saxo (14720) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Vinspecialisten Randers. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, coffee, chocolate and hops. Great beer.
HenrikSoegaard (11467) - Randers, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Frothy lightbrown good mostly deminishing head. Black colour. Heavy malty and moderate hoppy aroma. Some vanilla and chocolate notes. Heavy bitter nice chocolate and coffee flavor. Long heavy bitter finish. Creamy palate.
arminjewell (8606) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 20, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep pitch black with very dark tan, coffee colored head. Aroma has notes of deep dark chocolate, coffee, roast and toffee, some molasses and even a touch of dark fruit. Taste is rich, with notes of deep dark chocolate and coffee, bitter roasted malt with some slight toffee notes. Delicious, bitter imperial stout.
soccer290 (225) - Highland Park, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Really excited to try this, as I’ve heard great things about it. Pours a dark thick motor-oil black with a tiny chocolate brown head that dies immediately; it is completely opaque. A ton of smells to it, including oatmeal, chocolate, coffee, a bit of a roasted smell (might be malt), and hint of alcohol. Very intense smell to it. The taste is very similar to the smell, with a nice thickness to it that coats the mouth, and also has a great layered effect, with one taste leading to the next. An very impressive beer that definitely satisfied my expectations.
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUN 5, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong ass mother fucking beer ho ass bitch. Nose of dark chocolate, soy sauce, oats, dark fruits, roast earthy bitter hops. Pours inky black with a tan head that starts creamy and settles to not much. Nice legs, viscosity, all that shit ho. Flavors of dark bitter chocolate, roast, soy sauce, perhaps a touch of leather and smoke, big hop bitterness, oats. Smooth full body, alcohol is there in the finish but the big body balances. Really nice stuff. Medium carbonation, dare I say drinkable fuck ass motherfuckers? Nice.
kermis (6958) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 5, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from De Molen shared with friends. Pitch black pour with dark brown head. Aroma is rich burnt malt, chocolate and coffee. Flavor has same aspects, taken to a slightly too rich extreme.
deanso (6575) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 5, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
75cl bottle shared with 4 friends.
very dark beer.Creamy smokey head. Complex powerful aftertaste. Coffee and chocolate in the taste. Yummy, one to sip and enjoy.
Gachupines (1073) - USA - JUN 3, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Black with a large tan head which dissipates quickly. Aroma is strong roasted chocolate and slight coffee. Flavor is sweet with strong chocolate notes. Body is slightly roasted but finish is more sweetness, not much bitterness. Overall, quite an excellent imperial stout.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 29, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The Dan Journal #467. Blind Imperial Stout Tasting bronze medal winner. Bells Expedition got the silver, but I’ve already taken notes on that beer and I wasn’t sure of the Batch #. Anyway...taster glass from the bomber. Pours pitch with a dense brown hue. Spiraling ring of khaki head. Aromas of burnt wood and fudge. Full bodied with a dry and bitter palate with a tangy, subtle sweetness. Flavors of bittersweet chocolate and fudge with an underlying sweetness. Nice yet apparent burn and very age worthy!
johnnnniee (2922) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 28, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hmm a double imperial stout, sounds interesting. Pours a solid black and a very vigorous pour produced a reasonable khaki head that slowly receded. Aromas of dark roasted malts, a non descript hop character, and hints of coffee, chocolate and licorice. Not overly exciting on the aroma side. Taste is mouth-coatingly thick and sweet. Chocolate, coffee, and molasses jump out of the gate right away. Dark fruit steps up midway through. Charred coffee, a bit of ash, a touch of alcohol and hop bitterness linger on the palette long after each sip. Insanely thick body with a creamy motor oil mouth coating. Light level of carbonation. I enjoyed the hell out of this one but then again I do love me a big thick stout. If these weren’t so expensive I would drink these all the time.