ACD (628) - 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 (1237) - 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 (640) - 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 (2892) - 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!
kevinsenn (1058) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - APR 18, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with brown head. Aroma of dark fruit, molasses, chocolate, and coffee. Funky roasty chocolate taste. Big bitter finish. Great! Smooth full body.
RexTalionis (2409) - FINLAND - APR 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, thx jookos. Pours blackish in color with a tan head. Dark, bitter cocoa, roasted notes with hints of tartness in aroma. Cocoa, bit of ashes and some tart notes in taste.
Frank (2829) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
This pours a deep black w/ a thick looking brown head of large bubbles. The nose is coffee-like w/ a hint of something that implies tartness. This is really sweet w/ a sticky, creamy textures. It reminds me quite a lot of over-sweetened coffee w/ a strong espresso bitterness in the finish. This is very mildly tart and also has a touch of a medicinal note. This is an interesting beer w/ a pretty cool label but it is honestly just not all that good.
vtafro (3254) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Brett, dark malt and yeast aromas. Chocolate, roasted malt, Brett and saison yeast flavors.
Ferris (3896) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft - Roast malts and chocolate. Jet black with a creamy brown head. Roast malts, with a funky vinegar sourness that finishes long and chocolaty. Cool.
pilsnerrogge (2488) - Finspång, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Eye: Black with a large, brown head.
Nose: Cold coffee, cocoa, licorice, roasted malt and sour berries.
Mouth: Dry and somewhat thin.
Tongue: Coffee, licorice, smoke, dry smoke and charcoal.
Brain:An interesting cross between American Imperial Stout and Belgian Strong Ale, but it is nothing I would buy again.