nuplastikk (4126) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Opaque black body. Thin oily beige head. Rather still, not much carbonation. Big coffee chocolate flavors. A touch watery, with some burnt black coffee charred tastes. A little heat. Pretty good, maybe not so well aged on my part.
GRM (2828) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample, olive bottle, 500 ml, best before July 2013, from Luc Bourbonnière, tasting with Louise and Luc, savoured on June 21 2013; eye: black, opaque, tiny ring of brown head, light lacing; nose: chocolate, light roasted barley, light chocolate, light vanilla, slight woody, slight iodine; mouth: chocolate, light roasted barley, light chocolate, light vanilla, light iodine, finale in chocolate with light iodine presence, medium body, below-average carbonation, thinner than expected, slick texture; overall: fine
Échantillon, bouteille olive, 500 ml, meilleure avant juillet 2013, de Luc Bourbonnière, dégustation avec Louise et Luc, savourée le 21 juin 2013; œil : noire, opaque, petit anneau de mousse brun, légère dentelle; nez : chocolat, léger orge torréfiée, léger chocolat, léger vanille, très léger boisé, très léger iode; bouche : chocolat, léger orge torréfiée, léger chocolat, léger vanille, léger iode, finale en chocolat avec légère présence iodée, corps moyen, carbonatation sous la moyenne, plus mince qu’anticipée, texture coulante; en résumé : bien
AndySnow (2469) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Where: SBWF 2013.
Appearance: Black colour with a small brown head.
Aroma: Liquorices, roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, nuts.
Body: Full body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Roasted malt, caramel, sugar, nut cream, liquorice, chocolate.
teorn88 (1916) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at CBC Clerkenwell, 2nd B’Day Festivities. It pours a deep dark brown color with a small white head. Aroma is coffee, dark chocolate and some vanilla notes. Huge flavour of dark chocolate and coffee, along with hints of booze. Very good.
Hansen (6205) - Assentoft, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown colouerd and hazy. Unpleasent sediment, slime-like. Besides this its a great beer, roasted with faint medicine notes. Light soy-sauce too. Creamy, soft.
Palme (2993) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.33l bottle. A deep dark brown pour with a nice medium sized latte-brown head. The nose is lovely vanilla infused with lots of roastiness, a fresh amount of fruity green hops, it has some dark coffee tones and it feels really roasted and perhaps also a little burned in general. Nice stuff. It has a thick almost chewy mouthfeel this and the carbonation is below average and almost prickling. Nice dark flavors. Much more chocolate oriented in the taste. Enjoying the rich flavor here, it’s almost creamy in a way. Lots of roasted malts, the vanilla is also found in the taste and it’s not noticeable to notice the hardly noticeable alcohol.(yeah) It has a almost bitter burned roastiness that I actually think is suiting this quite well. That dark roasted flavor lingers in the aftertaste. A fine one. 07.06.2013
tfredvik (942) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black body with a small, frothy, short-lived, medium brown head that reduces to a partially covering film and some traces of foam on the glass. Very strong aroma with heavily roasted notes, dark caramel, coffee, chocolate, liquorice, alcohol and in the back some herbal notes of cough syrup. Moderate sweet and moderate bitter taste. The flavours are a bit too dominated by (clean) notes of alcohol, but the burnt malty notes and the coffee are also very obvious. Pleasant mouthfeel, although a bit sharp due to the alcohol. Full body, oily texture, very soft carbonation. A nice beer, but not among my favourite imp stouts.
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 17 months before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo]
larsga (5962) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smallish brown head. Barely translucent deep dark brown body.
Earthy roasty dusty chocolatey aroma with rye crisp bread notes.
Sweetish roasty dusty chocolatey taste with minty strawy notes.
Full-bodied. Sharpish, slightly hot, mealy mouthfeel. Dryish
buttery roasty chocolatey aftertaste with earthy coffee grounds
notes. Nice, drinkable, interesting, harmonic. (0.33l bottle,
from wine monopoly, Vika, Oslo.)
S_Side_Smitty (392) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - AUG 28, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark cola color with a small deep tan head. Aroma is dark chocolate, prunes, molasses & heavy roasted malts. Taste is every aspect of dark chocolate you can imagine, mildly sweetened with molasses. The beginning is silky malty chocolate going to a moderately bitter mid palate. The finish comes easy and smooth with a slightly milder chocolate flavor. Honestly one of the more impressive stouts I’ve had and very well balanced.
Iphonephan (2676) - McLean, Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 50 cl bottle shared at Ryan’s. Pours black with a thick tan head. Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Flavors of licorice and coffee. Bitter roasted malt finish. Fabulous.