Ontbeertaster (2346) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, pours a nice dark black, aroma is roasty and coco. The flavour is quite nice and smooth, it has a light hop smell and taste, a nice chocolate taste with a smooth finish, not much bitterness, the rye is nice as well, pretty tasty stuff
tderoeck (5290) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
1/III/13 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle @ De Hopduvel - BB: n/a (’Murica!) (2013-203) Thanks to Bobochamp for sharing the bottle!
Clear dark brown beer, no head. Aroma: mocha, dark chocolate, caramel, grains, sugary, cocoa powder, some fruity hops. MF: soft carbon, full body. Taste: caramel start, som citrus, hoppy touches, mocha, coffee, pretty fruity, bit floral. Aftertaste: bitter hops, fruity, coffee, caramel, little sweet, bit soapy. A nicely hopped stout, no chocolate in the taste though.
Idiosynkrasie (4244) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAR 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml bottle. Dark red glowing black colour with small to average, frothy to creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, ochre head. Spicy, roasty dark malty aroma with intense hoppy overtones reminds of a Black IPA with typical green onion notes. Taste is spicy, roasty dark malty, hoppy overtones; round, well balanced, a compact unit. Very nice.
madsberg (10480) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. PItch black coloured. Light fluffy brown head. Aroma og coffee, roast, chocolate, herbs, some flowers, grass and caramel. Flavour: Unroasted coffee, roast, herbs, grass, caramel, light brown sugar and a touch of molasses. Medium to full bodied. Ends heavily roasted and bitter. Nice indeed this collab from 2 of my favourite brewers.
pepsican (1454) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
BoBoChamp (5759) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
65cl, new exclusive American collab. brew Anno 2012, brewed at Hoppin’ Frog Brewery, from Ølbutikken Copenhagen, very complex Stout, roasted/bitter and slightly fruity/spicy, balanced, hazy, good head, very good brew, yet expensive!
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Longhsot. Dark brown with a medium brown crown. Aroma is big and roasty with coffee, rye and dark malts. Taste of roasted dark malts, coffee, chocolate, rye, a touch of alcohol and a mild bitter aftertaste.
AndreasJaeger (505) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Svart i färgen, ljusbrunt skum. Doftar havrekakor, choklad, knäckebröd, torrt rostat kaffe. Smakar rostat bröd, rostad malt, kaffe, choklad, kakor, trä, bark, havrekakor. Söt lite klistrig avslutning.
superspak (2913) - Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 ounce bottle into snifter; no bottle dating, but was released in 11/2012. Pours pitch black color with a nice 1-2 finger dense dark tan head with incredible retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice thick soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big dark chocolate, roasted malt, pine, grapefruit, orange zest, floral, toast, light char, dark bread, spicy rye, and hop earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance, strength, and complexity; did not a profile similar to a Black IPA. Taste of big dark chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa, char, toast, pine, orange zest, grapefruit, floral, dark bread, spicy rye, light coffee, and hop earthiness. Fair amount of coffee and citrus bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa, light char, toast, pine, orange zest, grapefruit, floral, dark bread, spicy rye, light coffee, and hop earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic balance, complexity, and robustness of roasted notes; with a great hop/malt balance; and zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very creamy, slick, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is very nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an incredible rye imperial stout! Great balance, complexity, and robustness of flavors; and extremely easy to sip on. An extremely delicious offering, would definitely have it again.
AWISLguy (1468) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from B&B in Wind Lake. Pours a very dark black with a chocolate milk head leaving nice lacing. Aroma has roasted malts, some surprising piney hops and bakers chocolate with a touch of licorice. Taste is of sweet chocolate, roasted caramel malt and some tangy dry rye spicyness. Sweet and grainy-dry. The aroma surprised from the color, and then the taste was quite unexpected from the aroma. Finishes sweetly bitter and dry. Would say "sweet stout" or "porter" or "black ipa" prior to saying "imperial stout" ... nonetheless, it is tasty and enjoyable.