Acid303 (395) - Barcelona, CATALONIA, - MAY 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
50cl bottle, served in Duvel cup. Pours black with a huge brown head, looks really good. The nose is clearly wheat, cereals, and smoke, not the typical IS aroma. The flavour is so peculiar as expected: the smoke is present along with some roasted grain. No sweetness. The bitterness is more coffee-like, although the flavour doesn’t resemble much coffee. The mouthfeel is medium, a bit light for a beer like this (easy to understand why). Average carbonation. I would say it’s more like some kind of smoked beer, but still good.
J_man (651) - Tustin, California, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Molasses, vanilla and charred wood aromas. Black hole black with a wispy, glass ringing brown head. Campfire smoke and charred wood flavors followed by a taste saving molasses and dark chocolate sweetness. I would have thought this might be a dark Rauchbier from the taste due to the smokiness. There’s a lot of bitterness in here, but it’s hard to tell what’s dark roasted malt and what’s hops. I think the underlying earth/forest floor taste must be from the hops. The chocolate, smoke and acrid bitterness sticks to the tongue but in a good way and this stays behind in the aftertaste. A very light body for such a strong beer (taste and ABV). A very unique beer. Whoops, I’m supposed to be celebrating American Craft Beer week! Thanks Norway!
Imaena (1689) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle in Bangor ME. This is a really nice stout with lots of interesting flavors and a silky smooth finish.
Rugamu (88) - SPAIN - MAY 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Imperial stout suave, con toques de café y ciruela incluso un toque a vino. Negra con espuma marron claro fácil de beber. No se nota el alcohol. Podría repetir,pero le falta un algo.
Torrefacto (333) - SPAIN - MAY 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Color negro opaco con espuma beige muy duradera y muy bien formada. el aroma está dominado por el dulzor del trigo con notas de alcohol. En boca entra con una textura media-ligera y muestra ese mismo dulzor trigal con un final amargo acafetado y suave. No es para nada una mala cerveza, pero como Imperial Stout se me queda algo corta.
lliams (193) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
been looking forward to this for a while.. pouring it looked amazing. so thick- the head almost completely solid, but fades quickly-
the aromas are kinda- volatile- really kinda, propelled?
the taste is heavy but so smooth- low bitterness well balanced. so nice.
palate is oily, slick with good length.
Rangi (508) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 29, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rich roasted malty goodness. Big pure black poor with slight head remaining. Thick, velvety and not what I expected with the mention of wheat in there. great beer. This is why I like Winter!
bleeng (1472) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black with a tan head. Nice roasty nose.
Taste is the same, with huge roasty notes. good stuff.
JPDurden24 (1456) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour, brown head with an aroma of chocolate and roast and some sweet flavors. Taste has is chocolate forward with a little bitterness on the finish. Pretty good.
Cuso (3645) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 20, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from OleR. Black color with brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, wheat, notes of banana. Taste, coffee, dark chocolate, wheat, vanilla. Coffee bitter finish. Extremely tasty beer.