drsordr (2798) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2017 elektrikjester (90) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 21, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours an opaque dark brown, accompanied by a thin, yet pillowy tan head. Aroma is of bourbon, with the sweetness of the alcohol accentuated by scents of maple syrup, vanilla, and stone fruit. Flavor is somewhat more complex, however. While alcohol predominates, there is an overall taste of wood smoke that counters the sweetness of bourbon and vanilla. Roasted malts become prevalent toward the middle, and there is some hop bitterness (almost of pine) that comes forward in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is oily, but with a fair amount of carbonation. In sum: A fine example of the aged imperial stout--you certainly get a sense of the bourbon, but you never forget that you’re drinking a Storm King. Comparable to the best examples of this style (e.g. Founder’s KBS), and definitely worth a try. That said, note that this one has a kick.
Bottle from 2010 shared by alexsdad06 pour opaque black with thin ecru head. Nose still boozy for an old beer. Bourbon, raisin, molasses, some bakers chocolate. Taste milk chocolate and bourbon. Minimal red fruit. Thick mouth feel. Light roasty bourbon finish. boto (2261) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - NOV 20, 2016
750ml bomber: 2011 bottle, been sitting in the fridge for a long time. This one pours an inky black color. There was a small tan head on it. Nice nose. Lots of different aromas. Some bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, molasses, roasted malts and fruits. The taste is superb! Just a hint of the bourbon, very smooth texture. Hope they make this one again! oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2016
ours a deep dark brown color. Small tan head head that lasted throughout. Aromas of bourbon and wood. Flavor was a lot of bourbon, hints of smoke, chocolate. Full bodied and creamy. AdmiralVernon (1198) - SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2016
A: Pitch black, very small head N: Bourbon, vanilla, oak O: Very nice! hackobock (4073) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2016
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2016 January 16, 2016. Bottle, shared by rlgk, thanks!
_angst_ (4810) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2016
Black with a small brown head. Aroma is malty, light sweet, dark chocolate, toffee, licorice, touch of soy and sour notes, bourbon and prunes. Taste is sweet malty, soft bitter Finish is sweet malty with toffee, some bourbon and vanilla notes, hints of dark chocolate, wood and bourbon. Medum to full bodied, soft carbonation.
Bottle courtesy of rlgk. Pours black with a pale beige head that doesn’t leave much trace on the glass while dissiapting. Smell is malty with roasted malts, rye bread, vanilla fudge, dark roast coffee, dark chocolate, moist soil and hints of alcohol. Taste is sweet, bitter and malty. Mouthfeel is soft, round, slightly astringent, tiny boozy and medium to full bodied. Finish is sweet and bitter with roasted malts, dark bread, liquroce fudge, vanille fudge, charred wood, dark roast coffee, dark chocolate, moist soil and hints of alcohol. Nicely malty impy affair. rlgk (18852) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2016
Bottle at Happy New Beer in Sätila 160116. Opaque black beer with a nice beige/brownish head. Roasted chocolate aroma, bourbon, vanilla, licorice, caramel, leather notes, some cocoa. Roasted chocolate flavor, cocoa, licorice, spicy, tar notes, some warming alcohol. Quite nice. DCLawyer (2843) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2016
Backlog. 2011 bottle ->mini snifter from Churchkey Vintage Vault event. Black with small tan head. Roasted malt, chocolate, oak, bourbon. Lacks balance, but pretty good nonetheless. dagimp (1008) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Bottled in November of 2011 and drank in March of 2015 so this has some age on it. Pours dark brown with an inch of head and zero lacing. Sweet bourbon aroma. Mouthfeel is moderate and slightly dry. No greasyness at all. Perfect amount of carbonation. Taste is dry with a decent amount of booze but no hotness to it. Bourbon is definitely present but not overwhelming by any amount. Some chalk and cocoa. The bourbon isn’t overwhelming at all, but then again, this is over three years old. I heard this was very boozy when fresh, which is why I cellared it for a while. Damn fine beer at this age. Good blend of an excellent Storm King and not too much bourbon. This is actually the first barrel aged Victory I’ve liked. For such a great brewery, the others were crap. (kind of a downer to end on but this is a really good beer) Benzai (16520) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2015
Bottle @ "The luxury tasting continues" shared by Countbeer. Opaque pitch black color, medium sized brown head. Aroma is malts, roasted malts, bourbon whiskey. Taste malts, a firm roastyness, firm bourbon, wood, bitter. Oh yeah I love this, roast and bourbon. Awesome! Medium to full body and carbonation. Love it!