peteinSD (1416) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 15, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Scott - thanks! Black pour with a very dark brown/tan head that hangs in there for a while. Aroma is very dry roast with chocolate, bitter coffee, and noticeable raisin/date with a touch of alcohol sweetness into the finish. Taste is dry roasted malt with chocolate, bitterness, char, alcohol bite, and a sweet melange of malt and raisin. Feel light and creamy. Nice combination of the dry, roasted imperial with the sweet raisins. Good beer that may have peaked some time ago.
sthlm (1240) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Bottle, thanks!] Old rating. Pours dark brown with a nice head. Aroma is coffee, raisin, light spice--allspice? Vague sweetness. Taste is barbeque sauce, deeply roasted malt, smoke, and dark chocolate undertones. Thick mouthfeel, smoth. A decent beer, but didn’t amaze like some other CCB beers have. Thanks again for the opportunity to try this!
jbruner (2732) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUL 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at drowland’s going away tasting, thanks to stevencon. Poured a dark brownish black with a thin tan head and light lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, and slight fig-like sweetness. Taste is more towards bittersweet chocolate and coffee, with a slight alcohol burn. Nice, but not the best imperial stout.
PorterPounder (5880) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tallahassee, Fl - at drowland’s 7/7/12 going away tasting party - thanks to stevencon. Dark brown pour, khaki colored head. Aroma is peppery and sharp. Flavor of raisins and brown sugar, some chocolate, brown sugar and pepper in the finish. Thickish mouthfeel.
gnoff (8118) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared @ Timo’s/tkrjukoff’s CCB Day tasting on July 7, 2012.
Bottled in 2011
Black color, dark brown head. Chocolate, grainy, alcohol, milky scent, some licorice. Salty, malty, sweet, smooth taste. Salty aftertaste. Smooth full mouthfeel, medium high bitterness. Some spicy chili feeling.
rbrazell (1702) - Florida, USA - JUL 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks stevencon! Black pour with a creamy tan head. Nose is bittersweet chocolate, strong roast, dark fruitiness and touch of coffee. Soured out a bit with dark fruits, chocolate and old espresso. Its probably seen better days. Not bad though.
drowland (6575) - Georgia, USA - JUL 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
7/7/12. Shared at my going away tasting by stevenconn. Black pour. Slightly funky aroma with ash. Sweet raisins and soy sauce in the flavor. Eh.
Marsiblursi (3045) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Pours black with a small head. The ara holds dark fruits, tart roast, light soy, brown sugar, mild spices, earth, tobacco, leather, asphalt and some hops. The flavour is medium dry, medium to heavily bitter and light acidic with notes of tart roast, salt liquorice, brown sugar, dark fruits, some hops and light spices. The mouthfeel round, oily, sticky and light tart with a light carbonation. Tart roast, hint of vanilla and some hops on the finish. Medium to full bodied.
_angst_ (3237) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2012 750 ml bottle shared @ tkrjukoffs CCB Day tasting. Pours oily dark brown, almost blac, with a fizzy and creamy dark brown head that quickly dissipates without leaving much trace. Smell is sweet and earthy with heavily roasted malts, raisins, alcohol, cinnamon, ginger, dark chocolate, coffee, resinous wood, vanilla, wet soil, wet leaves, moss and dark bread. Taste is sweet and salty with roasted malts, minerals, ammonium chloride, raisins, prunes, lemon zest, pine, wet soil, resinous wood, wet leaves, dark chocolate, cinnamon, cardamom, sweet dark bread, burnt caramel, alcohol and toffee. Mouthfeel is intense, sticky sweet, salty, boozy and full bodied. Finish is sweet and salty with roasted malts, coffee, burnt caramel, toffee, resinous wood, vanilla, cinnamon, minerals, wet soil and salty liquorice. Too much salt. Too much booze. Not for me.
tkrjukoff (4153) - SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber @ CCB Day. Pours oily pitch black with a small bubbly orange brown head leaving lace. Aroma is dry meaty soy roasted malts hoppy and ckean. Flavor is tobacco coffee bitter roasted dark fruits very acidy pungent peppery. Different but bloody good indeed. Finishes dry riasted and malty.