LilBeerDoctor (3227) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black with absolutely no carbonation. Aroma of burnt toast, bitter burnt chocolate. Flavor is also incredibly burnt with some chocolate and roasted malt notes. Some alcohol presence. The flatness of the beer was off-putting too. I donít know if this beer was "off" or not, but I did not enjoy it. There were some good moments in tasting this beer, but overall the odd (ie burnt) moments overruled.
Fin (6639) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Pre ZBF, Alvinne, 06-03-09 Pours black in colour never noticed a head on this maybe it was consumed into the inky blackness. This is an incredibly rich and indulgent beer with lovely burnt woodiness, a streak of creaminess and good bitterness also. A classy well balanced sweetness takes the edge off of this and literally swirls around the mouth, some cocoa powder and chocolate covered coffee beans join in the melee, it is truly lovely. A7 A4 F8 P4 OV17 4.0
MennoO (148) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 9, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle, 75 cl, thanks Jerohen, poors a very dark with medium creamy head. smells like roasted coffeebeans and dark chocolate. Very smooth, almost oil-like, taste is bitter but very complex. well balanced, no hint of alcohol. Excellent beer
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - MAR 4, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from PP Bottle shop. Initially $14.99, then jumped to $21.99, then sold out for a tasting. Black, thick body, sweet. Mellowed. Iím not sure if it is mellowed from age. Slightly sweet. Rich flavor. Low carbonation. Hint of smoke. Alcohol reasonably well hidden. Low roastiness. Nice.
andersand (529) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very complex black imperial stout with a extremely slick, smooth mouthfeel. Rather light bodied and very drinkable yet full of nicely roasted flavours and a good bitterness in the finish. Maybe not for everyone but I love the light bodied very slick imperials.
MitchWayne (263) - Kokkola, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma is roasty and sweet, something acidic about it too. When I swirl the glass I get some chocolate too but after another swirl the note disappears. This is confirmed by two other people drinking with me. Weird. The taste is malty and roasted, salty and liquorice there too. Quite balsy, donít know if I am too crazy about the saaz hops still, in combination with the alcohol and the acidic roastyness it is slightly overpowering for me. I think this is maybe something I respect more than like. Good stuff nevertheless.
Frovigalning (2475) - ÷rebro, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black colour and dark foam. Very strong and spicey scent. Tastes of burned caramell, dark chocolate and smokey tobacco (possibly cigarr). Very long aftertaste. Very nice beer!
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - FEB 28, 2009
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle, shared by SHIG, I was really excited to try this. Bottle, 354 of 570, pours viscous black, dark tan head. Dark toffee and expresso notes, with some dark malt aromas. Perfect flavor, bakers chocolate, expresso and alcohol. Special stuff.
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 26, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle #60/282. 2008 Vintage. Blackish beer with a huge tan head. Cork came flying out and the carbonation spilled beer (even after pouring a glass) for a while. Big molasses, rich malt, and light spice aroma. Rich malty/molassess flavor with yeast and spice and light coffee. Fuller bodied. Coffee, chooclate, molassess and yeast linger with a bit of earthy spice. Alcohol present, but adds a nice sipping beer touch. Very nice.
daniele (4466) - ITALY - FEB 25, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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