boomer0813 (100) - denton, Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2009
Bottle thanks to blutt59. Color was blakish plum w/ a purple cream head. Aroma was interesting with coffee, whiskey, choclate, vanilla, and cinnamon. Flavor was bitter with a sour coffe taste. BuckeyeBoy (8301) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 12, 2009
Bottle Pours out a very dark brown almost black topped with a tan head. Aroma of wood, coffee, and dark chocolate. Tast more of the wood and coffee. A nice roast malt. Thanks ditmier blutt59 (6576) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2009
bottle, via trade with scrizz, good black brown color with thin tan foam, aroma is malty coffee, flavor has good coffee, roasty, a little bitter on the finish pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2009
22oz bottle. thanks to ty for this one... close to black pour, mostly opaque, with a moderate tan head... oaky nose with roasted chocolate and doughy accents... flavors were oaky, somewhat sour with chocolate and roasty notes. pretty smooth but a little too much oak for its own good. finishes off with a bitter roast and astringent finish. ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 8, 2009
2008 Bottle - Pours a dk brown with a brown head...aroma is massive dry barrel, with cocoa and coffee components as well...flavour is dry as ash, typical Imp Stout flavours, with a charred wood bitterness and tart astringency that was a bit off...interesting beer to say the least...
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUN 1, 2009
aroma of coffee, roast, and wood, but there’s no sweetness to my nose, so I’m a little bit frightened. Tastes of coffee and wood with a big astringent/acidic sensation that I’ve come to expect from Pike. Medium bodied, and too watery for the beer its supposed to be. Bleh! TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2009
22 oz bottle. Dark brown with a big-bubbled tan head. Nose is coffee, Baker’s chocolate, toasted marshmallow and dusty oak. Medium body, a little fizzy. Taste is licorice, dark roast, chocolate pudding and pine. Bitter finish. Good brew. bu11zeye (13140) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 16, 2009
(22oz bottle) Pours an opaque black body with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, citrus, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, and subtle bourbon. Flavor of coffee, roasted malt, hops (light citrus), some bourbon, and caramel. theisti (4179) - Kansas, USA - APR 16, 2009
22 oz bomber courtesy of the bvc. Pour is deep black and brown with a pretty 2 inch dark tan head. Head is thick and lasting, leaving behind splotchy lacing on the glass. Nice looking beer. Aroma of roasted malt, honey sweetness, and a nice dash of earthy pine bitterness. Pleasant nose, just a bit Faint and soft. Taste is roasty malt, sharp honey sweetness, some tobacco, brief bitterness in the finish. Palate is medium, creamy, with lively carbonation and a clean crisp finish. Alcohol did not show until this beer hit nearly room temperature. Overall, a nice drinkable bigger stout. Thanks Brandon. nbutler11 (1267) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2009
My thanks to Kelly for snagging one of these while up north. Pours black with a brown head of foam. Smells predominantly of malt with notes of cocoa and coffee. The flavor is nice and roasty with an element of cream and earthiness, which I assume is added by the barrel. Good stuff.