pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dugges idjit vs perfect idjit. 330cl bottle... Both pour relatively
deeper dark cola brown with less dark edges to coincide with a thin
wisp of light beige head that is more apparent in the standard mire so
than in the oak aged... Aroma in regular is a bit more nutty roast
with a charred chocolate profile. A touch of dark fruit present in the
backend. Barrel version is more tame with wood and bourbon notes and
definitely doesn’t have the roast and characteristics exhibited by the
standard version... Flavors of the first are soy with char and roast,
semi-sweet in nature with a light roasty finish. Body and finish are
nice with a nice flavor profile overall. The oak barrel version has a
similar sweetness level with notes of fudge that coincide with the oak
and bourbon or whatever barrel that was used. Nice balance although
the barrel takes a slight precedence.
Oak aged: 7/3/8/3/14
Camons (6833) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Home, courtesy of Aaron, Thanks. Pours black with a small light brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, booze. Flavor is roasted malt, coffee, caramel, dark chocolate, slight oxidation with some wooden tartness. Medium body, lively carbonation. 110712
thornecb (4669) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 15, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep bubbly cola into a tulip. Mocha head recedes to hug rim. Sweet chocolate and espresso aromas. Thick with deep dark espresso upfront turning to milk chocolate in the middle before a lasting hot mocha finish.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from GCM Liquors. Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is dark chocolate, coffee, caramel, resiny notes. Taste is sweet with some pleasant roast. Tastes as if it has honey or even molasses. Full bodied and sticky. Nice sipper.
adnielsen (9662) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2013 Bottle @ Rene’s house, courtesy of a very generous Swedish beer trader. Dark brown appearance with a dark brown head that looked very carbonated. Dark chocolate, very rich anise, vanilla, char, a bit smoky aroma. Very herbal/earthy, richly chocolate, espresso, syrupy, anise, char, somewhat fruity flavor. This type of Imperial Stout really isn’t up my alley. It’s thick, strong, and somewhat boozy. Kind of hard for me to drink. (3.2) Update: 0.5L tasted at Armin’s place and much superior and cleaner than my previous bottle in Denmark. (3.7)
SirLimpsalot (2467) - SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ganska svag doft. Trevlig mörk smak med tydliga fruktiga toner. Lätt brända toner. Lite småkladdig.
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hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUN 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
4/2/12 idjit. from az wine
Brown stout color.no head.
Thick and rather sweet. 7/3/7/3/15
Aniela (2552) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Tullen, Gothenburg. Black beer with a beige head. Coffee, dark chocolate, tar, raisins aroma. Similar flavour. Love in a bottle!
DrSilverworm (7799) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16.9 oz bottle. Pitch black color, minimal to virtually none brown head, yet a tiny bit of lace. Very good super-roasty bitter taste. Some sweetness, too. Nice bitter roasty coffee aroma, little dark chocolate. Some smoke. Really big, chewy body. Very light carbonation. Good oatmeal factor here. Really tasty imperial stout.
avantdagare (147) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2 finger mocca-colored head that sinks to 5 mm, then to 0 mm, black body.
Nose: Dark chocolate, coffee, madeira and licorice. Aroma: Coffee, dark chocolate, figs, madeira, dates, licorice and kahlua. Long ending.