wsnich (31) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2015
Without a doubt, the best stout ever brewed. There is nothing else that so perfectly blends the flavors of maple, bourbon, coffee, and oak. DesertDevil (699) - Arizona, USA - JUL 13, 2015
12-oz. 2014 (gold wax) bottle graciously opened by Dustin on his birthday and shared with JPDurden24 and djd07. The nose is more smokey than I anticipated and also features sweet and boozy bourbon, medium coffee, decadent chocolate, toffee, light cinnamon, very roasted barley, and the briefest spicy touch of charred adobo. It’s flat black in color with a dark tan ring head. Wow, smooth doesn’t begin to describe the taste. Chocolate is the primary flavor and is accompanied by velvety bourbon, dry cinnamon with a slightly woody finish. The rich syrup lends only sweetness at first without any distinct maple taste, but it increases greatly as the beer warms to eventually become the dominant flavor. The body is a tiny thin for an imperial stout. It’s a beautiful beer, but I wouldn’t consider it the best barrel-aged stout I’ve tried. JPDurden24 (1675) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUL 12, 2015
Shared bottle from Dustin. Pours a thick black motor oil with a small brown head. Flavor is maple, coffee, bourbon and a nice beautiful mouthfeel. Excellent! j12601 (13114) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 16, 2015
Bottle at James’ 10k tasting. Pours a deep black with a thin tan head. Smells of maple syrup, roast, coffee, chocolate, cocoa. On thicker side, full of syrup, roast, cocoa, chocolate. Long roast, cocoa, maple, wood. Warming alcohol into the finish with ash and roast. Long cocoa. Tasty. DietPepsican (1589) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - JUN 2, 2015
Sampled both silver and gold wax. Thank you Clark, twice! Black. Brown head. Silvers nose is unreal. Just like walking into a nice coffee shop. Chocolate. Vanilla. Dominating. Silver also has a cab franc bell pepper note. I’m not complaining. Early vintage just kills it in the nose. Mouth goes totally to the gold. This thing has a finish that lasts minutes. Seriously. It’s rich. It’s big. It’s dessert. I’m fine with that. I’m drinking my 4th pint of pseudo and it’s still showing up on my palate. i just can’t see an imperial stout being better than this. It just works.
fillhumpfree (1) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 26, 2015 does not count
Huge waft of maple when I cracked the bottle. Mouthfeel is like motor oil. Maple, coffee and chocolate on the palate. IMO the best BA stout I’ve had. BREWMUSKCLES (2744) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2015
acrid coffee,cocoa, wood and a bit boozy. thick and creamy dark and evil. full of everything really. spice, some cinnamon seems to work. satisfying. gEUS (1637) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAY 5, 2015
bottle at The Ultimate Imperial Stout Tasting 2015 - all props to Kevin. Side-by-side tasting of the Morning Delight, Assassin , KBBS (all 2013) and SR-71 (freshest).
All of the beers have a good dose of silky smooth and rich sweetness, molasses and roasted barley malts in them. All of them are great beers.
- Morning Delight: more on the freshly roasted coffee, some green paprica too, sometimes a bit too rich. 4.1/5
- Assassin: my personal favourite: very balanced aroma: slight alcohol that accentuates the subtle roasted coffee notes and chocolate, together with some oak and vanilla touch. 4.5/5
- KBBS: very thick and rich, loads of molasses. Nice barrel touch. 4.3/5
- SR-71: a lot more alcohol in the aroma, as well as peanuts and roasted nuts. 4.0/5
vtafro (7444) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2015
Bottle thanks jake. Black pour with tan head. Dark chocolate, sweet aromas. Maple, chocolate and vanilla Flavors, sweet and thick. deanso (10101) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - APR 15, 2015
Bottle shared courtesy of and shared with Kermis.
bourbon aroma. Thin tan head. Clear black pour. Very complex taste. Lovely smooth barrel notes. Awesome