Cuso (7228) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 13, 2016
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle kindly shared by MisoW,many thanks. Vintage 2012. Almost black color with thick beige head. Dark malt, coffee, caramel, dark chocolate, tobacco, brandy in aroma. Nice taste to espresso, caramel, vanilla, coconut from wood, cinnamon, tobbacco, light smokey notes. Alcohol is dangerously hidden. Long roasty, coffee, chocolate in finish. Extremely tasty beer.
Gurthnar (4480) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 13, 2016
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle at our elite tasting. 2012 vintage shared by MisoW, many thanks! Pitch black colour, dark brown head. Very intense and rich both in aroma and flavour. Assertive citrusy hoppiness provides the backbone along with the high hoppy bitterness. Then there is brutal roasty complexity with coffee, tobacco, actual cocoa, chocolate. Warm alcohol feeling, moderate strength. Thanks Miso, this was a worthy 4000th rating.
rusos (475) - Stupava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 13, 2016
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Thick consistence, motor oil, beige head. Black colour. Aroma is full and complex. Omg. Roasted,cocoa, wood, chocolate, caramel, vanilla. Warm and robust. Taste is roasted, cocoa, noble alcohol, cinnamon, wood, tobaco. Full heavy awsomness. Great beer.
MisoW (2915) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 13, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from my Santa, ineedbeer, many, many thanks. Pours black color, dark beige head. Aroma of bourbon, coffee, chocolate, raisins, tabacco, caramel, grapes, vanilla. Taste of vanilla, cinnamon, coffee, chocolate, bourbon, wood, raisins, caramel, roasted malt. Cinnamon finish.
WingmanWillis (98) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle shared at DoA tasting at Frank’s pad. Many thanks for sharing this. Pours oily black with a tan head. Chocolate and coffee on the aoma with plenty of booze. Taste is complex and has a warming boozy feel but holds the strength well. Chocolate is to the fore plus a little cinammon. A great beer!
biirusaikou (2201) - - JAN 2, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared, thanks Arturo! BOOM!!! Lovely heady and addicting nose, very rich and complex. drinks like a wine made of a delicious Black Forest Cake with a kirsch edge, dark cherries and chocolate with fun chili notes. My first Cigar City and not the least one, totally outstanding, out of this world experience!
Berard (557) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 29, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours used oil black and thick. Smell of booze and cocoa. Substantial mouthfeel. It's maple syrup/molasses sweet with some chocolate.
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VT (2233) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Beau’s Oktoberfest 2015. A reddish black with a beige head. Aroma is chocolate, wood, hazelnut, chocolate, roast. Flavor is chocolate, molasses, bourbon, black cherry. Finish is wood, coffee, pepper, spicy. Lingering wood, hazelnut and port wine. Full body, velvety and oily mouthfeel, weak carbonation.
maxodom (47) - - NOV 29, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from bottle, 2014 vintage. Sweet but not overly sweet. Was a bit thinner than I was expecting which made the mouth feel a little less than other like imperial stouts. overall very good and would definitely love to get a couple of bottles again.
Heather_B (245) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 20, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells like a great vanilla/cinnamon dessert. Some initial thick caramel head. Oily thick in texture. Flavor is slightly bitter and very cinnamon forward. Ends with a nice burn that’s not overwhelming. This is a fantastic base beer.