madsberg (9337) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Almost black coloured. Dense brown head. Aroma: Roast, brown sugar, chocolate, liqourice, molasses. Flavour: Chocolate, molasses, cocoa, roast, herbs. Medium to full bodied. Ends roasted bitter.
Papsoe (25113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of Doodler. Pours a clear black with a warm reddish hue and a small brownish head. Very sweet cocoa and vanilla aroma. Rich body, heavy roast, pruney, juicy, bitter chocolate, malty bitter finish. Quite a serious Imperial Stout. 221112
robforbes (2002) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a opaque/dark brown with a large brown head, and very good lacing.
smell is of bakers chocolate, milk chocolate, malt, and vanilla.
taste is dry yet smooth, chocolate, licorice, vanilla, a roastiness, and malt. ends strong, smooth, and bitter.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of coacoa, roasted malt and vanilla. Pitch black pour with a medium brown head. Solid flavor of roasted malt, coacoa and vanilla with a bitter finish. The body is medium with a liquorous texture and soft carbonation.
JoeMcPhee (8055) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep black pour with a thick tan head The nose is awesome. Heavy roast and a little bit of charred malt. Intense hoppiness but still pretty restrained. Soft and a little bit earthy. Chewy and delicious.
marcus (5621) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Healthy Spirits. Pours near black with a decent tan head and a chocolate aroma. There is a hearty chocolate and treacle flavor with a dry finish.
oRos (834) - sacramento, California, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Marcus. Has a black color with brown head. Taste is chocolate and burnt malt. Great brew.
Ratman197 (8493) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting brown head. Aromas of roastiness, earthiness, bitter chocolate, dark fruit and light licorice. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of roasted malt, bitter chocolate, earthiness and light vanilla with a smooth lingering bitter chocolate finish.
garmonbozia (420) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - SEP 3, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Marina’s Market. Obviously dark color with a thick creamy tan head. Smell is molases and dried fruit, vanilla and bourbon. Wow taste is bitter and tons of smoke. Hints of the dried fruit and tobacco are present. Very dry, thick mouthfeel. The taste is orginally sweet, but turns to a dry bitter aftertaste. This is a heave ber for sure.
jgb9348 (4287) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Super rich, almost fully opaque deep brown coloured body with a rich one centimetre tall deep brown head - very nice looking. Aroma of tons of roast, coffee, milk chocolate (40% cacao), a bunch of lactic notes and a hint of graham crackers. Full-bodied; Super dense mouthful of chocolate and coffee with a bunch of pit fruits, caramel and toffee. Aftertaste is quite potent with a bunch of earthiness, some nuts and a lot of darkly (think Starbucks) roasted coffee with perhaps even some peat or smoked notes. Overall, a seeming super potent and pungent flavoured and feeling beer with less alcohol (my bottle is 8.8%) than assumed. Definitely a nice Imperial Stout, but the large format bottle and the heavy feel make it quite the bear to drink. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Total Wine in Tustin, California on 06-December-2011 for US$9.99 sampled at home in Washington on 31-August-2012.