superspak (2203) - Michigan, USA - JAN 30, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating (likely bottled in late 2011). Pours dense pitch black color with a nice 1 finger dense dark tan head with nice retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings on the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of big dark chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa, coffee, light char, toast, molasses, earth, herbal, light anise, and light dark fruitiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark roasted notes. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, light char, toast, toffee, molasses, earth, raisin, smoke, light anise, and herbal. Light roasted coffee bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, cocoa, char, toast, raisin, molasses, smoke, and earth on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic complexity and balance of roasted flavors with light fruitiness; and zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and full bodied; with a very creamy and slick mouthfeel that is fantastic. Alcohol is extremely well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic imperial stout! Awesome robust roasted flavor balance and complexity; and extremely smooth to sip on. An extremely enjoyable offering.
Brewhemia (12) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Really cool bottle that raises expectations. I loved the aroma of figs and coffee. Unfortunately i didn’t find the taste quite as good. Got some espresso and spruce. Good taste but not fantastic. Good over all though.
pentaz (901) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with a creamy medium light brown head. Aroma is raisin, licorice, very hard roasted malts, chocolate, dark fruit, tar, caramel and smoke.
Taste is moderate sweet and bitter. Body is medium+, texture is smooth, carbonation is moderate. Finishes light sweet, smooth and long with chocolate.
Experiment_Ale (650) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle with a friend at my small apartment. Pours black with cream grey head. Aroma is roasted toasted malt, smooth light thin notes with and edge of burnt. Taste is nice caramel roasted malt, soft, lacto, very smooth and drinkable in the mild direction of an irish dry stout. Shame they stopped making this.
DiarmaidBHK (3161) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2014
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Piggly Wiggly Homewood. Pours black with a thick brown head. Doesn’t leave much lacing in the glass. Fairly big malty notes on the nose. Massive chocolate on the tongue. Smooth, rich mouthfeel. Hides its alcohol well and is a pretty clean finisher. Awesome stuff!
hirigalzkar (2111) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. The taste seems undeveloped wich leads to a perfumed feeling. Heavy roasted. Too carbonated.
Nicke80 (43) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cl bottle from systembolaget bs. Pours pitch black with tary aroma. Tastes choclate, roasted and tar. Nice and oily with great flavours.
rxeight (1042) - Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks for sharing this one BG. Overly carbonated like the noir. Fizzy mouthfeel. Very dark roasty but has a touch of sweet at the end.
Lukaduke (1737) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAR 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared courtesy of JBPortland ! Pours a thick black with a finger of khaki foam. The nose is smooth creamy chocolate, a touch of roast and some caramel softness. The palate follows with a creamy mouthfeel and a very balanced chuggable palate. Soft chocolate almost milk stout like with a touch of roast coming forward on the late palate. Really easy drinking, focused and balanced.
JBPortland (457) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle thanks to Errl! Pours brown-black with thin tan head. Nose is musty dark coffee, fruity booze, soil. Taste is smooth, dark fruit, dark bitter chocolate and coffee, warmth. Finish is bitter dusty roast wet coffee, bitter chocolate syrup, notes of fruitiness, touch boozy and just a hair on the thin side.
Weezel (104) - Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is really good stuff. Maybe I am a sucker for the farmhouse interpretations of styles, but I think this stands up. Pours a awesome bubbly black with a nice foamy dark head. The taste is superb with notes of chocolate roasted malts. Huge flavors of espresso and ice coffee to round it out. Dry finish with the classic saison yeast taste.