Zenwolf (269) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
The name is what I would go through for another one of these. Methinks a beer run to Amsterdam is in the cards.. Medium dark tan foam with a thick and dark appeal. Rich expresso with roasted malts and dry cocca.. a fantastic Imperial Stout.
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Thanks, Mike. Viscous looking lack body on it, not much head. Big roasty nose. Some anise, chocolate, and vanilla. This is intense tasting stuff with a lot of roast, creaminess, and heft to the body. A sip of this is layered with anise, dark fruit, vanilla, ash, coffee, and some toffee sweetness.
BillKismet (3520) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black chocolate body, no head. Interesting and intensely deep roasty aroma. Smoky and consumed with molasses and heavy chocolate overload the olfactory senses. Cedar humidor character. Anise and black licorice flow in the next wave and are even more distinct on the palate. Balanced sweet/dryness. Powerful, yet well-contained.
after4ever (6735) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 21, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750. Corked baled and waxed. Thanks mike! Pours black with no head. Dense and delectable looking. Huge chocolatey nose, roast and soy and prune. Creamy sticky thick body. Modest carb. Caramel roast toast soy prune and tons of anise on the mid palate. Long anise finish.
Boutip (5207) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 20, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a deep pitch-black color stout with a large dirty brown foamy head with great retention and some very good lacing as well. Aroma of roasted malt provides some coffee notes with black chocolates and light dry raisins also noticeable. Taste is a very well balance mix between some dry coffee notes with some clear notes of black chocolate and some dry raisins ester. Vanilla is also noticeable and is very well balanced with the creamy texture of the full body. Carbonation is great and alcohol is not detectable. Very well done and somewhat different then most imperials stout which may be due the grain bill use.
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Feb 2009 bottle. Dark brown; thin head. Strong aroma. Salty woody licorice flavor. A little on the thin side. This is a fine drinking beer, but I’m somehow underwhelmed.
jtclockwork (11042) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 17, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2008 Bottle with many thanks to tytoanderso. I couldn’t wait to try this one! Pours black with small tan head. Full nose of roasted coffee, roasted chocolate, roasted malts and vanilla bean. Ultra smooth roasted chocolate and roasted coffee taste with some vanilla and roasted malts. Lovely brew!
KolonelKlink (65) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 13, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of my favourite beers of all time! Pours black as hell with a large, lingering tan head. Aroma is all malt with chocolate, coffee and roasted malt smells. Palate is much the same but with a hint of warming alcohol thrown in. A small resin cameo from the hops too. Bitterness is spot on. There’s a little sour edge to this too which is interesting. This has to be one of the best Imperial Stouts going around. I have one in the cellar. Can’t wait to try it in 5/10 years time!
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from De Bierkoning, Amsterdam. After sitting on this little belter for 2 years, moving into a new house seemed like a worthy occasion to break open what was a real treat and well worth waiting for. Mes had informed me that this was pretty spectacular to drink now and he certainly wasn’t wrong.
A dense supremely dark pour with a medium biege head. Nose was damned fine; heaps of dark chocolate clambered up the nasal pipes and mingled seamlesly with hazelnut, roasted malt, coffee and marzipan notes. I’d have been surprised at this point if the flavour wasn’t top notch and thankfully I wasn’t let down. Thick and creamy mouthfeel and so much to savour All the elements of the nose were present and then some. More treats revealed themselves with each warming sip. The bitter and roast notes were just Bob on. Surely up there with the very finest Imperial Stouts. Can’t wait to drink this again. Let the good times roll!
drowland (7059) - Georgia, USA - AUG 8, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
8/6/10. Huge thanks to fata2683 for this! Completely opaque black pour with a nice dark brown head that lasts forever. Rich, sweet malty smell with chocolate and hints of anise. There is also a touch of alcohol and dark fruits. The flavor is rich dark chocolates with undertones of dark fruits follwed by nice coffee and more chocolate. A wonderful dry finish follows.