MarinaMarket (254) - POULSBO, Washington, USA - AUG 3, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours cloudy, extremely dark and with encouragement, a nice tan head. No light gets through with an LED flashlight. ZERO. The head is slow to dissipate and is clinging to the glass. Aroma of roasty malts, dark fruit, chocolate and coffee. Medium sweetness, coffee, mild bittering on the finish, and a slight tart note. Definite char coffee flavor with a slightly chalky finish. Mouthfeel is wicked. Creamy, sticky but not to the point of cloying. Not much carbonation as is typical for the style. This is a well balanced beer with a bit of a punch, but honestly, I would never guess it is 11% ABV. As it warms up more, I do get a bit of alcohol on the nose. Tasted from the bottle @ 60F.
rand (1490) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 33 cl from erzbierschof.ch. Black with thin brown head. Aromas of roasted-burned, toffy and licorice, chocolate and hop. the taste is syrupy of coffee, raisin, prune to alcohol, licorice, molasses, complex with ashes ans a bitterness present of citrus. Bitterchocolate in finale.
FatPhil (13038) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle - shared by SaintMatty - thanks!
7 Slightly coffee-ish roasty aroma, some hops come over too.
4 Very dark black, almost no head. Anna had a lump of poop in her glass.
7 Did get a fair waft of alcohol in the retronasals, coffee too. Taste is mostly a really rich stale coffee, but still quite beery, and covernig the alcohol well.
4 Very full palate, as I go don the glass it gets slicker, and is almost slimey at the end (that was anna’s glass, with the poop). Finish has a touch of nettly hops, and a whole load of stale coffee. There is a
15 Very solid imperial stout. A bit stodgy, not quite as crisp and biting as son of nekron, for example. However, it’s packing much more heat thank SoN.
gnoff (9430) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2011 First rating
Draught at Pikkulintu on July 23, 2011
Very dark brown to black color, light brown head. Hoppy, sweet, chocolate, roasted, alcohol taste. smooth mouthfeel, medium to high bitterness. Very warming alcohol. Hoppy and sweet scent.
Feels more like a dark double IPA than a RIS, still nice though.
Bottled at Bishops Arms Järntorget, Göteborg, during the Porter Week on October 16, 2011
black color, small brown head. Sweet, malty, alcohol scent. Sweet, smooth, malty, alcohol taste. Raissin aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.
Braudog (6218) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2011
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. The milkshake head on this thing made it look like a dessert, and I wasn’t disappointed! Thick, milky, creamy, and rich with dark chocolate, this is a dreamy, warming beer, and an excellent way to cap the evening during this downpour that’s knocked out my satellite reception. Could be a new favorite (except it’s a little pricey here). Exceptional.
suprchunk (2923) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUL 23, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark oily pour into a tulip. Small tan head that leaves behind just a tad bit of lacing. Malty aroma with chocolate highlights and coffee notes. Spicy plums as well. Tastes chocolatey and a bit of a powdery aftertaste. Bit of alcohol in there as well. Sweet plum taste mixed in. A bit dry in the back. Decent beer.
HighWine (959) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Local Option. Dark brown pour with a foamy khaki head. No lacing. Burnt wood and booze in the nose. Taste is vanilla bean, roast, and alcohol. Warm in the mouth and esophagus. Gers better as you drink more! Would love to age a bottle for about 2-3 years.
chrisv10 (14597) - DENMARK - JUL 20, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Very dark brown with medium brown head. Flaovur is roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, strong liquorice, hops and bitter.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle dated bb dec/2011 from nbutler on 2/2/11.
Surprising pale color… porter orange with a beige head. Spotty yeast clumps floating around.
Aroma of molasses, harsh roast, black raisins, ash and wet green wood.
Loads of ashiness in the flavor mixes with more wood, raisins, roast and a bitter cocoa-like astringency. There is a light sourness on the finish.
It is light bodied considering the alcohol content but I can’t taste any of it.
Weird… and neat. 7/3/7/3/15
Pailhead (6322) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUL 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap: the aroma consists of chocolate, caramel, plum, alcohol, and faint roast. It’s a dark brown with no transparency and a small beige head that leaves some nice webbing behind for lacing. The flavor starts with moderate chocolate and lighter caramel. The is some plum in the background. The finish has notes of roast, espresso, vanilla, and light smoke. Alcohol/heat is also quite noticeable. Full bodied with mild carbonation. Overall, a solid Imperial Stout, but the alcohol/heat is a little too prevalent.