jcweaver (697) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours almost black with a medium tan head. Aroma of caramel and burnt malts, tart fruit and a chocolate/coffee hint. Flavors of heavily roasted malts, light tart fruits, light chocolate and a hint of pepper. Slightly tart finish with a ashy tobacco note.
Finwe (330) - Grankulla, FINLAND - SEP 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Alko Arkadia. Pours pitch black with a tan head.Aroma of dark chocolate and coffee. Slight tone of alcohol. Good IS, but not exquisite.
Albe (56) - ITALY - SEP 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear dark color, and a good, mostly lasting off-white head. The aroma is moderate, roasted malts, some coffee and also grapes. In the mouth you immediately feel a balanced and pleasant sourness that makes this beer fresh and easy to drink, even with its full body. Again coffee, roasted mats, grapes and chocolate are the main drivers. Lively carbonation, and an average flavor duration. Positively surprised!
txspartan (878) - Wilrijk, BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rather sour aroma. Not very sour as far as arma goes. A little smokey, bit of charcoal, some butter.
magsinva (600) - Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - batch 2008 - connecticut ave beverages - pours a flat dark brown, with a thin white head. Aroma is meaty, peppery, vanilla, and chocolate. Taste is a tad bitter and palate is dry and flat. Meh.
drowland (4988) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - JUL 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
7/25/12. 11.2oz bottle from Grassroots - "Batch 2012." Rich black pour with a big, fluffy brown head (be a little careful). Rich, bitter roasted malts in the aroma with a definite touch of sourness. There’s perhaps a bit of tea and coffee coming through, but the bitterness and sourness seems most present. More complexity in the flavor with milk chocolate, coffee, and vanilla, but that sourness is definitely still there. It’s not bad, but I don’t know if that’s what they were going for.
eruizgarcia (108) - - JUL 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very interesting, not the usual imperial stout. Beautiful dark pour with big foamy head. Aroma of chocolate, ash, coffee and corn silage. Sweet as you’d expect, but there’s a clear and lingering sour taste, almost lemon. A good conversation beer, an "experience".
Habanero (1671) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Pours black with a small tan head. Nose of yeast, tobacco and vanilla notes. Sweet flavor of toasted malts, chocolate, prunes, raisins, brown sugar and molasses.
Medium to full bodied, oily texture and flat to soft carbonation. Dry finish with alcohol notes.
jimhilt (2273) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a one finger off-white head that vanishes leaving no lace. Deep mahogany almost black color, ton of yeast left in bottle. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Oak & molasses nose and flavor is smokey oak and burnt molasses, tart finish. Not the usual imp stout. Higher ABV is hidden. $7.99 for a flip top 330ml bottle from Beverage Warehouse Winooski, VT.
TheBeerGod (4632) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - swing top 330mL. Black pour with an enormous, foamy brown head. Aroma is tart berries, peppery spices, roasted malt, sea salt, booze and soft vanilla notes. Taste is sour fruit, funky yeast, tart berries, roasted malt, vanilla notes, pepper, and soft vanilla. Body is medium with a acidic dryness and a soft carbonation. Ends with more roasted malt, peppery spice, light vanilla, tart berries, funky yeast, booze and sour and fermented fruit.