ironcontra (493) - ATL, Georgia, USA - DEC 13, 2017 yngwie (17262) - Kristiansand, - AUG 27, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2009 Bottle, 22oz. An almost clear, ruby brown beer with a minimal-sized beige head. A bit weak on the aroma maybe, with coffee, caramel, roasted malts, dried fruits and hints of alcohol. Slighlty oxidized flavor, roasted malts, coffee, caramel, dried fruits, chocolate and some alcohol. Oxidation in a good way. Warming and full-bodied. Roasted, chocolate flavored finish. A really nice one, bearing the oxidation well. 090619
I neglected to take detailed notes on this one but I remember it being rather typical, milk+chocolate fare. Didnt get a nice BA counterpoint unfortunately, seemed a bit 1D chris__hartley (454) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 10, 2017
It pours opaque black; the head is beige and mousse like. The aroma has notes of: rum, raisins, molasses, anise, charcoal, chocolate, and leather. The taste is medium sweet that finishes medium bitter. The palate is full bodied with light carbonation, and has a long finish. Overall, it's one of the nicer things about MI. GregMooreNH (168) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 3, 2017
Pours black with three finger foamy head. Aroma is roast, chocolate and bourbon. Taste is milk chocolate, leading to roast and a bourbon finish. A very nice bourbon stout. AleRider78 (1471) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2017
Pours a fairly small frothy tan head that dissipates to just a thin coating. Has a deep dark brown appearance. Decent sticky lacing. Aromas of dark roasted malts, vanilla, chocolate and hints of coffee. Flavours are mostly roasted malts and chocolate, earthy and resin notes, the bourbon notes are quite noticeable in the finish but not overly offensive. Quite a nice and smooth mouthfeel, but also a little bit oily and slick. Lots of sweetness as well. Goes down extremely well for a high abv brew. Good stuff! bconch (467) - - DEC 2, 2017
Black pour, thin head. Nose is bourbon and vanilla. Taste follows but vanilla sweetness is more pronounced. Some chocolate and bourbon is very well blended and not overpowering. Smooth finish and little to no sign of the abv. Very nice .
NebEphirem (1) - - NOV 27, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2017 Purchased at Safeway, Kingstowne Alexandria, VA. It had a nice foamy head and the first sip gave me a rush of milk and vanilla. Chocolate and even caramel notes became much more pronounced as I finished it. Gave it a 4 cuz of boozy finish but would rate it higher in future. Unlike any stout I’ve ever had. Farrelldm (1) - Westfield, Indiana, USA - NOV 22, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2017 dang
love this beer. 11% abv goes unnoticed, which is nice. Nothing overpowering here just a smooth drinking stout full of flavor, great beer for a cold winter night
Ihsan (4) - - NOV 22, 2017 does not count
Very dark appearance with minimal head. Aroma has a slight vanilla smell but is not overly powerful. Taste is very smooth with hints of bourbon in the aftertaste. A very drinkable stout.
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From the 12 oz. bottle with a bottling date of 09/13/17. Deep dark brown to jet black pour under a slowly fading mocha or tan head. Big baked chocolate sensations in the aroma along with dark toasted bread, Bourbon booze, a little cherry all with a low to no hop profile. Full smooth body. As this one warms the complex sweet chocolate and alcohol characteristics begin to merge. Still a richness to it. The bitterness at the end expresses more of a chocolate note. This has to be a sipper. shanoknowsfood (102) - Hawaii, USA - NOV 14, 2017
Bottle @ Whole Foods, Irvine, California. Dark as molasses. Smells of dark fruits, roast, mocha, dark chocolate, and a bit of smoke. Tastes of the same...absolutely delicious! Alcohol is well-hidden. One of the best Imperial Stouts i've ever had. Memorable, too, as it was the night before i got to see Grace VanderWaal in concert, for the first time, at The Troubadour, in West Hollywood, and it's what i celebrated the occasion with. This was the "Bourbon Barrel-aged" variety.