crispaire (126) - - JAN 1, 2017
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
poured a viscous opaque black from bottle. complex aromatics of coffee, bourbon whiskey, spices, and wood. the flavors didnít disappoint either. the aging in barrels really seemed to impart a nice complexity to this beer. a phenomenal sipper on a cold winterís eve.
treign (30) - Bend, Oregon, USA - JAN 1, 2017
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a bomber. Aroma is a nice mix of bourbon, vanilla and roasted malt. Appearance is dark black with a thin light brown head, just what youíd expect from an imperial stout. Taste is very similar to aroma with a little more chocolate and a nice amount of heat from the alcohol. The mouthfeel is a little watery compared to other imperials but is still nice and lends to the smooth flavor. Overall really enjoyed this beer.
JBdublo7 (1) - Baldwin city, Alabama, USA - DEC 31, 2016 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
With a name like "Dragons Milk", I was leery at first. The alcohol content is double most beers, but I had to try it. Good look, smell, and taste, but nothing to aggressive. Has a nice all around bourbon feel to it. If it wasnít so pricey iíld by it more often. Very surprised how smooth it is.... Scares me a bit.
All in all, a good God damn drink.
Chalumeaux (1262) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 29, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle pitch black with a nice milk chocolate head. Aromas of roasted malt chocolate vanilla and bourbon. Taste is boozy bourbon vanilla creamy mouthfeel roasty malt with a lingering alcohol finish. Wow.
JefVerstraete (3064) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - DEC 27, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from a trade. Many thanks! Dark brown/black colour, beige/brown head. Sweet nose of vanilla, bourbon. Roasty, bitter coffee. On the sweet side. Not bad!
ineedbeer (1983) - Oakland, California, USA - DEC 27, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 22 oz bottle, 2012 vintage (another bottle I forgot about in the cellar).
Aroma is fairly chocolate forward with medium light roast notes. Some light honey and sherry notes from the oxidation. Light bourbon and faint oak notes. Hints of dark fruit and raisin. Light caramel, toffee and leather.
Pours dark brown to a lighter black with a medium small, moderately thick, dark tan head that recedes somewhat quickly to the edges where a small film lingers for a bit. Light lacing and medium small legs.
Flavor has a medium to medium light sweetness. Moderately strong chocolate notes, both milk and dark, with some lighter roast notes. Even lighter caramel, toffee, and leather notes. Light oxidation with a touch of honey and some light sherry notes. Light bourbon and faint oak notes. Some faint alcohol spice. Light raisin, plum and prune notes.
Mouthfeel is medium full bodied to full bodied and somewhat creamy with medium low carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall, better than I was expecting, especially with the age. Great chocolate notes with good secondary malt characteristics. Some dark fruit and bourbon notes.
euniceradio (495) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - DEC 22, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle to tulip. Pours black with tan ring head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, toffee, bourbon, oak, brown sugar. Taste of same. Mouthfeel is thick syrupy, mod carb for style. Some lacto in Taste and palate. Finish is warm booze and a little Dr. Pepper. Complex, not too sweet.
WABeerFiend (400) - - DEC 8, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled 10.14.16. Poured 12.07.16. A: Fudge, cola, and nuttiness. A: Dark red body with a lot of see through lighter red in the glass. Creamy tan head with thin lacing. T: Follows the nose with lots of red grape, pear, and some roastiness that mixes nicely on the back end with nutty oak flavors. P: Very astringent and thin for a BBA stout. O: It looks, tastes, and feels way more like a barleywine than anything. After searching around, some seem to categorize it also as a strong or old ale. It is a surprise, but a pleasant, if fruity, one.
Robnole (15) - - DEC 3, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A beer that just looks powerful, with a very dark brown, almost black color, and light tan head. Aroma has a bit of dark fruits among other things. Flavor is very good, bringing in some chocolate and coffee flavors. Has a somewhat creamy smoothness as well. Really a very excellent brew.
MaBeer1972 (1898) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 1, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Nikkiís. Pours out jet black with a lacy tan head. Strong sweet boozy oak aromas. Roasty malts, chocolate and rich sweet vanilla oak flavors. Slight bit of cherry and spice. Quite tasty and very chewy.