KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep, thick oil-black black with a nose of oaked whiskey, light caramel, coffee grounds, and a touch of smoke. Flavor is bourboned oak, chocolate pudding, light ash and smoke, and a finish of dark cocoa. Thick on the tongue. Great beer.
_angst_ (4351) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2012 Bomber courtesy of rlgk. Pours pitch black with creamy chocolate brown head that quickly dissipates while leaving lots of trace on the glass. Smell is sweet with heavily roasted malts, molasses, liquorice fudge, prunes, raisins, pumpernickel, orange peal, alcohol, coffee, cocoa and hints of pine. Taste is sweet and bitter with cereal, roasted malts, salty liquorice, gunpowder, pumpernickel, pine, dark roast coffee, bitter chocolate, burnt wood, prunes, raisins, detergent and grass. Mouthfeel is oily bitter, tiny tart and medium bodied. Finish is tiny sweet and bitter with heavily roasted malts, bitter chocolate, dark roast coffee and prunes. Slightly unbalanced.
Re-rate! Bomber courtesy of Marsiblursi. Blind tasting! I was an idiot rating this the first time, or more likely experienced a bad bottle. Lovely balanced roast with the regular coffee and chocolate imperial stout goodness. No trace of the weird off scent and flavor from last time.
SirLimpsalot (3507) - SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Trevlig mörk doft. Fine mörka toner. Trevlig smak men aningen tunn. Brända toner, choklad, kaffe. Tunn eftersmak.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
rlgk (17152) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pitch black beer, brown head. Cocoa aroma, sourish, figs, roasted, chocolate, licorice, solvent notes, some hops. Malty flavor, licorice, cocoa powder, gunpowder, salty, licorice. Solvent finish, roasted, tar, cocoa. Too harsh and unbalanced.
Aniela (4207) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a big bottle at home in Skövde. Black beer with a beige head. Fruity, dark chocolate, licorice aroma. Coffee, sweetish fruity flavour with licorice notes.
rajendra82 (1031) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - JUN 1, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The perfectly black, opaque body, and the khaki colored head, gave this beer the proper RIS look. The smell was heavy on chocolate, coffee, and toffee, but I could not detect any dark fruit type aromas. The taste was that of dusty cocoa, vanilla beans, coffee, and molasses. There was a sour, soy sauce like note permeating throughout. The body of the beer was much thinner that I was expecting. The feel was oily and slippery. The alcohol content was quite concealed, and this did not drink at all like a 12.5% ABV beer. Some warmth in the finish. Nicely put together.
madmitch76 (21235) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
13th May 2012
Post CBC hangover in the Hotel and - ’Oh crap I have bought too many bottles again!’ . Opaque black beer, good tan head. Palate is soft and viscous. Fine carbonation. Rich dark malts, a little salty. Not too much coffee or chocolate here but there are well buried red berry fruits. Warming dry finish. A bit too salty to be great.
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of tobacco, anis, coffee and dark fruit. Pours thick and black with thick tan head. Taste is bitter and roasty with nuts, coffee, and cigar.
Drake (11500) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Served on draft at Timberwood Grill, Charlottesville, VA, 5/7/12. Pours a dark brown color with a thin creamy head. Decent head retention. Aroma of roasted malts, tobacco, chocolate and an astringent finish. The taste is roasted malts, tobacco, chocolate and leafy notes. Chewy texture, full bodied. Nice impy stout.
adrian910ss (2561) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bomber. Pours a black cola color with a medium sized light brown head. Aroma of black licorice, roasted malt, cocoa, dark bitter chocolate and prunes. Taste is much the same with alcohol noticeable in the aftertaste.