Cooperii (61) - California, USA - DEC 9, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle poures black, brown head and fair lacing. Aromas of toasted malts, chocolate and dark fruit with undertones of coffee. Flavors are hoppy with a malty back bone, fig and toasty undertones. The Finish is nice, all flavors carry through to the end.
wmflynn (8) - - DEC 1, 2013 does not count
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Total Wine, Vegas. Whoa, huge flavour. Pours thick black with a massive brown head. Head remains at 1cm through half a glass. Malty, hoppy, chocolate, finishes boozy, hoppy, metallic. This is an over-the-top beer, just as it claims to be.
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joeneugs (2576) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at Tap 25. It pours dark brown/black with a small brown head. The aroma has lots of fudge and chocolate chip cookies. Hints of coffee. The flavor is very dirty and heavily roasted with freshly turned soil and dark bitter chocolate. Wow. Super ashy in the finish with a huge body. This stuff is beastly. Perhaps a bit over the top with the black malts.
lliams (192) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Massive roastiness, tonne of hops- at first I thought it was at odds but it came together pretty well. Bit challenging though
abemorsten (2193) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Large bottle kindly shared by gunnar. Clear dark ruby vedging on black with a small brown head. Coffe and malts with alco fumes. Malty and bitter. Roasted hop juice. Long roasted coffee finish.
gunnar (4320) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared bottle at local tasting. Pours dark with a big creamy tanned head. Aroma is malty, roasted malts and coffee, with good presence of liquorice and tar. Taste is smooth, coffee and liquorice, lingering dark liquorice, very good
Holmen1 (1683) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaske på RB samling hjemme (takk til Odd Gunnar): godt røstet kaffearoma. Fint men kort skum. Ganen fylles opp av bitter og syrlig kaffesmak, dristig humlebruk og en maltkropp som fyller ut i svingene. et øl for gutter&piger med hår på brystet.
ClassyBeagle (291) - USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
FROM NOTES: June 28, ’12
Bomber poured into a tulip
A: Baking chocolate, dark chocolate, roasted malt, coffee and hops. Grapefruit on the nose to this.
A: Poured a dark color and settled black with a huge, three finger light brown head. Great body and shape to the head. Slowly worked to a thick collar. Left all sorts of nice lacing.
T: Lots of hops, followed by chocolate and coffee.
P: Medium bodied and light carbonation. Pretty straight forward really. Hops calm down in the feel and get more of the roast and chocolate.
O: A massively hopped imperial stout.
marcus (5615) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Capitol Beer, Sacramento. Pours dark brown with a decent tan head and a dark chocolate and treacle aroma. There is a full-bodied dark molasses flavor with some licorice, coffee and a balancing hop finish.
thewolf (10536) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, bought @ Mikkeller Bar, Cph. Pours deep opaque black with a lovely, staying, creamy, off-white head. Aroma has roasted malts, chocolate, vinious, cocoa, light nutty. Low carbonation, fine dry and grainy mouthfeel with good creaminess. Flavour has dark chocolate, roasted malts, lots of nuttiness. Vinious and fine astringency. Good.
Syzzer (552) - Oregon, USA - AUG 18, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
4-16-12 Impressive tan head- like a rootbeer float- stays for a long time. Good savory plum maltiness. Light carbonation. Black in color. 9.5BD, 9KevMar