Under-age Drinker (96) - Colorado, USA - APR 5, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown-black, oil thick. solid dirt brown head. Sweet aroma with a hint of alcohol, beautiful. Bold flavors all around, but not overbearing. Licorice and coffee, chocolate malt are all present. A very clean imperial stout for its thickness.
BMMillsy (1152) - Florida, USA - APR 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013 Vintage corked and caged 750 ml bottle grabbed off the shelves on my visit to Hoboken. Pours pitch black with a massive dark brown head that lingers a good while. Big chocolate and roast aromas, some dark fruits, and some smoke and char. Flavor is big smoke and char, more char, roastC some chocolate covered raisins, then a bitter smokey finish. Not what I was expecting but a nice surprise. Medium bodied with low plus carbonation. Sweetens up as I go. Not bad.
ajnepple (1689) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - APR 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottled 4 months ago, purchased at Applejack, and poured into a snifter at home. Black, opaque appearance with a big bubbly brown head, slowly diminishing, leaving light lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, licorice, dark chocolate, molasses, oak, mild earthy hops, dark fruits, light coffee and light vanilla. Similar flavor, big, rich and roasted, malty, dark, earthy, caramel, toffee, light alcohol (bourbon, red wine), mildly bitter, lightly fruity and lightly salty. Full body, creamy, lush, chewy, thick and pretty smooth with a lingering finish. Overall, a pretty damn good sipper. Side by side with Bell’s Expedition.
BRW (696) - Barcelona, SPAIN - APR 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black colour with beige head. Roasted, coffee, chocolate aroma. Roasted, coffee, chocolate, slightly sweet taste, some caramel too. Full body.
warhawk91 (240) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - APR 19, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750. Jet black pour, thick chocolate ice cream head, good lacing. Smell is coffee, dark chocolate, pepper and citrus. Taste is full of bakers chocolate, caramel, hints of coffee, pepper and orange. Great Belgian stout!
Theydon_Bois (7005) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Lost Abbey/Port tap room, 18/04/14.
Pitch black with a dirty tan head that thins to a swirl.
Nose is big on cohocolate, lightly rosted tones, dark malt, molasses, dark fruits, pinch of spice, lght booze strains.
Taste comprises drk chocolate, roast, light green pepper, chilli spice, mineral tones, earthy, brown sugars.
Medium + body, fine carbonation, smooth on the palate, light boozey heat in the close.
Decent impy but not top draw for me.
ChurchLady (19) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Lost Abbey with GT2. Inky pour, great red foam. Fumey alcohol nose with coffee, rich liquor. Taste has some sour apple, creamy chocolate, decent alcohol presence. Higher carbonation. Sour aftertaste. Good, but not as great as I remember.
thorongil2 (1078) - , Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle) aroma of roast, dried fruit; rich balanced flavour with a bit of alcohol undertone, long light bitter finish; slightly creamy palate; same flavour at 6-8% ABV would be much nicer
WillRunForBeer (426) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Grill Next Door. Pours deep dark brown with a scant brown head. Aroma is roasty, hazelnut, coffee. Taste is heavy molasses, raisin, coffee. Finishes with overextracted coffee bitterness.
KombatAle (77) - New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 6, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
750 ml bottle. Black with brown foam. Complex nose of chocolate, coffee beans, hops, caramel, dark fruits. Smooth full body with notes of dark chocolate, espresso, toffee, dark fruits. Bitter roasty end, long aftertaste, imperial stout in the sweet way.
Lowenbrau (1736) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - MAR 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
75cl bottle. Courtesy of Andrés Lúpulo.@Lúpulo Feroz, Oviedo.18-03-2014.
In short: a robut stout.
Smooth, sily palated. Roasty, coffe and liquor notes. Quite enjoyable one.