kryon (1012) - - DEC 27, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with medium frothy off white almost brown head. Nice!
Aromas of coffee beans, dark fruits (blueberries and raspberries?), roasted malts, some undefined but yet very nice sour tones as well.
Creamy, medium bitter, medium to full bodied. Nice loong coffee bitter finish.
Mmm, very nice tones of coffee, sweet tones of dark fruits, might be some chocolate in taste as well. A very well balanced Imperial Porter.
PriorL (892) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
APPEARANCE: dark brown beer, small unstable beige head.
NOSE: burned malts, caramel.
TASTE: caramel, burned malts.
Lonick (231) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 4, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice, creme brulle, salt licorice and caramac candy bar. Really nice warming beer with a bitter hoppy finish that works really well with the overall tone of the beer.
JStax (2336) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
11.2 ounce bottle poured into a brandy snifter. Pours a thick, viscous black with a thinner head of khaki colored foam. Decent retention. The aroma has notes of caramel, creme brulé, milk chocolate. Fairly sweet and chocolaty. Thick mouthfeel and body. Very subtle carbonation. Nearly chewy and syrupy. An earthy sweetness lingers after the swallow.
Buongiorgio00 (83) - - DEC 3, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
De Molen ci lascia sbigottiti davanti a un calice pieno di un liquido scuro e molto denso, quasi cremoso. Il grado scivola via, liberandoci da qualsiasi sensazione di pesantezza, obliato dalle note torrefatte e cioccolatose, chiuse da un finale luppolato indimenticabile. Con una sacher, con una crostata di mirtilli, da sola: questa birra lascia il segno nella memoria. Superlativa!
Haslinger (799) - Orange, California, USA - NOV 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle shared with kegbear, pours a dark dark brown almost black with zero head. Smells like sweet licorice. Good dark roasted malt mouthfeel with a bit of anise. Almost chocolatey finish. Very very delicious. Would buy again
zedisdead (8) - - NOV 24, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours opaque black, slighty dark brown, very low carbonation. Thick light brown head that vanishes to around 5mm. Aroma : caramel,sugar, very nice. Taste is round with almost no bitterness. Palate is silky-smooth. A nice classic beer in the genre.
Steve_0 (1912) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at FoCo Stout Tasting 2013, courtesy of Aaron. Thanks man! Pour is deep brown with a small tan head and decent lacing. Wet cardboard, bready, tangy, homebrew twang, oxidized mess in the aroma. Taste is Cooked vegetables, bready, wet cardboard, caramel, toffee, and bready. Light mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Bleh.
arminjewell (5144) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour out of 375 mL bottle, dark black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of dark chocolate cardboard, hints of earth, coffee, slight earth, weird dark fruit. Taste is a mix of dark chocolate, dark fruit, hints of oak, vanilla, lots of cardboard, hints of earth. Ok.
adnielsen (7557) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ Armin’s palace, ordered from craftShack recently. Pours a hazy reddish brown appearance with a light brown head. Cardboard, spicy grainy, caramel, light chocolate, super oxidized aroma. Goopy chocolate, vanilla, coconut, very oxidized flavor. Just ordered this and it tastes super fucken old.
BVery (5127) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Deep dark pour with a white head. Amazing aroma of roasted malt and sweet chocolate and licorice. Moderate palate. Taste is dark fruit, semi-sweet. Great beer!