VertBaconStrips (2097) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with my useless ass and the couch on which I rot. Poured out an oily goop that is an ultra dark brown, small semi fizzy head and thin lacing. Oh shit! I want some of that new awesome Coors light beer with the puncture can! Man - that clean pour will kick the shit out of my taste buds! But... Back to something no where near as good. Sneaking a taste loosely reminds me of Tokyo if it was not such a beast. Underwhelming aroma - had to finally cover the glass to see if I can do anything to bump this up. Sweetness, roast, slight perfume - struggling hard to locate smelly things that should stank more. The taste is there and I can’t stop thinking about Tokyo. I read about the roses and may have not considered it without that knowledge but it’s there. Alcohol is prevalent, oily mouth, weak almond, thoughts of licorice, hints of salt, back to the aroma - bottom third dumped in and lo and behold there is aroma. A bit fruity and a touch of chocolate - wtf - the pour had a big area going for it and by time started to type and voila! the aroma was gone. Back to the taste since it’s very obvious it’s the only thing worthy of paying attention to: dem nuts, cherry, thickness on the final sips (finally - why did it take so fucking long? This was not far from room temp) blend of choco and all the other things I blurted out before. This is a solid brew and pretty much what I expected which is ok with me. Feeling like I need to cut my toenails. Ha! Marks add up to 3.... It’s better than that yet, very drinkable but damn - not much I can do to bump it up. Another .1 for drinkability. Mellowness is enjoyable but so damn late. Started loving this at ml 483. Bad numbers but good drinking. Pisser. Needs time to remove the early heat.
DuffMan (7025) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 3, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, shared with Ian. Near black, hearty pour with a thick lasting lighter brown head. Aroma features cocoa, creamed coffee, and delicate floral undertones. On the palate, all the rich roast flavours are here, particularly bitter chocolate, along with vinous stewed fruits, dark cherries, and a lovely delicate floral note. A fantastic imperial stout for the unexpected delicate florals married to the expected hearty roasted malts. Full bodied with a velvety mouthfeel.
fejez (37) - ITALY - JAN 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark, almost black. Brown head, persistent. Coffee and vanilla at the nose. Good body, roasted coffee in mouth. Enjoyable!!!
pivnizub (9004) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JAN 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle: Literally black coloured with a big and persistent creamy to rocky tanned head, toasted malt, vanilla (wood), leather and caramel in the complex aroma; pretty solid bitter and - surprise - sweet flavour, full bodied, what else?, silky MF or very soft; nutty, fruity and chocolatey flavours in the robust sweet and bitter finish. Nice session Bier…
emartell (254) - Zapopan, Jalisco, MEXICO - JAN 1, 2014
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma a notas de maltas tostadas, chocolate y ligeramente cacao y café.
En cuanto a su apariencia, color completamente negro, carbonatacion baja, cuerpo medio, corona de espuma ligera de baja retención.
En boca cremosa, muy bien equilibrada con un final ligeramente dulce con motas a chocolate.
Al paladar es una cerveza compleja ya que presenta un excelente equilibrio, sin embargo en ciertas partes del trago se percibe un ligero amargor acompañado del sabor a chocolate, así cómo un ligero final dulce. También se percibe una buena cremosidad y utilizada. un ligero sabor que recuerda a la leche entera y al café, y se distingue que las notas cremosas son aportadas por la avena utilizada.
En resumen hablamos de una excelente cerveza, la cual se disfruta ampliamente y en cada uno de sus tragos esconde su potencia alcohólica y sus 10.7 grados de alcohol. Exquisita!
Dedollewaitor (14103) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Vinens Verden, Odense. Pours black with a small creamy head. Roast, cookie dough, lots of licorice and citrus hops and peel. Smooth and full bodied. Bitter hoppy finish. Delicious!
thewolf (11234) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, bought @ LIVA, Kolding. Pours completely opaque black with a lovely, staying, creamy, beige head. Aroma has chocolate, tar, light cocoa, nuts, coconut, a touch of raisins. Low carbonation, fine creamy and quite dry mouthfeel. Flavour has roasted malts, light smoke, softly vinious, light coffee. Fine astringency with a touch of cherry stone. Good citrussy bitterness. Very elegant, the flowers are quite apparent with some lovely freshness.
Plovmand (6591) - Helsinge, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours jet black with a creamy beige head. The aroma is tar, roasted malt, light smoke, some fruity hops, biscuits, licorice and coffee. The flavor is huge roast, licorice, coffee, tar, citrus, some sweetness and light chocolate. Great stout!
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Theydon_Bois (9915) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the Night of Garbage, big thanks to Kenny for turning up with this Brucey Bonus, 20/12/13 up a shit load of stairs !
Light to mid black with a good sized light tan head that retains well.
Nose is dark fruits, light roast, spice, dark berry fruit.
Taste comprises rich chocolate, dark malt, brown sugars, dark berry fruits, light roast, subtle booze notes.
Medium bodied with bite, fine carbonation, dry finale with light roast and sweet tones.
Nice impy, easy drinking affair, definate re-visit !
Theis (13778) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Yespr’s - Thanks. Black - offwhite head. High malty, sweetness, fullbodied, ok hoppy, nice bitterness, oiley, roasted, vanilla, chocolate, dark chocolate. Bitter finish.