daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 19, 2009
hopdog on the hookup! Dark brown pour. tan head. Lots of bourbon, toasted malt and some chocolate on the nose. Flavor has less bourbon than i expected...but some nice raosty notes and good chocolate. Very well done and understated which is rare with the bourbon imp stouts these days. caresville (106) - Vernon, New Jersey, USA - SEP 11, 2009
one of my favorite american imperial stouts. pours a deep dark brown, almost black with a nice little tan head that leaves pretty quick. you can for sure smell the whisky and alcohol on this thing, with notes of chocolate and malty goodness. tastes roasty and malty with that whisky touch coming back at the end. after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - AUG 9, 2009
750, corked and baled. thanks, riverside! pours black with dark brown highlights. loose tan film. huge bourbony nose. thick, creamy body, plenty of carb, a little sticky. chocolatey, caramelly, bourbony mid palate. long bourbon finish. yespr (45441) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2009
75 cL bottle, courtesy of eyedrinkale. Pours dark brown to black with a collapsing tan head. Aroma is smooth whisky and slight wooden to a dark malt and fruity base. Dry and distinct wooden whisky touch. Roasted malt flavoured and fruity dry into a lingering mild whisky finish. nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 13, 2009
lb4lb (2587) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2009
Source:Sample from a 750 mL bottle at a Nashville tasting.
Appearance:Poured a dark brown color with a small beige head.
Aroma:The aroma was pretty muted, with notes of bourbon, vanilla and licorice.
Flavor:Oats and licorice dominate, with a hint of vanilla and bourbon.
Palate: Medium/full body with mild carbonation.
Overall:This was the same watery mess as the regular. The carbonation was off and the body was too thin. The barrel aging was almost trasparent.
Thanks to hopsleeroy for sharing this beer! Pours black with light barely getting in. Short lived beige head. Smell is creamy vanilla, and bourbon. Taste is similar with chocolate fudge, but with a thin body and soft carbonation. Decent, but didn’t knock my socks off. In fact, my socks stayed on. scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAR 26, 2009
There’s a dog on the label so I’m already feelin’ positive. Dark roast, some laundry detergent too. Dark brown. Standard character, even keel all around. Didn’t think much of this beer, disappointed now that I see all of these high ratings. BuckeyeBoy (7663) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 22, 2009
Bottle Pours out a nice black topped with a small tan head. Aroma was of pit fruit, some sweet chocolate, and bourbon. Tast was of sweet malts and chcolate. The light bourbon once again. Tasty Thanks Jake Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - MAR 13, 2009
Another brew I have to thank Dim for. The bottle poured into a dogfish head snifter. It produced a two finger worth of tan head that settled to a thick lace. The body of the brew was black as night no light coming through at all.
This brew smell fantastic bourbon, chocolate and coffee are some of the many aromas’. That is just a start; some dark fruit vanilla and a slight earthiness are also present
The flavor is really mellow nice grain sweetness, chocolate, vanilla, coffee among others. The feel is great in the mouth with ample carbonation. The regular fat dog is a favorite of mine and this just takes those flavors to a whole new level
Great drinkability I am enjoying every drop I might even shed a tear when it gone. It was truly a treat to have this one thanks again Dim
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 4, 2009
2008 Bottle - Thanks jake65 - Pours thin and black with a tan head...aroms is dark fruit, chocolate and slight barrel...flavour is similar, it has a char tang going on, I get more barrel in the nose and a bit thinner than most, but still a fun beer...