Dfonorow (2039) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle share at RBB. Pour is deep brown with a minimal tan head. Flavor and aroma of dark fruit, cocoa, and roast. Finish has a bit of grass and coca cola.
biirusaikou (2477) - - MAR 27, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark chocolate, gently creamy, raisin, licorice, touch of coconut, notes of bourbon spice, umami and cola as it warms, fairly dry finish with a red pepper edge. Not bad at all, quite a beergeek pleaser, rich yet balanced and only gently warming.
mR_fr0g (8933) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at rbwg 2016. Thanks to ferris? Clear caramel mahogany brown, loose mid tan head. Aroma is vanilla, caramel. Nutty. Brown bread. Sweet. Flavor is composed of sweet, brown bread, nutty brown bread stale caramel. Palate is semi sweet. Moderate carbonation.
DSG (11505) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 13, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[1/31/16] Bottle sample at a hotel lobby bottle share during RBWG 2016 in Santa Rosa. Black with a tan head. Aroma of roast, oxidation, a bit of fruitiness. Bittersweet flavor, roast, with coffee, some dark fruits, oxidation. Medium-bodied.
Leighton (18222) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared during RBWG. Pours clear, deep brown with a creamy tan head. The nose has toasted malts, light earth, chocolate. Medium sweet flavor with aged chocolate, some damp earth, hints of dark fruits, earthy bitterness. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Warming finish, more toast, cocoa, dried berries. So so.
Ferris (12422) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Nice roasty notes and tons of cocoa. Jet brown black with a light brown head. Roasty, dark fruit and cocoa. Solid.
rosenbergh (10206) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle. Thanks to Timo A!
Black color with a tiny tan head.
Dryness, berries and darkish malt in the aroma.
The flavor is licorice, sweetness, malt and molasses.
Quite easy Imperial Stout. Sweetness.
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willisread (2277) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2015 bottle from Tanakaya. Pours a deep brown to black with a half-finger tan head that dissipates but lingers for a while. Dark fruit aromas early on and as it warms, bourbon and oak (weird in a non-barrel aged beer, but it’s there), chocolate, ovaltine and roasted coffee all come out. The chocolate really stands out as well as the coffee as it warms. Not sweet at all and really well-balanced. Nice chocolate finish with some roasted coffee and light bitterness that lingers. Very solid.
GenDV138 (5730) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle poured into a Bruery tulip. 2014 vintage bought in December 2014 at Yamaoka in Kyoto, thanks to KansaiBeerLvrs for showing me around! Black with some sediment floaters, nice two fingers or so of tan head. Aromas of roasted coffee, dark chocolate, some musty oak. Tastes of dark chocolate, roasted coffee, hint of soy sauce. Full body with a dry and slightly warm finish. Thick creamy mouthfeel. Pretty well masked alcohol for 9% ABV.
BuckeyeBoy (5824) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle pours our dark brown almost black topped with a tan head. Nose is roast malts and lots of chocolate. Taste is more of the roast malts chocolate sweetness and some molasses.