robforbes (2048) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - OCT 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a jet black with a large khaki head, and great lacing.
smell is of smoke, cocoa, and a touch of camamel.
taste is of milk chcolate, smoke, and a touch of vanilla. ends a little dry and somewhat bitter.
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had at the 2012 Denver Rare Beer Tasting in Denver, Colorado. Has a really nice raisin/smoke scent and taste with a bit of maple, finished smooth.
deekyn (1037) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A - pours almost pitch black with red notes. No real head very little lacing. S - strong notes of honey, burned malts, chalky bitter cocoa, notes of molasses, alcohol and vegetal matter. M - medium strong body, high carb. Bitter undertones. Light alcohol warming. T - very sweet, honey and syrup front. Chalky bitter chocolate, vegetal malts and burned malts on the palate. Lingering vegetal yet very sweet raw cacao tangy sweet. O - quite good though very good. 7
_angst_ (2365) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber courtesy of Marsiblursi. Pours black with a small dark mocha head that leaves a small trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is sweet, malty and sugary with roasted malts, burnt caramel, prunes, dark honey, resinous wood, banana bread, alcohol, raisins, pears in brandy, golden syrup, orange zest, dark grapes, dark honey, fruit toffee and Lemon zest. Taste is sweet, slightly bitter and malty with sweet dark bread, dark honey, lemon peal, golden syrup, milk chocolate, dark roast coffee, alcohol, brown sugar, lemon hard candy, fruit toffee, banana bread, oatmeal cookies and hints of resin and pine. Mouthfeel is slightly smooth, round, tiny sticky sweet and medium bodied. Finish is slightly sweet and slightly bitter with roasted malts, sweet liquorice candy, milk chocolate, raisins, prunes, dark roast coffee, fruit toffee and hints of lemon zest.
Marsiblursi (2983) - Göteborg, 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 (5929) - 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 don’t
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 don’t 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 “acceptable” beer. I didn’t really like the beer but I’m 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 (3636) - 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 it’s there in the nose, and beyond the standard chocolate and licorice notes, there’s 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 (1491) - 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 (2532) - 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 I’d 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 (2124) - 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!