juiceisloose (1296) - Windermere, Florida, USA - JUN 19, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at redlight redlight. Pitch black pour with a medium, foamy cream colored head that leaves some sudsy lace behind. The aroma shows hints of dark chocolate, roasted espresso, and peppery spice that is quite interesting. The flavor shows more of the dark chocolate and roasted espresso to go with some peppery spice and heat on the backend. I like how the pepper comliments the other flavors. Medium bodied and smooth with subtle carbonation with a long, spicy and roasty finish. Really niteresting take on the imperial stout style.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 17, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In short: An earthy fruity dirty moderately roasted imperial stout. Good
How: From the bottle at Montreal Mondial de la Bière 2009
The look: Near black body topped by a very small tan head
In long: A grainy big earthy nose and a grainy big earthy body with molasses, dark fruits, some black cake, burnt sugar and roasted wood. Far from a clean beer I had a peaty sensation (even some tar) from the aroma until the after-taste. Supposedly brewed with hot-peppers but luckily they are so well concealed that I didn’t notice any. Verdi, vomi, vichy. I had too much Ducato, I puked, I drank mineral water.
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 13, 2009
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle via trade with dchmela. Pours a nice velvety black with a strong red hued brown head. Nose is chocolate at first and then fades to chard malts. Flavors are warm roasted to burnt malts with a nice chili oil slow burn, nice hints of bittersweet chocolate. Good beer and the chili is well balanced.
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml Bottle: Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, slight coffee, and some dust. Poured black in color with a large, dense, brown head that lasted throughout. Opaque. Slightly sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet. Tastes of roasted malts, chocolate, light tar, and some coffee. Medium body. Creamy, then chalky texture. Average carbonation. Roasty, malt, chocolate, and tar finish is chalky. 8.2%ABV is totally hidden.
Christian (12303) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a small off-white head. Roasted aroma, caramel and a hint of smoke. Dry and roasted flavoour with a touch of smoke and charcoal
jercraigs (9253) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2009-06-06. Black body with a modest beige head. Aroma is mild for the strength, dry roast malt. (7+) Flavour is dry, mild roast with a bit of bitterness throughout. Pleasant (7+) Average plus palate. Could be more full bodied but its okay. Pretty decent straightforward imperial stout. Bottle at Mondial 2009, Montreal
Hansen (8206) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
CBF 2009: Black and clear. Has an off-white head, fully diminishing. Aroma is light bread, roasted, caramel milk chocolate, light yeasty. Flavor is moderate sweet, light acidic, long duration. Syrupy texture. And a nice, funny warming chili at the end.
Sammy (10566) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mondiale 2009. A good aroma, bitter even astringent. Moderate off-white head though lacey, bitter and coffee. Not very drinkable.
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2oz bottle. Pours a black body with a thin, darker brown-orange, foamy head that never completely dissipates leaving lots of soft lace upon swirling. Aroma of moderate chocolate sweetness and mild roasts up front. On the backend there is some licorice, dark fruits, molasses, nuts, and a light booze. Flavor is initially a light peppery sweetness quickly followed by a soft, roasty chocolate. Some dark fruits come in as the chocolate and roast increase ever so slightly. Some heat from the chili peppers come in as well and bring everything together for a dry, dusty roast, sweet chocolate, hot pepper finish. Medium bodied with a tickling carbonation. The heat from the peppers dies towards the beginning of the aftertaste leaving a lingering taste of rounded chocolate and malts and a charred roast flavor that leaves the tongue scraping and dusty feeling. Overall, an interesting Imp Stout. The chili peppers compliment the rest of the flavors very well and make for a unique heat. An enjoyable experience.
MrGGen (326) - ITALY - JUN 6, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Colore nerissimo per questa stout parmense(o parmigiana?)con una schiuma di discreta durata.Aroma di liquirizia e cioccolato.In bocca è caffè e cacao.Finale oiccante e un pò secco.Buona