mcberko (12383) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle, pours black with a medium tan head. Aroma is quite smoky, with peaty malt dominating, and some dark unsweetened chocolate buried in there. Flavour brings out the whiskey / peat malt upfront, but very tastefully without any ashtray or nastily smoky qualities, dark chocolate and toasted bread. Medium-bodied, with relatively high carbonation, medium sweetness.
Mortlach (1792) - Rome, ITALY - JUN 14, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
24/11/2011 La tana (handpump). Nera, densa, impenetrabile, schiuma abbondante, cremosa e morbida, color cappuccino. Aroma intenso di malto tostato, con note di luppolo, vaniglia, cioccolato, caffč, e un bell’affumicato. In bocca risulta dolciastra, maltata, con un retrogusto amarognolo caffettoso e un bel finale affumicato. Corpo medio, consistenza oleosa, carbonazione soft. Buonissima ed equilibrata.
Vestergaard (1425) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark but surprisingly transparent beer. It has a little odd head that is quite fizzy, but still brown and solid. The aroma is pretty mellow and hoppy for an imperial stout. Perhaps a little saisonish. Caramel malt here as well. Tastes deliciously bitter and hoppy. Lots of coffee and chocolate in this fizzy thing. I wouldn’t be surprised if someone told me, that there were a little bit IPA mixed in this one. Great beer!
DuffMan (8915) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared with Jeff. Hearty looking molasses-like pour with a thick, tight brown crown that languishes and leaves lacy sheets. Aroma is quite intensely smokey, evocative of salted cured meats, with underlying burnt sugars and chocolate. On the palate the smokiness was more creosote in nature, and until the beer warmed it was dominant and harsh. After some air time things seemed to balance out and this became delicious and drinkable, with balanced flavours of chocolate, dark fruits, leather, and heavy smoke. Finish was bordering on hotly alcoholic, but never went too far. I will seek out more of this to lay down-- I would love to taste this in 5 years, and then again in 10.
BarBache (33) - NORWAY - JUN 10, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
chocolate, coffee, basement aromas, black, brown foam, minimal head, medium sourness, lightly bitter, flat, long finish, Thought it had a smoked taste in it.
chrispthompson (29) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 8, 2012
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black. Insane stouty nose, like nothing I've ever tasted, extreme stout flavor with licorice and dark chocolate. Small creamy head. Really enjoyed
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hE5AdEv3qeqAsU5r (80) - - JUN 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich black with thin light brown head. Immediate aroma of anise and smoke. Nice and rich dark chocolate and coffee coming through the peat and anise, very well balanced. Really pleased that it’s not overdone. Very smooth creamy mouthfeel. This is a great imperial stout.
Cirrhosis (1283) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black brown with a 3" brown crown floating on top. Aroma......smells like a two day old camp fire pit a brick of dark chocolate melted in it, did I mention the fresh rubber boot. So much peat so little time. Big heavy malt bomb with chocolate and some much campfire I’m scared. So high quality. My burp was metallic. Blueberry like sweetness but oh so smokey. No alcohol at all in the flavour. So very dry, oh so smoky. Coffee is really coming through when warm. Man this is good.....I got nothing ells to say.
BVery (9189) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark brown / very dark cola pour with a smaller white head. Big roasty nose with rich licorice. Medium palate (for the style). Taste is rich roasty malts, chocolate licorice, and a touch of sweet lactose. This is terrific.
Lowenbrau (2961) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - MAY 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Dark chocolate, coffee, roasted aromas. Pours really dark, with thin tan head, vanishing, and some lacing. Full body and soft carbonation. Taste is intense coffee, chocolate and roasted malt. Really dense brew, a bit saturating. Long finish.