oh6gdx (19630) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 4, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Very dark amber colour, small brown foamy head. Aroma is roasted malts, some cream, mild spices, burnt wet wood as well as soem coffee. Flavour is roasted malts, a bit creamy, some chocolate burnt wet wood and alcohol. Mild dark dry fruityness. Pleasant, but a bit too burning.
omhper (18326) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled at PBF. Black, pale brown head. Chocolatey soy sauce aroma. Sweet and full bodied with compact but rounded malt. Peach and salt, chocolate and brandy. Drier finish with salty bitterness. A great dessert beer. Poerful, but not overpowering.
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - MAR 29, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Firefly, Vancouver
Black color; generous beige head, compact. The aroma of dark chocolate and roasted malt is light, with a very light touch of coffee and dry cold smoke. The body is medium structured, the drinkability is therefore eased; without being too strong, the roasted malt flavor is very good, almost coffeish, with some residual sweetness, with a late impression of liquorice; finally, in the end, the alcohol warms the mouth. Elegant Imperial Stout.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
( 50cl bottle ) Pours a dark brown body with a moderate beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, lactose, and cocoa. Flavor of chocolate, roasted malt, subtle anise, and raisins.
TBone (11230) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 4, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Opaque black color, small beige head. Nose has kind of medicinaly toastyness, light apples and light coffee. Tastes a bit like baltic porter, not much milk stout. Toasted malts, some coffee, light sweet lactose notes. Feels less than 9 %. Ok, but not as good as average 3.72 here indicates.
argo0 (11078) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 13, 2009
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle, thanks CaptainCougar. Medium tan head, black body with brown edges, nice lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, cinnamon. Taste is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, roast, some raisin, light burnt, cinnamon. Medium body, light effervescence.
thewolf (10536) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. [thanks, cfrancis]
Pous completely black with a staying, rather large, light-beige head. Mild aroma with dark chocolate, a hint of smoke, some coffee and lactose. Low to medium carbonation, fine light dry and light creamy palate. Flavour is kinda mild but very elegant. No sign of the 9%. Milky darkish chocolate, quite sweet. The lactose adds a smoky hint. Fairly sweet overall, but not in a bad way. Good.
Lubiere (9031) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 18, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A deep dark stout with a viscous texture, and thick lacing moka head. In aroma, an herbal chocolate aroma with light alcohol warmth, and coffee notes. In mouth, sweet smooth chocolate malt balls, caramel and herbaceous hops, along with alcohol warmth. A classy stout from the crew in Charlevoix. Sampled in Feb. 2007.
Bov (8805) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mondial de la Bière 2011, Strasbourg - very dark brown almost black beer; moderate foam left; very roasted chocolatey nose with lactic notes; hints of ashes; medium- to full-bodied; pretty sweet with a fair hoppiness; long chocolatey and roasted aftertaste
hopscotch (8367) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle... Thinkin’ ‘Bout Thirteen Hours O’ Drinkin’ (tew man wrecking crew)... This beer rocks!... Pours pitch black with a mid-sized, creamy, light brown head. Terrific retention. Chocolaty, coffee nose with clever vinous and dark fruit notes. Full-bodied and creamy with lively carbonation. Much better balance than expected. Slightly oxidized, but lots of roastiness and dark fruit. Perfect degree of lactose sweetness. Medium bitter, coffee and chocolate finish with only a restrained touch of cardboard-like oxidation. Big-time thanks go out to glouglouburp for providing this underappreciated gem!