tricyclist (847) - Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I didn’t love this one as much as I wanted to. I got the sour notes from awdi brown pour with effervescent head. Nose was grapes and tartness, some vinous. It wasn’t bad but wasn’t a favorite.
chinchill (2145) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Large shared bottle.
Flavor: wine barrel aging hints at brandy. Sweet with a tart and fruity aftertaste .
Feel: Near syrupy full body
O: Complex and highly distinctive. This spiced, wine-barrel aged, lightly sour, imperial stout is likely to have both advocates and critics.
JohnnyJ (4553) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle. Dark brown pour, with an off white head. Berries, malty, grape juice, oak barrel, vinous, sweetness, and slightly tart. Meh, forgettable.
alexsdad06 (5895) - Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle shared with the group in January 2014. Pours a slightly hazy reddish brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have berries, vinous character, wood, floral notes, some sweetness, light tart, doesn’t drink like 10%.
BVery (6973) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Dark brown pour. Dark fruit, slightly sour. Grape and red wine. Pretty tasty stuff!
bytemesis (3518) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to 50belair! Bottle #5 at the tasting. Pours dark chestnut, small tan head, some lacing. Aroma has a bit of funkiness, roasty and vinous, tea notes as well. Flavor is lightly sweet, fruity, tea and floral notes, lots of vinous stuff and noticeable spices. Medium body. Interesting.
kappldav123 (5163) - GERMANY - SEP 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at CBC 2014. Beer in the glass deep black, small head. Heavy malty aroma. Starts heavy malty with notes of liquorice and coffee, quite dry. Finish warming, still heavy malty, but well balanced. Not bad!
jtclockwork (8945) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at weekly tasting. Pours dark brown tan head. Nose/taste of spice, berries, sour grape juice, cocoa, oak, red wine and florals. Medium body.
Lilja (1783) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smakprov på CBC 2014. Smak och doft av choklad, dadlar, rosenblad, malt, humle. Spretiga smaker, annorlunda men svårsmält.
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ CBC 2014 [ Green Session ]. - Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014, Sparta Hallen, Gunnar Nu Hansens Plads 11, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
[ As Cigar City / Ecliptic Illuminating The Path ].
Clear dark brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, bread, wood, tobacco, sweet wood, light chocolate. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, alcohol, bread - cake, wood - tobacco. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.