ebone1988 (282) - Wyoming, Michigan, USA - NOV 12, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled in 2010. Aroma is sweet, a lot of fruit, currants come to mind. I wish I could help here, but this beer smells exactly like every other beer they make. Appearance is very dark black, almost no head on a semi-aggressive pour. Taste is...yeah. Immediately I taste barley wine, and then the coffee bitterness comes in. Itís also super flat. Iíll attribute that to itís age or that it may be a bad batch. The mouthfeel is making me cringe. Overall, this is highly disappointing. Maybe not a drainpour, but Iíll know for sure in the next three drinks.
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2010 vintage. 12 oz bottle courtesy of Chris, served next to the barrel-aged version in a stem glass. Pours deep black with a small tan head that fades to a thin remnant and leaves a small amount of fine lace. The nose has huge vanilla and chocolate notes, along with molasses, dark fruit and earth. The flavour is slightly sweet with chocolate and vanilla, but with a slight coffee note as well. The finish is long, slightly bitter and earthy with espresso and roasted malts. On the palate it is medium full in body with a smooth, milky texture and soft carbonation. Overall a very nice imperial stout with prominent vanilla notes and elegant roasty malts. 2014-12-11
kaser (3448) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black licorice is the first taste. Chocolate. Sugary and sweet. 12oz bottle pour at kincaides. Marshmallow and oily aroma. Decent but thought it was a little highly rated here
Jasond612 (281) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
10/4/14. Bought a 4pk @ RW. Gave 1 to Luke.
Dark and thin head. Not a lot of aroma. Pretty meh
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Mark_Eck (912) - - AUG 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black. Aroma and taste are roasted malts that starts sweet and finishes mildly bitter.
rouhlas (484) - GREECE - JUL 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
355 ml bottle, 2010 vintage, at home. Black color with nice beige-brown head. Aroma is roasted malty with a lot of coffee, chocolate, some vanilla and wood, fruity (blackberries?) and some alcohol. Taste is light sweet and it becomes heavy bitter almost from the beginning. Coffee and chocolate again in the taste. Medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, nice alcoholic warming bitter finish.
chucklemation (629) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - JUL 9, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown with a thin tan foam head. Has an aroma of smokey wood, malts, and sweet dark fruits (perhaps the currants). Flavor is smoke, wood, chocolate, and malts, with a dose of bitterness. A unique, very tasty stout.
Tonkun (942) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pitch dark pour with half a finger of mocha head. Chocolate, coffee, oak, vanilla, tire. Very big body. Roasty bitterness yet vanilla sweetness throughout. Pretty nice
generallee08 (717) - New York, USA - JUN 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
It pours thick and dark. The color is a very dark brown/black with a light brown head on top. Its head is nice tightly packed two finger thick foam that has very good retention and slick lacing. The aroma has a full rich nose of sweet and roasted barley with a touch of woody and smokey malt. The hops add an almost citrus like note and there is a noticeable hint of the alcohol. Its flavor is full of dark roasted malty character and complexity. There are flavor notes from sweet molasses and maple sugar to coffee, bitter dark chocolate and woody/smoke/charred malt with bitter herbal and citrus like hops. Mellow nutty/grainy alcohol notes mix in as well and add anther layer of complexity. The palate is firm and smooth with just enough carbonation to give it some life.
madmitch76 (16572) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
9th May 2014
Leighton 10K tasting at Bruceís pad. Thanks to Leighton for this vintage stout. Opaque dark brown beer, small pale tan head. Light palate. Oxidised dark malt, tangy too. Trace of dark fruits. Light dry finish. Cleary a little weary but still interesting.
Theydon_Bois (10655) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split at the Black (IPA) Friday tasting, 2010 vintage, thanks to LKS 09/05/14.
Black with a moderate tan covering that thins to edgework.
Nose is fruit cake, light spice, figs, dates, dark chocolate, raisens.
Tase comprises much the same.
Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Decent impy, has aged gracefully, alcohol well integrated.