koleminer20 (3840) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2016 charule (2286) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 12, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2014 Bottle #704 1/18/2013 from Voodoo Barrel-room release. Poured black with basically no head. Crazy good aroma of sweet mellow Pappy. Slightly hotter than the Buffalo Trace BM. Quite smooth choco pappy flavor. Gets smoother as you sip, extremely complex.
From notes. Enjoyed this during the 2nd Annual Kelly’s Island Bottle Share on September 18. 12 oz bottle. The pour is a dark thick black with a thin ring of light brown head that leaves no lace behind. The aroma is big on the bourbon up front, but backs it up with a nice chocolate, good, solid oak, a light vanilla, and a pleasant roast. The balance on this is pretty damn good. The flavor has a little more of the typical Pappy heaviness. The bourbon controls a little more than I would like, but again, the balance and offerings from the barrel are excellent. Marshmallow, chocolate, nice light oak, roasted malts are nice, and a hint of molasses exists. The mouth feel is a little light, but the carbonation is soft and the aftertaste is good. Nice bourbon, chocolate, and a hint of oxidization on this. It’s really well done! MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2015
[ b1 bottle ][ 6oz ][ @tasting ][ $ ? ][ snifter ][ 10.24.15 ]Clownoisseur (486) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - JUL 21, 2015
sepia color with rich tan head. Husky pappy roast, definite harsh pappy booze nose, harsh. Flavor way rounder, sweet chocolate alongside plenty of molasses, tons of thick marshmallow sweetness through the finish. Definite age on this one
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Bottle thanks to Dan! Pours pitch black, motor oil-esque....small brown bubbles form a brief head before fading a ring around the glass. Aromas are Pappy-barrel forward with brown sugar, black strap molasses, chocolate covered cherry, maple, oak, vanilla and anise. Taste mimics the nose with an amazing harmony of sweets and bitters. Loaded with chocolate, fudge, cherries, caramel, oak, vanilla and anise. No detectable alcohol at 13%. Incredible profile! Reminds me of a smoother TG Assassin for comparison. World class beer that I feel very lucky to have tried! Finishes sticky and sweet but never cloying. deekyn (1459) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 29, 2015
Unfortunately from short notes that won't do this fantastic beer justice.
Thick and syrupy delicious black oil pour. Nose is amazing! Sweet maple syrup, molasses, cereal grains seem to dominate. Some rich dark chocolate, vanilla and caramel. Thick rich body with a fantastic full palate. Complex and subtle. Taste is all the things on the nose amplified. Nose is more barleywine , while the taste is richer and sweeter. Really nice stout. j12601 (13027) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 16, 2015
Bottle at James’ 10k tasting. Pours a deep black with a thin tan head around the edges. Big roast over warm sweet vanilla and bourbon. On the thicker side, warm roast, warming alcohol. Big vanilla and wood, sweet and chocolate filled. Cocoa, warm roast into the finish. Nice stuff.
chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2015
Amazing Pappy variant, that is just right behind Rare. Smooth and sweet bourbon with a bit of spice that lingers long enough to make you want more. djd07 (15330) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 3, 2015
500th Imperial Stout rating. Bottle thanks to Charles. Pours a motor oil with a small beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong maple, bourbon, chocolate, wood. Syrup mouthfeel, chewy, bourbon, maple, oak, dark chocolate, so impressed by this one. jtclockwork (17070) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2015
Bottle at 10K. Pours black tan head. Nose/taste of whiskey, oak, roast chocolate, roast brownie, maple syrup, burnt molasses and vanilla. Full bodied. BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 2, 2014
36cl, Bottle N°376, no mention of ABV, new exclusive American brew Anno 2013, thx alot to Secret Santa!, very complex Stout, alcoholic/roasted/sweet and slightly woody/fruity, yet not too heavy, balanced, cloudy, nearly no head, very good brew, WOW! kraddel (8718) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - AUG 17, 2014
Thnx to brystemar
Pours pure black no head
Smell is bourbon , sharp , bit bitter , chocolate .
Taste is vanilla , oak , chocolate , rather sharp , some booze .
Fuckin insane , damn nice !
Thnx do much bro !