Beerona97 (2399) - Washington, USA - MAY 23, 2012
Solid black, frothy brown head. Aroma of molasses, leather, tobacco, soy, some bourbon, coffee. Taste is sweet but has a lot of earthy bitterness to balance, nice thick texture. An awesome beer, this made the Berserker after this seem lacking and thin. Jvezp (86) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 28, 2013
I had a couple of good brews tonight, but i won’t spend luch time rating them because of that brew. first glass of the night and by far the best. this was amazing, the balance between the barrel flavor and thr cchocolate and bitterness was close to perfect. todd_aka_rhino (10) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Dark fruit up front. Transitions into prickly heat. Roasted barley, toffee, more dark fruit, dark sugar syrup, oak, some bourbon element. Coffee picks up in the end, but it's much milder than I thought it would be. Alcohol warmth helps the dark fruit to shine.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone elbernays (1507) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 25, 2014
Pint bottle from local liquor store orlando. Pours oil black with wispy tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, lactose, tobacco, leather with some dark fruits- cherry. It’s like a new car. Great. Flavour is velvet smooth creamy lactose, chocolate, vanilla, coffee with a sweet cherry aftertaste. This is really great. Countbeer (6592) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 31, 2014
Benzai (15606) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 31, 2014
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Black beer with a beige to brown lacing.
Aromas of earthy, bourbon, liquorice, roast, marzipan and coffee.
Flavours of bourbon, earth, coffee, mocha, dark chocolate, some raisin, sweet wood roast, bitters and dough with some roast (no that’s not it but it’s so smooth, it’s delicious!)
Aftertaste is a mix of coffee, mocha, roast, bitters and sweet wood roast.
Low carbo, silky mouthfeel, full bodied and a creamy texture.
Bottle shared by Countbeer. Opaque dark brown to black color, medium sized beige to slightly brown colored head that diminishes fairly quickly. Aroma is malts, slightly earthy, a hint of coffee, light to moderately roasty, a hint of liquorice. Taste malts, coffee, bitter, subtle roast, the perfect slight influence of liquorice, some chocolate. So rich and full of flavor. Oh my lord. Extremely full flavored, smooth, subtle yet rich. Incredibly well done! superspak (5591) - Michigan, USA - NOV 16, 2014
22 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 11/12/2013. Pours dense pitch black color with a 2 finger dark tan head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, molasses, raisin, plum, fig, nuttiness, vanilla, toffee, oak, bourbon, tobacco, light smoke/char, and roasted earthiness. Incredible aromas with outstanding balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt, coffee, and oak barrel notes; with great strength. Taste of big milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, molasses, raisin, plum, fig, nuttiness, vanilla, toffee, oak, bourbon, tobacco, light smoke/char, and roasted earthiness. Light roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, molasses, raisin, plum, fig, nuttiness, vanilla, toffee, oak, bourbon, tobacco, light smoke/char, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roasted malt. coffee, and oak barrel flavors; with a nice roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very smooth, creamy, and fairly slick mouthfeel that is incredible. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an absolutely insane imperial stout. All around incredible complexity and balance of dark/roasted malt, coffee, and oak barrel flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A world class imperial stout offering. puboflyons (3432) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - APR 3, 2015
From the waxed on 650 ml. bottle. 2014 batch. Outer space blackness in the pour with a modest tan head that fades. The aroma is of roasted caramel and dark malts, coffee, and a little boozy backdrop. Full body and smooth. The booze brings itself forward a little more in the flavor which is why I knocked it down a touch. But it is 11%. Otherwise sweet, dark malts lead to a lingering bitter or slightly boozy finish. Still quite outstanding. LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - OCT 18, 2009
Appearance: Pours a midnight brown with a sturdy 1/8 inch layer of tan froth a top.
Aroma: Mild whiffs of roasted malts, burnt malts and bourbon notes.
Taste: Bourbon whiskey, chocolate, roasted malts, burnt malts, and charred oak.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, fluffy, and moderately fizzy.
Overall: A balanced bourbon barrel aged beer. The roast and the booze are in harmony. I know coffee is in this recipe, but I didn’t get much of that. I still very content despite discovering coffee notes. bhensonb (15191) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 26, 2009
Bottle from Monument in Concord, CA. Pours pure black with a low tan head. Aroma is smooth, dark toasted malt. Somewhat smokey. Underlying chocolate. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Flavor is heavy, smooth chocolate with a light hint of smoke. It is so smooth. And always the burnt malt. It just gets better & better.