KansaiBeerLvrs (2612) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
7.5% bomber from Taniguchi served in a snifter. Pitch black pour with a ruddy beige head. The nose is mint, fruity, dark malts. Full bodied, silky smooth and lovely. The taste is lightly roasty, silky oats, cocoa/coffee and milky smoothness with a touch of graham biscuits. Good stuff.
Fatehunter (1414) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - DEC 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours two and half fingers of tan head on a black body. Looks amazing.
The aroma is milk, roasted malt, burnt wood and coffee. Great.
The taste is creamy, a little roasted malt, playing well between sweet and bitter.
The texture is soft and smooth. Outstanding.
chuckstout (290) - Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2014
4.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Roast and espresso, pours a pitch black with espresso foam, good lacing. Nice full body and good mouthfeel. Great dark roast, chocolate, coffee, good bitterness, with a touch of hop flavor
RCx240 (100) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep, dark, rich brown, almost black. Creamy and foamy beige head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, toast, nuts, with floral and resin notes. Taste is rich, roasted coffee, dark chocolate, and a hint of pine. Finishes bitter, but doesn’t linger. Full bodied, thick, slightly creamy, with soft carbonation. Wonderful after a long day out in the cold.
ComradeK (1059) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - NOV 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle. Pours an opaque black, with a small beige head, which lasts reasonably well and leaves a little lacing. Bittersweet cocoa, herbal notes and Turkish coffee make up the aroma. Herbal, slightly sappy hops up front give way to bittersweet cocoa and espresso in the mid-palate, with a savoury, almost meaty feel to the finish. A nice stout.
MacBoost (1399) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Pours almost black with a very rubbery black dildo appearance. Aromas of used gag balls and butt plugs. Astroglide. Floral hops and the promise of NKVD interrogation techniques. God you are fucked.
dslam (81) - surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Purchased as part of a sampler at Tap house grill. Very dark brown pour with a creamy light brown head. Very smooth on the first sip. It slowly gets bitter if left on the tongue for a few seconds
nealblind (966) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - NOV 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark brown pour slight dark tan head some lacing. Aroma milk chocolate, some char some tang. Very thick body very slight carb. Bitterness of coffee. Tastes of cigars, wood and licorice. flat and sludgy but with pretty good range of flavors.
radarsock (1060) - Vermont, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 mL bottle supplied by WillRunForBeer - many thanks! To oversized, it pours a brown-tinted black with which a beige head half a finger in length in length stood. Aromas of bong water, roasted cashews, black licorice candies, maple sugar, black patent, young oak, soot, and mugwort/medieval herbs. Tastes the same with the addition of piney hops, charcoal, cabbage, and cocoa powder. Chewy, flavorful, and rambunctious. A nice sipper.
AirForceHops (3777) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big shout out to WillRunForbeer for sharing this with the group. Black color with very thin head in the tulip. Aroma is burnt barely, anise and a strong aroma of pine and earth hops.
Nice amount of lingering pine and earthy hops throughout. The earthiness transfers into dark chocolate, and burnt cane sugar. The body is slightly thinner for an imperial is the only negative. I really enjoy the earthy character combined with hops. Nice hop profile.