Bottle from Safeway in Burlingame, CA. Aroma is licorice, coffee, burnt black fruit. Taste is sweet and smoky coffee and dark chocolate with fruits. Gets a bit ashy in there which I like. A thickety-thick boy.
52 min agoavg score: 4.18
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Can: The aroma consists of moderate tropical fruits, lighter candied orange, mango, peach, grapefruit, and a hint of dank hops. It pours lightly hazed golden-orange with a large yellow tinted off-white head that takes quite a while to settle to just a thick foam. There is some soapy webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with moderate juicy citrus, tropical fruits, and a touch of pineapple. The finish has moderate grapefruit, citrus/lemon peel, and faint dank hops. It’s medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation.
2 hours agoavg score: 4.1
Mega chocolate, roasted malt, various spices, thick (drinks like a meal)!
3 hours agoavg score: 4.07
Cor preta, com espuma creme de boa formação e persistência. Aroma de caramelo e frutas passas. Sabor de frutas passas, ameixa, toffe. Corpo denso. Final equilibrado, com médio dulçor e sem aparentar a graduação alcoólica que possui. Realmente uma fora de série.
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4 hours agoavg score: 4.43
Tap. Poured a black color with a moderate creamy brown head that diminished very slowly and produced sticky legs and fair lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted chocolate malt, vanilla and woody bourbon aroma. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Heavy complex sweet stout flavor with a heavy smooth bourbon woody sweet finish of long duration. This is a standout beer.
4 hours agoavg score: 4.05
Bottle, a little age on it, but dammit, I had to try! Pours quite hazy orange, small beige head, good lacing. Aroma is juicy, tropical and dank. Flavor is light plus sweet, light bitter, juicy, tropical, passionfruit. Lacking some punch, but I can tell that this was once a giant killer. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel.
4 hours agoavg score: 4.1
Pours well with deep rich color. The aroma has a strong, nutty essence, but was unpleasant and artificial. The taste is overpowering with the same artificial element. Perhaps, on tap this is more pleasing as suggested by the higher rating by most reviews. Perhaps, my palate is less sophisticated. I poured half of this out with deep regret to the expense paid.
5 hours agoavg score: 4.09
Love this beer. Amazing taste. Perfect balance of flavor and mouth feel. Great appearance and really nice lacing.
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5 hours agoavg score: 4.05
(Oskar Blues Ten FIDY) Can 355 ml from bursprak, many thanks Erik! Served into a snifter at home, ABV 10.5%
Pitch black colour on the body, tall and thick, dark brown head sitting on top, with great retention.
Aroma of roasted malts, olove pit, liquorice, plums, stewed dark fruits, hint of chocolate.
Taste of roasted malts, more of dark chocolate now, cocoa, plums, sugars, liquorice, some oats, vanilla, alcohol.
Medium thick body with soft carbonation, smooth on the palate.
5 hours agoavg score: 4.1
2015 BJCP Category: 30A Spice/Herb/Vegetable (base brew: 20C Imperial Stout)
AROMA: Mostly coffee and vanilla; some dark malt. Additives are nice but obscure the base brew. 9/12
APPEARANCE: Deep black, no highlights. Medium dark tan foam. Plenty of lacing. 3/3
FLAVOR: Slightly bitter up front with roasted malt flavor and light coffee. Very sweet throughout the second half. Strong vanilla taste with black cherry on the finish. I don’t get almond or biscotti-like flavors, though. No alcohol presence, thankfully. Very tasty overall, but borders on cloying. 17/20
MOUTHFEEL: Not viscous as expected. More of a medium/full body that’s highly carbonated for the style (which makes it easier to drink). No alcohol heat or burn. 5/5
OVERALL IMPRESSION: Definitely a delectable beer, though it can get a little cloying. Lack of booziness is impressive. 9/10
TOTAL SCORE: 43/50
DISCLAIMER: The author is not a certified BJCP judge; therefore, this score sheet is not necessarily indicative of proper BJCP judging techniques and protocol. The author is grading to 2015 BJCP Guidelines in order to prepare for examination.
5 hours agoavg score: 4.11
On tap at Biercab. Black colour with beige head. Roasted, coffee, chocolate aroma. Sweet, chocolate, vanilla, coffee, roasted taste. Medium to full body.
7 hours agoavg score: 4.16
Draught @ Milk and Hops - Chelsea. Hazy bright yellow with small frothy white head, sweetish citrus peel aroma, low carbonation, very well balanced, slightly sweet citrus peel taste, thickish body mellow palate, medium bitter finish. Incredibly smooth and mellow for this ABV.
8 hours agoavg score: 4.11
Bottle at home, 2015 ed. Pitch black, firm brown, stable head. Huge bodied chocolate, cacao, coffee and roasted malty toffee and butterscotch come in first, then the bourbon, vanilla and alcoholic heat come in, blending beautifully. Rich coffee dominated, bourbon-y aftertaste. Low to absent carbonation, soft and really creamy mouthfeel. Exceptional beer, but the coffee/chocolate are more present than the bourbon, which stays a bit thin sadly imho.
8 hours agoavg score: 4.28
Bottle courtesy of Lukas and Mads. Black with a light brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, coffee and heavy bourbon. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Sweet and rather bitter finish with a warming alcohol. Oily, soft and smooth. 270616
9 hours agoavg score: 4.33
Draft at Belgium Chimipalooza. Creamy, dense, light beige head, opaque black colour. Rich and absolutely stunning aroma of espresso, wet wood, whisky, chocolate sauce and chocolate liqueur, bitter fondant, burnt tree branches, black tea, hazelnut, charcoal, pipe tobacco. Cured meat umami flavours, restrained dried fruit sweetishness, soft carbo, thick, creamy and oily mouthfeel, nutty and deeply bitter chocolate malt body, full with a light roasted barley sourishness, drying wood effects in the finish, coffee touch, lovely retronasal vanilla and chocolate, warming alcohol with a hint of chili heat but only very subduedly so without actual ’burn’. The already fantastic Bomb! has received an extra flavor dimensions here and it fits perfectly.
9 hours agoavg score: 4.09
Bottle utobeer. Looks and smells outstanding and exciting. Taste is excellent. Extremely well balanced but very tasty. An exceptional drop.
9 hours agoavg score: 4.28
Bottle, 4 months after bottle date. Dark golden with a white head. Tangerine, pine, pineapple, grapefruit, lime, grass, loads of hops on a firm, but not overly malty backbone. Full body, juicy, leaning towards syruppy, great sweet/bitter balance. Not extreme for an imperial ipa, just very tasty and very good.
10 hours agoavg score: 4.05
Pours black with a coca cola type head. Stewed prunes and ripe red fruits is the aroma. Loads of roasted malts, earth, cigars and smoke is balanced out with a nice bitterness and a really smooth palate.
10 hours agoavg score: 4.1
Bottle from Michael (misterburd) -- cheers, buddy! Even from just watching it pour I could see that this was going to be one slick beer. It’s got a truly incredible mouthfeel -- it’s chewy and very, very thick, but it manages to not be sweet at all. The habaneros start subtle, allowing chocolate to dominate, but after about 10 seconds there’s a great light spiciness that finishes everything off. This is so legit.
10 hours agoavg score: 4.05
Bottle from Flask at home. Pours hazy amber with white head. Immense aroma of hops, some pine, and some fruit. Taste is delightfully hoppy and bitter with an earthy quality to it. Perhaps some grapefruit and pine to the taste. Truly astonishing.
12 hours agoavg score: 4.09