jcwattsrugger (11670) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
@CBC–on tap-pours a light tan head with black color. Aroma is resin hops, dark malt-roasty. Taste follows. Full body.
thewolf (11643) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, bought @ Voldby Købmandsgård.
Pours is utterly deep black with a lovely, staying, small, creamy, cappucino head. Very complex aroma, lots of hops, dark chocolate, coffee and light roasted malts. There are notes of grapefruit and citrus. Light resiny and fresh. Lowish carbonation, super creamy mouthfeel. Lots of dryness. Flavour is hoppy again, grapefruit, pine, lots of dark chocolate, coffee, mildly vinious, light liqourice. Long, lingering, warming and quite bitter finish. A very good hoppy Imperial Stout.
Benzai (11312) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2011 Many thanks to Countbeer for sharing this beer! Pitch black although there’s a barely visible red glow coming through when held into the light, brown head. Smell hops, caramel, dark chocolate, just so complex! Taste the same, absolutely fantastic! Soft carbo for 11%ABV, but so so suitable for this beer! Full body, such good mouthfeel!
Drake (11116) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber, courtesy of thetomG in Secret Santa Winter 10, someone else who sent me one, and I also bought a bottle at Sicilian’s in Grand Rapids. I figure I should rate this one so people stop sending it to me! Pours pitch black with a medium sized brown creamy head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of rich roasted malts, caramel, floral and citrus hops and a nutty finish. Some pretty hot alcohol notes. The taste is bitter roasted malts, caramel, nutty notes and leafy, vegetal hops with a bit of citrus. Something kinda offputting in there. Medium bodied and pretty boozy overall. Decent.
BeerandBlues2 (11048) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 26, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Ratman. Pours black with an average, frothy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, chocolate, toasted, nutty), light hops (earthy, herbal), and average esters (fruity) with notes of smoke, raisin, alcohol, prune, and dates. Flavor is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, chocolate, roasted, nutty), average hops (floral, pine, spicy), and average esters (fruity) with notes of wood, alcohol, prune, dates, raisin, brown sugar, and vanilla. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation, low creaminess with a dry and biting finish.
madsberg (11018) - Søborg, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pitch black coloured. Dense brown head. Lasting . Aroma of sweetness, chocolate, light sweetness, spice, some liqourice, molasses. Flavour of liqourice, roast, sweetness, spice, alcohol, chocolate and vague coffee. Medium to full bodied. Dry roasty bitterness in the end. light burning of alcohol on lips and palate. Quite delicious.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2010
Date: March 13, 2010
Source: Tasting, RBWG 2010
Appearance: opaque dark brown, scant head
Aroma: sweet chocolate aroma, touch of roasted
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, nice dose of roasted malts
Date: October 01, 2010
Score: 3.1 to 3.3
Appearance: black, fine tan head, bits of lace
Aroma: roasted malt aroma, big citrus
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, sweet citrus, touch of caramel, light roasted
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
mcberko (10562) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 12, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz. bottle, sent from Glouglouburp (thanks Dany), pours jet black with a small brown head. Aroma is incredibly complex, with the hops and pronounced dark roasted notes upfront, with many different subtleties such as licorice, deeply roasted espresso, caramel, toffee, dark fruits and wood. Flavour is no less dense - this is truly fantastic. Very darkly roasted malt and dark espresso begin, with complex notes of caramel, dark fruits, wood and licorice layered into this deep, dark, dense body, with a huge blast of hops that comes in toward the end and lingers wonderfully. Palate is quite oily, silky, velvety, etc. and quite viscous. This is outstanding.
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Yeah ok this beer just rocks ass. Damn this is the shit. Black. Black. Black. Tan head. Tons of chocolate, roast, coffee, prunes, raisins, toffee and some light hops. Flavor is just rich and amazing. First its sweet, then its fruity, the hops swoop in to blance it so perfectly. Just a remarkable brew. Now I know why bourbon county stout is so good!!
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - SEP 30, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fløska. Totally black colour, medium light brown head. Aroma of well roasted malt along with hops and dark fruits. Good filling mouthfeel. Flavour has lots of roasted malt along with good bourbon, bitter hops, dark fruits, wood, chocolate and a pleasant bitterness. Well lasting finish: lots of roasted malt, dark fruits, chocolate and bitter hops. Great brew!