decaturstevo (4075) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown black pour with tan head. Aroma is light coffee, some chocolate, and some roasted malt. Sweet chocolate, a bito abv, a bito malt bitter, roastiness, and some hop bite. Medium bodied but a tad fizzy.
magdalar (498) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - MAY 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Ølbutikken. Pours black with a tan head. Smells of hops, coffee and some minor hints of red berries. Tastes a heavy sweet and strong espresso bitter. Medium body, soft carbonation, oily texture. Finishes a semisweet oily bitter with a long duration.
erickok (2282) - Tours, FRANCE - MAY 2, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Almost black body and stable brown head. Milk chocolate, butter milk, sticky figs and wholewheat bread. Delicate but complex. Full bodied (with good lacing) and again a delicate but sufficient rich. Little bit of bitterness coming though to compliment. No alcohol yet truly full texture. Well made imperial stout (at a regular stout abv). (50cl bottle)
Lilja (952) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
En kraftig och smakrik öl. Choklad och humle. En tydlig beska som skapar balans.
polomagnifico (1105) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - MAR 16, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Aroma has notes of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, peat, dough and licorice. Nice. Very dark brown that sits jet black in the glass with an average light tan head that mostly diminished and left great lace. Flavor is very sweet and medium/heavy bitterness. Palate is medium/full bodied and watery soft. Overall a really nice stout. Great aroma and flavor that really shows off the chocolate and roasted malt profile. The hops are very well balanced and do not overpower the finish with bitterness. A very good stout that is right up there with Bells Kalamazoo stout. Just loved it.
Glouglouburp (5562) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
In short: A stout with a bit of everything you can expect from the style. Very good
How: Bottle 500ml. Consumed when approximately one year before expiration date
The look: Translucent black body topped by a small beige head
In long: Nose has a bit of everything for the style, roast, raisins, chocolate, coffee beans, hops resin. Taste is more of the same, once again with all of the most common flavor elements found in stouts. Roast, coffee, raisins, a slice of chocolate cake, soft black liquorice candy, toasted oat (although I don’t if any oat is actually used). Just the perfect amount of herbal resinous hops to balance the beer. This is a 7% beer that drinks like a 5% session stout. A very sessionnable big stout, too easy to drink if you ask me, because every week-end when I wake up I find a bunch of empty beer bottles around my couch that I don’t remember drinking. The only reasonable explanation: my couch has a drinking problem.
Panzerfaust (539) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - FEB 7, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle from El Irlandés. Pours an attractive dark brown, almost black color with a big tan head that shows good retention. Aroma is strongly malty, roasted with mocha, cocoa, medium roasted coffee grains and toasted rye bread. Some lactose hints too. Flavor is strong on coffee grains, dense and smooth, very oaty. In the back, complimenting the roastiness there are nice grassy hops increasing the complexity of this wonderful stout. A Breakfast Stout for sure, closer to Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast than what you would think. Less hoppy though with the hops more camouflaged in the palette of flavors. Smooth big body with more carbonation than your typical strong Stout. Dry in the finish with a low dose of astringency. Another excellent danish beer. Brilliant! And can’t wait to try the Hr. Frederiksen.
ken1 (503) - DENMARK - FEB 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A vers good with roasted and oaklike flavors. Nice rotundes with Nice bitterness. Vers Dark ón ColorSync with a lasting White head.
beernbourbon (1146) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pour is a deep coffee-like color with a smallish tan head that dissipates to a thin algae-like cover of tiny bubbles. Aroma is sweet roasted malt with hints of lactose, faint ash, light smoke, faint berry notes, a touch of cheap-chocolates, and a hint of hop. Pretty complex and enticing aroma. Flavor is roasted coffee malt with a hint of ash, faint chocolate, and a slightly sweet finish. Not much hop in the flavor. Roasty, solid.
laiti (3925) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 21, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
50 cl bottle @ home. Batch #192: BBE 08/2012
Aroma is rather light with toffee, some roastiness and coffee. Also hints of peat and ash. Flavour is rather nice with licorice, roasted malt, coffee and hints of ash. Some sweetish toffee and caramel in the finish. Also some fruity hops start to occur at the middle of the pint. The aroma has suffered from aging by becoming light, but the flavour is still good. Really nice, rich and pleasant stuff. I prefer Fru over the Hr.