humlelala (1288) - DENMARK - JUN 19, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(35 cl bottle courtesy of Tsekouratos, thanks! Bottled: 02/11/2015) Poured at fridge temperature (meter says 13 degrees celsius at surface) into a Rochefort goblet reveals a pitch black body with one finger of toffee head that subsides fairly quickly leaving film and lace. Aroma has notes of dark fruit, toffee, oak and coconut/vanilla/bourbon. The aroma does not in itself betray the high ABV. In the mouth the brew comes across as softly carbonated, with definite roasted notes on the palate and an assertive alcohol warming finish. The body is full but it’s balanced by the alcohol astringency and a bit of bitterness. The texture is oily. The flavour is sweet, slightly ascerbic and somewhat boozy. Definitely a sipper with a bit of a snakebite.
NBird (626) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - JUN 19, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Looks.. Think black oil, sml brown head.
Smells..choc, bourbon, vanilla, oak.
Tastes..plenty of choc, roasty malts, bourbon barrel, oak and vanilla. Everything it says it is.
drjoeng (738) - SINGAPORE - JUN 19, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12.4%ABV. Imperial Stout.
Poured out black and oily with a nice thin tan head. 40ºSRM.
Nose from afar, you get sweet funk of molasses, closer you get dark chocolate and the smokiness of coffee.
Mouthfeel is thick and almost syrupy. Strongly alcoholic and medicinal. Palate has black bread, rye toast spiciness, and bourbon. There is a charcoal, smoky finish with alcoholic heat at the back of the throat. There is also a pleasant full-bodied woody or dried aged wood overtone in the palate that rides the alcohol very nicely. I expected a lot of sweetness and fruit from the way it nosed and poured, but this has all the flavor character of a whisky tasting.
Aftertaste of chocolate and some coffee and vanilla.
Palate may be a bit harsh for the uninitiated, but should be right up the alley of someone who likes a good rye bourbon.
Remember that you won’t be able to taste much of anything else after this one, so make it count.
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Steven_B (113) - East Kilbride, SCOTLAND - JUN 17, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with a large foamy tan head. Fantastic aroma of coffee, bourbon and roasted malts. Taste is delicious. Much like the aroma with some hints of vanilla and a slight booziness. A fantastic beer that is worthy of buying as many as you can get your hands on.
Ngejo (883) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - JUN 17, 2016
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Black, frothy, brown foam, medium bitterness, medium sweetness, full body, creamy, soft carbonation, & long finish.
spewyhuey (2) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 16, 2016 does not count
1.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
This beer to the average beer connoisseur , would be ranked very highly. Top notch. Hipster status: 1000. However, I am not the average beer connoisseur, I am the inverse. The anti-Christ of beer. And like resultant residual spew of adolescent binge drinkers, this beer has been indexed to receive an inverse proportional rating.
Emancipate yourself from inner slavery.
Desverger (7689) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap@Fermentoren, Copenhagen - black pour with tan head. Roasted and sweet malty with notes of chocolate, caramel, nice burnt malty notes, nice bourbon notes in there, lovely.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Tognetta (675) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - JUN 15, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2016 Totalmente negra, espuma marrom de aspecto cremoso, duradoura. Aroma inicial mais para café verde do que torrado, bourbon, cacau, licor de chocolate com álcool presente e duradouro, o torrado aparece no paladar, de médio dulçor e amargor. Corpo denso e média carbonatação. Final tende a ficar mais torrado, alcoólico. Deliciosa, mas ainda prefiro a alesmith speedway stout.
pilsnerrogge (2786) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a large head.
Aroma is coffee, biscuits and vanilla.
Flavor is lots of licorice, some bitter cocoa with a dash of Bourbon leading to a warming alcohol finish.
ulrikolsen (175) - DENMARK - JUN 11, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2016 Bottle@Biobaren Karlskrona. Pours black with fading heavy tan head. Aroma is complex with dried fruits, roasted malt, vanilla, coffee and chocolate. Taste is complex with dried fruits, coffee, vanilla, chocolate and slightly roasted. Finish is pleasantly balanced with moderate bitterness.Also tasted on Tap@Søernes. Tap version softer and barrel character comes through more intensively. Taste is almost more complex.