herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - SEP 2, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Why this is not a top 20 beer I dont know. Big dark beer that has a nice thick but not sludge like body. Deep, rich roasted flavors that still have a hoppiness coming through that is not hops for the sake of hops. Excellent balance in all aspects. Couldnt recommend this beer more. Thanks to LarryP(Andre) for this beauty.
Blairgus (4121) - California, USA - SEP 12, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 Sept 2016, bottle. black. nose is meaty, toasted dry oatmeal. med/thin body and moderately fizzy. tobacco, meaty, dark roasted malt, burnt steak tips.
Bif (2040) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 10, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Pours a black color with a tan head and some lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, vanilla and hint of coffee. Taste of roasted malt, vanilla, trace of coffee and chocolate. Mild bitterness and a fairly dry finish. Full body, smooth, creamy with a subtle sweetness. Very enjoyable beer to relax with.
MarcoDL (4103) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black pour. Aroma of chocolate, licorice, vanilla and soft roast. Taste has salty licorice, subtle whiskey, soft cream and chocolate. It’s a bit thin, needs more body and way more bourbon.
TimE (5033) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 3, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lots of vanilla, roasted malt, sweet malty nose. And some caramel. Decent stuff.
Andrew196 (1438) - Katy, Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours pretty much black, thin cappuccino colored head. Lots of char, smoke, leather and roasted fruit on the nose, plum, maybe raisin. This leads to a classic imperial stout taste...wood, burned oak, dark sweetness, roasted nuts, a dash of pepper in the finish. Nice full mouthfeel, creamy with a bite, well masked abv. Good beer.
drjoeng (857) - SINGAPORE - AUG 3, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
8.1%ABV. Imperial stout.
Poured out black. 40°SRM.
Nose has coffee, black cherries, smoke, coffee, and liniment.
Mouthfeel is juicy and watery. Palate has some nice charcoal, smoke and some nice plum preserve roundness. There is some spicy woodsmoke. Floral and light incense. Perfume-like. Some sandalwood in the palate and wormwood in the finish. Still get some nice sweet cherry in the finish.
Finish is ume and dry and woody.
Overall a very well-provisioned stout with good smoke, dark roasted malt and perfume-like character. Finishes off with some nice fruity character on the palate.
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VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 20, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Westin Seattle’s restaurant. A black ale with a resilient beige head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, hazelnut, molasses. Flavor is dark chocolate, burnt caramel, molasses and hazelnut. Finish is coffee, dark chocolate ; nice bitterness. Lingering. Full body, velvety and oily mouthfeel, weak to average carbonation.
scooterbub (1027) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - JUL 3, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle at 8.1%abv. Pours near black with a two inch dark tan head that lasts. Taste is of roasted malt, chocolate, some smoke, caramel, wood and some hops. Has a full body with a slight bitter finish. Quite excellent.
DSG (11600) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 7, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Max’s place. Thanks kerenmk. Black with a tan head. Aroma of roast, coffee, a bit of dark fruits. Flavor starts sweetish with roast, dark chocolate, some coffee, finishes bitter. Medium to full-bodied. Good but not great.
vulcanmeister (251) - La Grande, Oregon, USA - MAY 30, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark black from tap. with toasted malts and bitter chocolates in the aroma. Nice thick lasting tan head. Taste is bitter chocolate and roast malt. Palate is smooth and creamy . Lingers long on the tongue with a bit of bitterness and sweet chocolate notes that linger a long time.