Beardaxe (293) - - JAN 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from bottle into Teku glass. I was not expecting much from this since i was not a fan of ILWMS, but ended up really enjoying it. Moderate sharp carbonation, decent body. Heavy roast that is bold, but doesn’t cross the line to being obnoxious. A very nice sweet maltiness balances out the beer. It’s flavorful and intense, but it never overwhelms you like ILWMS. Exercising a bit of restraint with this one did wonders.
andrewje41 (1336) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JAN 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle shared. Pours a jet black with a patchy tan head. Very smokey stout. Big roasted malt aroma. Roasted and smokey flavor, though lighter in body. A bit of caramel. A lot going on in this one. Good beer.
tom10101 (3889) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (12 oz). As "Naked Lunch in a Copenhagen Heavenly Resto". From Sammy, thanks!
Appearance: Pitch black with a medium thick brown head and little lacing.
Aroma: Ashes is dominant, tobacco, roasted malt, dark chocolate and liquorice.
Taste: Ashes is the main flavor too. Tobacco, roasted malt, dark chocolate, liquorice and light bitterness.
Palate: Medium to full body. Medium carbonation. Silky/velvety mouthfeel. Long lasting ashy finish.
Overall: Lack a bit of balance, mainly because it’s too ashy. Not overly complex either. Not a fiasco, just a forgettable and average Imperial Stout.
k0mpsa (1750) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - JAN 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from saveur bier, france. Black color, brown head. Aroma is roasty, oak, little smoky, hint of ash. Balanced roasty body, smoky, ashes, barrels, low co2.
EtTuCthulhu (1375) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - JAN 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer pours a thick black color with a small brown head. The aroma blends dark chocolate, caramel and roasted malts, dark fruit, and booze. The taste is quite bitter, mildly umami, and a touch sweet with an aftertaste similar to cocoa powder (including the dryness). The palate fuses a medium-full body, slick texture, and a soft carbonation.
boozedude (2185) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JAN 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at peanut pub in Oskaloosa with nate suz lamont hakes rusty and ur mom. ..roasted nut and chocolate. .smooth alcohol. .love it
ajnepple (3432) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - JAN 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle from Applejack into a snifter. Black appearance with a brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate, roasted malts, light espresso, caramel, dark fruits, vanilla and leather. Similar flavor, moderately sweet and mildly bitter. Medium to full body with ample carbonation and a lingering finish. Complex and pretty good, but ILYWMS is better.
tillmac62 (422) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
BOD 231/14. Pours dark as NYC during a black out. Excellent head volume, lacing and retention.
Nice nose of dark fruit (plums, dates) over a deep dark chocolate and molasses sweetness coupled with notes of roast and caramel. As it warms, anise becomes noticeable.
Light full body with an excellent creamy texture. Normal carbonation with just a bit of effervescence in the finish.
The flavor profile is intense, quite complex but lacks a bit in balance due to the strong alcohol background that tends to override what would otherwise be an outstanding stout. It begins with an oily sweetness over an anise background. As the anise fades, the rich malt flavors separate into chocolate, molasses and caramel. The middle is a significant rush of bitterness from alcohol, roast and hops. As the bitterness subsides, coffee and burned malt notes come to the forefront over a distinct alcohol background. The finish begins with a fading of molasses sweetness into the alcohol and the associated alcohol bite and burn at the back of the throat. it closes with a bit of dryness from the alcohol.
Beerman6686 (5321) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This one poured a very dark brown with a tan head. Aroma was of deep roast malt, some dark.chocolate and coffee. Flavor was heavy roast, but not to the point of being ashy like some of their impys. Well rounded and tasty for sure.
ogivlado (6345) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled 355ml. -from Svijet Piva Zagreb. Rated while waited New Year 2015. Oily black coloured, medium sized brown head, chocolate in the nose. Roasted malt, chocolate, soy sauce and heavy licorice with warming alcohol in the finish. Enjoyable.