DuffMan (7836) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 5, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. So I’ve had this beer three times now, and have always deferred rating it because it just blows me away. I wanted to be certain it wasn’t circumstantial adoration-- meaning that I was in a particularly great mood, or I had it on a special occasion, etc. but every time I’ve had this I’m so completely impressed with the intensity of flavours, the balance, and the overall pleasure it gives me. Chocolate, coffee, pronounced toasted coconut, pecan, vanilla, late pleasant chilli warmth, no trace of alcohol whatsoever. A new top 10 for me, and a beef I hope I can continue to return to.
alexsdad06 (6876) - Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
11.2 oz bottle from kbudd19. Pours dark brown to black in color with a small tan head. The aroma and flavor have big roasted malts, coffee, and chocolate. Additional lighter hot pepper with more berry like peppery notes, dark fruits, wood and vanilla round out the flavors. This is a big beer, but does not seem like 15%. I enjoyed this quite a bit.
edsspoon (744) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle of Dog B served in a snifter. Pours almost completely black with a very dark brown fizzy head which rapidly diminishes to a thin ring and then eventually fades to nothing. Aroma is very chocolatey with spiciness (presumably the chillies), coffee, hints of alcohol, a touch of hay and some soy. Taste starts off with lightly toasted malt and bitterness, followed by some vanilla hints, chocolate, light spiciness, liquorice, coffee and a mild sweetness, then finally followed by some pleasantly warming alcohol flavours, a light, lingering bitterness and roasted malt. Thin and slightly syrupy body with a light to medium carbonation. I particularly liked the addition of chillies in this beer.
Benzai (9915) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Kings Day Tasting 2014 shared with Dutchdrebus. Opaque black color, small to medium sized dark brown head. Aroma is malts, sweetish, slightly a touch of hops and strongly alcohol. Taste malts, alcohol, sweetish, a hint of pepper / chili. Bitter and spicy in the finish. Too spicy / hot for my liking.
DutchDrebus (4679) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ KDT14 @ benzai. Pitch black colour with a small dark brown head. Smells alcohol, roasty, coffee, chocolate, caranel, sweet, brown sugar. Tastes liquorice, syrup, rinse appelstroop, very sweet. Full body, soft carbo. Way too sweet for me.
Camons (7508) - Hasselager, DENMARK - APR 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle as Brewdog Dog B @ Pivoteka Beergeek, Prague. Pours black with a brown head. Aroma of raosted malt, coffee, licorice, light chilly. Flavor is malts, coffee, dark chocolate, licorcice, chilly, booze. Medium to full body, soft carbonation, warming alcohol. 290414
GothGargoyle (1655) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a chocolate head. Aroma is chocolate, chilies, dark fruit. Full bodied, spicy on the palate, smooth finish. Taste is chocolate, mild coffee, mild chili peppers. Nice balance of sweet, roasty and chilli.
vonpolski (28) - Borup, DENMARK - APR 15, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitchdark body with a medium tan head. It have a nice aroma of coffee, dark chocolate, caramelmalt and dried fruit. A fine taste of good coffee, chocolate and liquorice. A good heavy stout with a good alcohol content. The only thing missing is a fork and knife.
RhetoricalAns (551) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours Black with a medium frothy tan head. Aroma is dark fruit, coffee, dark chocolate. Tastes heavy on the coffee, dark chocolate, some spicy notes. Heavy body and heavy flavor, high alcohol content pokes through a bit.
markas101 (1985) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 10, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
33 cl bottle, Calgary, AB, Canada via Sheffield, UK. PhD submission celebration. Dense black, liquorice, resin, spice, coffee. Very interesting flavour, sweet then a spice hit. Long, bittersweet syrupy ending. Probably better than the US imperial stout standards, mainly because of the ABV to smoothness ration.