WilleLW (208) - Lund, SWEDEN - JAN 27, 2015
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pitch black beer with a dark creamy head. Aroma of bourbon, whiskey, vanilla, chocolate, dark dried fruits and some vinous smells and cacao. Rich taste of dark chocolate, burnt sugar with some rum and whiskey. Round, smooth notes of vanilla and rum with a more "stingy" after-taste of alcohol. Dark dried fruits. Full body. Soy.
charule (1555) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to my sis for an Xmas present. Poured black with tan head. Aroma of quite charred barrel prune booze. Light carb med bod. Charry taste choc light bitter.
jaghana (4571) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - JAN 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 33cl, A dark beer with copper head. Nose is on dark chocolate, wood, light plum. Aroma is excellent on dark chocolate, sweet caramel, dark coffee, plum and fig touch, wood, vanilla, creamy body, light hops resin, relative bitterness. Quite complex and smooth, long aroma on aftertaste, very nice, bit expensive anyway.
ogivlado (6287) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 20, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled 330ml. -from Pivopija Beograd (Zemun). Deep black coloured, small brown head, sweet roasty nose. Heavy roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, wood, dried fruits and warming alcohol. Complex, full of flavors and well balanced with notes of whiskey, wood and alcohol in the finish. Well done.
magicmn (120) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JAN 9, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown to black, brown foam. Aroma is awesome - sweet vanilla, noble alcohol(ok cause its 15% abv!), light woody notes + trace of chocolate. Well-rounded full body, vanilla, wood, trace of wine in flavor + coffee, chocolate and licorice. Warming elegant lcohol making it bit liquorish. Very good stout.
markoijelena (1018) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JAN 7, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 0.33l at 1st Tasting 2015 Belgrade Serbia. The most expensive bottle on Serbian market.Thank you Vlada for this.Pour it dark thick color with small white head.On the nose coffee, bourbon, whiskey barrel.Taste and aroma of cherry, vanilla, coffee, candy sugar, wooden barrel.Perfect complexed full flavour every sip is other taste.i liked it very much best beer from our tasting.
ippopotamo36 (722) - Rome, ITALY - JAN 4, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2015 At the 1st tasting of 2015 in Belgrade-Serbia. Shared by Vlada at the Birreville shop, huge thanks mate. Pours black with a small gassy short-lasting golden/brown head. Nose: amazing! Macerated cherries, prunes, whiskey and cognac. Mouth: complexity of dozens of notes, all of them perfectly balanced. Molasses, prunes, cherries, wood. Alcohol. Great one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Lore (1425) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 3, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
deep dark, almost black colour, 1 inch of dense beige-brown head; aroma of chocolate, whisky, some coffee, hints of dried berries and wood; taste of intensive roasted bitterness, coffee, chocolate, whisky, and herbal notes; roasted bitter aftertaste with long lasting spicy alcohol; excellent imperial stout
Gaultier (894) - SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ BrewDog Bar, Gothenburg 15/11-14. Roasted, bourbon, alcohol. Full body and warming alcohol in the finish.
Maris (1137) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - DEC 29, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a 330ml bottle on 29/12/2014. Pours the darkest of browns with a small tan head. Has a strong aroma featuring toffee, caramel, treacle and a huge whiff of alcohol.It’s a complex beast in the mouth - very sweet at the start, but the bourbon comes right over the top to let you know you’re dealing with a heavy hitter. There’s a lot going on here, including toffee, caramel, chocolate, vanilla, molasses, fruit cake, plums and dates, with the sweetness tempered by a firm bourbon filled burn. The boozy bitterness lingers at the back of tongue, which isn’t a surprise for something weighing in at 15%. Despite the intensity and ’bigness’, it’s still quite smooth and goes down with surprising ease. The palate is surprisingly thin given the style and the carbonation is soft. An excellent sipper for dessert time.