DCLawyer (1172) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle->snifter. Deep brown with small tan head. Aroma: chocolate, coffee, molasses. Taste is boozy, with chocolate, coffee, rosted malt. Quite smoky. Lingering bitter aftertaste. Nice.
BeerZack (288) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a thin black or dark brown with light edges and a huge foamy khaki-colored head. Smells of phenolic smoke immediately reminding me of peat smoke. Bit of a peppered beef jerky aroma underneath. As it warms, and I acclimate to the smokiness, campfire-roasted marshmallows and milk chocolate notes emerges. Flavor is not so intense as the nose would suggest. There is a roasty, yet smooth maltiness, almost a bit chewy that stands up to the spicy peat. I can pick up hints of things like tootsie roll-like chocolate, caramel and dark chocolate pot de crème, but the peat smoke is still the dominant note. The peat does not, however, overpower this hefty brew overall.
brnandersen (1382) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33 cl. bottle poured in to a snifter. Pitch black with a huge, tanned head. Roasted aroma with rich malts, chocolate, vanilla, coffee and licorice. Smoked malts and peat. An yeasty-fruity note. Taste is sweet. Full body, thick feel, soft carbonation. Finishes dry with peat, smoked notes and rich chocolate. Rich and satisfying.
vipinvelp (1645) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAY 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with small light brown foam head. Aroma is coffee dominated. Taste is dry rasted barley, coffee. Aftertaste is short, cold coffee. (Velp 201305)
ep2021 (29) - SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2013
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
köpte några stora flaskor, svårt infekterade med gushing sickness, jag och halva baren täckt i bruischladdish malt.. varning!
andrewturba (756) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an opaque black and a massive soapy long lasting tan head that leaves some lace. Aroma is peated malt up front, roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee and as it warms up dark fruits come out. Flavour is quite peaty, moderate alcohol warming, mild bitterness, dry, coffee, earthy, dark dried fruit and some dark chocolate. A very interesting mixture.
koppertone (43) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 8, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I’m actually not a stout fan but I heard that this was good so I thought I’d give it a go. I’m so glad that I did. Very smooth taste, a touch of caramel and a very pleasant aftertaste. Looked wonderful in the glass.
Lilja (1240) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smak och doft av choklad, kaffe, karamell, torkad frukt med toner av laktris och rök. Fruktig och med tydlig beska.
Acid303 (388) - Barcelona, CATALONIA, - MAY 7, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
33cl bottle. Brewed on 16 November 2010. Bottled on 16 December 2010. Pours pitch black with a huge light brown creamy head. Very good looking. Lovely aroma: dark chocolate, smoke and hints of red grape (subtle). The flavour is coffee, lots of roasted malts, sweet chocolate and hops, all backed up by a warm sensation in the palate. Looks even barrel aged, maybe two years and a half inside the bottle helped in that regard. Full mouthfeel, perfect carbonation. Really nice Imperial Stout.
Abijen (940) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a black beer with a not very long lasting head. It smells roasty and coffee. The taste is great. A bit smokey/roasted and the usual coffee and chocolate taste.