OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Vintage 2012 Bourbon Barrel
12oz served in a snifter.
A - Pours a dark brown almost black with highlighted edges. Small kahki head creates wispy patterns of micro thin bubbles.
S - Chocolate, vanilla, oak wood, toasted but sweet caramel/toffee, chocolate liqueur, bourbon comes out more as it warms.
T/M- Firm chocolate malts, wrapped in vanilla oak, cherry notes, caramel/toffee, maple sweetness, bourbon comes out later, earthy roasted bitterness, and bitter leafy green hops combine with a bourbon alcohol character on the finish.
M - Heavy side of medium body, creamy and fluffy carbonation, but the ethanol thins it out. A tad hot on the finish but seems to work.
I love how this beer shifts from a strong but rounded vanilla oak characeter at first but transitions into a serious bourbon character as it warms up. A very inviting aroma, and wonderfully melded flavors. This is to sipped on preferably around a fire.
Serving type: bottle
SinH4 (3729) - Garching b. MŁnchen, GERMANY - JAN 19, 2017
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Dark brown color with tan ring. Aroma is chocolate, lacto, chocolate. Taste is coffee, lacto, sweet molasses. Rather light mouthfeel.
HopsMuse12 (10) - homosassa, Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2017
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle bought in traverse city. Rum, molasses, chocolate. Too sweet for me.
Brandman (2901) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 16, 2017
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black body, light brown had. Aroma has dark red wine with deep dark chocolate notes. Rhum like sweet molasses and dark sugars. SOme tobacco, alcohol, vainilla and all this in nice complex package. Flavour has chocolate, molasses and rich vainilla. Oily and sweet.
tapefuzz (246) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 15, 2017
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Pours a deep, dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is booze, vanilla, oak, bourbon, chocolate, and a little caramel. Taste is vanilla and bourbon with oak, chocolate, caramel, and a little roast. Some alcohol in the finish. Full body. Soft carbonation. Silk smooth mouthfeel. Mouthfeel isnít as thick as some imperial stouts but it is very pleasing.
mbgrayson (741) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - JAN 14, 2017
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours very dark brown, almost black, with a decent tan head. Aroma of wood and malts. Taste is rich and woody, hints of vanilla and bourbon. This a very good BA stout. Thumbs up!
john44 (1491) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2017
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Vintage 2014 - Very Dark Brown in colour. Small beige head. Bourbon in the aroma. Very Malty; roasty malts, chocolate, toffee, coffee, oak, vanilla and bourbon notes. Fruity; dark fruits, raisins. Sweet roast chocolate and toffee malty and fruity throughout. Easy drinking for ABV. Nice Impy Stout! (2015-11-29)
njnut (485) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2017
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from tap a deep brown with moca head. Aroma was vanilla, roasted malts, slight Bourbon, some woodeness. Mouthfeel is thick and oily. Taste has tons of chocolate, vanilla, smooth Bourbon. Fantastic.
jackl (7190) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 7, 2017
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pour. Deep brown with a small head. Nose is fairly bourbon forward. Hot vanilla and caramel. Dark chocolate. Flavor is similar. Rich and sweet. Fat, sweet grain. Toast. Mild vanilla. Bear claw donut. Full and oily. OK
andrewje41 (3290) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2017
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle poured, as the first beer of 2017. Pairing Michigan beer with Michigan football for some good luck. Bottled 10/14/16. Dark red tinted black pour with a lasting tan cream head. A nice, chocolatey aroma. Incredible. Creamy, milky vanilla chocolate flavor, very smooth bourbon addition. So much chocolate here. An amazing drink. Worth the wait for this to finally reach WA. Very nice stout.
unclefrito62 (191) - Stow, Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2017
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle. Slight aroma of bourbon. Alcohol is well covered. Super dark brown walnut. taste of bourbon and is smooth. Low carbonation with slight molasses. This is just a great beer! Happy New Year!