SaintMatty (4499) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle- 2007 vintage. Black in colour with a foamy tan head. Vinous, alcoholic nose with a hint of leather. Warming taste with coffee, mild herbs and plain chocolate. Coffee features in the warming, smooth and alcoholic finish. Very impressive and I look forward to trying it again when it has aged more.
Fin (6891) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home with Scott (brother) on a night of Imperial Stout tasting Poured an oily black looking thicker and more substantial than the other three in this tasting. Nice roasted coffee, chcolate and some liquorice notes. Tasted lovely probably the most intriguing of the four with those same roasted coffee, dark cocoa, and some dark sticky fruits maybe dates I also noticed overipe cherries as well. This was just pipped at the post by the Slottskallans Imperial Stout but it would definately be on my list to try again.
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled during Manhattan Blind IS Tasting: Some nice aromatic qualities but the taste is not as good. Taste not up to aroma. Off bitter coffee taste. Very bitter burnt chocolate.
beastiefan2k (2258) - 2nd City (formely NYC & KS), Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Again, someone brought this to a blind tasting in NY, thank you dear stranger. The aroma is strong with a perfume-y sweetness of flowers over the regular stout flavors. The taste has some light sweet coffee flavors that stand out. But the beer was a bit too light in general (and I have no idea where those 10.5% came from. But still a very nice beer and one I would like to revisit.
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - NOV 10, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. The aroma has a lot of fruit, some tropical (maybe guava), among other things. This bottle seems aged. It has a smooth mouthfeel with very low carbonation. The flavor is sweet and fruity with a roasted finish.
anders37 (15299) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 6, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with an off-white head. Roasted malty slightly alcoholic aroma with hints of chocolate. Roasted malty warming alcoholic choclate flavor. Long roasted malty finish with a slightly bitter aftertaste.
blankboy (5745) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (330ml) shared with HogTownHarry & tupalev -- courtesy of HogTownHarry. Pours a very dark brown with a small diminishing tan head. Aroma: hey, that’s not bad, not bad at all! Roasted malt, spices, chocolate, dark fruit and alcohol -- nice. Flavour of roasted malt, coffee and dark
fruit -- quite dry yet damn tasty. Lots of coffee bitterness in the finish. There’s alcohol but it’s warming in a pleasant way. Medium bodied. This was a nice surprise, really good stuff.
oteyj (2127) - New Hampshire, USA - OCT 14, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours motor oil black with quickly dissapating tan head. Aromas of caramel, coffee, roasted malt and hops. Flavours of roasted malt, coffee, hops, and dark fruit. Thick mouthfeel with slightly bitter finish. Not as complex as other Imperial Stouts but satisfying.
Gorbalev (2887) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with Hogtown Harry and Blankboy, Harry’s bottle from his trip. Great aroma - like Jacobite mixed with a strong stout, perfume, spicy, alcohol. Still black, very little head. Nice taste - strong imperial stout with a really interesting dry finish. Full flavoured, full bodied and unique - great stuff.
HogTownHarry (5977) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (330ml). Shared with blankboy and tupalev, my bottle. Best before Apr 09. Thick, oily brown-black pour, smallish frothy head. Smells like a roasty Traquair Jacobite - sweet, yeasty, Belgian yeast, subdued alcohol, sweet roast, hints of floral hops. Taste is more straight-ahead imperial stout - alcohol, heavy oily roast malt, somewhat nutty, dry hop bittering - solid, smooth. Slick, oily and dry mouthfeel, alcoholic mouthfeel and linger - damn fine imperial stout, with a Belgian spin to it.