phaleslu (10668) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 31, 2011
UPDATED: APR 30, 2013 1L swingtop bottle brought to the Big Black Beer Bash by dbsdelight- thanks again, Dan! He brought some big guns to the event. This one looks like a typical nice imperial stout on the pour- deep, dark brown, mostly opaque, with a small tan head. Aroma of vanilla, caramel, butterscotch, oak, bourbon, and roasted malts. The barrel notes really dominate the nose. The flavor is all over the place: butterscotch, vanilla, metallic notes, plums, berries, roasted malts, bourbon, oak, and brown sugar. Medium-bodied, with a bizarre mouthfeel that could be described as buttery, sweet, and metallic all at the same time. I think I wound up liking this a lot more than most other people there; Dan even made a face like he just drank sour milk or something. The execution and palate are messy but I still found this pretty interesting and really liked the aroma. Re-Rate: Not as good as the first time I tried it. Too fruity. But not bad overall. nuplastikk (6453) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 20, 2013
Sample at Sugar Maple. Deep red-brown body, thin glass rimming head. Sweet, sugary bourbon aroma. Relatively mellow and clean, the aging works pretty well here. Smooth vanilla caramel tones. Pretty pleasant. Westmeister (2127) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Ale Alpharetta December Meeting. Black pour with tan head. Aroma is largely bourbon with wood and bits of vanilla, roasted malts. Taste is very bourbon dominate as well with a bit of a bitter/tart finish. This is a middle of the road/below average bourbon stout. The bourbon with base beer combo, while not bad, was not a great combo. suprchunk (2994) - EffOff, Florida, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Black pour. Tan head. Little lacing. Aroma of chocolate and whiskey. Taste is sweet bourbon and chocolate. demmbonz (784) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 16, 2014
The new 12oz bottle to snifter. Dark black pour. Slightly viscous. Very nice barrel character. Lots of vanilla and burnt marshmallow crust.
badgerben (5325) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2007
RBSG 2007. Black color with no head. Strong, roasty aroma. This fades to a very mild roast in the taste, mingling with a little bourbon. A bit on the watery side. Not bad. bu11zeye (13215) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2007
(1L Bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a small creamy tan head. Aroma of toasted marshmallow , chocolate, caramel, and some dark fruit. Flavor of light roastiness, caramel, and some hints of bourbon. Thin in the body for an Impy. afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2007
2007 Bottle labled 11%alc. Pours black with a small tan head that fades to a ring and leaves minimal lacing. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, caramel, and a hint of oak. Taste is the same as aroma. Medium bodied with a mild to moderate amount of bitterness and warm alcohol finish. Good. blankboy (7808) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 6, 2008
Bottle (1 Litre) shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, jerc, mabel & tupalev -- courtesy of HogTownHarry. Bottled: 2007. Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with a large diminishing light-brown head. Aroma of lightly roasted caramel malt, a bit of bourbon, vanilla and wood. Flavour’s mildly bourbony along with roasted malt and some sourness with a long bitter boozy finish. Average to medium bodied. Just O.K. Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2008
Bottle shared with Hogtown Harry, Blankboy, Jerc, Mabel, and GregClow, Harry’s ’07 bottle. Very dark brown, no head. Nice bourbon aroma. Good taste - tons of bourbon which wears thin after a while. The body is too thin to hold all of this flavour and alcohol though, so it becomes overwhelming after a while. Good, but good have been much better.