PhillyCraft (3692) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a opaque thick black color with small to medium coffee colored head. Impressive random lacing streaks left on my snifter. Aromas of chocolate, roasted malt, tons of floral notes from the hops, toffee, vanilla, and slight aroma of soft dook. Taste is filled with coffee, smoekd grains. heavy roasted malt, fidge, vanilla bean, brown sugar, and piney rez’d out hops. Mouthfeel is smooth with a dry bitter finish. Very good balanced stout. Cheers.
daje (2611) - NORWAY - JUL 14, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with esp0r at Haandverkerstuene.
Totally black body, creamy espresso head.
Roasty malt aroma with vanilla and cocoa.
Strong roasted taste with coffe, toffee, dried fruit.
Good lasting chocolate finish
bu11zeye (12096) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(50cl bottle, BB 2015) Pours an opaque black body with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, vanilla, anise, chocolate, and coffee. Flavor of chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, some burnt grains, and vanilla with a dry finish.
MartinT (8351) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line :
With vanilla at its core, this dessert Imperial Stout rallies roasted malt, blackberry jam and alcohol heat, sculpting a fine sipper for sweet teeth.
Further Personal Perceptions :
-A slice of foam covers the blackness with dark brown edges.
-Vanilla is also an important part of the enduring finish.
-The silky, rich body is quite pleasant, avoiding excessive heaviness.
-Crunchy cereals appear in the nose.
-Roasted malts combine with overshadowed wooden hops to provide levelled bitterness.
Bottle. Thx Alex!
TEJA (1520) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
Brown foam that quickly dissapears. Dark red-black color. Dark chocolate aroma with some vanilla and some fruit. The taste is quite harsh with much burnt malts and much dark chocolate. Big body that remids of drinking chocolate liquire with its sweetness.
Palme (3605) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 4, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
0.65l bottle @ Baran, Bergen shared with RuneStumo. Pours a pitch black body with a long lasting chocolate head. Aroma is quite sweet and toffee dominating with coffee, dark caramel, lots and lots of vanilla, oak, salty soy sauce tones and biscuits. Really nice. Medium-bodied, has a surprisingly thin and almost watery mouthfeeling and average carbonation. The first thing that hits me are burned oreo crackers! Strange stuff.. Continues with some salty tones, cold coffee, lots and lots of mocha and chocolate, licorice and it ends really really dry. Almost unnaturally dry! Fantastic flavor vise, and perhaps a bit disappointing on the body and mouthfeeling.
Braudog (5962) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 1, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at the Birch. Looks like an espresso, frothy and black. Drinks with a decidedly chocolate twist, sweet and bitter at the same time. Winner. (#4156, 7/1/2011)
RuneStumo (2312) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - JUL 1, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
29.06.2011. Bottle shared with Palme. Baran cafe, Bergen. Dark brown colour with tan head. Rich malty roasted aroma with dry bitter chocolate, cold coffee and lots of dry bitterness. Very soft and smooth for a beer this strong. Very good!
thebeertourist (5025) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 27, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Olympen. Almost black with a big, beige head. Chocolate and vanilla aroma. Chocolate takes the upper hand in the mouth- very intense, but also very good. One-dimensional, maybe, but so excused.
jtclockwork (9999) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with brown head. Nose/taste of soft creamy vanilla, chocolate, bourbon, cocoa and lightly toasted coffee beans. Lots of vanilla in the nose and taste. Dry bitter cocoa finish. Good mouth feel.