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RATINGS: 705   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   EST. CALORIES: 312   ABV: 10.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
English: This stout looks like soft dookie and some will say it smells and tastes like it too. If you like a thick, creamy and utterly vanillalicious stout you’ll like this one. If you don’t, get yourself something else instead.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
conway (2210) - - MAY 2, 2012
Just the right amount of vanilla. Nice brown head and medium body. Very prominent alcohol taste.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
flemmingwillum (1184) - Nysted, DENMARK - APR 27, 2012
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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (8331) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 20, 2012
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (4466) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 20, 2012
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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (3520) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - APR 9, 2012
Guest tap
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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Yorker (1934) - Herning, DENMARK - APR 5, 2012
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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (5469) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2012
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (5688) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 31, 2012
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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pineypower (3050) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - MAR 31, 2012
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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (14053) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 22, 2012
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.


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