mbgrayson (806) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - FEB 24, 2017 dphoxie (120) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft, 2012 vintage. Aroma is super smooth bourbon and roasted malt. Apearance is perfect, what you’d expect of a stout. Taste... Graded this one down because it surprised me with the coffee flavors. Yes coffee is an ingredient but it overpowers this year’s vintage. Past versions had much lighter coffee flavors. Palate is rich, creamy, delightful. Overall a strong BA imperial stout.
Bottle titled ’Silent Night’. Pours a very dark brown, with ample tan head. Aroma is rich with notes of wood, malts, and whiskey. Taste is complex and smooth, with notes of wood, coffee, and bourbon. This is a very nice BA imperial stout. Thumbs up! BuckeyeBoy (8476) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 23, 2017
750ml bottle thanks to Chris. Pours out black topped with a tan head. Nose is bourbon barrel chocolate coffee black licorice and spice. Taste is more of the nice bourbon barrel vanilla chocolate some molasses maybe along with the spice. djd07 (15544) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2017
Bottle thanks to Russell. Pours black with small beige head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is wood, chocolate, bourbon, cracker. Thick body, chewy, dark chocolate, wood, roast, dry finish, good. Countbeer (6599) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 28, 2016
Bottle: Thanks Benzai: Served in a Chouffe glass:
Black beer with a creamy vanilla head.
Aroma shows and exposes... Yep Bourbon. And loads of it!
Accompanied by roast, chocolate, vanilla, mocha, manure, hint of molasses and ash.
Flavours of chocolate, mocha, vanilla, bourbon, wood, bay leaf, bitters, roast, light nutty, light marzipan, some molasses, caramel, wood roast...
Aftertaste is bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, bay leaf, roast and bitters. Malts and wood tints as well...
Low carbo, close to silky mouthfeel, close to full bodied.
Nice stuff! Benzai (16685) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 28, 2016
Bottle [from IP trade with AlexFields, thanks!] @ home shared with Countbeer. Opaque pitch black color, average sized dark brown head that diminishes fairly quickly to a small dark brown head. Aroma is malts, dark malts, chocolate, light roast, heavy bourbon. Taste malts, soft roast, firm bourbon again, chocolate, mocha, oak, initially sweetish but ending with a nice light bitterness. Smooth texture, a bit oily, soft carbonation, medium to full body. Awesome beer. And only 9% ABV? That’s impressive. Absolutely amazing flavors. Absolutely love this beer.
sebletitje (10293) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAR 24, 2016
Bouteille 75cl partagée avec Tomaz via trade. Bottled 11/2014.
Brune foncée, col crémeux café au lait, doré au verre.
Arôme offer un nez doux vanilla, rétor de café, petite note surette avec un accompagenment fruité noir. Retrouve un côté prune confite et belge.
Palais est généreux, malté avec un excellent café, touché épicée ajoutant au profil hivernal, malt biscuit. Bourbon est discret ajoutant une certaine douceur persistante. Léger petillant dont la touche finale reste axée sur malt café, finement amer avec une touche de chaleur en fin de bouche. vtafro (7444) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - FEB 22, 2016
Bottle. Black pour with brown head. Boozy bourbon, oak, vanilla, aromas. Flavors are boozy, vanilla, oak, chocolate and bourbon. TheBeerGod (6261) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2016
Bottle - 750mL corked and caged. Courtesy of my friend Noel. Thanks! Vintage 2015. Black pour with a short tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, dark chocolate and coffee with vanilla notes. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, big coffee and vanilla. Body is medium-full with a dense bubbly carbonation. Finishes with chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, vanilla and booze. Very nice! jtclockwork (17284) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2016
Bottle on special night - pours black tan head - nose and taste of bourbon, chocolate cookie, dry brownie, vanilla - med body Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2016
Last beer of 2015, in Charlotte. Poured black, slight deep tan head. Aroma of chocolate, espresso, vanilla, slight booze. Flavor matched. Great sipper, enjoyed it. Good way to wrap up the year.