charule (1621) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Barrelhouse Flats. Poured black with tan head that fades. Aroma o roasted slight bourbon. Semi smooth smokey choc taste. Average.
Klimaet (755) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a small light brown head. Aromas of sweet dark fruits, roast, dark bitter chocolate, licorice, malts. Sweet dark fruits, malts, ashes, bitter chocolate, roast, licorice.
Vestergaard (958) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a pitch black with a small, tan head. Aroma has caramel, roast, toast, licorice, chocolate. Taste is sweet, toasty, candy, roasty, bitter, slight hops. Average carbonation, full body.
crossovert (9593) - Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2015
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
355ml bottle. Similiar to their liil B in it has an acetone issue, but not as bad, dark black pour.
TorbenJensen (828) - Valby, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Foam is nougat brown and poor, but since the strength is on the whole 10%, the rich foam are often rare. Clear strong aroma of dark chocolate and strong coffee. Sweet taste of dried fruits (prunes and raisins) and then a good and rich saturation of dark chocolate, where strong coffee notes knocking on in the background. The alcohol contributes vinous warm filling, and towards the end surpasses the taste to a beautiful mocha flavor that draws long pleasant and satisfying aftertaste. Carbonation is completely gone in this Imperial Stout, but when it is already packed with great flavors, even a slight tingling in the mouth caused by carbonation enough aggravate the good impression it holds. An absolutely well brewed Imperial stout, which is fine for the winter. Great applause from here.
dwyerpg (4904) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The appearance is outstanding. A thick Beer that grows in sweetness as it goes along, itís good but just not great for me. I donít think I like imperial stouts as much as I used to
GlasgowTAD (658) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours jet black with a small light brown head which soon disappears. Aroma is figs, dates, red berries and slight smoked malts. Taste is smokey, slight burnt sugar, hint of tarty red berry with some mild cognac notes. Body is a little thin with an oily mouthfeel.
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Psytron (1592) - Turku, FINLAND - JUL 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smell of oak, cough mixture. Black colour, very dark brown head. Aroma of oak, armagnac, some roasted malt. Medium sweet, also slightly bitter. Oily texture, flat carbon. Heavy body. Good but nonsurprising.
Niller (970) - Hammel, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle@Desverger, Copenhagen. Pours black with a brown head. Aroma and taste is dark roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, some nice sweetness creeping in, caramel and vanilla nuances, roasted bitter finish. Very good.
Prufrockstar (1530) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Blind RIS experiment [Sample 11 of 20, 4/23/2015]
Poured by Summer. Dark with deep ruby highlights around edge; creamy khaki head with good retention. Initial aroma was strangely dusty (dust? yeah, dust). Also doughy (like chocolate chip cookie dough), some fruit, a little copper and roast, with noticeable alcohol upon a deep whiff. Bittersweet chocolate, with waves of dry roastiness and light sweetness. Lush and vinous. Mildly astringent. Full body with creamy texture, soft-to-average carbonation. Overall: hard for me to pin this one down. Some aspects seem like flaws (dust; copper; alcohol), but taken together on a whole it all kinda comes together and works. Very zen. Well, "very" is a stretch -- kinda zennish? Like the Cliffs notes to Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. More complex than some of these, and (after acclimating) a joy to drink. Unique. Feelin the booze -- ABV guess on this would be 10% or so.
Guess: Iím thinking one I havenít had -- isnít roasty enough for Mikkeller or Evil Twin [edit: looks like I was wrong on that].
Would pay: $3ish. Sort of a special one, so in the mood I could go a little higher.
Iznogud (1549) - CROATIA - JUN 25, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 330 ml from Svijet Piva, Zagreb. Pours black with medium brown head. Coffee aroma. Roasted malts, chocolate, liquorice, coffee, quite sweet. Full bodied.