mR_fr0g (12923) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2015
UPDATED: APR 28, 2015 Bottle at Chriso easter tasting. Thanks to Leighton. Opaque black with a lasting dark tan head. Aroma is sweet caramel big vanilla, oak, Bourbon, Flavour is composed of full woody, spicy apple, oak and vanilla, creme caramel, bonbon and smooth. Palate is smooth and velvety, silky, moderate carbonation. Really good. rlgk (18851) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2015
Bottle at a tasting at Chris and Ruth 150404. Black beer with a nice beige head. Malty caramel aroma, creamy, licorice, dark chocolate, cocoa, raisins, some figs. Roasted toffee and chocolate flavor, licorice, caramel, raisins, cocoa, warming alcohol, cream, some milk chocolate. Very nice! cgarvieuk (25391) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 4, 2015
Bottle at chrisO... Deep black.. Small tan head.. Soft sweet chocolate roast... Massive coconut roast... Soft sweet chocolate roast.. Light coconut malts... Dark roast... Massive chocolate roast SHIG (4964) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAR 31, 2015
Bottle shared at Anchorage Feb ’15 Tasting: Poured thick black with tan color head. Aroma was roasted malts, coffee, and vanilla. Nice alcohol bourbon burn, loads of rich roasted malts, a very nice BA stout for sipping. Prufrockstar (2132) - Moscow, Idaho, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Bottle, thanks to Matt and my fantasy football team (so Le’Veon Bell and Marshawn Lynch deserve a shout-out as well). Bottle 530/1400. Thick oily black pour, big dense creamy brown head. Aroma: first struck by garbage-y old hops (never liked that aroma -- it may be fine, but makes me think of garbage, and I don’t like drinking garbage. Damn I’m getting cranky and rigidly opinionated -- I thought this hobby was supposed to open my mind, not just give me ammo to be a whiny little bitch about stuff I like/dislike based on what’s really just a completely subjective valuing of tastes and smells -- anyway, I digress). Oh WTF, why fight it -- yeah, there’s chocolate, rotten dark fruit, vanilla, some other barrel stuff, but really all I think when I smell this is "old and stinky." Full body, nice smooth texture; sweet taste, much better than nose. Overall: <shrug> if this was my local joint I would tick it and then not return to it, unless for some unknown reason it becomes heavily traded, in which case I’d buy it to trade for other beers that are out of market but equally disappointing. Man, I shouldn’t rate when I’m grumpy.
Countbeer (6591) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle (37,5cl): Thanks Lakeleander: No. #1291/1400: Served in a Chouffe glass at 13 degrees Celsius:
Black beer with a small brown head.
Aromas of bourbon, green apples, marzipan, mocha, some sweets, wood, hints of liquorice, some soy and bubble gum.
Flavours of marzipan, wood, roast, green apples, bitters, light earthy, mocha, light caramel, sweet roast, light liquorice, hint of rubber and some herbal roast.
Aftertaste is a mix of bitters, wood, roast, some bourbon and light rubber...
Low carbo, creamy spicy mouthfeel, close to full bodied. rxeight (3183) - Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2015
375ml bottle 12-2014 number 1366/1500. labeled bourbon barrel imperial stout. Not sure if this is the same, but the guy who sent it to me said it was. Very roasty, slightly European malty. Dark roast coffee, milk chocolate, licorice. Light on the bourbon, touch of barrel. mcberko (18434) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 26, 2014
2011 vintage. 500mL bottle, sent from Beerlistman (thanks a lot, Greg), pours black with a large tan / brown head. Aroma brings out dark fruits, heavy bourbon and lots of yeast. Flavour is complex, with notes of bourbon and vanilla upfront, and moderate caramel notes. Extremely highly carbonated – too much so. The flavours are great, but the carbonation is way too aggressive. Good beer nonetheless. fiulijn (20993) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 26, 2014
Courtesy of Mattcpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Black color with large brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, a bit yeasty, oak, alcohol, phenol. Medium body structure; some flavor of dark chocolate, roasted malt, leather, milder liquorice, light bourbon; medium sweetness.
Fairly oxidized, but still good.
Pour is jet black with a very small amount of caramel head. Nose has lots of wood and some bourbon. Some sticky malts, slightly charred with notes of vanilla and chocolate. Taste is even more wood with bourbon notes and more charred malt. The underlying malt flavors are faded out by the barrel, little bits of chocolate and caramel malts, some sweetness towards the finish. Medium to full body with strong carbonation and a slick palate.