jbrus (4991) - Delft, - NOV 28, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle@DRbM. Very fruity aroma with chocolate and vanilla. Black, light brown head, good lace. Sweet, vanilla, hint of bourbon, fruity, light bitter. Soft mouth feel. Flavourful and balanced.
superspak (2919) - Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375 ml bottle into snifter, 2014 vintage bottling. Pours dense pitch black color with a 1-2 finger dense dark brown head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, molasses, toffee, toast, nuttiness, dark bread, raisin, plum, light licorice, light smoke/char, and roasted earthiness. Damn nice nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt, walnuts, and moderate dark fruit notes; with good strength. Taste of huge dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, molasses, toffee, toast, dark bread, nuttiness, raisin, plum, light licorice, light smoke/char, and roasted earthiness. Fair amount of roast/char bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, molasses, toffee, toast, dark bread, nuttiness, raisin, plum, light smoke/char and roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roasted malt, walnuts, and moderate dark fruit flavors; with a great roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very creamy, smooth, fairly slick, and lightly chalky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome imperial stout. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roasted malt, walnuts, and moderate dark fruit flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.
Errl (1792) - Plano, Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 ml bottle thanks to Jstax...(Aged this for less than a year) Pour is a dark black with a nice tan head..Nose is nice cream, milk chocolate, spice, nut shells, oak...Taste is nice roast, chocolate, roasted walnuts, dry, tobacco, earth.. cream mouthfeel..Very nice beer as always from Brad and the crew.
Patrickctenchi (4266) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 4, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown with a purple cast.....small, dark head.
Walnut, chocolate....cherry wood aroma.
Taste s solid walnut, chocolate malt/cocoa..
Slightly nutty bitter.
Very rich, excellent.
ericdevin (943) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JAN 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from unknown via Justin. Pours a dark brown/black. Aroma is roasty, cacao. Body thin and a little hot, some biting character.
shrubber85 (8107) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black walnut and chocolate malt aroma. Black with small tan head. Sweet black walnut , dark chocolate, and coffee malt flavor. Nice balance. Excellent use of black walnuts.
anders37 (17931) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma with hints of licorice. Roasted malty dry chocolate nutty flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate nutty finish.
yespr (33063) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 fl oz bottle. Herbal. Roasted malty. Bitter and dry. Dry and herbal finish.
RobertDale (3786) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - DEC 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours black with a small tan head. Nice aroma of malt, chocolate, and fruit. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruit, vanilla, and caramel. Had trouble picking up the walnuts, but am sure that they added to the unique flavor. Very good.
drsordr (1269) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2011 bottle shared by alexsdad06 pours opaque black with thin tan head. Looks nice. Nose sweet malt, dark fruit, light roast, but mostly sweet flavors. Taste light bitter up front, more bitter chocolate flavors, sweet dark fruit, and mid palate light nutty. Late palate to finish roasty chocolate. Nice thick mouth feel. Nice flavors throughout.
brnandersen (2159) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample from 65 cl. bottle. Pitch black with a thin, tanned head. Roasted aroma with dark malts, fruits, liquorice and coffee. Taste is bitter. Full body with a creamy texture and a soft carbonation. Finishes dry and roasted with liquorice and coffee. Nice stout.