Glouglouburp (5867) - Montreal, Quebec, - MAR 5, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2013 In short: A roasted cacao-chocolaty imperial stout. Well done, slightly above average for the style
How: Tap at Boston Extreme Beer Fest 2009
The look: Black body topped by a small tan head
In long: Nose is typical for the style, roasted malts and cacao. Taste is good but is nothing special either. Roasted malts and a black chocolate bar (the type with very high cacao %). The roastiness and cacao/floury create a mouth drying astringency. Alcohol is apparent which is usually not the case for chocolaty imperial stouts. Carbonation is a bit too aggressive. The beer is not round or rich like the best chocolate stouts (i.e. Southern Tier Choklat). All in all As far as chocolaty imperial stouts are concerned this is good but far from excellent. Iíll take a $2 Brooklyn Chocolate anytime over this one. I really donít understand the hype on this beer. They say that chocolate lowers a woman inhibition. Getting drunk does that too. Buy chocolate stouts and double your chances to score.
theothermatt (101) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at GABF. Pours jet black. Slight chocolate aroma. Very malty and a bit on the sweet side. Finishes full and rich with a really roasty chocolate lingering. Itís a great, if not excellent stout.
Patrickctenchi (2500) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nearly black, small dark tan head.
Chocolate roast aroma.
Taste is chocolate malt, dark fruit.
Ends with a slightly bitter alcohol note....ash.
dogfish120love (830) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown with a light brown head. The aroma is chocolate forward. The flavor is rather sweet. Nothing overly special
Steve_0 (1926) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at GABF. Pour is deep brown/black with a small brown head and good lacing. Light maple, roastiness, tar, dark fruits, a hint of cocoa, and coffee aroma. Taste is big roast, coffee, anise, a hint of wood, coconut, and a touch of bourbon with a touch alcoholic burn on the backend. Slick mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Pretty good stuff.
Smurf2055 (1064) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a finger tan head.
Smell is roasty, bit ashy, some coco and coffee.
Taste much the same, ashy finish and a bit of dark fruit.
Smooth and full bodied.
Good, but would rather get Yeti or Old Rasputin for the price.
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle served in a Deschute snifter. Thanks to rnorgart for the bottle. Bottled February 2013.
A: Pours a dark black color with a dark tan head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin cap that leaves some stick lace down the glass.
S: Smokey with a slight char. Heavily roasted malts with some unsweetened chocolate.
T: Heavily roasted malts with some bitter bakers chocolate. Dark chocolate with some smokiness as well.
M: Medium to heavy bodied with a medium carbonation level. Roasty finish.
O: This was a nice RIS with a light dash of smoke underneath. Would enjoy again, but not in the upper echelon of RISís.
Serving type: bottle
italarican (1150) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap during the BA Sexual Chocolate release. Surprisingly thin body with mild roast and chocolate notes. Sweet of butterscotch and dark chocolate. A fine stout but canít touch the BA version.
shrubber85 (6510) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Chocolate toffee malt, raisin, and alcohol aroma. Dark brown with small head. Sweet chocolate malt and raisin flavor. Strong alcohol finish. Decent.
rxeight (794) - Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2009 bottle - thanks trevor! Smells like chocolate. Taste starts like milk chocolate yet ends with some traditional european stoutness. Not sure if because of age or thats how it is. The chocolate up front is fantastic, just not digging the finish. Really good stuff, but im thinking might be better fresh.
Martinus (2522) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black colour, beige head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, some iron, coffee and dried fruits. Bitter flavour, roasted malts, coffee and a slight sour note. Bitter finish, coffee and chocolate.
(From 66cL bottle @ RBBSG II, Gent 2013. Thanks for sharing, Rene!)