b3shine (7405) - Indiana, USA - MAY 15, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2012 Draft to snifter at Dutch’s. Looks good; somewhere between brown and black with nice lacing. Smells good too; coffee and malt. Tastes like it smells with good mouthfeel. I’m impressed.
GothGargoyle (1952) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 9, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Mikkeller bar. Black with a small chocolate head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is liquorice, soy sauce, chocolate pudding. Slightly sweet on the palate, subtle touch of bitter chocolate and dryness on the finish. Taste is chocolate, chocolate milk powder, coffee, dates, vanilla. Quite enjoyable.
MotherBrother (871) - Aalborg, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour opaque black, with a large frothy tan head, that lasts forever.
Aroma of roasted coffee, bitter dark chocolate, milk chocolate, oatmeal, vanilla, slight rum-soaked raisins. Aftertaste is quite hoppy, and smokey.
Taste is sweet upfront, with a long and delicious smokey and bitterness at the end. weak boozy in here as well.
Medium body, with a flat carbonation. Quite smooth. Can’t wait for my next "soft Dookie" ;)
saxo (15684) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Nice beige head with excellent duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are rich roast malt, chocolate, coffee, vanilla and hops. Great beer with good long finish.
conway (2210) - - MAY 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Just the right amount of vanilla. Nice brown head and medium body. Very prominent alcohol taste.
flemmingwillum (1108) - Nysted, DENMARK - APR 27, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rating #729, bottle from Toft Vin. Completely blak beer with a brown head. Not even a bit of brown or transparency when put close to a lamp. Chocolaty aroma, tar and liqourice. Sweet flavor , chocolate, liqourice, vanilla, bitterness and slightly citrusy. Soft, thick, creamy. Just great.
douglas88 (7797) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a dark black hue with a large brown head. A sweet vanilla, coffee and roast nose. A mellow roast, milky, vanilla, coffee, earthy, very smooth. Metal.
_angst_ (4128) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle bought @ Systembolaget. Cellared for about 1 year. Pours pitch black with a rather small frothy and fizzy dark brown head that leaves some thick lacing on the glass while dissipating. Smell is very sweet with roasted malts, vanilla, white rum, milk chocolate, raisins and very subtle hints of pure alcohol and solvents. Taste is sweet and bitter with milk chocolate, cocoa, roasted malts, vanilla, dried dark sweet fruits, very ripe grapes, wood, fudge, smoke and alcohol. Mouthfeel is tiny watery, silky, round and medium bodied. Finish is tiny sweet and quite bitter with roasted malts, coffee, bitter chocolate, vanilla and alcohol. Still a bit boozy and lacks the full body I want from a good imperial stout but still is a quite good beer.
Brigadier (3405) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - APR 9, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was too good a deal to pass up so I ordered some while hanging out with others and playing some pool. It was so good I almost wanted to open the ones I had picked up as soon as I got home and finish up the set. Evil Twin is definitely on my radar for the short term now.
Aroma / Appearance - Oily black like the slicks of grease from a wet road the body snakes its way around the glass. Black coffee, ash, and dry malts amp up the intensity despite not being the deepest and most complex imperial stout on the planet.
Flavor / Palate - Black coffee, plums, and anise bite at the back of throat immediately. Creamy like a mouthfeel of vanilla the transition to the dry smoky finish. One of those beers that is worth the price tag, even if you second guess it at the time, you owe it to yourself to treat your palate to at least one of their imperial stouts.
Yorker (1932) - Herning, DENMARK - APR 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle @ home. Pours black (some sediment) with a fairly large mocha head that slowly fades leaving some lace. Aroma is sweet chocolate, vanilla, coffee, molasses, and a small amount of hops. Taste is slightly bitter with hints of chocolate, coffee, and vanilla.