HenryXXX (201) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour a inky black with pretty much no head. Seams like it doesn’t have much carbonation. The nose is booze oak, black cherry, and vanilla. The pallet is like a delicious scotch: oak, booze, vanilla.
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thebeertourist (4520) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at t’Arendsnest. Completely black, small head. Delicious vanilla and chocolate aroma. In the mouth traces of orange in addition to vanilla, coffee and chicolate. A late-night treat.
vipinvelp (1608) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAY 19, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark almost black with small offwhite foam head. Interesting smell, caramel and whiskey. Taste is chocolate and coffee, but also some whiskey. Interesting beer, need to repeat. (Bruinisse 201205)
thewolf (10533) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. [thanks noize/skortila/caesar]
Deep brown with no real head. Aroma has sweetness, oak, vinious, mild roasted. Low carbonation, oily and fat mouthfeel. Flavour has lots of roasted malts, oak dryness, whiskey, sweet, light vanilla and some sharp vinious. Not a perfect barrel aging.
Cunningham (3661) - Halden, NORWAY - MAY 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black colour with a beige head. Whisky and coffee nose. Rich complex flavour. A lot of everything. Whisky, espresso, caramel, chocolate. Nice!
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KnutAlbert (5545) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The smoothest of the bunch, the imperial stout is not overwhelmed by the cask. Smoky, but in a more discreet way.
esp0r (1600) - NORWAY - MAY 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample from bottle at Haand Festival 2012
Black, thin laced head. Smells of whisky, roasted malts and coffee. Malty taste, very heavy sweet, liquorice and whisky. Full body, soft carb, nice bitter finish. A very smooth beer
Geokkjer (4991) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle.Haand2012. Pours black with a small beige head. Aroma of soy-sauce, whisky, spices, roasted malt and chocolate. Flavor is sweet and malty with some carmel, roasted malt, soy-sauce and alcohol. Full body,soft carbonation.
ajax25g (39) - Seattle area, Washington, USA - APR 19, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
33cl bottle from De Hopduvel in Gent. Pours dark oily black with literally no head. Complex nose of tobacco, smoke, almond liqueur, and maybe some leather. Full bodied with almost no carbonation. Taste is pretty boozy, with lots of oak up front. Later on you get prunes, chocolate, and port. Has a great long aftertaste of figs and tobacco. This young bottle was pretty hot, so I think sitting on this for a year or two would be wise. A bit more carb would be nice, but this is still an awesome beer! I salute the brewers at Emelisse.
ads135 (2330) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - APR 9, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The whiskey flavor builds throughout the taste. Coffee and whiskey characterize the aroma. Sweetness of chocolate cake at the end. Tried with Dave at the brewery in April, 2012.