PhillyCraft (3875) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. 12 oz. Pours a deep, cola black with a similar, fizzy cola-beige head. Aroma is insanely aggressive; immediate notes of chocolate, roast coffee beans, oat, milk, slowly turning into raisins, figs, cranberries, yeast and sweet malts. Body is full, rich, and a bit chewy. Palate is velvety smooth. Packs a powerful, boozy punch in the incredible, insanely long lasting finish. Excellent, uniquely crafted Imperial stout.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours out in a hazy dark brown colour with a surprisingly big tan-coloured head. Rich aroma of salty licorice, dark malts, black pepper, port and cranberries. Full-bodied with belly-warming notes of deep dark malts, nougat, pepper, tart red berries and salty licorice. Smooth but still not boozy mouthfeel. Impressive!. Long warming aftertaste of licorice roasted malts, black-berries, cranberries and and salty licorice. I was very skeptical but this creature, but I must say that like this little beast.. (Is it Gollum or Smeagol in a bottle?
ketchepillar (1172) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Jubilation. Opened the night before, but immediately recapped until the following night. Effect: minimal to none. Aroma: vinous, a bit chocolaty, dark fruits. A bit metallic. Alcohol is pretty well hidden. Warming but nothing more. Some orange in the finish. Some blood and paint.
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1121) - FINLAND - JAN 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Black colour with a medium-sized tan head. Roasted aroma with coffee and dark chocolate. Flavour is sweet and roasted with some coffee, cranberries, dark chocolate and alcohol. Full-bodied.
djd07 (5889) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at petrol station. Pours a dark brown with a small quickly diminishing head. The aroma is alcohol and roasted malt. Thin mouthfeel with alcohol burn upfront and malt with a bitter finish. An interesting imperial stout from brewdog.
Tmoney99 (11812) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Poured dark brown with an average frothy light brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Heavy toasted chocolate, dark fruit and herbal with a alcohol aroma. Full body with a sticky & smooth texture and flat carbonation. Heavy toasted dark chocolate malt flavor with a heavy dark sweet finish and alcohol burn of long duration. This is a standout beer and I love the burn.
Teemu (15) - FINLAND - JAN 15, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent experience, even it is very strong, is has nice dark chocolate taste.
VsXsV (2772) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl from ōlbutikken in Copenhagen. Pours small to medium tan/brown head. Very dark brown to black colour. Nice lacing. Smells of coffee, dark fruits (figs, raisins etc), alcohol/solvents, chocolate, espresso, oak and some vanilla. Huge aroma. Taste starts of sweet with rummy notes and ends more bitter with chocolate and coffee. Nice but a bit overpowering and very obvious alcohol, though not unpleasant. Medium to full bodied with sticky mouthfeel. Have tasted better stouts at this abv, but itís not bad at all.
thornecb (4784) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black into a snifter. Mocha head recedes to hug rim. Oak, rum soaked pit fruit, chocolate and espresso aromas. Thick sweet chocolate upfront turning to chocolate, kirsch, and charcoal in the lasting burn finish. Tastes like itís 36 proof...
Tybalt (212) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 10, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a thick creamy dark murky brown with very little head. Pretty exciting to pour (or maybe itís just the anticipation of what a $15 12oz beer might bring). If anything, Iíd label it one of the maltiest beers Iíve had the pleasure of drinking (which is immediately noticed by the aroma). Very complex all the way through....finishes extremely well as its malty goodness fades slowly - almost begging you to take another sip. You can taste the subtle fruity notes (labeled as cranberries), but nothing specific seems to scream out at you. Very balanced - very drinkable...and although quite a potent beer, its craftsmanship is shown in the fact that its 18.2% alcohol content is well guarded by a bevy of sensational flavors.