MacBoost (1738) - Penfield, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a really thick black. No light comes through when held up to the lamp. Thick tan head on top. Chocolate and alcohol in the nose. Not a good sign... I’m not a fan of overly boozy imperial stouts. The first sip is a relief because the alcohol which was so prominent in the nose is well hidden in the taste. Thick and chalky, bitter and chocolate, anise and liquorish. Not sweet at all, which is always a plus. Very long finish, with a lingering aftertaste of bitterness and black unknown. Very good. Very, very good.
pineypower (3048) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle via trade. Pours black with a nice tan head. Aroma is of chocolate, light roast, dark cherries, molasses and alcohol. Taste is complex with an appropriately thick mouthfeel. Notes of chocolate, dried fruits, burnt chocolate cake, light smoke and a solid dose of bitterness in there also. Definitely an enjoyable stout by a company I hope to see in NJ soon.
jtclockwork (14700) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black with brown head. Nose/taste of roasted chocolate malt, vanilla, roast coffee and resin. Finishes with coffee roast and slight resinous pine. Medium body.
kabsetter (103) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice RIS with a kick! What id expect from a well crafted imperial, but the alcohol came through a bit much. But at 12.5%, one should expect a warm swig, no? If i find it again, I suspect this one would age Very well.
GBZ59 (1217) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - JUN 20, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Botella de casi 750ml. Vaso de Pinta. Saboreada en jun´12. (Perfecta después de beber una Supa Hero)–Gracias a Manolo Baltasar Y Robert Merryman por compartir esta y otras muchas. Color negro y corona cremosa y bronceada. Buena retención. Maltas torrefactas, cacao y café dulce tanto en aromas como sabores. Chocolate amargo y cremoso malteado al primer sorbo. Paladar pleno y suave. Cierto toque de fruta oscura con café y chocolate de seco amargor. Cuerpo medio/intenso y carbonatación moderada. Buena acompañante en buena conversación.
1pt 6fl oz. Pint glass. Enjoyed on jun´12. (perfect after drinking a Supa Hero)– Thanks to Manolo Baltasar from Freiburg & Robert Merryman from George & Dragon for sharing this one & many more. Black color. Tan, creamy, crown. Nice retention. Roasted malts, cocoa & sweet coffee both in flavors & aromas. Bitter chocolate at first sip & creamy sweet maltiness. Smooth & plentiful palate. Some dark fruit touch & dry bitter coffee & chocolate in the middle. Medium to full body, moderate carbonation. Good company when in good conversation.
sonnycheeba (4955) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours deep, dark brown with average, frothy tan head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, raisins, figs, chocolate, earthy hops, and light espresso. Flavor is balanced roast malt and earthy hops (medium bitterness) with some caramel and dark fruit notes; dry, dark chocolate finish. Medium body, low carbonation and medium warmth.
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 11, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black with a fizzy tan head. Big chocolate coffee and cherry aroma and taste with some chalky citrus notes and a dark chocolate finish.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUN 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
651mL thanks to Travlr. Pours a deep brune with thicker mocha foam. Nose is heavy dank hops with mega herbalness and melons. Savory chocolate and coffee with mild pepper heat. Taste is thick, spicy, drier finish. A bit dry and powdery. Okay Black IPA.
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Travlr (21169) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 9, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black, brown head, delicate lacing. Aroma of boozy and spiced chocolate. Taste is thick and chewy chocolate covered raisins dipped in coffee. Very nice.
idedek (157) - USA - JUN 5, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
wow! a strong, malty powerful stout. A hint of chocolate and nice and dry