UXO (221) - CANADA - SEP 30, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours nearly solid black with only a hint of ruby around the margins, a short finger of dense chocolate brown head with great retention, moderate lacing. Nose is somewhat muted, coffee and dark chocolate, dark roasted malt, faint vanilla. Taste is dark roasted malt, coffee, light vanilla, ending mildly bitter. Full bodied and viscous, with mild sustained carbonation and a mild bitter finish.
A very nice example of the Imperial Stout / RIS style. Suffers only very slightly by comparison to the Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch Weasel I had immediately before it - a little less smooth and rich, but only barely, and possessing a little more typical coffee astringency. All that said, still a helluva fine beer, and a helluva lot cheaper than the Mikkeller! (Yes, I’m marking it down for the stupid name.)
cards04 (1769) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A really good stout. Aromas of dark chocolate, burnt malts, booze, some red fruit. Flavors are dark and bitter chocolate with lots of roasted malts. Some licorice and berries. Sweet and bitter. Excellent.
StilleStorm (730) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
DWG; Bottle 500 ml. Pours dark brown with a moderate to large, lasting, creamy, lacing and tan head. Nose is heavy malt, coffee and chocolate, licorice, dark, dried, ripe fruits and spice. Taste is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a lasting, sweeet, warming finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily to creamy, carbonation is soft. Cheers Søren Eriksen!
Gorm (1219) - Sandnes, NORWAY - SEP 14, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Mørk/sort farve med minimalt skum. Lukt av kaffe, malt, sjokolade, røyk og lakris. Smak av sjokolade, malt, kaffe, lakris, frukt og krydder. Vinmonopolet.
Muggus69 (1204) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - SEP 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500mL bottle BB 13/2/17
Sump oil in appearance. Holds a dense deep tan head - looks beautiful.
Intense aroma; cocoa nibs, charred toast & nuts, treacle, raisins, vanilla, licorice & earthy spice.
Properly rich, thick, oil, low carbonation, lingers long on the palate.
All things black continue on the body;charred grain, coffee grinds, bitter cocoa, raisins, leafy hops with a firm drying bitterness cutting through the richness, & long warming finish.
Very nice indeed.
slowrunner77 (3720) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 12, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
"What a nice surprise this was! Beautiful pour, near ink black, leaves a firm chocolate lacing in the glass. Aroma has roasted coffee, dark chocolate, slight nuts, hops, smoke, and a hint of alcohol. Feel is light for a 10th brew, but deceptively chewy and super smooth. Flavor is all the aroma had minus the alcohol. Phenomenal beer.
Erasmus_ro (1376) - Alabama, USA - SEP 11, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Beer Temple, Amsterdam. Pours black with a good-sized, classy, dark-latte colored head. Aroma is a lot of roast, coffee, some vanilla. Taste is semi-sweet with a huge hit of vanilla, coffee, roast. Finishes with a strong mocha. Also salty liquorice and grapefruit mix of hops mixed with the roasted malts. Complex and very enjoyable. Full with medium carbonation.
nilsas (1426) - Bryne, NORWAY - SEP 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nyyyyyyyydelig duft av kaffe, bek, sjokolade, lakris og vanilje. Dyp sort farge. Lite skum, tynn brun ring langs kant. God smak av kaffe, lakris, frukter, sjokolade og vanilje. Denne kan jeg sitte en hel kveld og kose meg med ei flaske.
Narnad (1463) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very deep black with a low, very thin, tan head. Aroma has a hefty, well balanced roasted, light chocolate, light rye and a touch of smoky cigar. Flavor has a dark chocolate flavor with some light malty notes, light alcohol, modest roasted presence with a touch of coffee and dark fruit at the finish. Body is very thick and oily with just a touch of alcohol. Carbonation is very low and very fine which accentuates the thickness of the beer. Overall a fantastic brew!
Ellery (26) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 7, 2014
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Amazing on tap! loads of roasted coffee, chocolate and fresh tobacco flavours pours like thick oil. Delicious!