mike5326 (1107) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
poured from a bottle. Bark brown color, medium off white head. Mild pepper malt aroma. Medium body with a medium pepper malt flavor and a mild finish.
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kidobutai (493) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2014 Poured from a bottle. Part of a blind taste test. Dark caramel color. Great creaminess. Bourbon taste.
djd07 (5416) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Chow. Pours a very dark brown with large tan head that lasts. The aroma is strong roasted nuts, chocolate, wood. Medium mouth with nice roast, dark chocolate, sweet finish. Very good.
ibrubeer (183) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber, batch #21. Nice roasty aroma with little molasses. Mahogany color, with few tan bubbles. Nice taste of molasses and licorice. Good bitterness. Very full bodied. Didn’t taste like 10.5%!
Jultsu (255) - TAMPERE, FINLAND - NOV 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
batch #20, 11.2%. Pikimusta, kermanruskea kohtalainen vaahto, tumman huumaava kahvinen tuoksu, ripaus kaakaotakin? Suutuntuma kaakaoisen liukas limainen, vetinen, pienenpieni polte. Kaakaoisen epämakea jälkimaku. Kokonaisuutena kuitenkin liian laimea.
olio (7367) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
65 cl bottle (11.2% abv) @ ISKTR 2014. Release #20.
Pours black color with a reddish tint and small head. Coffee and cocoa on the nose, some toasty notes, caramel and chocolate. Velvety palate, lots of coffee and cocoa on the flavor also, toasted malts, mild wooden notes. Solid coffee stout.
rosenbergh (8316) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. #20. 11.2%. (Whole Foods) Washington, DC. Enjoyed at the ISKTR 2014.
Black colour with a tiny tan head.
Liquorice, coffee, roasted malt, dark chocolate, mild alcohol and mild bitterness in the aroma.
The flavour is roasted malt, ash dryness, coffee, alcohol and some harsh bitterness. Harsh Impy.
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tiong (4574) - Espoo, FINLAND - NOV 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle @ ISKTR 2014
Pours pitch black with a small light brown head. Aroma of salty licorice, roasty malts, some dark chocolate and coffee. Taste is heavy, salty and roasty with loads of licorice, dark chocolate and coffee. Finish is salty, roasty and slightly sweetish with loads of licorice, coffee and dark chocolate. Okay, but nothing special.
dEnk (4181) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home. Arom is coffee, liquorice, roast, malt, hint of tar. Flavour is roasty liquorice, caramel, roasted mlats. Some burned flavours but still nice.
slowrunner77 (6761) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 5, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
"Wish lister - Holy frikkin frik! I’ve liked Epic, but the only beer that’s blown me away from them was Big Bad Baptist. I got this to have side by side, hoping it was the base for BBB. I think it was. Lots of similarities, though without the coffee and bourbon. Big and chewy, classic imperial stout flavors...chocolate, roasted malt and coffee, anise, big fudgy aroma. Really really good brew - didn’t want the bottle to end, but we did have a BBB imediately after, so I took it rather well."