FROTHINGSLOSH (6205) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks Helmut! Sampled from a growler this beer poured an oily black color with a medium sized foamy brown head that left decent lacing. The aroma was sweet toasty malts, cocoa, vanilla and anise. The flavor was sharp and bitter fruity hops, anise, toasty malts, port wine, cherry, vanilla and a hint of mint. Incredibly long hoppy and toasty finish with anise and cherry notes. Thick and creamy - the beer really coats the tongue and refuses to leave. Marvelous!
jsporrer (418) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark brown to black with a thin tan ring. Light carbonation with plenty of lacing. aroma of sweet dark fruits, roasted malts with hints of molasses and licorice. Medium body with a creamy texture. Smooth, full mouth feel with lasting flavors and big warm finish. Very enjoyable, tasty, not harsh and masks the alcohol well. could have been a tad thicker. Gets better as it warms up.
sunevdj (3736) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 22, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at CBC 2015. Pours black. Quite bitter with a moderate sweetness. Malty aromas of coffee with notes of toffee and chocolate. Medium to full bodied. Soft carbonation.
jrob21 (3304) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 20, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flavor is tight. Aroma is a little soy sauce and roasted coffee. Flavor is smooth and sweet. Chocolates on the finish. Bit of vanilla.
Berard (558) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - APR 14, 2016
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours black with dark creme colored head that lingers and laces. This beer pushes all of my buttons. Perfect level of sweet, bitter and booze.
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gregwilsonstl (1826) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 7, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark black. Thin tan head. Lots going on here. Thick and chewy. Malt bomb. Molasses, coffee. Sweet chocolate becomes dark bittersweet cocoa nibs. Thx Jsquire! I need to track down some variants.
CardsFan25 (84) - - DEC 29, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark, pitch black pour with about a finger of tan head. Aroma and taste have molasses, coffee, carmel up front with a sweet vanilla finish. Quality stout!!
Pyrmir (5200) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at CBC15. Black with beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, liquorice, coffee, tobacco, fruits with slight tart notes. Taste is similar, rich and smooth, chocolate, light tartness, chocolate and slight tobacco.
trapped (1963) - New York, TURKEY - DEC 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Jsquire. Pours inky, oily black with small tan foamy head, woodsy caramel aroma, medium carbonation, bitter mocha taste with strong alcohol overtones, medium bitter finish with alcohol aftertaste. Smooth but robust, very nice.
Art (2849) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Middle of the pack in a blind imperial stout tasting including all the classics. Pours a dark brown with a light tan head. Aromas of roast, chocolate, maple. Taste is sweet with a dark fruit/ molasses flavor.
oh6gdx (24352) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught@CBC2015 (blue session). Black colour with a mediumsized beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, liquorice, coffee, mild tobacco as well as some ripe fruits. Flavour is quite similar in a very nice balance, and also a nice chocolaty edge in the aftertaste.