beerfest5 (1147) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice solid Imperial Stout, nothing too crazy. Great color from the pour into the tulip glass, lovely aroma of dark chocolate, coffee beans, roasted nuts. Taste was very similar, a little bitter like dark chocolate but the finish was very smooth.
EvanFriend (312) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty standard imperial stout, starts out chocolate, fades into bitter coffee, a little bit of booze behind it. Good beer.
SHIG (3612) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a dark black with brown head. Sweet malt aroma. Taste is sweet chocolate and malt flavor.
CanIHave4Beers (3328) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JAN 20, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours very dark, almost ink black with some espresso swirl head with a retained ring on the edge of the glass leaving spots of lace here and there.
The aroma is rich, roasty, & sweet smelling. It’s got a touch of ashiness and the faintest hints of smoke. Some mild hop fruitiness, some espresso, and plenty of chocolaty character provide a complex but tightly woven and perfectly harmonious bouquet.
The flavor is roasty through and through using just enough balance and restraint to pull it off at that level. The beer has some ashiness & dark fruit but both of these are at a pretty tame presence all together. The beer is satisfyingly better with a nice level of sweetness and a nuttiness that grows and grows as the beer warms. The big alcohol is pretty well concealed, but it does provide a warming sensation to the flavor that works just right here.
The beer is mouth coating, but still drinkable & never overly heavy feeling.
mikeq215 (69) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Lukaduke. Pours black with a small tan head, with smells of dark chocolate and coffee. Taste is sweet with roasted malts, dark chocolate, and coffee with a slight slight alcohol burn to finish.
Desverger (2266) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from BarleyWine, CPH - pours black with a medium puffy brown head. Strong roasted malts, ashy, with dark chocolate, caramel, brown sugar, slight smoke, wooden notes, roasted dry finish.
Zymurgeist2 (1080) - Redwood City, California, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Harry’s Hofbrau. Lots of biscuit malt up front. Pours black and oily slick with almost no tan head. Taste is tar, malted milk and chocolate with alcohol warming.
Cunningham (4775) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: A complete absence of light on the other side of this one. A nice beige head that leaves a fine lacing.
Aroma: Coffee, roasted malt and chocolate.
Palate: Full body. Tad sweet with an ok bitterness. Soft carbonation. Creamy texture.
Taste: Lots off espresso and chocolate. Roasted malt and mild liqorice.
Overall impression: Solid stuff! Do not think I have to say more about that.
Personal stats: Bottle from a trade with OleR.
Ed5388 (2197) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle (batch 507) thanks to Ataraxia from free beer week 2013. Gusher upon opening. Pours black and oily with a huge foamy dark brown head. Aroma of rotted veggies, nail polish remover, roasted malts, and hints of chocolate. Taste is sour coffee, burnt toast, ashy, vinous, nail polish remover, and rich dark chocolate and espresso. I’m pretty sure this is infected. I will definitely revisit this beer with a hopefully non infected bottle in the future.
llkc (462) - århus, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Duft:mørkt malt: sødme. chokolade.dyp duft af mørke bær, som også gør duften en smule frisk i det
Smag: stor smag af mørk malt. soja, kakao, chokolade. varmen fra % kommer lidt efter, eftersmagen er mørk chokoladen, en smule bitter eftersmag lidt alla når man få et stk mørkt chokolade