kindacold (229) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours brown. Smells of coffee, chocolate, hops. Chocolate, coffee, spicy flavors, charcoal, caramel. Finishes sticky.
BelgianBeerGal (3430) - Panama City, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fresh bottle from the Annex. Dark brown with a huge brown head that lasts. Nice aroma like freshly baked chocolate brownies. Big flavor that brings in some espresso and cocoa powder. Slight alcohol burn. Big but tasty.
RobertDale (4343) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - AUG 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery in Denver. Comes black with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, and coffee. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, dark fruit, and a bit of smoke. Very good.
JMStout (7) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 30, 2015 does not count
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Soo good, a very nice creamy chocolate, cofee and toasted malt taste that makes this beer an experience! Product from Salt Lake City in Utah, a must for stout lovers !
BucannonXC5 (1105) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Type: 22-oz. bottle
Glass: Karl Strauss 26th anniversary snifter glass
From: Utah State Liquor Store #06 in Logan, Utah
Purchased: May 2, 2015
Consumed: May 19, 2015
Misc.: Release #23 - Brewed on Oct. 23, 2014; Packaged Nov. 6, 2014; Brewed in Denver; 10.9 pct. ABV
Poured a black color with two fingers of frothy tan head, which thinned out quickly. Good uneven layered lacing with some spottiness along the sides of the glass. Very good retention. (Sight - 4.13)
Smelled chocolate, roasty malts, toasty nuts, caramel, dark chocolate syrup, smoky cocoa spices, faint coffee malts and sweet toffee. (Smell - 3.88)
Tasted similar to the nose, but slightly better. Got chocolate syrup, rich roasty malts, dark cocoa, toasty nuts, caramel, toffee, rich coffee malts, smokiness and fudge. (Taste - 4.00)
Full body. Creamy-to-sticky texture. Average carbonation. Long, bitter, slightly warming finish. (Feel - 4.13)
This beer really grew on me. I may have underrated it a tad, but either way this was a tasty double imperial stout. (Overall - 4.00)
4.00 90 A-
TimE (4149) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black color with creamy light brown head. Nice roasted malt character with dark fruit, moderate sweetness, smooth velvety mouth. Low carbonation. Very full bodied. Lacks bitterness in the finish. Very approachable beer, but doesn’t take me anywhere that special and compared to Big Bad Bap this is a step down.
nihtila (1832) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
7.11.2014. Dryish roasted aroma, salty liquorice, chocolate. Taste is quite heavy, salty, coffee.
kaser (4181) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour at Trevors pad I'm park city. 22 oz. brown head. Malty cocoa and choclate taste. Perty good
drjay44 (2997) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAR 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
651 ml. bottle. Release #23. Den# 1956. 10.9% ABV per the label. Pours a thick, well retained, tiny bubble beige head, with extensive lacing, over a clear very dark brown (SRM 34) body......nose is chocolate, coffee, from the roasted malts, herbal notes from the yeast, balance to the malts.....taste is very lightly sweet, with tiny hints of dried fruits (raisin, fig), chocolate, coffee from the malts, finishing with a mild herbal hop bitterness, balance to the malts......mouth feel, medium slightly chewy body, alcohol warmth present, but not dominant, slight creaminess from the carbonation. This is a nicely done Imperial Stout. It does not have the depth and variation of aromas and flavors of the very best. A bit more caramel/crystal character would be nice. Perhaps a different yeast would be more ester forward creating more fruit notes and perhaps a bit of umami. BJCP 7/3/14/4/7
arminjewell (8673) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark brownish black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of molasses, roast, coffee into a bit of herbal and grassy notes, some earth into a bit of chocolate. Taste had a mix of chocolate, coffee, and dark fruit, slight caramel/molasses note into earth, herbal hops, finishing slightly roasted, slightly sweet.
gnoff (8793) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 1 pt 6 fl oz thanks to Fredrik (non ratebeer), sampled on January 5, 2015.
Wrote down "Exponential Series", but not the release or ABV. Likely fresh, Fredrik bought it fairly recently in US.
Black color, dark brown head. Dry, coffee scent. Sweet, caramel, coffee, malty, chili taste. Smooth full mouthfeel, medium bitterness.