peteinSD (1336) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 27, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Decent tan head with sticky lacing down the sides of the glass. Aroma is thick and massive malt, oat, a touch of roast/char, and earthy hops. Taste is coffee, chocolate, noticeable bitter hops, a raisin/malty sweetness toward the back, and alcohol. Iíve had this in bottles and via tap multiple times and it usually comes across as a bit rough. I believe this particular bottle is the most recent batch and it seems a bit smoother but I think it could use a few years in the bottle to even out. Iíll have to remember to grab one and stash it away.
EvilCat (58) - FRANCE - JUL 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bouteille. Saveur Bière. Robe noire, mousse beige crémeuse . Nez sur le caramel, le chocolat, le houblon et la prune. Bouche ronde et puissante. Arômes de sucre brun, de chocolat amer et de café torréfié, bien marqué par la fleur de houblon . Finale sèche et florale sur le réglisse. Une stout de caractère typée sur le houblon américain.
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Dedollewaitor (13766) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle via trade with Hackobock. Thanks. Pours black with a creamy head. Coffee, roast, chocolate and fruit. Smooth and med bodied. Tasty!
hallinghansen (1904) - Odense S, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from dedollewaitor, thanks buddy. Black body witha medium light brown head. Coffee, roasted malt, coffee, sweet.
Imaena (1805) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 24, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler. Alcohol and burnt leaves in the nose. Deep black brown appearance. Taste is dark bitter chocolate and sour fruit stones. Great Impy all around.
Countbeer (4318) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Thanks Stawn: Served in a Chouffe glass:
Medium to smaller sized creamy vanilla beige light brown foamy head on top of a deep dark brown to black colored beer.
Aroma has a strong (pils) malty tone which makes this beer having it a somewhat crispy aroma. Thereís honey, mocha, marzipan, roast, some coffee, some chocolate, caramel and hints of something like marshmellows and vinous notes.
Flavour is a bit strong in taste and spice (alcohol) but on the other hand, this makes it a good stout! Thereís a mix of cough syrup with some coffee, bitters, malt toast/roast, some caramel, wood roast, light sticky, raisin and some caramel and light bay leaf tints.
Aftertaste is bitter, sticky, roast, spicy and some bay leaf/malt/herbal toast tones.
Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, full bodied and a spicy creamy texture.
A good and bit ordinary stout, yet balanced and strong.
Palme (3237) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from a 0.65l bottle @ RBNG 2014. As close to black as you get without calling it black this. It also has a small quickly sidesticking brown top. Tad milder nose than I had expected. It it quite roasted and itís giving me elements of licorice, leather, salty soy and mild chocolate. Smells quite nice this. Lovely rich and strong flavors. Lots of bitter chocolate with loads of licorice. Salty licorice and soy. Gliding oily in the mouth and softly prickling on t bubbles. Lots and lots of flavor. Yeah, its not bad at all this. 15.02.2014
harrisoni (13283) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle at Casper is back tasting. Dark brown colour. Ok imp stout some chocolate. Itís fine. Drinkable.
sudomorph (515) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2014 Bomber bottle. Pours black with a thin head. Aroma has notes of dark malts, chocolate, a hint of smoke and caramel, and a bit of dark fruits. Really nice. Taste is a bit sweet but balanced with some dark fruits, caramel, roasted malts, a hint of bitter chocolate, and an smooth, slightly coffee finish. Not really a lot of alcohol. Really well done. Full most with a medium carbonation. Smooth in the mouth with a dry finish. Overall a big beer. Roasted malts with a caramel sweetness and a hint of coffee. Yum!
Leighton (10540) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared in London - thanks to Caspar. Pours black-brown with a frothy, off-white head. The nose has sugary malts, chocolate, soft roast, dark fruits. Medium sweet flavor with raisins, bittersweet chocolate, burnt earth, torched wood. Medium to full bodied with fine to average carbonation. More bitter cocoa to finish, dried dark fruits, char, strong roast, burnt toast, some alcohol warmth. Very solid.
Scopey (6317) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Caspar. It pours darkest ruby with a thick tan head. The nose is rich, roasty, coffee, dark chocolate, earth, dirt, creamy and cocoa. The tats is bitter, roasted malt, cocoa, coffee, decent bitterness, pepper, earth, ash and some acidity with a lingering roasty finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Rich and flavoursome, yet rather drinkable...