omikr0n (703) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to celebrate my 666th rating. Pours black with thin quickly disappearing brown head. Aroma is chocolate, cocoa powder, roasty, hops. Flavor is roasty, chcolate, hops, wood, vanilla.
Nicke80 (94) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - APR 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
50 cl bottle from systembolaget bs. Pours black with nice head. Sweet, roasty aroma with nice taste of coffee. Balanced with sweet chocolaty aftertaste.
jkwalking05 (3646) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16.9 oz bottle. Black with a decent tan head. Aroma is of chocolate, roasted malts, molasses, and a hint of smoke. Taste is of chocolate, roasted malts, cocoa, and lactose.
travita (3857) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. The look is black in color, dark, and has a tan head. The smell is licorice, malt, prunes, roast, raisin, soft, and good. The taste is fruits, malts, alcohol, dark dried fruits, cocoa, and cake.
SPDickerman (920) - Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours pitch black with a solid tan head. Smells like black licorice and cocoa powder. Taste is chocolate, hints of licorice, and a touch of booze. Full-bodied with smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Evil Twin Soft Dookie finishes with a hint of cocoa bittersweetness.
Osprey87 (1405) - WALES - MAR 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle as Soft DK, BB 2015. Thinnish black pour into a snifter. Aroma - mostly metallic, yeasty, some caramel and coffee. Body is thin for the style, moderate carbonation. Taste has some vanilla, ash, cough medicine, chocolate sauce, metallic. Pretty average imperial stout in my opinion. This style is all about big flavours and a big smooth body, and this doesn’t deliver on either of those basic elements. When you spend £10 on a bottle of beer, you’re entitled to expect better than this.
Beerhunter111 (6917) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 16, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Schwarzes Bier mit schöner bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr intensiv röstmalzig, Kaffee, Schokolade. Geschmack sehr intensiv röstmalzig, Kaffee, bittere Schokolade. Klasse.
KyotoLefty (6185) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Gift from Dfearnley. Thanks, Derek! Black with persistent tan lace.
Chocolate, black berries, rubber, a bit too phenolic. Dry, woody, coffee, dark chocolate, with berries. A bit pedestrian. Hides alcohol better. Quite well carbonated. A rather too simple IS.
Koelschtrinker (9998) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - FEB 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aromatisch würzig malziger Antrunk, Bitterschokokade. Weich mit süßlichen Noten, vollmundig. Auch später steht die Schokoladigkeit im Mittelpunkt, minimal alkoholisch, erdig, Vanille. Konstant, zum Ende etwas brennend und weniger harmonisch als zuvor. 12/12/10/10/11/12
ARH (338) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
16.9 oz bottle poured into a brandy snifter. Fruity sweet notes start this one out; mostly tropical fruit strikes me - pineapple and mango - although there’s also some dark berry notes (I’m thinking strawberry maybe?). Chocolate is present as well with some vanilla. Digging a bit deeper some doughy and mildewy smells come through with raisin and alcohol. The dark red-brown (cola-esque) colored beer is topped by a dark tan soapy head which reduces to a thin film with some spotty, granular-like lacing along the glass on the way down. It’s a medium-heavy sweetness with some bitter, acidic notes. Within the mouth, it has a unique grainy feel coming from some ashy tones. The medium bodied beer is sticky and mostly flat. At the finish, there’s an earthy, dirt-like taste that seems to jump out of nowhere, but quickly gives way to a combination of ash, chocolate cake, and alcohol which coat the mouth fairly strong at first, but dissipates to a more mild coating fairly quickly. After awhile, the aftertaste turns to a dirt and ash combination - maybe a nice beer to enjoy with a good cigar?