PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUN 22, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Amber brown pour with a bubbly tan head. (This is Imperial?) Soft malty aroma. Dark grains, milky chocolate and a hint of coffee roast. Light body. Mildly roasted flavor with a soft malt presence. Hint of coffee, sour dough and a mild chocolate finish. Not bad, but also not an Imperial Stout.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not bad for a stout. Oh wait, it says imperial. Ok. Anyway its got a lot of black malts and its got some burntness to it. The hops are there as well with some flavor of dried fruits wanting to come forward. A bit thin in the body, expected at 8%. It love to give it a try on cask.
Bov (8989) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 16, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
courtesy of Toni Flükiger - very dark with a little dark beige foam; roasted aroma of black chocolate with a fair presence of hops; full-bodied and sticky; robust bitterness and a longroasted aftertaste of pralines with a touch of mocha - full of character and balanced
MiP (12989) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 8% at ÅBF08. Almost black colour. No head. Sweet roasted flavour. Quite alcoholic.
MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - JUN 10, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a bomber (Batch 001) and served in a snifter. This stout poured a dark brown hue with just a bit of light showing through the edges of the glass. A head of bubbly tan foam displayed some fair retention, leaving behind some decent lace. The aroma of the beer was made up of malted chocolate, molasses, along with a hint of smokey/burnt wood. The flavor consisted of chocolate, heavily roasted malt, dusty yeast, and a peppery hop bite. The mouthfeel was full-bodied with smooth, moderate carbonation. Simple, but decent.
Cornfield (5348) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours nearly black with mahogany edges and a moderate tan head. The aroma has a bunch of dark bittersweet chocolate in it complemented by roasted barley, anise, and molasses. There’s a fair amount of alcohol in the flavor, surprizing for a "modest" 8% ABV. The rest of the nose is in the flavor, too (That doesn’t sound right!), along with some coffee grounds. It has a sweet-yet-dry finish with a slight alcohol burn. Pretty decent brew.
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JK54B (1535) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 2, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask RA. Black reddish colour. A light chocolate taste. Quite stoutlike and bitter taste.
after4ever (5859) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUN 1, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
"341." Thanks, Thewolf! Clearly they have the american market at least somewhat in mind if they’re filling true 12-oz blanks rather than 330s...or maybe I just like to read into things. :-)
Black. Thin off-white foamy head. Sugary, rather molassesy nose. Nice creamy body on the high side of medium. Rich roasty sweet mid-palate. Big charcoal near the finish.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 28, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Warehouse Beverage, Cleveland Heights. A relatively powerful hit on the wallet, but hey it had a good ways to travel. The pour isn’t as thick as one might expect but it’s oily black with some decent carbonation in there (appropriate given the style I’d say) and a substantial dusky head. Lots of chocolate in the aroma, just a bit more roasts in the flavor (and a surprising amount of booziness given that it’s a relatively modest 8% abv - modest for the style at least). Definitely an interesting variation - could we call this an imperial dry stout? Nice beer.
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - MAY 24, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle bought today at Nikki’s Liquors in Providence RI, a little pricey at $12 but its the first time I’ve seen any brew dog in the US for sale. Poured into a port glass. Pours dark brown/black with a big nice 2 finger tanish head. Nose is sweet and dry and much like a dry stout not so much the nose of any imperial stout I recognize. Taste is certainly bigger, really a big big big malty coffee burnt taste. Its rather good, but certainly different and somewhat funky fresh. I like it, I’m wondering how the IPAs are. Good beer.