skrip (189) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2017 nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - JAN 21, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour from a bottle thanks to Kan! Pitch black color with a thin tan head. Aromas of coffee, cocoa, anise, and dark fruit. Velvety smooth on you palate. Flavors of bourbon, oak, vanilla, and dark chocolate. Long finish.
500ml batch 2 bottle poured into a Cigar City snifter.
A~ dark as night with a tiny dark brown head and a good amount of lacing. i only gave it a slightly lower score because of how small the head was but that definitely doesn’t affect the mouthfeel.
S~ a good amount of booze on the nose followed by a lot of roasted bitter chocolate. a little vanilla, caramel, and burnt coffee come out here as well.
T~ not nearly as boozy as the scent would make you think. super complex bourbon up front. you can pretty much tell that it was a blend of Buffalo Trace and Pappy. the "Pappy effect" totally comes out here. as it gets warmer its transforms into another incredible (bourbon)/beer. lots of roasted dark chocolate smashes your pallet followed by an extremely nice coffee flavor. leaving you with a thick vanilla extract and molasses after taste.
M~ super thick motor oily goodness! nice carbonation, not what i was expecting from the look of things. surprisingly super drinkable!
O~ my perfect bourbon stout, i know i’m gonna crave this one. glad i have a few more bottles. the complexity of the 2 bourbons is really outstanding. i can’t compare this to batch 1 but if it was anywhere near as good when it came out i can only imagine how its tasting now. this to me is like an imperial version of BA Earl with a tad less coffee. which was 10x better then KBS in my opinion. so you can only imagine how incredible this is all around! wombat23 (1422) - Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2017
Draft at the source. Vintage 2011, Batch 1. Pours a very dark brown hue with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, bourbon, and oak. Taste is dark fruits, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, bourbon, and oak. MacBoost (1898) - Victor, New York, USA - MAY 27, 2017
2011 Damon, batch 1! On tap at Hill Farmstead 7 year anniversary party. See these links for some serious cred:
MrHangover (4556) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2017
Pours a viscous black with a tan head. Aroma of vanilla fudge, oak and a light bourbon. Tons of chocolate. Thick mouthfeel. Semi sweet. God nectar. Light barrel presence. Wow.
Bottle. Pours a pitch black beer with a very small ring of beige head on top. Aroma has lots of bourbon and chocolate, oak, molasses, touch of booze, syrup. Flavor is very sweet, lots of bourbon, lots of booze. Very sugary, nice aging going on. The flavor is full, darker chocolate and awesome in balance. Aftertaste is long and sweet. Great stuff. fiery_1 (1081) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 22, 2017
500ml bottle @ Jamie’s. Pours a opaque black with a tiny tan head. Nose is very tasty, raisins, and chocolate. Flavour is molasses, raisins, hints of chocolate and quite sweet.
GRM (4051) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 15, 2017
Brown bottle, 500 ml, bottled on 04.13.16, savoured on August 6 2016; eye: black, opaque, ring of beige head, light lacing; nose: roasted malt, bourbon, molasses, anise, slight alcohol, slight coffee, slight chocolate; mouth: roasted malt, bourbon, molasses, anise, slight alcohol, slight coffee, slight chocolate, light alcohol warmth, finale in bourbon with good presence of roasted barley, full body, below-average carbonation, mildly sweet, silky texture; overall: quite good
Bouteille brune, 500 ml, embouteillée le 04.13.16, savourée le 6 août 2016; œil : noire, opaque, anneau de mousse brune, légère dentelle; nez : malt torréfié, bourbon, mélasse, anis, très léger alcool, très léger café, très léger chocolat; bouche : malt torréfié, bourbon, mélasse, anis, très léger alcool, très léger café, très léger chocolat, léger chaleur d’alcool, finale en bourbon avec bonne présence d’orge torréfiée, corsée, carbonatation sous la moyenne, moyennement sucrée, texture soyeuse en résumé : bien bon Mortlach (2347) - Rome, ITALY - FEB 12, 2017
750ml bottle shared by Theydon_Bois @Ma che siete venuti a fà (thanks Colin!). Nera, densa, impenetrabile, bella schiuma color cappuccino, molto persistente. Naso pulito ed elegante, di enorme raffinatezza, sentori di malti tostati, cioccolato fondente, leggera vaniglia, alcol nascosto. In bocca è vellutata e setosa al palato, morbida ed equilibrata ma al tempo stesso intensa, lunga, complessa e appagante. Note di cioccolata fondente, melassa, note legnose, finale amarognolo appena caffettoso, alcol non pervenuto. Imperial Stout sopraffina, di classe straordinaria. aleigator (945) - GERMANY - JAN 22, 2017
Pours an oily black color with a small, dark brown head, which vanishes immediately.
The aromas of this are simply amazing - there’s a lot going on with licorice, scorched malts, tobacco and dark chocolate. The barrel adds a tremendous depth with dried apples, rock sugar, peppers, dried plum and lots of spicy wood, tickling the nose by developing a boozy warmth.
Drinks silk and velvet, full bodied with lots and lots of alcohol soaked layers of rich maltiness.
Tastes right from the beginning of burned malts, wild honey, whipped cream as for its awesome mouthfeel, and fudge. Develops a spicy licorice roastiness once the barrel gets noteable, together with cinnamon, toasted nuts and a luscious amount of bitter chocolate. Finishes with molasses, melting chocolate, long lasting tobacco, dried earth and a flowery note from the otherwise still pleasantly spicy barrel.
This is like an amped up Bourbon County - not necessarily thicker on the tongue, but even creamier with more roast and bitter chocolate, countered by an even sweeter fudge note, balanced by earth and spices. Awesomly intense and balanced throughout. Johnsense (1672) - - JAN 2, 2017
Pitch black pour, offwhite head. Amazing aroma, bourbon , dried dark fruit, coffee, roasted malt. Black chocolate giving way to bourbon, coffee, blueberry, dark malt. Fuller body. Amazing. Sammy (12210) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2017
Very imperial stout aroma. Bourbon character in finish. Very opaque brown. Some head. Very smooth. Pretty good, like nitro.