zgaier (1158) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at World of Beer UCF. Pours black with a brown head and aroma of whiskey and vanilla. Taste is of whiskey, alcohol, vanilla, chocolate, and coffee with a sweet, long whiskey finish. Very tasty, strong brew, great whiskey flavors
Radek Kliber (6297) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Where and how: Birch Norfolk
Aroma rich, hefty, potent. Soft hop feel up front with dark malt vibe followed. Finishing with barrel treatment notes. Mild for size.
Top: average tanned cap.
Base: dark brown into black.
Palate : medium plus bodied, hefty yet mild in approach
Taste: frontal alcohol, coffee roast with solid dark malt bottom. Secondary hints of vanilla. Semi dry top end.
Garlic_of_Doom (344) - SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Systembolaget, 2011 vintage.
Pours pitch black with a brown film instead of a head.
Aroma overwhelms with whiskey and barrel charachter, as well as heavily roasted malt and a lot of coffee, some alcohol. Whiskey takes a bit over hand.
Taste has dark chocolate, roasted malt, fine coffee, portwine notes as well as liquor drenched plums. Alcohol is well hidden.
Mouth feel is thick and smooth, full bodied, low carbonation.
After taste has dark bitter chocolate.
Really great stout but I think that the aroma is to much infused with whiskey barrel notes that the stout character is a bit over shadowed.
Lore (776) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 15, 2013
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
very dark brown colour, medium brown head, which disappears quite quickly; aroma of chocolate, toffee, roasted malt, taste of roasted coffee dark chocolate, liqueur, herbal notes and hints of alcohol; great imperial stout with extremely long lasting bitter aftertaste
Campy877 (147) - Michigan, USA - AUG 10, 2013
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a pitch black with a very minimal chocolate head. Strong coffee scents and malt undertones. Excellent taste with none of the typical stout heaviness or chalky after taste. One of the best stouts I have ever had.
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barn0216 (346) - California, USA - AUG 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark blackish color, brown head, good lacing. Chocolate, toffee, some dried fruits, very appealing. More coffee bitterness in the flavor, barrel aging is evident which gives it the effect of booziness but in a good way, tobacco in there too. Very good.
bytemesis (2429) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours opaque black, small brown head, good lacing. Aroma is deep roasted malt, chocolate, bourbon, molasses. Flavor is the same, touch of anise, medium sweet, light bitter, wood. Full body, creamy mouthfeel, nice.
mike5326 (616) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a cold bottle. Thick dark brown color almost black, tan head. Sweet malt smell, light caramel accents. Alcohol content pops out immediately, whiskey blends with the roasted malt. I honestly don’t see why its rated so high?
Marstonlad (321) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at WilliamK, Helsinki. Pours black with a minimal head. Aroma has a solid woody, vanilla element that comes surely from barrel aging, also some licorice and a touch of smoke. Taste is very malty with medium roastedness. It has initially espresso-like flavours with vanilla and oak featuring later, also some chocolate. Low to moderate hoppiness adding some balance but this is a malts-driven beer. Full-bodied, sticky palate with a soft carbonation. Excellent, slow Imperial Stout.
Tranquillity (1386) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thick, oily, amazing palate. Small bubbles, dark head. Amazing beer but way too sweet for me. The finish is fruity and nice though.