OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml split between 3 of us.
A - Pours a heavy metal black, with 2 fingers of espresso frappa head. Rounded patterns of vertical lacing.
S - Rich and roasted black malts, dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla, berry fruit, allspice, nutmeg, unknown spice.
T - Dense and creamy chocolate, almost astringent, heavy roast, acidic coffee, raspberries, star anise, charred vanilla, spicy hops. The Belgian yeast is present but mellow.
M - Moderate carbonation cuts through the density lifting the body creating a super creamy feel and light/medium body
Black metal is a good name for this brew. The Belgian yeast takes a back seat to the full on stout components. Lots of chocolate and roast. Light feel for such a big brew.
Serving type: bottle
chiiidog (29) - Lubbock, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The farmhouse yeast makes this beer interesting. Without that, it would be an average imperial stout. But I like the addition of the farmhouse yeast. Gives it a carbonated kick and an interesting flavor & mouthfeel.
Habanero (2580) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours pitch black with an average, lacing and tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, licorice, coffee, notes of vanilla and yeast. Sweet flavor that ends up dry, with alcohol and slightly bitter. Medium to full bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation.
olsvammel (3034) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Systembolaget (order through Galatea). Musty and malty smell with coffee, roasted and chocolate. Similar taste. Light body. High carbonation. Very tasty.
Ernesto987 (3687) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle, the bottle was a little too aged. Sweet and thick, molassesy and rich. A little one dimensional
jesperhammer (2866) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12-JUL-2014, bottle @Kregme.
Black with low tan head.
Roast and brett. Works very well here. Chocolate, spice, leather. Full body, above average carbonation, sweet. Wonderfull.
GothGargoyle (1167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with a chocolate head. Aroma is chocolate, cocoa, blackcurrant, hint of wood. Creamy mouthfeel, rich on the palate with a slightly roasty finish. Flavours are chocolate, cranberry, toasted malts, touch of farmhouse spice.
budznsudz (555) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark black pour with a thick brown head. Aroma of dark licorice, smoke, brett, and heavy roast. Taste is heavy roast, sour fruit, horse blanket, and cocoa. Very nice.
superspak (2565) - Michigan, USA - JUL 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle into signature tulip glass, bottled in 3/2013. Pours dense pitch black color with a 1 finger fairly dense dark tan head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, toast, dark bread, smoke, light char, pepper, raisin, fig, light licorice, and roast/yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of big dark/roasted malt and moderate fruity/spicy yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, toast, dark bread, smoke, light char, pepper, raisin, fig, light licorice, and roast/yeast earthiness. Fair amount of roasted bitterness and earthy yeast spice on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roast, toast, dark bread, smoke, light char, pepper, raisin, fig, and roast/yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity of big dark/roasted malt and light-moderate yeast ester flavors; with a great roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very creamy and lightly slick/chalky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome Belgian imperial stout. All around great complexity and robustness of big dark/roasted malt and moderate fruity/spicy yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.
GRM (2969) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brown bottle, 1 pint 9.4 ounces, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured on June 21 2014; eye: black, opaque, nice dark brown head that turns into a thin sheet, no lacing; nose: roasted malt, coffee, anise, chocolate, light iodine, light acidity; mouth: roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, light iodine, light soy sauce, anise, acidity, light sourness, finale in coffee with presence of soy sauce, full body, average carbonation, lightly bitter, rich and lightly silky texture; overall: quite likable
Bouteille brune, 1 pinte 9,4 onces, 9,3 %, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savourée le 21 juin 2014; œil : noire, opaque, bonne mousse brun foncé qui se transforme en une mince couverture, pas de dentelle; nez : orge torréfiée, café, anis, chocolat, léger iode, légère acidité; bouche : orge torréfiée, café, chocolat, léger iode, léger sauce soya, anis, acidité, légère aigreur, finale en café avec présence de sauce soya, corsée, carbonatation moyenne, légèrement amère, texture riche et légèrement soyeuse; en résumé : bien aimé
John25 (466) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2014 Bottle 10 months old. Black with a 1 finger mocha head. Aroma is chocolate and roasted malt with booze. The taste adds licorice, some dark fruits, black coffee up front with a bit of tart bitterness on the finish. The mouthfeel is thick with heavy carbonation for the style and a leathery finish. Pretty damn excellent overall. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone