douglas88 (7951) - 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_ (4260) - 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 (3470) - Chagrin Falls, 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.
dmac (5155) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by jtclockwork at the willblake’s in NJ tasting, thanks James. Poured a full thick foamy beige head sitting over top a medium density black body. Aroma is slightly sharp alcohol blended with dark chocolate, pudding skins, vanilla extract, rum soaked cake. The body is medium to a touch thinner for the big ABV with average carbonation. Flavor of dry chocolate, bread, nutt shells, coccoa, vanilla candle wax. Was hoping for a bit more from this one but still solid.
joeneugs (5247) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Beer Revolution. It pours dark brown with a light brown head. The aroma is super chocolaty with some roast and vanilla. The flavor is the same. Lots of vanilla, chocolate and mocha latte. The finish is pretty ashy and roasted. The body was a bit thin for such a big beer. I liked this one though, kinda different.
pineypower (2955) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours out black with a thin tan head. Aroma is of sweet chocolate, some light coffee, mild roast and a lingering vanilla sweetness. Taste is roast, light coffee, sweet chocolate, vanilla, some mild alcohol notes in there, but for the most part the ABV is well hidden.
gunnfryd (13794) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 22, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is vanilla, alcohol, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate. Flavour is coconut, alcohol, roasted malt, hop, coffee, chocolate. Full body. very nice beer.
jacobus1745 (9) - edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 22, 2012 does not count
4.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
very dark pour , wonderful flavours of chocolate and vanilla. Exceptionally smooth and velvety, delicious.
rader58 (864) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAR 21, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
sample pour at Waldo pizza. Pours a dark black. Aroma of chocolate, cedar, molasses, peat. Flavor is mocha, chocolate, smoke, peat, earth, vanilla. Tastes like a dark chocolate milkshake. Phenomenal.