dwyerpg (6413) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 26, 2017 bvc (1244) - Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Speakeasy. Rich deep viscous black pour with nice darker tan head that falls to a thin layer pretty quickly. Nose of deep roast, touch of chocolate and dried raisins soaked in vanilla infused bourbon. Good thicker mouth feel, carbonation is a bit lively for the style. Boozey dark fruit, licorice, charred malt. Finishes too ashy and with harsh vodka booze for me. Taste way hotter than 9.5%.
Had a few imperial stout samplers today and was just eh with all of them. The bourbon is there and nice, but I guess I wasn’t feeling the stout flavor today. Okay. jflopsu (1801) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2016
Pour a black with thick dark brown head. A chocolate, roasted make and bourbon aroma. A strong bourbon flavor of chocolate, roasted malts, and coffee. A very strong dark alcohol aftertaste. BroadestTom (446) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2016
Aroma chocolate, coffee, roasty,
Appearance black, tan foam, brown foam,
Taste medium sweetness, heavy sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate medium body, full body,
Overall a bit on the sweet side for my liking. Some bourbon in the taste but nothing crazy. I would not suggest this beer to a friend. ineedbeer (2257) - Oakland, California, USA - JUL 2, 2016
Poured from a 22 oz bottle.
Aroma is dark chocolate with a balanced roast character. Medium light dark fruit notes with plum, prune and some raisin. Faint oak and bourbon notes. A light licorice note.
Pours black with a medium sized, thick light mocha head that recedes to a thin film that lingers. Light lacing and moderate legs.
Flavor is moderately sweet with some moderate chocolate notes and a bit more roast. Medium bitterness. Some moderate dark fruit notes with plum, prune, raisin and grapes. Faint bourbon and oak notes. Light alcohol spice and some licorice notes.
Mouthfeel is medium full bodied with medium carbonation. Low, but present astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall, a pretty average stout. Bourbon is very faint with almost no oak. The fruit notes and the licorice overpowers the rest of the beer. slowrunner77 (12895) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAY 5, 2016
a sweeter smoother version of scarface, still comes up a little short in the body. Molasses and sweet bourbon along with roasted malts, raisiny sweetness and just a hint of smoke.
closey22 (2105) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 5, 2016
Black with foamy tan head; aroma is tangy roasty ; flava is rich sweet molasses leathery woody alcohol; feels medium silky fizzy; finishes dry tangy roasty bitter drsordr (2868) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2016
Draft to snifter at Public House Vegas pour opaque black with moderate tan head. Nose dark fruit, cherry, light roast and minimal barrel. Taste Bourbon up front, then roasted malt, high bitterness, and then Bourbon and vanilla. Interesting mix of fruit and Bourbon flavors. Thinner mouth feel for style. beer-yum (1890) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 18, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2016 Restrained aroma in a jet black pour. Lovely balance of fresh and aged allows this brew to hide its strength without a sugar overload. Very tasty indeed. Oscbert (1319) - Lincoln, California, USA - FEB 15, 2016
Strong bready coffee chocolate aroma with prune and burnt wood
Pours black with lasting bubbly creamy tan head
Bourbon more present in flavor, vanilla, wood, caramel candy with coffee chocolate and light roast. Some buttery diacetyl.
Medium full bodied, slick oily feel, medium high co2, lingering roast finish. Alcohol warmth.
Minus the diacetyl this is an interesting and very enjoyable stout. Well balanced and a good sipper
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Ibrew2or3 (8814) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 19, 2016
32oz growler pours with a deep dark mahogany colored body that supports a nice dark tan head of foam. The aroma offers up chocolate, smooth bourbon, dark roasted to burnt malts, a nutty sensation and then booze at the end of the draw. The taste delivers a similar plate of flavors. I get smooth bourbon and booze to go along with chocolate, dark roasted malts and burnt malts. On the way to the finish it just stays boozy and bourbon like as the beer notes fade away.