brokephibroke (256) - Mead, Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Preamble: This will be my first beer from FL, obtained in a trade from the most excellent Hopscotch himself. Being from the 303, I would never seek out a beer from the SE, yet alone FL.
Rating: Deep dark pour with a redish-brown thin head, Reminds me of tenfidy with a lighter head. Get hit with intense sweet molasses in the nose with a coffee nib background. Also gather in come piney hops.
This is a tasty balanced brew. A little sweet up front which quickly give way to the cedar and hops and a burnt coffee taste lingers on forever only to be balanced by pineyness on the outsides of the tongue.
This is a world class beer.
77ships (3038) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 15, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
75 cl. bottle shared / thx to sebletitje – black with a disappearing white head, smell is sweet with chocolate, slight dark fruits & lots of hops, taste if toffee, pralines, chocolate, caramel, dark fruits, mocha, vanilla, roasted, wood, very slightly smoked, hint of ashy & lots of bitter hops in finish, dry in the finish, medium to low carb, smooth body, quite solid
tderoeck (3611) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
14/IV/2012 - 75cl bottle @ home - BB: n/a (2012-376) Thanks to sebletitje for sharing the beer!
Pitch black beer, big creamy brown head, pretty stable. Aroma: very fruity, caramel, mocha, red wine, alcohol. MF: good soft carbon, medium body. Taste: caramel first, mocha, cocoa, tobacco, vanilla, dry hoppy. Aftertaste: coffee, ashes, very dry hoppy. Good but not amazingly good.
adnielsen (7581) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle with friends, courtesy of markwise. Thanks Mark! Dark black appearance with a dark brown head. Charred licorice, dark chocolate, woody aroma. Rich, thick, roasty, dark chocolate malty, licorice, burnt, a touch smoky flavor.
sunevdj (2916) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a tanned head. Sweet with aromas of toasted malts, coffee, very dark chocolate, tobacco and some cedar wood. Also hints of smoke. Full bodied. Medium to soft carbonation. Dry finish.
glennmastrange (2030) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Heavy to harsh aromas of toasted, molasses, bitter chocolate and strong coffee for the malt, moderate resin for the hops, moderate dough and earth for the yeast, with tar alcohol, solvent, tobacco, and a mulled wine and fruit cake essence. Head is average size, frothy turning creamy, brown with fair lacing and super sticky legs, and is mostly diminishing. Color is almost black, Flavor starts lightly to moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and moderately to heavily bitter. Palate is full, creamy with a soft carbonation and a chalky and slightly sticky/chewy finish.The somewhat harsh aroma belies the fantastic smooth and well balanced flavors and palate. You almost want to hold your nose as you slowly sip this enigmatic Imperial Stout.
Damico (2211) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours rich dark oil black with a beautiful bright cinnamon dark caramel head. The aroma is light roasted coffee notes and sweet developed malts, the hops are gone with the age. The flavor is sweet roasted coffee notes on a smooth medium to thicky delicious body.
sebletitje (5991) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 21, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Entering old-rates. 75cl bottle. Une RIS très agreeable qui profite d’un dry-hopping qui se ressent et devient modéré en bouche avec l’age de la bouteille, je dis dans les 6 mois, le profile fort en avant du houblon commence à se dissiper. Le tout garde un gros profile de malt chocolaté, grillé. Porte bien avec un aspect houblonné très agréable dans ce style de bière. Une pointe de réglisse à noter sur la fin, reste épaisse en bouche.
RyanMM (411) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - DEC 21, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly hoppy aroma, followed by cedar and chocolate. Nice on the palate, it’s aged well. Dryer, not a lot of sweetness, moderate bittering. Pretty good.
50belair (1718) - Florida, USA - DEC 11, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Bourbon nose and chocolate nose. Hoppy with woody notes, complimented by a heavy dose of dark roasted malts..