Garlic_of_Doom (571) - SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Bottle from Dennis, thanks! batch #8
Pours black with a dark brown head, rests down and clings to the glassís edges.
Aroma has dark chocolate, coffee, bourbon, roasted malt and slight smoke.
Taste has dark chocolate, loads of very roasted malt, sweet notes, slight alcohol and a slight tart note.
Full body, medium carbonation.
Dry, bitter after taste.
Batch #17, also from Dennis. Aroma has so much more dark chocolate and freshly ground coffee than batch #8! Taste is also more chocolate focused. Even better than last time.
Solid BA stout!.
mackRIS (37) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours pitch black with minimal lacing. Strong coffee aroma with some chocolate, roast, and bourbon aroma. Taste is lots of coffee and chocolate, with some bourbon, with medium sweetness. The coffee is a little harsh.
jde123 (768) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 8, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Release #13. A good imperial stout. Love the bottle, nice design. Aroma and taste are quite a bit sweeter than I thought it would be. The palate not as thick, but still a wonderful beer - quite quite good.
Fantomasus (289) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2014 Re-rate after side by side comparison w/ Old Rasputin. Pours motor oil w/ a tan head which could be considered typical of this style. Aroma is incredible, best part of the beer. Espresso, roasty malt, and fresh cream? Flavor is delicious but way off balance, too bitter. Palate is fairly standard but nods at bitter and sticky. Itís really interesting stuff. But, not quafable.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 5, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
In short: A dirty roasted stout with weird off flavors. Bad.
How: Bottle 22oz, release #3 at 11.4%, consumed when probably around one year of age.
The look: Black body topped by a very small tan head.
In long: Nose is highly roasted with a strange sensation of burnt green organic matters (vegetables & plants). Pleasant mouthfeel with a body that is full but not heavy because it is generously carbonated. Taste is dominated by a flavor of burning cigarette, a feeling of chewing a lit cigarette with its ashy top. A excessive roast level going the way of boiled asparagus. Then other burnt stuff and also some black liquorice, green earthy plants. Alcohol is very well hidden. I often complain about the sweetness and booze in impy stouts, this time for a change I find Bad Baptist keeps the sweetness and booze pleasantly in check but did everything else wrong. I really didnít like this beer at all, at least not this batch #3. Not sure what a Bad Baptist is, but I know Good Baptists do not consume alcohol after the caucasian Baptish Church founders realized consuming alcohol could lead to the horrifying sight of white people dancing.
skmikeg (1405) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - NOV 4, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a pitch black with a gei finger kakhi head with nice lacing. Aroma is of roasted malts, dark roast coffee, bakers choolate, whiskey, burnt sugar, molasses, licorice, anise, and some light booze. Taste is about the same as the aroma with the additio of some vanilla notes and maybe a little more booze. Has full mouthfeel with creamy, oily mouthfel and a semi bitter, long, slighty boozy finish. Overall, a tasty BA imp. stout that could use a little less booze.
UncleKorm (1099) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap, unsure which release #, but it was a boozy 12%, poured a black hue w/ small head. Huge coffee aroma. Taste of roasted coffee, rum, brown sugar. Big bodied, boozy finish.
hamilton23 (618) - Alpine, California, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black as night with tan head. Aroma is loads of burnt coffee. Taste follows the nose. Way overblown burnt espresso.
Pyrmir (4353) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample from bottle @sbwf13, 12,1% abv so apparantly its release #14. Deep brown with tan head. Aroma of coffee, nuts, acidity, chocolate and some raisins. Taste is a bit ashy, burnt sugar, raisin, coffee, roasted malt, and toffee.
jackl (5919) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Release #13 from WF Charlottesville. The pourís deep brown with a creamy tan head. The nose is charred hazelnut. Rich dark cocoa, chocolate. Ashy. Some burnt raisin toast. The taste is dark roast coffee. Peanut butter. Rocky road fudge. Bitter finish. Good sweet/bitter balance. Full body, soft carbonation. Nice.