presario (4902) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 31, 2012
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amazing! Bottle. Thick brown foam on dark beer. Light dusty dry alt aroma. Great chocolate stout. Taste of coffee and vanilla with a nice bitterness.
CanIHave4Beers (3899) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - AUG 30, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at The Beer Hall... Waterloo, IA.
The aroma is smoky and ashy with lots of chocolate. The kicker is the nice almond character that shows up as it warms.
The flavor is very roasty, lightly sweet, and overwhelmingly chocolaty. The beer is nicely bitter all around with a good hop character. Itís extreme in almost all itís elements, yet somehow balanced. This is certainly not the overly sweet imperial stout I expected it to be.
The beer is big on the palate and aided in mouthfeel by itís low carbonation.
Albe (56) - ITALY - AUG 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black colour and fair light brown head, mostly diminishing. The aroma is very sweet, delivers mostly milk chocolate, then some mild coffee, cookie and dark malts. In the mouth is more balanced, again intense milk chocolate and coffee, with a light bitter/sweet flavor in the end. Creamy texture leaves a long flavor duration. Maybe for summer itís a bit too íwarmingí.
gramity (1586) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
RBAG Summer Session 2012. Pours black 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.
BelgBeerGeek (1308) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
at RBBSG thx to Benzai for sharing !!
Smell: boozey, sweet, bitter, chocolate, coffee, roasty
Taste: along the line as the aroma , only not as sweet as expected, also a bit of vanilla in the flavour , pretty good ..
77ships (7023) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
RBBSG 2012 Left-over // thx to Benzai I assume but not sure // terrible name. ugly cover, seen this one around but yeah, doesnít appeal to my uppity class // dark brown with a mocha head // sweet mocha, candy, chocolate, lots of milk chocolate, very candy / cake like, bitter hop and roast finish // needs to be a bit dookier, dear lord. I said it // I mean, smoother, creamier // make it stop
MadRobin (2691) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - AUG 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Frisco's Taphouse and Grille in Columbia, MD.
Opaque, deep dark brown won't tan head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of molasses, bready malts, mocha, roasted coffee, vanilla, and toffee.
Taste of toffee, milk chocolate, molasses, roasted malt, vanilla and roast coffee.
Medium/light body And carbonation.
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essexcalf (172) - Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Bacchanalia, Cambridge. Rather lively, had to open carefully. Opaque, almost black, pours big, thick, Creamy brown head with fine bubbles that persists well. Med-high carbonation. Aroma is thick, with rich Dark chocolate & cocoa, vanilla, caramel, some licorice, some rich alcohol (dark, woody rum) and bits of roast & coffee - A tribute to sweet, dark malts. Taste - Med sweetness, milky texture, loads of rich, dark chocolate, soft vanilla (like chocolate cake and vanilla ice cream), quite a bit of soy & salty licorice and some pineyness. Also a surprising bit of tanginess present throughout; noticeable hops (some fruity hop aroma/tastes mixed in) and some slight roasty, ashiness. Chocolate sauce sweetness aftertaste on the front of the tongue and some drier, ashy roast notes and spiciness left too, but sweetness dominates. Body is medium heavy, milky, smooth/soft. Very well done; vanilla is at a good level, not too overbearing, and not too sweet either. Rich, smooth, drinkable and the alcohol is brilliantly hidden. Lovely.
Benzai (12378) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2012 Sampled at RBBSG. Very dark brown color, small to medium sized light brown head. Smell malts, roasted malts, coffee, moccha and some alcohol. Taste roasted malts, slightly burned malts, coffee, moccha, earth, dark chocolate and bitter. Medium body and carbo.
MrChopin (3999) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2012 tap at maxís. heavy sepia, rich, creamy coffee head that dissipates slowly. Dark chocolate dominates the nose, wood and vanilla underneath, sweet but quite balanced. Balanced flavor is quite sweet, sugary vanilla, chocolate at front, more wood and roasted malt mid with a return of vanilla at the end. Super creamy. Very sweet desert beer, neither dry or well hopped., but at least balanced and consistent.