rouhlas (3981) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - JAN 17, 2018 deaconmike (470) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - AUG 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Taco Mac. Pours deep walnut with mocha head which dissipated fairly quickly. There is little lacing. Malty Roma with the sweetness of bourbon (but actually fairly subtle) along with oak and cherries. Taste is sweet with the bourbon flavor more pronounced than in the aroma, yet not overwhelming. Oak and dark fruit permeate as well. Full bodied with an oily, slick mouthfeel and low carbo. Overall, really nice beer - bourbon barrel aged, but the bourbon only plays a supporting role here - although becomes more pronounced as the beer warms. Abv of 13 percent is well hidden, but warms you up!
From bottle at home. Black color with beige brown head. Roasted malty aroma, caramel, chocolate, dark dried fruits, hoppy notes, vanilla, nutty, wood. Heavy sweet and moderate bitter taste like aroma with some soy sauce notes when it gets warmer. Full silky oily body with soft carbonation. FinnIckler (977) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 10, 2018
Bottle. Nose is muffin, nougat, molasses, vanilla, chocolate, mousse au chocolate. Palate is chocolate, toffee, bread, cocoa, chocolate pudding. Heavy but delicious SinH4 (6561) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JAN 10, 2018
Bottle. Brown color with beige head. Aroma is chocolate, cream, cotton candy. Taste is chocolate, cotton candy, very sweet and sirupy. Sirupy mouthfeel with low carbonation. Diabetes Stout... Ritzn (1984) - GERMANY - JAN 10, 2018
Black with little brown head. Aroma is soy sauce, dark chocolate, some molasses, slight fish. Taste is sweet and bitter chocolate with some cream and some raisins. Quite drinkable. Medium heavy. Medium drinkable. Not bad. Oakes (19370) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 26, 2017
Dark brown, light biscuity toasty malts, ok... a bit thin but some ok flavours.
hayduke (5731) - Eureka, California, USA - DEC 19, 2017
Shared with Strykzone of Facebook Chat Pours very dark brown being near black with a tan head. Nose is chocolate malts and light bourbon. Full bodyl Flavor is chocolate, dark ripe fruit, some nuts, and wood. Bourbon is hard to find but finally appears. What really appears is the alcohol which is not at all hidden, and burns with every sip.That detracts from what is otherwise a very great beer. BroadestTom (457) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2017
Aroma caramel, chocolate, bourbon, woody,
Appearance black, brown foam,
Taste medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate medium body,
Overall this is a really solid stout aged with bourbon. I would suggest this beer to a friend. fiulijn (21506) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 14, 2017
Bottle at Black Christmas 2017; vintage 2013, 4 years oldBirdmanLFK (1) - - DEC 5, 2017 does not count
Black color. This Imperial Stout has some liquorice flavor, it's a bit nutty, sweet, with pronounced alcohol.
Not very harmonious but good.
Very weird this seasonal release comes every July but well worth the wait. One of my favorite imperial stouts. Some notes of soy and smoke makes for a unique additional to a rather mild and less boozy stout that some would prefer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone commonshawn (1339) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2017
Tap at republic 7 corners during imperial black Friday. Black with small off white head. Sweet boozy nose. Taste
is delicious sugary nuttiness. Perfect body. Excellent.