Leighton (10969) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at the Funky 7, Brooklyn. Pours black with a big, creamy tan head. Superb character all around. Loads of coffee, dark roast malts, burnt sugar. Full bodied with average carbonation. Chocolate and dry roast malts in the finish. Great complexity to this one.
brokensail (10916) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 22, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The pour on this beer is really fantastic. The beer is almost black with a huge, sturdy tan head on it.
S: Where is the aroma? Really bland in terms of the nose. Even as the beer starts to warm up in the glass, all I really get is a bit of roast and a slight acidity.
T: The flavor is pretty nice. Lots of roast, licorice, coffee, and some dark chocolate. A bit of an alcohol note at times, but not surprising at nearly 10%. Fairly bitter with a slight char note from time to time, too.
M: The body is nice, a fairly high amount of carbonation for such a big stout.
D: I was expecting more from Boulevard on this beer. I didn’t think it was bad, but sort of bland and uninteresting for a big, bad, imperial stout.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: July 16, 2010
Appearance: black, fine beige head, bits of lace
Aroma: big roasty aroma, touch of dark fruits
Flavor: rich roasted flavor, touch of black coffee bitterness, sweet fruityness come in to balance the big roast
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
Pinball (10799) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
#16 at papsoe’s blind tasting
pitch dark, smooth lacing light brown head
sort of faint aroma, roasted grains, licorice.
flavor is roasted stuff, caramel, licorice
Tmoney99 (10660) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 19, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured black color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate toasted chocolate malt and dark fruit aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium toasted bitter flavor with a medium bitter finish of moderate duration. My expectations where not met
gunnfryd (10557) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Bakgården både &. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, alcohol, hop. Flavour is coffee, roasted malt, alcohol, chocolate, fruit. bitter coffee finish. Full body. Very nice beer.
rlgk (10516) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at SBWF 2013. Pitch black beer with a rich beige/brownish head. Coffee aroma, licorice, hay, dark chocolate, floral, espresso, cream, yeasty, rye bread, chilli notes, vinous, salty, some tar. Roasted coffee flavor, spicy, hay, rye bread, raisins, cocoa, dark chocolate, salty, spicy, some grapes and raisins. Complex and with alcohol well hidden.
bierkoning (10204) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Ericandersnavy, thanks! Black and opague. Apple syrup, licorice and cream in the aroma. Roasty alcoholic flavor with licorice and apple syrup. Velvety mouthfeel. Almost full bodied and well balanced.
madsberg (10184) - Søborg, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Tasted blind # 16 @ Papsoe 21. august 2010. Pitch black coloured. Small dense beige head. Aroma: Liqourice, molasses, chocolate, light roast, vague smoke. Flavour: Liqourice, roast, vague ripe fruits, light smoke, cocoa. Medium to full bodied. Has a light roasty bitterness in the end.
Ratman197 (9802) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 7, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 mnl corked and caged bottle poured a translucent dasrk brown nearly black with a las ting tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, plum, fig, light esresso and light carmel. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of dark chocolate, plum, espresso, fig and smoke with a smooth lingering smoky finish.