thebeertourist (5029) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 2, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2009 version, weighing in at 9% ABV. On tap at Nakameguro Taproom, Tokyo. Black with a big light brown head. Roasted coffee and dark fruit aroma. Also some chocolate that appears with more strength in the mouth. Good roasted dryness with hints of fruit as well. A very complex and rich imperial stout.
omhper (20568) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 24, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled (8%) Opaque black, beige head. Coffee and caramel up front. Mid sweet with gentle soft mouthfeel.Mildly warming with plenty ofcocolate and tobacco. Full flavoured and mouthfilling, yet soft and inaggressive.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 22, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Pours out in an opaque really dark brown colour with a small beige lasting foam. Rich and deep velvety soft malt aroma of roasted malts, plums, dark chocolate, mint and figs. Full-bodied and chewy flavor of roasted malts, almonds, figs, raisins and plums. Velvety mouthfeel. Long warming finish of coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, plums and figs. Delicious stuff!
blankboy (6422) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (633ml) shared with HogTownHarry, garthicus, GregClow, tupalev & jerc -- c/o HogTownHarry. Pours a very dark brown with a small diminishing creamy tan head. Aroma’s dry and roasty with a good amount of green hops and some hints of coffee and chocolate. Flavour -- whoa, that’s boozy! -- of roasted malt, herbal hops, earthiness, alcohol and a dry hoppy finish. Slightly creamy mouthfeel. Average to medium bodied. Quite good, I liked it.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
CPLYFO 09. Pours a deep dark brown near black with a thin off head. Aroma is nicely toasty, brown malts- good chocolate and tootsie roll character- earthy and slight leather with a on fruitiness and slight coffee- green and slight tropical fruits but becomes a bit minty -weird. Minty and fruity hops int he flavor with more toast and dark malts, chocolate light coffee, and more burnt and nutty malts. Pretty good despite a very low abv for the style.
SrSilliGose (3284) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 15, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Solid. 22 oz bottle. roasty, choclately, coffee. none of the flavers overpower. a great all around beer.
LilBeerDoctor (3509) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of sweet molasses, roasted malt, and a touch of smoked meats. Flavor of sweet roasted and charred malt. Mostly just sweet and boring. No real flavor at all. A let down.
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Aroma of chocolate, ash, grass, anise, overall ok, something just seems missing. Flavor has some nice roast and a solid bitterness but is also somewhat vegetal (sorry, I can’t call it herbal, it’s just vegetal) with a sugary sweetness. i don’t think it has so much of a thin body as thin flavor resulting from the vegetal, and possibly other, off notes. Weird, bitterish finish. Not really a winner.
BBB63 (6368) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 7, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle and served in Bells snifter: Pours deep brown with some ruby highlights topped by a tan creamy head which left very lace upon the glass. The aroma has notes of anise, pipe tobacco, leather, herbal and grassy hops, chocolate, coffee, and plum sauce. The taste is surprisingly more hop forward than expected but still balanced by sweeter malts and an overall earthy and tobacco base. Licorice and peppery finish along with a metallic and mineral driven character. The mouth feel is lively and creamy but a tad too thin bodied for the flavor profile. Not too shabby and better than the porter but still short of being a Impy worth seeking out.
GMCC2181 (1545) - Newark, Delaware, USA - APR 7, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by bruce the crazy canuck at SL on 4-6-09. Black in color. Sweet aroma of sugar. Sweet taste as well. Taste is light coffee and roasted malts. Not over the top or over done at all. On the lighter side texture wise. Easy drinking. Nice beer