Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at 2011 RBWG. Pours near black with a thin beige head. The nose is cocoa, brandy, vanilla. The taste follows the nose with plenty of boozy barrel in the flavor. Body is creamy. Tasty.
Inbreak (1897) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAY 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
21.05.2014, 0,65l bottle (2011 vintage, bottle #2158) @ BBGTC tasting:
Nice light brown creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is very mild, dark malts, licorice, alcohol, oak, grass, sour coffee, hay, broth, minerals. Taste is slightly sweet grassy, dark sugar, oak, dark malts, alcohol, grass, sour coffee, licorice, hay, minerals. Medium to longlasting bitterness, very smooth - still slightly harsh mouthfeel. Fair enough.
Johnsense (763) - - MAY 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour, good sized head. whisky, smoke, cocoa, vanilla in the aroma. Taste is similar - barrel is fairly promiment even after a bit of age. Whisky, smote, cocoa, coffee, vanillan, anise... I found this one smokier than the other I had the same day, with a more prominent leather note. Beautiful mouthfeel.
ClubGonzo (3951) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, shared with BBGTC. Pours an onyx black body with a large light beige head. Nose is a strange mix of umami meaty tones, algae, licorice, mild chocolate, hints of wheat and grains. Taste is chocolate, cocoa, sweet grains, caramel, hints of wood and mild licorice. Smooth, velvety mouthfeel. Nice and smooth imperial stout with a layer of originality, which is always a good thing.
ej (687) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - MAY 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle no 2158. 9,5% Pour is dark dark brown, looking black and opaque in the glass. Has an inch of dense, creamy tan head. Aroma of sweet malts, roast, oak, dried meat and smoke. Faint vanilla. Taste is roast, wood, smoke, sweet malts, vanilla, brandy and hints of leather and tar. Full body, creamy on the palate and just above soft co2.
Sammy (8420) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The best 50-50 I have had, hands down, thanks, tom. Moderate IS tha leads to a grapey finish. Good drinkability, above average mouthfeel, big bubbly head despite 3 years.
Pyrmir (3278) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 24, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber bottle as Brandy Barrel Blend, vintage 2011. Near black with tan head. Aroma of both darker and milk chocolate, vanilla, light fruit and wood. Taste is soft, apples, vanilla, wood, roasted notes with a slight astringent finish.
sunevdj (3134) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at 7 Eclipse Tasting. Yet another opaque black. Sweet with some dryness. Aromas of burned caramel. Also hints of dark chocolate. Full bodied. Medium to soft carbonation. Dry finish.
SlackerMads (1439) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 2011. Sugar, light wood, licorice all sorts, light earthy, light chocolate, caramel. Medium/full body, oily/sticky texture, soft carbonation, medium sweet and light/medium bitter. A bit dull and sticky.
TBone (12477) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Beer Hunters.
Opaque black color, small off-white head. Aroma is roasted, brandy, less alcoholic than most in the series. Medium-bodied. Toasted, apple flavors, some earthy notes. Alcohol kick in the aftertaste. Interesting.