48FanInCali (851) - California, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Nose of roasted malt, smoke, and light booze. Taste follows the nose. Very little vanilla and barrel coming through on this. A little sour and soy saucy. Something is not right. Many other superior options out there in this style. tomciccateri (1034) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - DEC 25, 2012
750 ml brown bottle. Pours with a thick tan head and mild raisin and chocolate aromas. Medium body with a very smooth mouth-feel. Late alcohol warming. slight bourbon character. Huhzubendah (3705) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Bottle shared by Darrell. Thanks man.
The beer is dark brown with an inch of khaki colored head. Ample lacing left on the tulip. The aroma brings some malt with a musty, yeast character. The scent is generally pretty weak. Unusual, though not off putting. While the beer is not bad, this is without question a beverage that has been invaded by wild bacteria. Light tartness and mild sourness with hints of roast. Sweet and sour cherries. Bourbon presence is secondary to wild yeast flavors. Not at all what one should expect from an imperial stout. If the style category was changed to American wild ale, this beer would make more sense. Overall, interesting, and worth a try, especially if you’re a fan of both stouts and sour ales.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-18-2011 arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Picked up a bottle of this based on someone’s recommendation, big mistake. Dark black color, a little head. Smells like alcohol, booze, a bit of stout and more booze. The taste had slight notes of grain and coffee but it was mostly alcohol, rubbing alcohol in fact. This was really poor quality considering the cost and I’ll be really cautious purchasing their 750’s in the future, probably just stick to the IPA and Lupulin.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-10-2011 02:05:34 Beerman6686 (6607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2012
This poured a darker brown color with a tan head. Aroma was lots of barrel, vanilla, and dark chocolate. Flavor was almost all bourbon and barrel, the chocolate element of the stout blended well, but it was still dominated by the barrel which is unfortunate.
nimbleprop (8382) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 10, 2012
750ml bottle pours a opaque black with one ring of creamy off white head. Aroma of chocolate milk, malt balls, woody, toasted coconut, vanilla, grainy, coffee grounds, dark chocolate, a little licorice. Flavor is nice and well balanced, sweet, malty, licorice, caramel, toasted bread, coffee grounds, heavy on the dark chocolate, vanilla, a little cherry, some booze, a little grain alcohol. Full bodied, lightly sticky finish. MikeJslc (778) - USA - SEP 21, 2012
Dark brown, ruby highlights, fluffy tan head. Aroma pretty subdued for such a big beer, some bakery's chocolate, bready malt. Flavor: bready malt with chocolate, toffee, definite oak with a little oxidative note. Body medium-full, finish is fairly dray and grainy.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone fletchfighters (1529) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 6, 2012
2009 Version. Not infected. Lucky me
A-- Cork was a pain in the butt to get off! Poured a jet black with a 1/2 inch of head, a light brown color. Left a little bit of lacing on the glass. Not a lot of carbonation
S-- Bourbon forward. Either that or I need to drink more bourbon! Next is the vanilla and then the sweet milk. Very impressive in the smell catagory.
T-- Same as above. Bourbon, sweet milk, vanilla, and chocolate. Very well balanced and in a lot of ways each ingredient gets its chance to stand out alone. Impressive.
M-- Full bodied yes, but still creamy, rich and stands out. A decent amount of carbonation in the mouth but the flavors really take shape well. At the very end and once the beers warms up a bit you do get an alcohol burn. Small one though.
D-- Scary, scary, and scary. Very drinkable for a 10.5%. Without the bourbon this would be an awesome sweet stout. With the bourbon it is still awesome, even though I am not a fan of bourbon. That said opnce the beer warms up the bourbon becomes much more apparent. Excellent beer.
JPDurden24 (1675) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Dark brown/black pour with beige head. Nose is bourbons and vanilla. There is some chocolate and dark fruits in the taste to complement. A nice bourbon imperial stout.
madmitch76 (24807) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2012
31st October 2009
Post Borefts I Invasion of Fonefan and Charlottes room tasting! Opaque black stout - creamy head. Good carbonation and a soft palate. Soft woody dark malt with a nicely judged amount of bourbon. Light for it’s abv but warming.