HogTownHarry (5912) - 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.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. 2007 Vintage. Opaque black with a low beige foam. Big aroma of dark chocolate, anise, almond, spices, burnt malts and alcohol. Full warming flavour licorice, salt, black chocolate, nuts, fudge alcohol. Warming finish of nut shels, alcohol, burnt malts and grassy hops.
reakt (949) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Uto. Dark with a thin off white head. Nose of chocolate, roasted malts, liquorice and dried fruits. Taste is much the same with a vinous quality, alcohol is quite apparent. Medium mouthfeel with a bitter sulphur swallow. Belly warming as it goes down, much like a straight liquor. Fierce but enjoyable...
skortila (4178) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
3rd LCRBM. Aroma has chocolate, grapes, roasted malts and licorice. Opaque, black coloured with a thin, brown lace. Taste is sweet with evolving bitterness. It has chocolate, dark fruits and roasted malts. Medium bodied. Nice.
bierkoning (9580) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2007 bottle, 3rd LCRBM. Hints of smoke, milk, roasted malt and licorice in the aroma. Sweet flavor with roasted malt, coffee and laurel. Slightly sticky mouthfeel but the alcohol is well hidden. Good!
Jerre (2360) - Waregem, BELGIUM - SEP 9, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, yesterday @ ratebeer meeting, Kulminator.
Almost black color, very small light brown head. Aroma strong roasted malts, dark fruits, Medium body. Taste strong roasted malts, bit sweet, alcoholic.
oh6gdx (19677) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled (2006 vintage). Dark brown/black colour with minor head. Aroma is bigtime toffee, vanilla, roasted malts, raisins and some hints of alcohol. Flavour is mildly roasted malts and some alcohol and vanilla. Alcohol is very wellhidden in this brew.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2006 bottle, bday presnt from garethyoung from the brewery. Aroma is big roasty malts, notably sweet and yeasty, hints of citrus fruit, fruity esters. Taste is similar again notably sweet, however the body would suggest a far lower alc than it has, meanign the alcohol is noteable. Not my style of beer, but well made.
jbrus (4993) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle@chris_o. Fruity aroma with banana and black berries. Black color, small brown head, few lace. Fruity flavor as well with some chocolate and light roasted in the finish. Alcohol pretty much hidden.
FatPhil (8114) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 14, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2007 330ml bottle (Gallows Bird, Espoo, Real Ale Festival 2007).
Fruity aroma, winey, definitely a raisin theme. Full-bodied sweet stout, but not "imperial". Christmas pudding.