DrnkMcDermott (2822) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2009 vintage, draft at Bavarian Lodge. Black stout in a small goblet with a short, but persistent tan head. The smell is very creamy, and invites deep inhalation. Really, really big on chocolate, and some coffee bitterness. Some background of vanilla. The beer menu did not imply this was one of the barrel aged versions, but it sure could have been. I have definite notes of oak and brandy-vanilla. Warming alcohol in Kahlua form. Some bits of tarty fruit toward the end, as I’m checking out a taster of New Belgium Clutch at the same time (see my next rating).
Gerbeer (1949) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 10, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap. Pours black with short tan head. Aromas of black oily coffee, vanilla, and heavily roasted malts. Flavors of dry dusty dark chocolate, chicory, vanilla, light coconut, and dry dark toasted malts. Right on.
MarcoDL (2343) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Yes, this is the real deal. Black beer, small head. Soft aroma of coffee and roasted malt. Taste of coffee, cacao, roasted malt, all with a velvet creamy mouthfeel and a long lingering aftertaste. Rich and amazing beer.
Gerardgathier (322) - - NOV 1, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
My goodness, good stout amazing coffee flavour. Lingers, body could be bit more
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
BarrelAged1991 (4) - - NOV 1, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Quite a nice stout, Bought at Slijterij Paauwenburg in the Netherlands, Vlissingen, Strong tase with a nice hopy flavour not to mutch citrus, good taste of Chocolate, withe a little woody after taste
Vighals (1325) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Svart med lavt brunt skum. Svart kaffe, salt lakris og mørke frukter. Smaker salt lakris, noe bitterhet og rusinsmak. Rund. Salt avslutning, lite kullsyre.
AirForceHops (3437) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle. Bottle date of 12/24/ 2013. Pitch black color with almost no head. Aroma is roasted malt, licorice, dark fruit and ash.
Flavor is pretty much the same. Low roasted malt notes. Full body and what I look for in an imperial stout. Rich, creamy texture over the tongue. Flavor is very licorice dominate with hints of dark fruit ash and plums. Alcohol is only lightly notable at this juncture. No hop element at this point, soft Carbonation. You better like licorice flavor in your stout because it is here in abundance.
Beergeek23322 (2446) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - OCT 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
10/16/204. On tap at the brewery. Awesomeness in a bottle. Black with a tan head. Spicy chocolate, Belgian yeast, roasted malt, all in perfect harmony.
AdiBeer (1434) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: toasted malts, coffee. Appearance: black, beige, small head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: vanilla, getting very dry, light sours coming to, coffee, toasted flavours. Overall: very nice Imperial Stout, excellent palate. Pint at Lost Abbey/Port Brewing, San Marcos.
Vignale (2149) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Flaska från Craftbeer/Galatea. Tjock, maffig och fullmatad IS. Mer massor av mörk torkad frukt med viss syrlighet än choklad/kaffe. Söt och inte särskilt besk, istället torv, sötlakrits och fruktig espresso. Riktigt riktigt gott.
solidfunk (4326) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Excellent beer. Wonderful balance. Chocolate and some mocha. Creamy thick texture. Black pour with mocha head and lacing. Bittersweet finish. Big roast aroma. Tap at Khyber.