yngwie (11749) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 75cl. A black one, topped by a big, dark tan head. Roasted aroma with chocolate, molasses and some boozy notes. A little vegetal hint too. Lightly farmhousish flavor with roasted malts, chocolated and some molasses. Full body, soft carbonation. Quite bitter in the finish. A nice imperial stout, yet it lacks quite a bit to be world class, but I’m struggling a bit to pinpoint what. 120914
brystmar (971) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Non-farmhouse from 2010, but gushed like there's no tomorrow. Nice aroma with English yeast and roasted malt. Bready, sweet in the middle, caramely, roasty, really damn good. It definitely wasn't this good fresh. Wish I had another.
madvike (2373) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle - Pours black with a dark tan head. Nose is boozy with dry roasty malt. A little sweeter taste with dry roasty malt, charcoal, and a bit of molasses. Thinnish and a bit of carbonation. Pretty meh.
SDalkoholic (1998) - Linda Vista, California, USA - APR 7, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from South Bay Liquor: Smell is a rich and robust profile of roasted black malt with dark melted chocolate, chocolate syrup, and a minor aroma of mocha. The drink is smooth yet bold of flavor while masking the high alcohol content well. Flavors hint to a bitter and unsweet dark chocolate with a background of ground coffee bean. As for the finish, sort of brings out a sour aftertaste though.
Metallion66 (61) - - MAR 30, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
OG Black Metal, not sure on the bottle date Poured motor oil black. The aroma was definitely the worst part. as It had a bit of a green apple smell to it. Taste however, held up extremely well. Nice forward roast but nothing over powering, still had a nice thick mouthfeel as well.
I opened this side by side with a farmhouse Black Metal and the OG was so much better. I wish they would still brew it.
stumpyiliz (209) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Jet black pour with a tan head. Aroma’s of coffee, chocolate, raisins. Taste is a full bodied stout with an amazing malt bill that just dances on the tongue with a long malty chocolaty and slightly smokey flavor.
ApisAles (1570) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep black pour with a tan head. Aroma is coffee, dark fruit, caramelized burned sugar. Vinous, chocolate and booze. Flavor is boozy, roasty, caramelized sugar, coffee, and dark chocolate. A little high on the alcoholic warmth. Good beer though.
JanLaursen (2487) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 750 ml, at Ørsted Ølbar, shared with Gisle. Pitch black. Raisins, deep malty, light tart, burned, portified, yeasty, fruity, licorice. alcohol. Lingering finish. Interesting and maybe a little too much - never been a huge fan of yeasty Belgium-stylish impy stouts. Jester King are at their best doing light beers - light in color and light in abv, me thinks.
Mulletreeve (17) - - MAR 15, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Fantastic stout. A bit thin on mouthfeel, but still silky somehow. Beautiful deep brown black color, just a thin cappuccino head and tiny lacing. Espresso aroma, raisin and chocolate hit the palate first, then a deep dark long espresso finish that lasts forever. I'm not sure it's brutal in any way except its awesomeness.
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ThirstyBird (761) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - FEB 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted at the RBBWG 2013 - thanks Tim!
Pours Near opaque black/brown with a small light brown head. Smell is rich dark malt, licorice, chocolate and roast. The taste follows the nose and is very balanced. Full body with average carbonation but nice and smooth. A very nice stout.