Inbreak (1882) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAY 22, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
21.05.2014, 0,75l bottle @ BBGTC tasting:
Big light brown fizzy mediumlasting head. Aroma is loaded with Co2 stinging in the nose, followed by sour coffee, sour dark fruits, burnt caramel, dark malts, ashtray, sugar. Taste is sour-ish burnt, sour coffee, burnt caramel, ashtray, grass, yeast, hay, licorice, dark fruits, yeast. Medium bitterness, dry harsh watery mouthfeel, high carbonation. Meh!
ClubGonzo (3854) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, shared with BBGTC. Pours a jet black body with a huge farmhouse-style foamy beige head. Nose is coffee, licorice, red fruits, straw, weird over-carbonated sour-ish tones and hints of dark chocolate. Taste is chocolate, coffee, sour-ish grainy notes, dry straw, hints of chalk, biscuits and ashes. Medium body, high carbonation. The over-carbonation factor plays in on this, creating a very volatile mix of flavors in high gear. Nice enough though.
ej (680) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - MAY 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a dark tanned head. Aroma is slightly acidic with loads of roasted malts, hints of leather. Taste is coffee, roasted malts, leather and tar. Slightly sweet with a semi-dry finish. Hints of the farmhouse yeasts, but its mostly subdued by roast and alcohol. Body is close to full with a fizzy palate.
beer_est_deus (577) - örebro, SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Totalt svart med ett stort, mörk brunt skum. Doft: Funk, kakao, gräs, kaffe, örter, alkohol, pralin butik, jord. Smak: Örter, gräs, kakao, kaffe, rostat korn, malt, alkohol, humle (ej beska), citrus. Mogen, trevlig bekantskap som nog växer med åldern.
Splitenz (329) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
And exiting and amazing looking beer, if a bit confusing with its farmhouse meets imperial stout style. What I feel this does is make the stout part subdued and less aggressive, which is fine, but it clashes a bit with my expectations. All that said, this is an exiting meld of the furious and the mild, and a beer I had such an amazing time discovering.
TXBadger (1222) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 26, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a black color with off-white head. Has barnyard funk, chocolate, and earth on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a yeasty note, somewhat chewy too.
ACD (618) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the brewery. Black with murky tan head. Oak on the nose with a shedload of chocolate and spices, some tobacco too. Big lush chocolate in the taste, big roastiness, then some really floral yeasty ester action kicks in. Oak, prunes and woody spice. More chocolate, light vinous notes. Spritzy carb. Lingering chocolate, roasted malt, and light floral yeastiness. Tasty impy - very different to most.
brystmar (1189) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewery. Opaque black body sprouts foamy tan head. Beady lace all up in my glass.
Roasted malts meet toffee. Surprisingly tannic, though doesn't taste like there's any cross-contamination here. Oaky, boozy, and a touch funky too. Really wish they'd return to the English yeast with this one because the farmhouse yeast produces an inferior product. Oh well.
Simonsen (576) - NORWAY - APR 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaske delt med esp0r.very slow gusher. Svart uklar farge. Enorm skumtopp som forsvinner etterhvert.lavt karbonert.smaker røyk, røstet malt, sjokolade,lakris, rødvin, tre, jord, rød frukter. En kompleks øl med mange spennede innslag
probstblueribbon (2858) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - APR 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 mL bottle from Bieropholie, shared with friends. Deep brown-black with a nice mocha head. Lactic sourness, nice molasses and dark chocolate imperial stout character, quite nice. Medium-full body with full creamy carbonation, velvety. Lots of nice imperial stout character with restrained wild/sour notes; lightly sweet with a touch of tartness and a nice funky imperial stout finish. Rock on!