humlelala (863) - DENMARK - DEC 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(33 cl bottle from Brewberry with no front label just "Tsarina Esra Imperial Porter 2011 vintage" in handwriting; Bottled on 04/11/2011 according to back label) Pours black with frothy, creamy, tan head. Good retention and lace. Aroma is boozy with notes of roasted malt and dark bread as well as hints of molasses and oxydation. Full-bodied, soft carbonation, oily texture and a sweet and rounded finish. Flavour is figs and sweetness with a little bread. Quite a sipper.
Dfonorow (1038) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with a thin tan head. Nose includes dark fruit, toffee, roast, brown sugar. Flavor is a bit on the cloying side with notes of brown sugar, cocoa, coffee, and molasses. Moderate carbonation.
PriorL (1149) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
APPEARANCE: dark brown beer, small unstable beige head.
NOSE: burned malts, caramel.
TASTE: caramel, burned malts.
Lonick (683) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 4, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice, creme brulle, salt licorice and caramac candy bar. Really nice warming beer with a bitter hoppy finish that works really well with the overall tone of the beer.
JStax (2567) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
11.2 ounce bottle poured into a brandy snifter. Pours a thick, viscous black with a thinner head of khaki colored foam. Decent retention. The aroma has notes of caramel, creme brulé, milk chocolate. Fairly sweet and chocolaty. Thick mouthfeel and body. Very subtle carbonation. Nearly chewy and syrupy. An earthy sweetness lingers after the swallow.
Buongiorgio00 (527) - - DEC 3, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
De Molen ci lascia sbigottiti davanti a un calice pieno di un liquido scuro e molto denso, quasi cremoso. Il grado scivola via, liberandoci da qualsiasi sensazione di pesantezza, obliato dalle note torrefatte e cioccolatose, chiuse da un finale luppolato indimenticabile. Con una sacher, con una crostata di mirtilli, da sola: questa birra lascia il segno nella memoria. Superlativa!
Haslinger (848) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - NOV 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle shared with kegbear, pours a dark dark brown almost black with zero head. Smells like sweet licorice. Good dark roasted malt mouthfeel with a bit of anise. Almost chocolatey finish. Very very delicious. Would buy again
zedisdead (8) - - NOV 24, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours opaque black, slighty dark brown, very low carbonation. Thick light brown head that vanishes to around 5mm. Aroma : caramel,sugar, very nice. Taste is round with almost no bitterness. Palate is silky-smooth. A nice classic beer in the genre.
Steve_0 (2106) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at FoCo Stout Tasting 2013, courtesy of Aaron. Thanks man! Pour is deep brown with a small tan head and decent lacing. Wet cardboard, bready, tangy, homebrew twang, oxidized mess in the aroma. Taste is Cooked vegetables, bready, wet cardboard, caramel, toffee, and bready. Light mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Bleh.
arminjewell (5587) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour out of 375 mL bottle, dark black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of dark chocolate cardboard, hints of earth, coffee, slight earth, weird dark fruit. Taste is a mix of dark chocolate, dark fruit, hints of oak, vanilla, lots of cardboard, hints of earth. Ok.