SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2011
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
750 ml bottle; pours dense black with thin, foamy dark tan head; silky sweet chocolate, light coffee and very sweet medium roast; raw choco powder too and a little bit of brown sugar mixed with butter; plenty of legs from the head; surprisingly astringent on first sip given how sweet the aromas are; has a strange, almost vegi kind of flavor to it; chocolate for sure, but a little celery; rich choco butter, very mild metallic note; has an odd mouthfeel to it and something seems off; get some peanuts with a very mild sour note; note sure here as this has been in the fridge since the release; early get disappointed by Allagash like this
faroeviking (10285) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botella. Totally black colour, nice light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and dark fruits. Good filling mouthfeel. Flavour of roasty malt chocolate, cocoa, dark fruits, vanilla and some alc.
DocLock (8244) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 cc from Capone’s. Pours dark black with 3-finger brown head. Nose is roasty dark malt, dark choc, graham cracker, cashew, and funky yeasty. Tastes of roasty dark malt, some spicy, nutty brown sugar, cacao, dark chocolate, and fig. Very complex, rich, a bit unorthodox and I dare say presenting odd flavor and palate combinations as it warms, but very good, and a beer I’d gladly buy again.
hobbersr (690) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a nice head. The aroma has chocolate, coffee, fudge, and clove. The flavor has chalk, chocolate, mineral, fudge, spice and clove. Cheapskate champagne yeast? Good, but not great.
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 (8746) - 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 (2187) - 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 (1242) - 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 (14015) - 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 (9992) - , 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.