Panzerfaust (681) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - SEP 11, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330cc bottle, gift straight from Punta Arenas, thanks to "Pepa" Benavides. Pours a dense and deep black color with brownish hues and a small tan head that leaves a small lacing. Aroma with clear notes of burnt sugars, cocoa, hot chocolate, moccha, toasted bread, instant chocolate mousse. Medium roastiness. Not much coffee notes. Lacks complexity. Taste is sweet without much roastiness or bitterness for counterbalance. It’s still OK but far from good because of those "instant chocolate" flavor-touches all over the place. Fizzy in the tongue in the begining, it becomes smoother after a little while in the mouth. Medium body. Too weak for an Imperial Stout, this one is definitely closer to a Porter. Not even close to the league of the classic Sam Smith’s Impy Stout which is also 7%, but a thousandfold times more complex and punchy. It’s still drinkable and gets a few extra points for the effort.
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(330cc bottle) Pours an opaque black body with a medium brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, anise, dates, licorice, fennel, plum, vinous, and chocolate. Flavor of roasted malt, chocolate, grass, and some dark fruit.