radarsock (476) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2012 11.2 FL. OZ bottle, courtesy of Drsilverworm. Pours an oily charcoal charred brown into snifter with only a khaki ring visible. Smells of rum, caramelized sugars, cigar smoke, sweet malts, fruits and some yeastiness. Very basic in its aroma. Holy fuck. This beer is amazingly reminiscent of drinking a flat cola, specifically a flat Coke: I get artificial sweetners, liquorice and milk chocolate by swallow. Medium bodied. Mouthfeel is quite carbonated... perhaps too carbonated.
dfearnley (318) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2 fl oz bottle to pint glass
Dark chocolate, coffee, caramel, and alcohol on the nose. It's a dark opaque brown with a dexent bubbly dark tan head. Bitter and malty throughout. The mouthfeel is smooth and silky with very little carbonation. Alcohol is there but it doesn't taste like a 10% ABV beer.
Theydon_Bois (2957) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the Cask Beer Co, Clerkenwell (Dec ’11).
Very dark brown to black in appearnace, finger of head, lacing remained throughout drinking.
Smells of chocolate - of the bitter dark variety, and a hint of ’rausch’.
Flavours were excellent a complex beer with lots of questions asked of the palate!
Liqourice, toffee, roasted malts, bitter chocolate a trace of coffee and smoked/burnt flavours.
Mouthfeel, smooth, creamy, pleasant on the throat!
A great beer!
reebtogi (3259) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 31, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle pours almost black in color with a huge light beige head that retains very well and leaves some very impressive lacing on the glass. Aroma is predominantly chocolate with some roasted barley and earthy notes. Taste is much more bitter than the aroma suggests, with a bold roasted barley bitterness and a nice balance of chocolate malty sweetness and a little alcohol burn in the finish. Medium to heavy bodied with enough carbonation to create a pleasing sensation on the palate. A very satisfying Imperial Stout and highly recommended.
dfhhead25 (251) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma- char, oak, slight chocolate, booze, dark fruits
Appearance- black with a dark brown head, much more head than I anticipated
Taste- big hop bite with lots of char, some sweet chocolate, oak
Palate- decent body, slick mouthfeel
Overall- Very unimpressed by this. Too hoppy, burnt, and one of the most difficult to pour beers I’ve ever encountered. For whatever reason it wanted to foam up from the first slight pour. Not worth the $11 pricetag.
omhper (17437) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled at PBF. Pitch black, small head. Aroma of molasses and mild smoke. Sweet with full body and clean, hard, spritzy mouthfeel. Molsses, ash and salt. Mild resiny bitterness. Sharp and not that interesting.
oh6gdx (18553) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled@PBF2011. Quite much pitch black colour, mediumsized beigeish brown head. Aroma is liquorice, ashes, caramel and some herbal notes. Flavour is liquorice, ashes, some roasted notes.
TBone (9999) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 330ml (PBF)
Dark opaque black color, small steady brown head. Coffeish, a bit vegetably yeasty typical De Molen-aroma. Medium-bodied. Foamy mouthfeel. Licorice, toasted maltyness, light vegetables (from coffee?). Not very complex but ok. Feels less than 10%.
Matts_Property (831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a solid dark brown/black with a thick tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, toffee, chocolate, hard boiled fruit sweets. and chalk. Flavour is the same but with wood, and fairly bitter. Well balanced, lightly bitter finish, nice and roasted.
TheJestersBeer (1661) - SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black, with a brown head.
Huge, roasted aroma, malt, chocolate, coffee, tar, iodine, smoke, ashes.
Off-dry, medium bodied (surprisingly light?), medium bitterness, slightly low CO2.
Roasted, spicy taste, malt, chocolate, coffee, licorice, smoke, mocha, hops, vanilla, ashes.
Dry, ashy finish.