bergstaden (2451) - Røros, NORWAY - OCT 15, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a brown head - Rye malt in the aroma with hints of chocolate - Good rye malt body with some coffee and chocolate notes with nice bitterness to go along - The coffee flavours goes into the finish - This was good
batneil (618) - - SEP 5, 2016
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very smooth. Black pour with a brownish head. Tastes a bit like dark chocolate. I like it.
zoucrew102 (1415) - - SEP 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber, thanks Christina! Roasted malt aroma with notes of chocolate, coffee, toffee and spicy rye. Pours black with half a finger of mocha head that has excellent retention and lacing. Starts with rich roasted malt flavors with toffee and chocolate notes as well as rich body. Finishes smooth with coffee and light spicy rye flavors that lingers slightly on the palate. Nice imperial stout.
fiveacestx (930) - Texas, USA - JUN 14, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber - dark coffee black pour with a dark tan head. Roasted dark coffee aroma and taste along with some dark chocolate and toffee. Rich and malty.
GenDV138 (6096) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle shared by a friend, thanks Mike! Poured into a Belgian snifter. Dark brownish black with tan head. Aromas of roast, dark chocolate, coffee. Tastes of roasty notes, dark chocolate, coffee, light oak. Medium body with a dry finish. Nicely masked alcohol for the ABV.
kevinator (1851) - The Colony, Texas, USA - APR 5, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good aroma and bold flavors of chocolate, toffee, vanilla, coffee and the spice. Nice hop profile. Creamy dark and medium-bodied.
drjoeng (935) - SINGAPORE - FEB 21, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
10.2%ABV. Rye Imperial Stout.
Tapped out 40ºSRM.
Nose is going to be free associated: figs, dates, black honey, raw honey comb, maple sugar, molasses, licorice, peat smoke, hickory smoked ham, coffee, dark chocolate, ripe, almost black figs. There are some over-ripe stone fruit sweet aromas in the nose as well. Ripe dark cherries also figure in to the nose.
Mouthfeel is soapy and almost syrupy. Palate is: burnt toast, peat smoke, treacle, hickory smoke, port, sherry, overall we are talking about a very complex sweet palate. There are dark sweet chocolate flavors with an medium agressive liquor like richness to the rich funk of properly fermented cacao nibs or ripe coffee berries.
There is a maybe slightly random local tasting note. The bittersweet richness of the palate, coupled with the faint fume-y alcoholic palate shares some uncanny similarities to tasting a mid-season Champion durian from Pahang.
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Sammy (11219) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Hops on birch. Complex. Cherry, roast, coffee, chocolate. Creamy, lacy.and some hops in aroma.some spicey rye, and caraway.
DuffMan (9592) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 8, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ the brewery in Miramar. Near black, mahogany highlights. Roasty with assertive dark fruits and spicy undertones. Quite nice.
blipp (8267) - La Mesa, California, USA - DEC 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours near black with a beige head. Rich malty base, fudge, rye, mild-moderate roast, and mild bitterness. Good stuff.