Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2010
Draft. Pours a black body with a yellow tan head. Malty milk chocolate and molasses tones. A mild woody oakiness with some light roasted malt and mineral. A boozy vanilla warming. Decent stout. Sledutah (7763) - Utah, USA - MAR 1, 2010
2009 650ml bottle jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2010
Appearance: Pours pitch black with a large frothy tan head, leaving clumps of lacing on the sides of the glass
Aroma: Strong aroma of vanilla, bourbon, roasted malts and dried cocoa
Taste: Roasted malts, oak, bourbon, espresso and ash
A decent Imperial Stout. There is some kind of funky flavor in the finish that sticks around.
Reviewed 1/13/2010 (Bottle, waxed):
Pours a dark, dark black colored body, can’t see any light through it. Humongous foamy tiny bubble head, extremely lasting, tan brown in color. Roasted aroma, some woodiness. A bit of funkiness too. Not strong an aroma overall. Creamy mouthfeel, chocolate. Roasted coffee, a tiny bit of ash. Tasty not a ton of flavor, lightish. More alcohol as it warms, burning, strong coffee. not too shabby. dchmela (3078) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2010
Bottle courtesy Brewolf. Pous a thick black with a huge creamy head. Might be an infected bottle, a big gusher. Even with that, aroma is huge barrel, whiskey chocolate and a touch of roasted grains. Taste is smooth malt, chocolate, hop bitterness, vanilla barrel an hints of whiskey. Excellent brew. MeadMe (1672) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2010
A: Pours dark black with a mocha colored head. Good retention and some chunky lace.
S: Roasty malt, caramel, and dark chocolate.
T: Wow sour... this one is infected. Beneath the infection you can still pick up dark malt, chocolate, and tart dark fruit.
M: Medium in body, the tartness from the infection is overthetop and as you can expect ruins the beer.
D: Nah, would love to rerate with a good bottle.
Crel (37) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - FEB 10, 2010
Sweet aroma that reminds me of bubblegum ice cream. Jet black with a long lasting head. There is too much foam. Extremely strong alcohol favour with flavors of oak and bourbon being prominent. The palate on this beer is terrible, it practically evaporates on the tongue because it is so overcarbonated. There is definitely something strange going on with this beer. ManvsCity (183) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 7, 2010
A thick & heavy bourbon barrel delectable that gets better as it warms toward room temp. 2009 bomber with black wax seal. Oaked bourbon aroma with tons of roasty malts and a little bit of funk. Head is alive! Takes several minutes to subside, even with a careful pour. Taste is dry cherries, espresso coffee beans, Kentucky bourbon, beef jerkey, and dark dried fruits, all infused with peaty Scottish tea. Chewy with a dry mouthfeel on the finish. Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2010
Bomber BCTC 2009. Pours a deep dark brown almost black - carbonation is a bit high- big lasting head. Aroma is roasty, bitter green grassy hops, with lots of oak and bourbon, drying crackery, cobwebby and caramelized oak and sweet molasses- bourbon. Flavor is honey sweet, roast, chocolate and very woody- oaked to hell, dries up the body and the high carbonation doesn’t help that either- most of the licorice, toffee, tar, and roast and chocolate get lost in the bourbon and wood. Finish is a bit on the too dry side and almost has a gritty feel. Eh. Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 21, 2010
In short: A vanilla and molasses orgy that is also moderately bourbonnny and very woody. Just Goodphilbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 16, 2010
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed when about one year of age. Sent to me by after4ever. Thanks a lot Tom
The look: Dark mahogany body topped by a tan ring of foam
In long: Nose of molasses, beech wood and light smoky touch and a bit of bourbon. Taste is surprisingly more bourbonny than the aroma. Lots of vanilla, lots of molasses, bourbon, burnt brown sugar, caramel, some booze, dirty earthy wood, chocolate cake, some non-specific dark fruits. The medium body is a bit thin for 9.5% brew and with the sparse carbonation. The mouthfeel is a bit slimy. Roasted level is as low as it gets for an impy stout. The wood character help to dry out the beer a bit but it still feel sweet. Good bad but I was hoping for more. I easily drank my bottle but all in all it is not worth the stiff $15 price tag. I’ve got another bottle of the fresh vintage so maybe I’ll change my mind with a fresh bottle. But right now this is just a “good” beer that is not worth the high price tag and I don’t like to throw my money way. I’m the type of guy who doesn’t don’t buy shampoo as long as real poo is still free.
UPDATED: APR 30, 2010 Pike Brewing Company--Pike Entire Wood Aged Stout--2008 Release--22 oz. Bottle--9.50% ABV--60 IBU’s. (4.0 / 5.0) Stout--Imperial. Wax sealed. Thin lace espresso head. No sediment. Opaque chocolate black ruby color. Roasted chocolate mild oak hop front. Creamy sweet rich bourbon oak roasted chocolate espresso smooth big Stout body. Balanced mild bitter hop bourbon EtOH hint mild hot end. Sampled 2/1/2009. $12.99 Each.
Pike Entire Wood Aged Stout--Brewer - Drew Cluley--2009 22 oz. Bottle. 9.50% ABV. 60 IBU’s. (0.0 / 5.0) Stout--Imperial. Wax Sealed Bottle. Huge foamy mild lace tan head. Opaque dark black color. Fruity burnt oak foamy front. Fizzy mild sweet thin sour Stout body Rich infected sediment. Dry citrus sour end. BAD! DUMPED! Sampled 4/30/2010. $10.79 Each. Cellered under good storage conditions since purchase. Very dissappointing. One scary bottle left. 2008 was good.