Alphadelic (1630) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A 2007 bottle in late 2012 - looks great, long head. Plenty of wheat berry, mega raisin fruit and rich deep toffee. Some oxidization. Pretty rich but very drinkable.
NBird (142) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Slick black pour with sml brown head that dissipates quickly. Smells.. Roasted malts, dark chocolate, smoke and wheat hints. Tastes.. Big dark chocolate, smokey wheat and roasty malt and a sensational bitter espresso finish. Really good.
Acid303 (262) - 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 (540) - 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 (846) - 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 (51) - 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 (64) - - 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 (89) - Hawthorn, 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 (381) - 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 (1383) - 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 (1093) - 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.