Marsiblursi (2963) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Pours black with a brown head. The aroma holds smoke (burned wood/campfire, meat, fish, tobacco and wet straw), liquorice and light floral honey up front with undertones of molasses, brown sugar, syrup, tar, asphalt, hard roast, wet gravel and a touch of hops. Hints of syrupy/sweaty/earthy dark fruits, pear esters and a whisper of dark berries. The flavour is light sweet, near medium bitter and light acidic with notes of smoke, hard roast, honey, syrup, molasses, brown sugar, dark fruits/berries and earthy hops. The mouthfeel is clean, bit hard and round with a medium carbonation. Smoke, salt liquorice, hard roast and light acidic hops on the finish. Medium bodied.
Glouglouburp (5867) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 11, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
In short: A sticky roasted imperial stout. Only if you like it syrupy-sticky. I donít
How: Bottle 22oz, consumed approximately 6 months after the beer release. Bottle from mcberko, thanks a lot Matt
The look: Near black body topped by a medium beige head with medium retention
In long: Nose is roasted, burnt fruits, tar, and some black liquorice. Taste has most of same elements (blackened mats, slimy tar, sweet black, cooked dark fruits, liquorice candy) but also adds an annoying amount of sticky honey and also salty soy sauce. From the description I donít see honey as an ingredient and maybe there is not honey used here. However the beer still tastes like someone poured many teaspoons of sticky liquid honey in an otherwise ordinary roasted & fruity impy stout. The sweetness grossed me out and I had a hard time finishing my bottle. There are a few nice things going on in here but overall this was just an ďacceptableĒ beer. I didnít really like the beer but Iím hoping that at least now my parents will finally stop telling me I will never amount to anything because I never had any Perseverance.
Nuffield (3536) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 2, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
You share special beers with special people, and so to cap off a night with Jazz88, I brought out this beer. What I appreciated about this beer is that the additions/innovations in the classic imperial stout recipe turn out complementary rather than distracting. The honey is a light touch, but itís there in the nose, and beyond the standard chocolate and licorice notes, thereís some chewy dessert dimensions, like a tray of bars (with oats and sugar) that I would expect at a Minnesota pot luck. That would be entirely natural, since many Alaskans trace their ancestry through Minnesota. Very nice, enjoyable beer, and a great way to end an evening. Bottle.
JPDurden24 (1379) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 26, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown, almost black pour with a tan head. Aroma is roasty with some chocolate and molasses sweetness, taste is similar with some vanilla flavor and it is a wonderful beer!!!
jake65 (2435) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Dark brown, near black pour with a small brown head. Aroma of heavy roast, light cocoa, and a very light sweetness that Iíd attribute to the fireweed honey. Tastes of heavy roast and has a light smokey element. There is just a little bit of bittersweet; the real sweetness coming from the honey, but its very light. The roast and smoke has a nice flavor and really stands out as the backbone of this brew. I am really liking how the smoke plays a complimentary role and it just rolls with the heavy roast instead of taking over. Very good overall.
tmoreau (1915) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared cellar bomber viscously poured to a snifter with an opague, black/brown color, a modest but healthy amount of creamy, brownish tan head foam, fair cling to the dot & dashes of lacing, and a nice coating effect to the syrupy texture. The nose was ultra roasty, rich malt, cocoa, light char & smoke, and some woodiness. The flavor incorporated these notes and added to the full body, medium hop bitterness, modest sweetness, smooth but potent alcohol warmth, some tanniny tartness, and a nice, velvety touch to the mouthfeel. Very presentable! I liked!
markwise (4089) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle thanks to ibrew2or3. Cheers, Dave! Pours a dark stout brown with a tan head. Nose is big molasses with roasted malt, slight dark fruit, and earth. Flavor is similar with molasses and earth up front, honey and dark fruit in the mid, and dark fruit and chocolate in the finish. Medium to full-bodied with lingering molasses in the finish. Interesting stout. Earthy yet sweet.
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beachbum25 (1084) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - MAY 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 Oz Bomber, Trade w/fiveacestx-Dark pour w/a slight brown head. Malty aroma. Has a lot of malt sweetness, or maybe thatís the birch syrup. Smokey flavor, some peet, chocolate, a little brown sugar, & a fair amount of carbonation. Had a lot going on, but in a good way. Not nearly as heavy as most Russian Imperial Stouts, I really wouldnít even call it one. No coffee flavor whatsoever. Long sweet finish, good stuff! Glad I have a couple more of these, Thanks Cam!
jcwattsrugger (10724) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle-thanks to Blazer06 for sharing-pours black with a retaining thin light brown head. Aroma is chocolate-dark malt, birch, earthy. Tastes is smoke/peat-dark malt, wood, earthy hops.
Smurf2055 (1052) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Uber. Pours black with small light tan head, smell is roasty, chocolate and coffee. Taste is porter style roasty, grainy, chocolate. Very drinkable. Good stout.