SarkyNorthener (2386) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Massive thanks to richthevillan for this gem, cheers Rich. Christmas day beer 5. Bottle BBD 04-13, so expecting this to be at its peak. Black beer with large tan head that reduces to a small head with patchy lacing. Aroma of licorice, dark malts, coffee and some hoppiness. Taste is coffee, licorice, dark fruits, hops and a little chocolate. Medium bodied and light carbonation. Excellent beer.
Travlr (13411) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Churchkey. Opaque brown color, tan head. Aroma of bitter cocoa, espresso, burnt licorice. Taste is unsweetened cocoa, espresso grounds. Very tasty.
kerenmk (2593) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks ArizviSG. Black, opaque with tan head. A little wood, then chocolate, cocoa butter and some salty aroma. slightly sour, then bitter taste and very little vinous. Smooth, long bitter finish, full-bodied.
zvikar (3624) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JUN 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Pours black with a nice brown head, aroma of chocolate, coffee and fruits, flavor is roasted with marshmallow, chocolate, coffee, malt, oatmeal, medium bodied.
tomer (1803) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - JUN 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
At a tasting, many thanks DSG, zvikar and Ariel, very dark brown colour, small creamy head, aroma of dark bread, some charred wood and mushrooms, flavour of dark fruits, dark sour bread, some woodiness and coffee, quite strong sourness. Good and highly enjoyable.
Vestergaard (455) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to klimaet. Bottle. Pours black with a big, brown head. Aroma is very roasted, and got much of the oatmeal stout characters. Slight bitter berries and a little bit of smoke. Taste is very bitter and burned. Lots of almost salmiak-like licorice. Cranberries offer a little fruityness, but itís still a pretty one sided beer. Still quite delicious!
Klimaet (298) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with Vestergaard. Ma homeboy. Pours pitch black with a brownish head. Aromas of roasted liqorice, coffee and some sweet fruits. Dark chocolate. Bittersweet flavour, very roasted and slight fruitiness. Could have been stronger for my taste. Bitter and roasted finish. Very nice.
DSG (6337) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Black with a big brownish head. Aroma oif roast, cocoa, a bit of coffee and some fruitiness. Bittersweet flavor, roasty, with dark chocolate, a bit of fruitiness and a bitter finish, slightly hoppy. Full-bodied, rounded mouthfeel. Very good stuff.
merzbeer (8) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 28, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Take away from The Evening Star in Brighton - this beer is very complex. The flavor is all licorice, chocolate, cranberry, and molasses; however, it tastes quite light and hoppy. It somehow maintains a smooth, velvety mouthfeel despite the lightness. When poured from the jug, it looked amazing. Great thick head, looking like chocolate milk.
nuplastikk (4708) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at Maxís 4/27/14. Wow. This is phenomenal. The licorice and cranberry balance each other out perfectly. Sandy sugary chocolate. Wow. This is the best Imperial Stout Iíve had in a long time. Has a coffee touch. Excellent fluffy body, nice UK feel. Black licorice comes out the more you sip at it.