ej (850) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a small film of brown foam
toffee, slightly roasted with hints of bourbon and vanilla
Vanilla and chocolate, mild roastyness and sweet toffee&caramel.
Medium body with soft carb
AshtonMcCobb (3279) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle, thanks to unstablefable. Pours opaque black with a crema head. Nose of really dark chocolate, coffee and nuts. The taste has really dark chocolate going into liquorice. The palate has a full body, a thick creamy texture and a finish which sits around a little bit, but for this style that’s not the end of the world. Overall, a cracking beer!
SirLimpsalot (2439) - SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lite diskret doft men en stor smak. Mycket torr, en del kaffe och lakrits. Lite lätt eftersmak. Mycket stabil.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Idiosynkrasie (4363) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Pitch black with small to average creamy lasting and lacing tan head. Intense aroma with typical roasty dark malt notes, a touch of smoke and ham, a dry note like very dark chocolate. Taste has some sweetness in the beginning, liquorice, then predominate dry and roasty notes. Endless dry finish. This is why you should drink beer.
FatPhil (9817) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2015 330ml bottle (O’Hara’s, Tampere) (7:5:7:5:15=3.9)
Lovely rich roasty aroma, but tons of sweet fruity esters too. Black, and with a dark tan tight head. Lovely deep roast, some bite almost like mustard. Full palate, pleasant carbonation. Finish is wonderful - bitter chocolate and espresso, but amazingly mellow. No sign of the alcohol. A great sipper, the dark malts are used very well. Enjoyed the whole bottle, and was sad when the glass became empty.
Rerate: 330ml bottle (Koht, Tallinn) (7:4:7:4:13=3.5)
Nice sweet mocha aroma. Pours black and oily, couldn’t get any head. Very nice roasty body, pleasant level of esters make it nice and fruity. Mocha’s good. Palate full, but a little heavy. However, fitting for such a roasty beer. Not getting the 10%, also not getting the good vibes I got last time. Very decent, but no 3.9.
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the tap poured a dark brown color with a fair amount of head. Strong sweet malty flavor with a quick finish.
AirForceHops (3773) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 12, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Pitch black color, creamy tan head. Nose is burnt roasted malts, chocolate and coffee hints. This beer is worth you money. Everything you want in an Imperial stout. Chocolate cake, caramel malt up front of the sip followed by bitter coffee and a hop note. Whatever hops they use is strictly for balance of the sweetness. Coffee shows up again near the finish. Some dark fruit nuances as well. Rich, creamy mouthfeel. Lightly boozy giving you a warming feeling on the way down. This is a beast of a stout. A real treat on draught. Finely crafted.
GBZ59 (1182) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - MAY 1, 2012
4.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Grifo. Copa Globo. Saboreada en dic´11. Color marrón oscuro. Corona beige y cremosa que dja copiosos anillos de encaje en las paredes. Aromas de maltas tostadas y torrefactas con un toque de chocolate. Entrada de intenso cacao seguida por un gentil dulzor de maltas tostadas. Frutos secos agradable amargor en el intermedio. Cuerpo pleno y carbonatación moderada. Final con notas de melazas y frutos oscuros junto a un amargor seco. Sabores bien equilibrados. ¡¡ Gran Cerveza !!
On-tap. Snifter glass. Enjoyed on dec´11. Dark brown in color. Crown is beige in color, creamy & leaves copious rings & collars on sides. Toasted & roasted malts, with chocolate touch to he nose. Intense cocoa upfront the gentle toasted malt sweetness. Dry nuts & kind bitterness in the middle. Full body, moderate carbonation. Notes of molasses & dark fruits into the finish with dry bitterness. Well balanced flavors. Great Beer !!
Ughsmash (7224) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Poured deep brown with a couple fingers’ worth of well-retained dark tan head. The aroma picked up well-roasted, ashy black patent and chocolate malts topped by a wash of fresh earth and lesser grassy hops.. salty kiss on the back of the nose.. really nice. The flavor opened with a quick hit of fresh bitterness and briny character, with roasty and lightly-smoked black malts not far behind.. finished with a good blend of roasty and bitter, but the malts could’ve been more complex. Medium-plus bodied with good balance on the palate.. almost buttery-smooth across the middle.. overall a solid brew.
PhillyCraft (3575) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Old review from last May, On tap. Pour is a dark black body with small tan head and good lacing. Aromas of roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, fruity hops. Taste is very smokey with good floral and chocolate notes maybe even some blackberry coming through as well. Smooth mouth and easily drinkable for the rauch style. First beer I have sampled from a brewer with an increasingly good repuation. Worth trying.