Babe this is for you. Goose Island - Big John - Imperial Stout with Cacao Nibs added - 11.5%
Scored a bomber of this in Westchester, NY. Poured into a snifter. Bottled on date 3/25/11....a youngster!
Appearance) Jet black, no real head to notice, minor lacing.
Smell) Chocolate of course get some dried fruit as well.
Taste) My first thought is where's the Bourbon as I am kind of used to that from GI. The semi-sweet chocolate taste is really dominant (expected). If you like chocolate this is for you. What I like is that the sweetness is not overpowering.
Mouthfeel) Very smooth, no alcohol burn at all.
Overall) What surprised me here is the overall drinkability of this which I thought was pretty easy given the ABV. Not sure what aging would do to this (but hopefully I'll find out!). Really enjoyed this....this would have been a great holiday release!