callmemickey (2273) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2013 "Iím sorry, Bruce. These boys get that syrup in íem, they get all antsy in their pantsy."
A: Thick black body capped by a tight khaki head. good retention and lacing down the glass.
S: Yum. Chocolate, coffee, caramel, maybe a bit of molasses and of course, maple syrup. You can feel the rich sweetness coming off this guy. A hint of booze.
T: Dense, boozey sweetness. Lots of maple syrup coating the chocolate and coffee flavors. Hearty. Breakfast like. Roasted and toasted sweet malts.
M: Thick. Sweet. Massive body. Clean flavors throughout.
O: Woah. When I finished it screamed "Well that was damn good, now get me a glass of water."
Meilby (6455) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 18, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 750ml @ yngwie
Pours black with a small off-white head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, alcohol, coffee, oak and vanilla. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light to medium bitter with a long warm, coffee, wood, oak, vanilla, bourbon and chocolate finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
yngwie (12721) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 18, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 75cl. Thanks Papsoe. A black one, topped by a finger-thick light tan head. The aroma is ridicoulusly wonderful, with brown sugar, a faint boozy hint and both coffee, chocolate and maple syrup. Hints of dried fruits, licorice, and with some vanilla. Perhaps a bit sweet on the palate, but damn itís lovely. Full-bodied, soft carbonation and with some warmth. Bourbon, dried fruits, vanilla hints, chocolate, coffee and quite a lot of dark sugars. Lasting finish. Wonderful, tasteful and dangerously easy drinkable. Some say itís too boozy and bourbon-ish. I normally donít care too much for bourbon in beer, but this is just wonderful. 140418
sic1314 (2586) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 20, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very generously shared by Kermis. Poured a deep, dark brown black with an oily viscosity and a small tan ring,. Aroma of dark chocolate, vanilla, roast coffee. Full body, flavour as the aroma, lushly smooth, some bourbon sweetness, slight hint of the maple syrup?
gramity (1301) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 30, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Deep dark brown, almost black. Swirly tan head. Nose is huge maple syrup. chocolate chip pancakes, some barrel. Taste is sweet maple syrup, chocolate chip pancakes, bourbon barrel. Smooth sticky mouthfeel. Medium bodied. Unbelievable.
WanderinCelt87 (132) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is malty and sweet. Taste is malty and brown sugar with hints of coffee. Leaves a bitter after taste.
DrSilverworm (5038) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle - big thanks to Jay A. for sharing this! Split with b3shine and danielcoor. Bottle has kind of a higher fill... Maybe this has aged better than other examples? Very dark brown / red color. Thin bubbly dark brown head. Dots of lace. Big coffee in the nose. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, lighter, creamy carbonation. Very nice chewy texture to it. Kind of dry in the finish. Dark chocolate, whipped cream, coffee, and some nice maple syrup still. Just light hints of oxidization. Moderate to bigger bitter taste, just a very light acidic bite - not sure if thatís the coffee or the age, giving that light bit of bitter acidity. Definitely getting way better as this warms up, holy shit. Super creamy, velvety smooth texture to this. Big chewy oat character coming out a ton. Awesome vanilla coffee notes, good oats, maple. Wow. Glad I got a bigger sample of this, just so much complexity and awesome flavors playing together. Maple syrup way more now. Looks very good for an aged imperial stout, Iím tempted to raise appearance to a 5. Incredible stuff, wow. Wasnít expecting to rate this so highly (especially for a not fresh example - though it was stored cool), but it really is incredibly impressive. Looking for criticisms, maybe just some very light hints of molasses, but I have to look for them.
Geokkjer (5385) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with smallbeige head. Aroma of bourbon, oak, alcohol, congac, malt, alcohol,chocolate and licorice. Flavor is sweet and boozy with some caramel, alcohol, chocolate,brown sugar, bourbon and maple syrup. full body, average cabonarion.
kermis (4292) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared for rating #4000. Pours near black with a small beige head. Aroma of coffee, vanilla, maple syrup, dark chocolate, vanilla and fudge. Flavor is heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Oily in the palate. Full bodied with soft carbonation.
jmgreenuk (3587) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of Kermis. Big thanks. Poured a dark mahogany with a thin broken tan head and a few bubbles around the edge of the glass. The aroma is rich roasted malt creamy caramel coffee chocolate. The flavour is medium to strong bitter with a rich malt ripe fruit creamy malt alcoholic palate. Full bodied with flat carbonation and a medium to long bitter finish. A really superb rich creamy smooth bitter alcoholic beer. The best beer of the day and some more.
Howlader (422) - - JAN 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught at Meridian Pint during the 2013 Craft Brewers Conference. Apparently there was something wrong with this keg, as it wasnít anything special?