Phatdog1 (259) - Brentwood, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 15, 2013
22 oz bottle purchased locally poured into a shaker. Murky dark brown with a half inch khaki head. Just a small amount of lacing clung to the glass. Aroma of yeast and dark fruit. Rootbeerish flavor up front, dark fruit middle with a tangy bitterness. Light booze at the end. A bit flimsy on the palate. Not my idea of an Imperial Stout, more like a Foreign Stout. Very drinkable. skibumphishead (259) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 14, 2013
My valentines day present! Thanks Brie!
This stanks like it’s straight out of Belgium with a little funk and tons of raisins in the nose. The first sip is very chocolaty with soft carbonation and a nice (not too heavy) mouth-feel. The bourbon and vanilla flavors slowly creep up as it warms. The last few sips are like a chocolate bourbon... there is a nice spicy warmth from the alcohol. Yummy. Rando7 (787) - Iowa, USA - FEB 13, 2013
Bottle pours dark brown with reddish tint and thin brief tan head. Aroma dark fruits. Taste dark fruits, caramel, slight bourbon and a lot of oak. Had this twice - the first time the oak overpowered the flavor but the second was more subdued. Moderate palate with oaky finish.keanex (1799) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2013
OK beer that can’t decide what it wants to be.
On tap at Monks.crossovert (13908) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2013
Appearance: Garnet hues through the edges, thin tan head with great retention.
Aroma: Chocolate and roasted malts with light vanilla oak and bourbon.
Taste: Bourbon with a light sour up front, dark chocolate lingers with some oak from the intro through to the finish.
Palate: Creamy medium body, soft carbonation.
Overall: Solid imperial stout, worth trying again.
Chocolate covered bananas, bourbon, funky yeast (not in a sour/wild sense) its decent.
drfabulous (8572) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 11, 2013
22 ounce bottle from Jungle Jim’s. Medium body. Some cola in taste. Light chocolate and caramel. Some barrel in the nose and taste. BMan1113VR (7929) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 6, 2013
Bottle. Pours with a near black body, medium size retentive off brown, tan head. Aromas of licorice, marshmallow and milk chocolate, estery, dried raisins, chalky roast, mild oak and maple. Fudge. Flavors are woody, chalky, roasted nuts, bitter and ashy roast, char, barrel, mildly thin, tobacco, nutty. Mild yeast. Rustic. Honestly a bit bland and light on barrel. Quite dry, roasty, nutty coffee, medium-low body. Fuller carbonation jimhilt (2625) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Pours a two-finger off-white head that fades slowly leaving some lace. Black color, faint ruby highlights. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Roasted chocolate nose and flavor is chocolate, hints of caramel and bourbon. Bottle conditioned 2012, $6.79 for a 22oz bottle from Bert’s Better Beers Hooksett, NH LinusStick (3506) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2013
An average beer. Aroma was nice. Strong bubblegum and Belgian yeast with not much else. Pour was a dark brown/near black with a thin tan ring for a head. Taste was not very full. Mostly Belgian yeast with notes of dark roasted malt and a heavy wood flavor. As it warmed the wood became more pronounced but could not detect any notes of bourbon which was disappointing. Nice carbonation rounds the beer out. smith4498 (3673) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2013
Bomber poured into my Smuttynose Big Beer snifter. Pours very dark brown color with tan head. Aromas of roasted malts, Belgian yeast, chocolate, oak, vanilla and some alcohol. Roasted malt flavor with some chocolate, Belgian yeast and some alcohol. The barrel hasn’t really added much and I don’t get much, if any, of the bourbon. Medium to full body with moderate carbonation. Not bad, but I was hoping for much more influence from the bourbon barrels.