mjs (4014) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 13, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle #2046, 0.18 l, at Pikkulintu) The beer poured pitch black. Its head was very tiny and light brown. Aroma had roastedness, vanilla, wood and vineousness. Palate was oily, full bodied and dry with low carbonation. Flavours were roastedness, wood, vanilla, ash and bitterness. Aftertaste had ash, vanilla and bitterness. The barrels used were present but they didnít kill the beer.
Geokkjer (5027) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 7, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle.Pours black with a small beige head.Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, vanilla, oak and dark berries.Flavor is sweet caramel malt with some roasted and vanilla notes.Full body, soft carbonation.Very nice beer
omhper (18367) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - JAN 7, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled, thanks Baggio! Near black, small head. Rich coffee aroma. Mid sweet with full body, oily dense mouthfeel. Lots of chocolate and coffee, some whiskey. Mildy warming with seemless mouthfilling flavours. Top stout!
Nellie (349) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
smoke, chocolate, caramel, honey, burnt toast, prunes, pretty delicious beer. complex, but i canít pick anything out. i rule!
gyllenbock (3712) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black with no head. Very nice aroma and taste of roasted malt, licorice, chocolate, toffee, wood, oak. Nice body and a long aftertaste. Oily mouth feel, almost no carbonation. A very good Imperial Stout, well done!
Maria (9909) - Thisted, DENMARK - JAN 1, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Itís pitch-black without any head, and the mouth-feel is oily and delicious. The aroma has notes of hard-roasted malt, wood, licorice, coffee and caramel. The flavour is sweet and soft with notes of hard-roasted malt, licorice, oak and tannic acid, coffee, dark fruits, caramel, and the finish is bone dry Ė itís a really nice one!
nimbleprop (3918) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 28, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
25cl bottle pours an oily, opaque black with zero head. Looks like a scotch, with legs in the glass. Nose is nice, chocolate, nuts, coffee, cookies, toasted bread, sweet, whiskey, vanilla. Flavor is brown sugar, vanilla, toast, chocolate, malty. Full bodied, sweet, sticky, smooth finish. The nose is super inviting.
puzzl (3216) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 27, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Pours with a slight head. Chunky, oxidized, minorly metallic aroma, showing watery coffee, milk chocolate, and some Indian pickle. Medium bodied, sultry palate, slightly bitter, with a bourbony milk chocolate flavor. Short, abrupt finish with a mild burn. Very lackluster. I also highly doubt their prediction that this will age for 25 years in the bottle. Not a chance. I wager this to be sludgy mineral water in 3.
FlacoAlto (3677) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 27, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled July 2010
The beer pours with a creamy, light browned head that gets large bubbled as it recedes. The beer itself is a dark, black to concentrated brown color. The beer smells up front of Bourbon like notes, then a nutty note, some touches of soy sauce somehow, a touch of mocha, toasted coconut and a big vanillin note in the finish. The nose definitely has some nice complexity to it.
The beer is somewhat sweet tasting, though not overly so and it finishes with a bit bourbon note that doesnít quite get hot, but also has a somewhat fruity and raisin like flavor to it. Oaky notes of fresh cut wood, oak-spice character, lots of vanillin and a slightly buttery oak notes are all found here. There are also notes of sherry that gets a bit nutty and even accentuates a hint of cherry in the flavor. This is definitely an interesting beer, but it doesnít quite hit the mark for me somehow.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
180ml Bottle (#948 of 2483. Brewed 7/23/09. Bottled 6/8/10.): Complex aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, tar, light coffee, slight vanilla, slight wood, and slight Bourbon. Poured pitch black in color with a tiny, brown head that disappeared, except for around the edges. Opaque. Not sparkling. Flavor is medium sweet and quite complex. Tastes of malt, roasting, charring, light wood, light coffee, tar, and slight alcohol. Medium body. Oily, then dry and chalky texture. Flat carbonation. Chocolate, roasted malt, charr, slight wood, light coffee, tar, finish is dry and chalky. 12%ABV is barely noticeable.