DuffMan (9027) - 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 (9298) - 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 (3076) - 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.
presario (4902) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 17, 2012
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
750ml bottle verey dark Fair brown head. Dark smoke or burnt aroma with some sharpness to the back end. First sip was shocking and I am not sure if I will finish the glass much less the bottle. Second big mouthful and I tell myself that this is smoke and good and then my tongue asks what the sourness, sharpness and disagreeable finish is to which my throught squeezes with assent. Perhaps it is off but I find too much of an off bitterness that now also tastes burnt to really enjoy.
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Thanks to alex for sharing... Pours a tootsie roll deep brown, lesser intense at the edges and topped with a light wispy khaki head... Smoke, charry, cocoa, light in the paper, and peat to go along with the aformentioned... Fluffy mouthfeel with a peaty charred oaky chocolate flavor profile. Smooth and easy going without being overbearing. Tasty.
sixtyneedles (28) - Athens, GREECE - MAY 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ Home
Pitch black with a large frothy light brown head the aromas of roasted malts and smokiness attack you even before you put your nose over the glass once you get there your welcomely surprised by a sweet alcoholic smell that blends excellently with the rest of the aromas and adds a hint of chocolate in the mix now the flavor is dominated with roasted malts and smoke, heavy on the biter side but ends sweet leaving you with a light spicy aftertaste carbonation is soft body is full texture is creamy excellent brew!