rlgk (10275) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - APR 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Karl Strauss, Carlsbad. Very deep brown beer with a nice lasting beige/brownish head. Chocolate and caramel aroma, licorice, cream notes, tar, vanilla, hazelnuts, some coffee/latte notes. Roasted chocolate flavor, licorice, figs, cocoa powder, figs, raisins, caramel, cream notes, licorice, coffee notes. Extremely drinkable imply with alcohol very well hidden.
Sigmund (5024) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample from bottle at RBNAG 2014, Halden, Grand Tasting. Black colour. Nice roasty aroma and flavour, hints of liquorice and smoke.
ryanfolty (1838) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - MAR 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
March 23, 2014 - on tap at Karl Strauss Universal. Black pour with some head and lacing. Aroma was chocolate and coffee. Taste was consistent with aroma but also had some toffee. Palate was a bit thin and had more carbonation than I like in imperial stouts.
cafgen (127) - California, USA - MAR 25, 2014
1.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Dark brown color with a small head that disapears fast. Smell is coffee, caramel and alcohol. Taste is the same, with the alcohol going down at the end.
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RuneStumo (2173) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - MAR 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
15.02.2014. 0,75l Bottle. RBNG-14. Dark brown colour with off-white head. Aroma id rich with dark malts, roasted malts and chocolate. Its pretty sweet and there is a good rich body. Medium bitter aftertaste. Very nice Stout.
barn0216 (398) - California, USA - MAR 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Small amount of foam from pour. Chocolate aroma but it is weak. Nice full palate, coffee, cocoa, light almond note, some ash in the finish. Pleasantly surprised by this. Aroma is not much to speak of but the taste is solid.
OleR (4801) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A ring of beige bubbles over a dark brown body. Rich malty, refined sweet aroma with notes of tinned dark fruits. Near full. Chocolate malty flavor. On the sweet side. Faint fruit and some light wooden tones. [Shared botttle at RBNG2014]
drpimento (2218) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 11, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Whoa, killer brew. Just shy of perfect, and those imperfections are just niggles. Little bit boozy, but hey, it’s an imp stout... Looks, smells, tastes, fabulous. Faultless finish. Can’t wait to return to the brewpub in San Diego.
jdb288 (512) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from trade. Pours black with very minimal head. Aroma is light roast coffee, some faint cocoa. Taste is the same although nothing stands out in particular. More of a medium-bodied stout.
visionthing (2685) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a shared 65cl bottle at RBNG-14. Pours very dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt with lots of chocolate and hints of coffee. Nice and balanced and quite delicious!
(2014-02-15 - Grand Tasting, Fredriksten festning, Halden)