cjl6 (57) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 8, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is fantastic. Just the right amount of liquor flavor to compliment the malty body. The malt is very complex and roasty and the twinge of rye at the end. The body is perfect. Strong alcohol yet not overly heavy, but not too thin to not have enough flavor. I can’t say anything bad about Eclipse.
Pinball (11705) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at papsoe tasting. pitcyh dark, small white head. roasted stuff, caramel, hoppy balance in the aroma. flavor is roasted smalts, sweet malts, very faint herbal sweetness.
Theis (14668) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle (#738 vintage 2010) at Papsø’s - Thanks. Black - brown head. Licorice, fruity, grainy notes, wooden, berries, chocolate, sweetness, wooden, bread, caramel, toffee, light vanilla, whiskey. Nice.
yespr (37028) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is dark roasted malty, breadish and wooden. Sweet, toffee, caramelish and roasted to breadish malty. Biscuity. Ends roasted dark malty and slight sweet, growing bitterness.
Ungstrup (31474) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. A black beer with a thin tan head. The aroma has notes of soy sauce, roasted malt, and rye. The flavor is sweet with notes of coffee, roasted malt, rye, and alcohol, leading to a dry roasted finish.
Papsoe (25069) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of Doodler. Vintage 2010. Pours black with a vague reddish tint. Sweet whiskey aroma, sweet roast and dark fruits. Solid body, carbonation is a little low, hard yet sweet roast, lots of raisins. Boozy finish, still with sweet roast. Well made indeed. 170611
Plovmand (7185) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Papsø. Pours pitch black with a medium tan head. The aroma is sweet malty, sweet fruity and has a nice vanilla and oaky touch with notes of caramel, chocolate and some hops. The flavour is oak, vanilla, sweet fruit, chocolate and hard roasted malt. Sweet roasted finish.
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUN 6, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz, green waxed bottle, #708, 2010 Rittenhouse Rye version courtesy of jbeatty. thanks, james!. pours a silky, but slightly thin, dark brown with hints of ruby and a thin, whispy, beige head leaving slivers of lace around the edges. aroma is excellent with big notes of baker’s chocolate, roasted malts, and wet oak backed by sweet figs, prunes, and molasses with subtle notes of toasted caraway seeds, whiskey, and honey-graham crackers. flavor is fantastic as well with spicy, toasted, rye whiskey notes layered atop bittersweet molasses, dark cacao chocolate, and toffee and backed by dry, roasted coffee, charred oak, and honey-dipped figs. palate is silky smooth despite being a bit thinner than most big imperial stouts with light carbonation and a lingering, dry, toasted oak finish. overall, an outstanding and very unique barrel aged brew.
JulienHuxley (4649) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour from a bottle @ HF afterparty. Pitch black, some brown head. Aroma is classic imperial stout, lots of rich maltiness reminiscent of molasses and licorice with a strong but not overdone bourbon aroma. The bourbon comes out strong in the taste with vanilla and oak notes, sweet molasses flavour as well. A little attenuated. Good barrel aged IS, but not outstanding, the brandy was much better.
decaturstevo (5613) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 26, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brown pour with hints of red not much head or lace. Large coffee aroma. Large chocolate flavor with a hint of coffee. Full bodied with smooth carbonation.