crackedmachine (465) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
$3.99 Connecticut version. Bottled 8/23/13. Pours from the bottle a dark muddy brown, rests in the glass a deep near-black with minimal brown sugar head. Aroma is rich and pleasantly sweet with chocolate, toffee, dried fruit. Flavor is a bit less enticing than the aroma - sweet, roasted dark malt, boozy, hint of smoke. Mild toffee, boozy burn, cinnamon spiciness and lingering bitterness in the finish. A very solid, dangerously drinkable imperial stout, but the flavor is not especially compelling...certainly nothing wrong, but doesn’t stir excitement either.
hackobock (909) - SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Systembolaget, labeled as Naked lunch in a Copenhagen heavenly resto. Pours very dark brown with a small dense tan head. Aroma has ash, metallic notes, chocolate, light medicinal. Taste is better, smooth chocolate bitterness and caramel sweetness but it has a metallic acidic finish which puts it off a bit. Bad bottle?
jrob21 (2352) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Solid drink but lacking much of the complexity and presence of the big guys. A light soy and purple fruit aroma. Viscous mouthfeel with a lot of milk chocolate and a touch of coffee. Alcohol burn on the back end with a bit of spiciness and bitterness.
legion242 (2100) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a deep black with almost no head. Nose of roasted malts. Tastes rather boozy, as if bba, but in a good way. Perfect nightcap
jeremyh70 (589) - Missouri, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an opaque dark brown with good tan head and lacing. Dark chocolate and dark fruit with some roast in aroma. Bitter chocolate and cocoa with hint of coffee and smoke in taste. Also some alcohol flavor and spiciness with some roast and hop bitterness. Slick mouthfeel with medium/full body and medium carbonation. Solid stout that is on the hoppier side.
3fourths (7803) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Cocoa / milk chocolate-focused malt-driven nose with burnt popcorn husks and a certain malted milk ball powderiness. Chewy, creamy, fudge-y and decadent. Seemingly low sweetness and a fluffy, springy texture of rich chocolate fudge cake or perhaps a bouncy doughnut. Softly effervescent from natural carbonation. Some green / vegetal hop flavor with growing bitterness and noticeable mustiness in the finish. So another better than average beer from the Two Roads brewery. Well executed, and as far as I can tell there’s no adjuncts or flavorings in this beer, so points for that as well.
drfabulous (3652) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle. Big chocolate taste. Licorice. Syrup. Sticky and bit beer all around. Very nice.
shroud0fdoom (150) - Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
*11.2 oz. bottle* Look: Black body with a 1/2 mocha head. Smell: Full creamy molasses, mild bitter coffee, hints of pine oil, mild dough, alcohol, chocolate, oats and spices. Taste: Molasses, cookie dough, burnt malts, sweet chocolate with hints of cocoa, cinnamon spice, hints of bacon? salty, bittersweet finish with a little acidity. Feel: Medium-full body, weird cola like carbonation. Overall: One of the weirdest Imperial Stouts I’ve had. Some parts remind me of Night Stalker some parts of a spiced Danish with bacon. Salty spice flavors and hints of acidity in there as well. This isn’t bad by all means, just different. Some parts of me says "This is world class". Some parts says.. otherwise. This shares a Love/ Hate relation on my taste buds. Thanks for warping my mind again Evil Twin. This Brew is worthy.
Foffern (1070) - Bodø, NORWAY - SEP 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with (and courtasy of) the brewers of Bådin. Pours a black colour with a small, light brown head. Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate, lactose, some meat and nice roasted malt in the end. The flavour has more roasted malt and is pretty nice. Slick and rich mouth feel, and the bitterness is light. A well-balanced IS with a wonderful roastedness.
UDBeernut (1484) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottled as advertised on 08/23/13, yes the american system and not the euro system 23/08/13.. that makes no sense. pours deep black with a thin tan head that reduces to an oil slick like cap. toffee, roasted malt, light caramel, slight astringency and solid bitterness. body seems a bit thin but otherwise good.