pineypower (2305) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JUL 27, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Dmac. Pours out black with a moderate tan head. Big aroma of coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, bourbon and slight earthy oak. Taste is coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, alcohol and a very slight lingering bourbon flavor, body a bit thin for packing a 10% punch, good beer with a good idea, it didn’t all come together for some reason, maybe that and the fact that I really don’t care for coffee so unless its over the top I’m rather impartial.
dmac (3505) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bomber from padrefan98, thanks buddy. Poured a deep dark balckish/brown with a huge beige head. Aroma is bourbon, coffee, slight barrel notes, alcohol and lots of roastiness overall. The body on this one is suprisingly thin, seems off for the style, with lots of alcohol heat. The bourbon flavor in this one actually lends a hint of sourness and doesnt meld well with roastiness of the stout. Still a solid beer but the flavor could use some bolstering.
Tmoney99 (9576) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06.
Pours black color with an average to large frothy brown head that mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate roasted dark coffee malt and wood aroma. Medium to full body with a sticky texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy dark coffee flavor with a medium to heavy acid bitter finish of moderate to long duration.
This is a solid complex stout.
ajm (1057) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 22, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Lone Hill - thanks Stan! Poured a really great ruby black with a bubbly and full bourbon brown frothchild of a head. Nose was interesting, but stayed shallow even with warmth: tart coffee, slight roast, stretched hops. Had no bass notes, and this was also a problem in the flava-flave. Was really top-heavy with bright notes of coffee and dark chocolate - I don’t know how these things get bright, but there was no lower balance to this beer. Really reminded me of the pungent, green grape, sharp openings of a Danish Imp Stout but without the dirty roast to keep it grounded. Clamored to find the bourbon/wood notes but couldn’t. An odd bird.
shigadeyo (2917) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
7/16/2009: Alpine BORIS is pretty much black in color and has a diminishing tan head. There is plenty of espresso and cocoa in the aroma, but when warmer this beer smells like burnt coffee on the warmer plate. Thick expresso dominates the flavor along with black walnut, dark chocolate, and a touch of sourness. This beer is dry and has a bittersweet heading toward acidic bitterness. It also has a medium to medium-full body, but is a bit overcarbonated. Overcarbonation plus burnt/sour flavors do not make for a good expererience!
22 fl. oz. bottle (10% Alcohol by Volume) shared by alexdad06. Rating #109 for this beer.
Mette (224) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
# 5 blindtasting. Sort, med et lille nøddebrunt skum. Espressokaffe, valilje, træ, alkohol, kaffegrums. Eftersmag af bitter chokolade.
Papsoe (25113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of TheCheeseMan. Pours completely opaque black with a dense, light brown head. Lightly tart aroma, notes of wood and hard roasted malts. Medium body, burned malty notes, distinct coffee and wood with a vague underlying tartness. dry malty bitter finish. 290509
Ungstrup (27642) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a brown head. The aroma has notes of sweet malt and roasted malt as well as light notes of alcohol. The flavor is sweet with notes of wood, coffee, roasted malt, and vanilla, as well as light notes of alcohol, leading to a dry and roasted finish. The alcohol bites the tongue. Thanks Papsoe for sharing.
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - JUN 4, 2009
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Blind tasting at Papsø’s
Black color; creamy head. Musky aroma, roasted malt, vanilla; maybe some cardboard later. Medium body, it has some roasted malt flavor, liquorice; the mouthfeel is drier than the average Imperial Stout, there is a light sourness (from the roasted malt) and too much alcohol, getting rather unpleasant. Missing sweetness. Unbalanced. Not impressive.
Theis (12123) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
#05 - Amerikaner Blind-Smagning 29-Maj-2009 hos Papsoe. Bottle. Black - brown head. Coffee, coffee, cherry, wood, roasted, bourbon, cherry notes, vanilla, high woodd, vineous, chocolate. Lovely.