monk191 (1458) - California, USA - JUL 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
An awesome imperial stout. Pours a deep creamy black with a tan head. Smells of milk and vanilla, with some mocha and caramel. Taste is slightly hoppy upfront, which is quickly smoothed out by the vanilla and milk. Finishes sweet and smooth, with a great lip-licking aftertaste. Compared to the doughnut break, this one is less imperial. More milk and vanilla, and smoother overall, but a bit less complex. More of an easy drinker, and hides the alcohol a bit better. Had in the bottle in Nova Scotia.
eaglefan538 (2965) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On a ROLL, another fine one by ET. I’m back at the rating game... at least for a little bit longer.... Pours dark brown to black, strong chocolate colored head, although it dissipates fairly quickly to a nice ring but with only average lacing for the style. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, some dog food grains (in a sort of good way), vanilla. Flavor of coffee, chocolate, milk, dark fruits, licorice, caramel, toffee, lingering sweetness. Mouthfeel full to slightly sticky, residual grainy powdery feel too. Low carbonation. YUM! Woo, hoo, ET!
zenkis (702) - Ogre, LATVIA - JUL 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet on nose and overall flavored, on nose hints of milk chocolate, cocoa, cinnamon. Soft textured, sweet taste with minimal to light bitter. Light to none hops touch, compared with Bible Belt, this brew is like dark malts lemonade. But thick, close to full bodied, enjoyable.
Nocturne (1380) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml bottle. Pours out very dark brown with a good amount of head. No real retention, however. Aroma has all kinds of influences. Chocolate, coffee, molasses and nuts are all vying for attention. Taste is sweet, thick and oily with many of those elements breaking through again. Some excellent flavours but the whole thing just didn’t seem to coalesce for me. Still very impressive though.
Borup (8958) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Taphouse. Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of licorice, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, caramel , nuts and vanilla.
Vells (1140) - Rīga, LATVIA, LATVIA - JUL 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Feels more like imperial stout thou. Very fancy nose, quite intense vanilla, molasses, roasted malts, delicate cocoa, choco, bit licorice. Awesome beer, but comparing with Bible belt, feels bit thin. THou if you dont compare.. its awesome anyways
Sweetish with light bitterness
Desverger (5043) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap@Taphouse, CPH - pours black with tan head. Aroma and taste is roasted malts, light burntness, caramel, chocolate, nuances of vanilla on the palate, lovely balance of light roasted bitterness and smooth sweetness. Immense.
vthesiren (4) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 29, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bomber. Poured nearly black, very little head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, and even a bit of almond (though that might’ve been the power of suggestion). Taste was malty, notes of dark fruits - surprisingly didn’t get many coffee notes. Heavy on the palate. A very good stout, glad I got to try it. Extremely drinkable for its high ABV.
mnmike (1074) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good times - bottle from the Nova, strong coffee and notes of nutty darkness abound.
dhasmonek (38) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2015 Wow. Such depth. I would never guess the 11.5% alcohol. Sweet, cookie flavor with a slight cherry finish. Awesome.