Oakes (12539) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark brown. Inky-looking texture and no head. Rich, meaty, roasty intense aroma. Odd combo of soft chocolate with meaty notes. Quite rich, full-bodied and with some alcohol in the finish.
Maddog (392) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
My first Evil Twin. Opaque black, this huge imperial stout has big aromas of dark chocolate and dark roasted coffee. Flavors are monstrous with dark roasted malts exploding with dark roasted coffee and a big hop presence. One hell of a man’s brew.
gunnfryd (10540) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 18, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is coffee, roasted malt, hop. flavour is coffee, roasted malt, hop, cacao, licorice, alcohol. very nice beer.
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sm bottle. Viscous black. Scant head. Aroma is woody and rich, with ink, peat, lead, salt, roasted nuts, and booze. Very smoky on the palate. Barbecue and charcoal coals in the foreground, but doesn’t taste burnt. Ok maybe a little but not so much. Finishes soft. Lots of espresso, brewed, an earthy varietal with toasted hazelnut and 90% chocolate in the finish. Really a beer for ppl who like good espresso. By no means unusual for an impy but is intense, complex, and good. I really really wish I had read the label before buying, the part about how nice it is blended with the yang...or i would have bought and opened both together. Something to look forward to I guess :)
reebtogi (4180) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 9, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle poured almost black in color with 2 fingers of light brown head leaving some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is dark roasted malts with a bit of coffee. Taste is roasted malts and coffee. Heavy bodied and nicely carbonated leaving a nice feeling on the palate. This is one helluva nice Imperial Stout.
BMan1113VR (7858) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle ($10 for a 11.2ozer) with a best before of 2015. Black hued pour (not particularly thick) with a large brown head (creamy texture that lasts). Aromas of fudge, iodine, molasses, raisins, dark fruits, brown sugar, bready, dusty, cocoa, very rich. Alcohol and a bit of smoke. Flavors are bitter, roasty and a bit smokey. Ash tray, and a bit of acidic, astringent roast. Quite bitter overall. Dark fruits, iodine currants. Bitter, very roasty. Lingering after taste of tar. Medium to slightly fuller body. Some alcohol and chalkiness on the mouthfeel with mild astringencies. Medium to light carbonation. Decent. A bit heavy handed on roasted barley and/or black patent.
Meilby (7609) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 6, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 330ml @ home
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and licorice. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and medium bitter with a long roasted finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Finn (4167) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaske 0,33l spandert av og delt med Rune under rateseanse hjemme hos ham 13 Okt 11. Svart. OK svakt farget skum som henger igjen på glasset. Røstet kaffe & lakrisaroma. Kraftig smak. Sjokolade & lakris. Glir over i en god tørr bitter ettersmak. Svak alkoholsødme. Fin balanse. (Ølbutikken København)
BenH (2321) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bottle. Sweet chocolate smokey aroma. Taste is slightly smokey, coffee, chocolate. Velvety mouthfeel, sweet and sticky. The mixture of the two is deffinately a more interesting drink than either one alone
jaghana (3887) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - DEC 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33cl from Allen thanks, a dark beer with medium creamy brownish head. Nose is very roasted and alcoholic like. Aroma is malty, roasted, ash notes, coffee like, bit harsh with a creamy consistency. Long roasted aftertaste of moca and bitter dark chocolate, nice creamy texture, in the average on aromas.