (5561) - Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Growler shared at RBWG, poured a black color with aro.as of earth, fudge, coffee, booze, and some vanilla. Flavors were a eich chocolate with some coffee thrown in, a touch if wood and earthy hops and finishing with a light bourbon finish. Thanks to whoever brought this gem, a very tasty beer overall. jbruner (5002) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Growler shared at RBWG! Pours an opaque black with thin tan head and light lacing, a good amount of brown film on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, but overlying bourbon on all of it. Taste follows, solid bourbon barreled imperial stout. A bit boozy, thick mouth that sticks nicely to your tongue. Great beer.
Sledutah (7752) - Utah, USA - FEB 27, 2013
Growler at the RBWG grand tasting TURDFERGUSON (4058) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Appearance: Black with a small tan head
Aroma: Roasted malts and chocolate
Taste: Roasted malts, chocolate and light metallic
Growler at RBWG 2013 Grand Tasting. Thanks, Chris! Black with a small tan head that fades pretty quickly. Nose shows lots of port upfront, rich dark fruits, roast, cocoa. Great nose, even though its so big. Haven’t had the regular Acrimonious, but I was very impressed with the balance of this one and how well the port barrel blended with the base imperial stout. Really tasty, one of my fave imperial stouts of the weekend. stevencon (522) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Rbwg thanks Chris! Dark black pour tan head. Wood roasted malts coconut. Taste similar smooth taste. Some wine earth character. Good stuff. Leighton (21742) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
Growler at RBWG 2013 Grand Tasting. Thanks, Chris! Pours black-brown with a foamy, beige head. Burnt licorice in the nose, charred wood, dark malts. Big sweet flavor, sweet dark fruits, raisins, fruitcake. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Pretty chewy. Sweet, sticky sugary finish, dark toffee, bittersweet cocoa, raisins. Really good. decaturstevo (6339) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Black pour with tan watery head. Aroma of light BB and chocolate. Chocolate, BB and coffee dominate. Smooth full bodied beer. A little rough around the edges but really good.