ComradeK (1067) - The Vale of Dundas, - DEC 13, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. Pours an opaque black, with a large beige head, which lasts very well, leaving excellent lacing. The aroma is a weighty and quite savoury mix of cured meats, espresso and some mild spice notes. Quite strong spice and pepper hops lead into a surprisingly smooth blend of smoke and charcuterie notes. The finish has a nice bitter cocoa flavour to it. This is an interesting imperial stout, both quite hoppy and unusually savoury. Nevertheless, it all works well together to create a hefty and very pleasant stout.
Borup (7135) - Albertslund, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl. bottle. Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, coffee, licorice, chocolate, caramel and dried fruit.
pinkzambia (1615) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 7, 2015
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: I had this at the annual Stout tasting in Boise hosted by some Beer Advocate guys (gasp) where they allow some rating whores in from ratebeer.
This brew had a funky aroma with weird flavors to follow. not a fan.
kerenmk (3089) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 22, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared at a smoked beer tasting at our place. Thanks Desverger. Black, with a light tan head. Alcoholic and velvety aroma, some nuts too. Very fruity, fermented fruit, sweetish and coke-like taste. Full body, a little fizz. coke-like finish.
DSG (8175) - Tel Aviv, - APR 22, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks kerenmk. Black with a tan head. Aroma of dark fruits, alcohol, a bit of chocolate and some licorice. Rather sweet flavor with dark fruits, licorice, a bit of chocolate, and alcohol. Medium to full-bodied, kinda boozy.
Theydon_Bois (12078) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split at Chriso Easter tasting, 04/04/15.
Pitch black with a decent tan covering.
Nose is rich chocolate, spice, earthy roast, toffee.
Taste comprises dark fruit notes, chocolate, molasses, toffee fudge, peppery spice, toasted brown sugar.
Medium + body, fine carbonation, drying close.
No game changer but a decent enough impy.
andrewturba (1163) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 18, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a opaque black with a moderate sized tan head that slowly settles and leaves a little bit of lace. Aroma is peat/smoke, dark dried fruits, burnt sugar, mild roasted malts. Flavour is dark dried fruits, roasted malts, chocolate, peat, smoke, mild bitterness, licorice and a dry finish. Fantastic beer!
Reimer96 (1464) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 17, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an opaque black with a small brown head that leaves good legs on the glass. Aroma of anise, roasted malts, cocoa, smoke, campfire and black licorice... Great Aroma. Taste is peated malts, roasted malts, black licorice, burnt sugar and a smooth bitterness on the finish. Complex and balanced with a bit of a cloying mouthfeel likely due to the addition of sugar.
cgarvieuk (16775) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 4, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at chrisO.. Deep black... Thin tan lacing.. Soft sweet chocolate roast malts nose.. Dark roast.. Dark chocolate... Dark chocolate malts massive malts
rlgk (12834) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at a tasting at Chris and Ruth 150404. Black beer with a rich beige/brownish head. Malty caramel aroma, fruity, raisins, figs, chocolate, cocoa, some licorice, milk chocolate. Malty caramel aroma, raisins, licorice, chocolate, cocoa notes, floral, some toffee and vanilla.
Gerbeer (2268) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 27, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml bottle. Pours a very dark brown with huge tan head. Aromas of light smoke, cola, dry roasted malts and dry coffee. Flavors of heavily roasted malts, dry dark chocolate, sweet black coffee, molasses and a little alcohol. Everything works really well. Excellent.