superspak (5880) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - APR 9, 2014
22 ounce bottle into snifter, 2014 vintage bottling. Pours pitch black color with a 2 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of milk chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, caramel, vanilla, oak, toffee, light bourbon, herbal, light dark fruit, and roast/toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt, chocolate, and moderate barrel notes; with good strength. Taste of milk chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, caramel, toffee, vanilla, oak, light bourbon, light dark fruit, herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Fair amount of roast/oaky bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk chocolate, cocoa, roast, toast, caramel, toffee, vanilla, oak, light bourbon, light dark fruit, herbal, and roast/oaky earthiness. Very nice balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt, chocolate, and moderate bourbon barrel flavors; with nice robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a moderately creamy, smooth, and lightly chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice imperial stout. All around good balance, complexity, and robustness of dark/roasted malt, chocolate, and moderate bourbon barrel flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering. Gachupines (1252) - USA - APR 6, 2014
Black with a thin tan head. Aroma is dark fruit with a touch of raisin and strong chocolate. Flavor is rich chocolate and a bit of bourbon. Nice touch of raisin in the finish. bubblehouse (1554) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Really good. Taste of dark chocalate and coffee. The bourbon flavor could be a little more pronounced. patrick767 (4095) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 23, 2014
bottle at Ft Wayne tasting, Sept 2013 - Pours near black and smells of roast malt and chocolate. The flavor has very chocolate rich. It’s sweet with some vanilla notes. This is a full bodied brew with a roast chocolate finish. Really good. Dawidajm (2) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2014 does not count
Full bodied rich with only a slight chocolate hint. Leaves a good after taste not overwhelming.
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Fin (10820) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle courtesy of Craig at Craigs doing a Chris O tasting, Edingburgh (ta for the beer Craig) Saturday 15th March Pours black, sticky, some spirityness this is damn good. Roasty but with a mellow smooth sweetness, wonderful. Bummer I’ve finished this so cannot add anything further but its good. A7 A4 T9 P4 Ov16 4.0 BenH (3436) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle. Black with tan head. Aroma of coconut, vanilla and chocolate. Taste of intense chocolate, vanilla and coconut. Sweet with a touch of alcohol. Delish. cgarvieuk (25704) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 15, 2014
bottle at home ... at the Lets do a Chris O tasting...deep black ... thin tan head ... dark roast ... soft vanilla chocolate roast ... dark roast malts .. massive chocolate and vanilla roast ... big roast ... heavy malts ... rich roast ... BrewBoxer (2657) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 12, 2014
Draft at shortys on Pearl NYC. Pours a deep black color lots of chocolate and beans. Vanilla milky taste on the finish. Very good
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A very nice beer. Sweet vanilla chocolate come through. Bourbon does not. Wish they would let it sit for about 6 months. Nice aroma I would like a bit more chocolate. I may buy another bottle and let it sit. Nice chocolate beer.
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