CorneliusBunkr (4) - Oakwood Hills, Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Acquired in a trade for a bolt cutter at dark lord day. Hunahpu bottled march 2013 poured into snifter. Pours thick black with small dark tan head. Aroma is cinnamon, char, dark fruits and vanilla. Taste is much of the same. Imo cinnamon dominates the palate with this brew. Lots of cinnamon up front and in the finish. A bit of vanilla with a very faint touch of the chile peppers. As it warms vanilla comes out a bit more. Overall I was very happy to have tried such a well sought after brew. While I think it was quite tasty, I think the cinnamon is just a bit too dominate in this stout. Cant wait to try one aged a year.
hirigalzkar (1819) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Samples @ CBC (2011& 2013). Pours black with a golden beige head. Notes of molasses, olives(!) and milk sweetness in aroma. Taste is spicy and chocolaty with a touch of honey. The ancho is a problem to the balance (espacially in the 2013 version).
haukur (1009) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - MAY 6, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
2012 vintage at CBC. The appearance is just simply through the roof. Pitch oil black, with a small dark brown head. Some aroma of chocolate, roast, vanilla, some wood, many things going on here. Very full bodied, long both roasty and bitter finish, with a tiny dash of sweet. Fantastic!
Vignale (1366) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample from bottle at CBC 2013. En 2011 och en 2013. En stor maffig imperial stout. Massiv kropp, den unga är betydligt kärvare med brända smaker, chili, peppar och saltlakrits. Den äldre är rundare med mer choklad, russin och antydan till portvin. Båda är riktigt bra och förvånansvärt olika efter två års lagring.
Tinco (409) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2013 (Short review due to the massive amounts of beer I drank during the CBC13.) Awesome experience having 11.12.13 cintages side by side. Epic brew!
kraddel (840) - deurne, BELGIUM - MAY 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
ZEBF13 , 2013 edition ( of the beer, AND the festival )
pours black, no foam. smell is peppery, soft carbo, realy sweet, peppery, thick. chocolate, bitter... nive!
BelgBeerGeek (1263) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 5, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
at Zeebra Extreme Beer Festival
Head: almost nothing
Colour: pitch black
Smell: chocolat, bourbon vanilla, small notes of coffee and roasted malts
Taste: WOW superbly brewn stout ! t’s been a long time since i’ve had a stout where i’ve thinked of WOW this one’s nice !
Very nice balance of Coffee, Chocolat and Vanilla as well as hints of the Ancho’s nothing too peppery perfectly balanced with nice bitter/sweet levels, superb !
sic1314 (959) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured pitch black with a small tan head.. Aroma of roasted dark chocolate malt, roast coffee beans and some liquorice. Full body, flavour as per the aroma with some saltyness and vanilla smoothness. Dry, bitter chocolate end.
Ktwse (706) - SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poirs black with low dark tan oily head. Aroma of vanilla, cofffee, figs, muscovado, chocolate. YUM! Taste is a sweetness explosion with figs, dark fruit, sugar and roasted malt bitterness. Body is rich and creamy with low carbonation.
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kryon (682) - SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark dark low brown head
Aromas coffee powder, dark malts, taste is typical imp stout sweetness, bitterness
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