DoublEE (782) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Overall flavor is dark and sweet, roasty and lingering, clean yet bitter and respectful keeping me interested throughout the whole experience. Flavor alone makes this highly worthy a try.
drfabulous (6570) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce thanks to Sparky. Big black carbonated pour. Chocolate. Lots of chocolate. Nice roast finish. Smooth and not harsh or thick. Bit of creaminess to it. Wouldn’t have guessed 10%.
Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours black with a creamy, nougat coloured head. The aroma holds black currant tea, tart blueberries, tart fruits, herbs, citrus, pine, wood, creamy chocolate, cocoa, mild espresso, liquorice dark bread, and asphalt. The flavour is light to medium sweet, tiny acidic with notes of black currant, citrus, herbs, cocoa, chocolate, asphalt, coffee and tar-ish ash. The mouthfeel is soft, round and fairly velvety with a light carbonation. Lots of black currant, balanced American hops and aggressive yet smooth roast on the finish. Medium to full bodied.
_angst_ (4499) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber courtesy of Marsiblursi. Pours very dark reddish brown, almost black, with a big frothy and creamy brownish beige head that slowly dissipates while leaving some sticky trace on the glass. Smell is sweet with old dark bread, dried black currants, dusty cocoa powder, alcohol, roasted oatmeal flakes, wet soil, Nescafé and hints milk chocolate, vanilla and hay. Taste is sweet and bitter with black currant jam, roasted malts, bitter chocolate, dark tea, alcohol, oatmeal, molasses, caramelized apples, alcohol, brown sugar, wet leaves and hints of pine and orange zest. Mouthfeel is smooth, creamy, slightly boozy and medium to full bodied. Finish is slightly sweet and bitter with roasted malts, dried black currants, dried juniper berries, wood, prunes, coffee, bergamot and alcohol.
Sarpa (1372) - FINLAND - JUL 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle @ Death Valley at 47C, elevation below sea level. pours black, high head. aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, salty coffee flavor.
olio (9278) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
65 cl bottle @ Mesquite Flat sand dunes, Death
Valley. (47ºC at time of rating)
Pours pitch black color with medium head. Aroma of liquorice, chocolate, dark toasted malts and some salmiac. Flavor of salty liquorice, chocolate, toasted malts and coffee notes. Thick malty palate.
ration (2132) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
230712. 660ml bottle at Mesquite Flat Dunes, Death Valley at a confortable 47C weather. Pours black with a high head. Aroma chocolate, roasted malts, some nuts. Strong palate. Warms up quickly. Not Bad.
laiti (8069) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2012
65 cl bottle @ Mesquite Flat sand dunes, Death Valley at around 47°C. ”Best By 06.08.2012”
Aroma is somewhat salty with licorice and coffee. Flavour is salty with licorice, some booze, hints of soy sauce and coffee. Dry finish. Too salty stuff.
Slipstream (2464) - USA - JUL 23, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet, grainlike aroma with some herbs and a dash of lemongrass. Rich, chocolatey pour. The flavor has lots of dark chocolate, pumpernickel, and toasted malt, and a touch of bourbon - very rich and superbly balanced. The hops are present but don’t overwhelm. Another excellent brew from BP - this is up there with Victory at Sea.
Ktwse (4051) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a fairly small tan head. Aroma is standard imperial stout fare: roasted barley malt, coffee, dark chocolate. Similarly the taste, with only a hint of bitterness and a sweet, thick long finish. Body is rich and oily. Not as big a fan of this as I am of their IPA:s.
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