Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Again I have forgotten the source.. I know this was a trade, likely from curly??? Still, on with the rating! Pours viscous black, thick tan head, incredible lacing. Why does everything tonight get a 5 for appearance?!? Nose is bitter Bakers chocolate, big roast, some spicy/woody notes also. Flavours are coffee, acid, soot. Alright, not my fave.
JoeMcPhee (8063) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Deep black/brown pour. The aroma is oddly peanutty with a strange vegetal cocoa bean aroma. There is a little bit of light vanilla as well. Chocolate and some odd maltiness that I can’t quite pinpoint the profile of. Sweet and oddly chewy. It’s really tough to describe why I don’t like this, but I don’t. Intensely flavoured but they never really come together cohesively for me.
hallinghansen (1686) - Odense S, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from rgtravers, thanks. Black body with a medium light brown head. Aroma is cocoa, alcohol, vanilla, dark fruit. Flavor is cocoa, alcohol, vanilla, sweet bourbon and dark fruit. Medium carbonation.
patrickfannon (1205) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Monk’s Cafe for Allagash Day. Pours dark opaque brown, nearly black, with a thick, cappuccino-like beige head. Great head retention and lacing throughout the session. Aroma of licorice, bittersweet dark chocolate, honey, fresh pound cake, dates, figs, cherries, plums, and red grapes. The aroma is disntinctly mingled with that of a Belgian dark ale. The roastiness and sweetnees of the nose compete to form a nuanced, yet singular scent. Huge, heavy bodied, but not stiflingly so; smooth through the initial sip, the mouthfeel becomes smoky and a bit sticky before settling strongly and warmly in the belley. Great warming burn in the finish. This is an outstanding winter-warmer of an imperial stout. Tremendously tasty, decadent, and toasty.
Theis (12158) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Plovmand’s - Thanks. Black - brown head. Burned, ligh spicy, fruity, coffee, high carbontion, licorice, yeasty, tobacco, light smokey, tarnac notes, cocoa, sweetness. Nice.
jtclockwork (6254) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 16, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Nose and taste of sweet medium roasted chocolate malts, lactose sweetness, cocoa, and vanilla. Lots of lactose and bittersweet salty baker’s chocolate.
joergen (18930) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Plovmand.
Black coloured with a small beige head.
Fruity aroma of spices, caramel, dried fruits and alcohol with roasted notes.
Roasted flavour of liquorice, spices and citrus peel.
madsberg (9337) - Søborg, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Almost pitch black coloured. Dense brown head. aroma of cocoa, light coffee, light liqourice and some vague yeast. flavour of cocoa, coffee, yeast, sweetness liqourice. medium bodied. dry and sweet cocoaish end.
Plovmand (6036) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Thanks hallinghansen! The beer pours pitch black wit a medium tan head. The aroma is peppery, light bretty, sweet caramel, yeast, caramel, roasted malt and light coffee. The flavour is light plastic, hard roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, dried fruit and yeast. Strange but interesting.
Pinball (10214) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pitch dark, smooth light brown head.
dry aroma, faint licorice, faint charchoal.
flavor is licorice, roasted stuff, chocolate, hoppy balance. nice thick palate.