czar (5839) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle shared with fred82. pours very dark brown, i should say black, with a small beige crema cap, some retention. burnt caramel, big roasted notes that leads to smoky, mineral and umami notes, molasses and maple - some uncloying sweetness. booze but somewhat well hidden. soft carbonation, medium body - oily and sticky, nice resinous finish. an impy on the sweet roasted side that still is balanced. much enjoyet it.
tomciccateri (1032) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAR 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2 ounce brown bottle from Binney’s - Chicago. Pours an opaque black with lasting tan head and lace. Intense molasas aroma.Very full mouthfeel. Rich dark malt flavors. Even dry/sweet dark malt flavor balance. Slightly sweet finish. Late alcohol warming. Big and intense but not overpowering. Very nice imperial stout.
HoppyBudgie (833) - SOLA, NORWAY - MAR 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep black pour. The aroma has a lot less malt sweetness and more of the typical stouty goodness. Dry roast and soft pepper. A little bit of sweetness along with some heavy charry roast. It’s pretty nice stuff really. Assertive bitterness but still balanced.
Balazs (787) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,33 l bottle. Poured black with a fine creamy head. Smoke and burnt wood open the aroma followed by dark chocolate, some molasses, berries, fruits, a lot of hops. Oily texture full of roasted character, alcohol, plum, cocoa. Hiding behind the mountains of grains and roasted barley are a huge ammount of hops with a resiny layer ön the tongue.
Suttree (5579) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black, with a fairly sizey brown head. Smells like coffee, with a touch of bourbon, oak, and vanilla. Smooth, rich palate. Taste is coffee, scotch, and vanilla, with a bit of a winey finish.
timfoolery (1125) - California, USA - FEB 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Monument. Aroma and flavor of bitter chocolate, Aquanet, licorice, dark fruit, and slight plastic. Wasn't a huge fan, especially at $10/bottle. I may pimp-slap this bitch next time, if I see it in the bottle shop. Not worth it, unless you're looking to mix the two. Ok beer.
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andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 23, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours an opaque black with a light brown ring around the glass leaving some lace up the glass. Aromas of rich maltiness, roasted malts, dark chocolate, toffee. Flavours of burnt malt, dark chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, mild sweetness, light toffee, mild dark malt/coffee like bitterness. Well balanced beer.
anderson01 (235) - Idaho, USA - JAN 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black in color with a tan head that did not stick around very long. Lacing looks like a heartbeat monitor. Aroma consist of toasted nuts and a hint of butterscotch. There is a slight floral note that weasels out as it warms up. Sticky texture. Medium- bodied beer with average carbonation. There is a taste of alcohol. Also taste chocolate and coffee. The coffee seems to be drawn out in the finish. This is a very enjoyable beer. It warms me up inside. Definitely worth buying again.
Darwenus (659) - Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep black with no real head. The aroma is dry and subdued. I picked up on some alcohol and anise, but it’s all very understated. The taste is stronger. It’s bitter and somewhat rich, with a little hoppy tingle. The 10% ABV is present with a blast on the exhale. I have come to enjoy strong and sweet stouts, like Narwhal and Founder’s Breakfast Stout. This isn’t like that, but I did enjoy it.
fantti (796) - FINLAND - JAN 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Kaatuu lasiin sysimustana ja ruskealla vaahdolla. Haju on palaneen paahteinen, suklainen, lakritsinen, hieman salmiakkinen ja kahviakin löytyy. Maku on palaneen kahvinen, hieman tuhkainen, kitkerä, taustalla on yrttiä ja tummaa suklaata. Suutuntuma on täyteläisen katkera, kitkeryyskin jää hieman suuhun. Kokonaisuutena aromaattisen hajuinen IS, joka on omaan makuun hieman kitkerä.