Countbeer (6592) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 20, 2017 RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a medium-brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate, vanilla, sambuca, earth, and char. Flavor is semi-sweet with similar notes of dark chocolate, licorice, earth, and slight vanilla. Finishes bitter and roasty with less bourbon flavor than I’d expect. Substantial carbonation and average alcohol presence. I enjoy bourbon barrel aged imperial stouts generally, but this seemed to take on very little barrel character and was just pretty ho-hum.
Bottle: Served in a Chouffe glass:
Black ish brown beer. Brown creamy head/lacing.
Nose of bourbon, roast, spice, malts, liquorice, cough syrup..
Flavour is subtle roast and bitter with liquorice and cough syrup spice, light bourbon, liquor... decent but a bit out of tune...
Aftertaste is bay leaf, roast, liquor, light bourbon...
Low carbo, light creamy silky ish mouthfeel, medium bodied. Bit unbalanced... bigben873 (249) - Virginia, USA - MAR 24, 2017
Not too smoky, big imperial stout, but still not as smooth as I like an imperial to be. ludhaber (126) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 24, 2017
This is a big beer. Lots of complexity to think through. Roasted malt with the darker malt providing probably a little too much astringency. The finish from the bourbon barrel is fun. There’s some vanilla in there too, that’s nice. drsordr (2637) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2017
Several year old bottle shared by alexsdad06 was an immediate gusher on opening. Nose some gym sock funk. Then some toffee, barrel, bourbon, and light mineral chocolate. Taste some fleeting tart funk up front, them some of the expected beer. Chocolate, mineral, and light barrel. stchloe (1017) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 3, 2017
Smelled really bourbony, and definitely had the flavor, a little too dark malt burntness, not a lot going on beyond bourbon, dark malt, and booze.
Luvystypotables (1923) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2016
Aroma of whiskey, plums and fruit, pours a dark black with a thin tan head. Taste of dark berries and malt with an oily feel and a bourbon and malt finish. DocLock (10659) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2016
Draft at Capone’s. Hazy black pour with tan head. Nose was dark malt, oaky bourbon, hops. Tasted oaky, bourbony, with dark malt, hops, molasses, and a somewhat dry finish. Hammy78 (973) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2016
Picked up at Zyn in Calgary. Pours a midnight colour, khaki head, that dies to nothing, some spots of lace. Nose is very sweet, vanilla, booze, oak barrel. Tastes sweet, bitter, malty, boozy, vanilla, licorice, abc burn. AgentAle (1726) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 13, 2016
Aroma is roasted malts, caramel, light tart and chocolate. Taste is rich deep malts, toffee, caramel and dark chocolate. Light tart and dark sugars round out the experience. Appearance is black with a medium brown head that retains fairly well.
cmacklin (1129) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - APR 25, 2016
650ml bottle. Pours an opaque black with a medium, creamy, long lasting, tan head that laces nicely. Sweet aroma of roasted malt, licorice, bourbon, vanilla, dark fruit, chocolate and oak. Sweet flavour of roasted malt, dark chocolate, licorice, vanilla, dark fruit and oak with a dry, warming bourbon finish. Medium to full body with an oily texture and soft carbonation. Very nice.