VinegarStroke (314) - Napa, California, USA - MAR 19, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: 2013 - very dense deep brown to black. Light head and lace. Very inky dense roasted nose. Coffee, smokey, dark chocolate but with a high tone edge. Hint of florals and maybe some VA. Dry to off dry palate with maybe a slightly fresh or sour edge and low bitterness. The Flavors a re great. Very rich, saturated, creamy palate. Long and balanced. Dark chocolate, dried fruit, ink, wonderful palate.
Very complexed beer. Saturated and almost funky.
katrinaez (240) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Syrupy. Sugary sweet. Coconut is Very strong at the end. Deep black brown color. Had on tap
Borresteijn (5130) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl Bottle, tfs Julien! Black colour, huge beige head. Aroma of milk chocolate, black liquorice, some roast, hint of coffee. Flavour is sweet, milk chocolate, liquorice, lot of it, light fruity, some oak/vanilla, light-bitter finish. Medium bodied. Expected a lot more complexity.
caesar (5499) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Julien, small sample. Dark color, short head. Aroma of some roasted malts, bit grainy, chocolate, coffee, slight spicy note. Bit sweet in taste, slight malty bitterness. Bit thin in flavor actually. Very easy to drink though, despite the 11.8%. Decent stuff.
JulienHuxley (3789) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared. Black pour with thin foamy light brown head. Aroma is roasty, some caramel, light chocolate, boozy aromas, light cocoa. Taste is bitter, roasty, subtle coffee notes, tons of black licorice and a pretty boozy finish. Palate is thinner than I expected, was expecting something much chewier, a bit thin and boozy. Still pretty easy drinking.
gregwilsonstl (1223) - Missouri, USA - FEB 26, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark black. Very strong alcohol flavor. I was expecting to like this more. Subtle vanilla. Roasted.
NikkTwist (1840) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dtaft at Eulogy. Thick black pour. Foamy tan ring. Black plums. Oats. Barley. Rye. Raisins. Black currants. Dried blueberry waffles. Nice dark fruits but also has a fresher deep purple fruit flavor. Vanilla beans. Some mild dark chocolate coffee notes in there as well. Creamy palate. Bettered my expectations.
StilleStorm (948) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
DWF; Bottle 750 ml. Special edition 2013. Pours black with a huge, creamy, lots of lacing, forever lasting tan head. Nose is heavy roasted malt, whiskey barrel, indeed, a tad too boozy, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, dark fruit, leather, tobacco and spice. Taste is heavy sweet and light bitter with a sweet lasting, leather, warming finish. Body is full, texture is creamy, carbonation is flat to soft. Complex, exciting, awsome dark force.
crajun (1033) - , Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013 bottle. Nice aroma. Roast and some coffee. 4 for palate. Taste was coffee roast silkiness. Very good brew. Slight alcohol in aroma and taste. We’ll done. A shade below the best stouts
glennmastrange (2368) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Heavy cereal, toasted and molasses, moderate resin for the hops, moderate earth for the yeast, with smoke, toffee, whiskey and chocolate milk in the background. Head is small, creamy turning wispy, light brown with some slippery lacing with good legs and is mostly diminishing. Color is very dark brown. Flavor starts heavily sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes moderately sweet, lightly acidic and lightly to moderately bitter. Palate is full, syrupy with a carbonation between soft to lively with a moderately alcohlic and sticky finish. Thick and rich, this is a nicely crafted Imperial Stout.