DSG (11399) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 14, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[2/2/16] Draught at Magnolia Gastropub and Brewery in San Francisco. 9.1% Black with a tan head. Nice aroma of smoked sausage, some coffee. Bittersweet flavor with roast, coffee, smoked meat. Medium-bodied.
jmgreenuk (7311) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the Delirium Hoppy Loft, Brussels. Poured a clear dark brown with a round light tan head. The flavour is moderate sweet with a smooth rich dark chocolate, charcoal malt liqourice bitter palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
kermis (9985) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Delirium Hoppy Loft. Pours black with a ring beige head. Aroma of smoked malts, peaty notes, toffee, licorice and caramel. Flavour is over moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter. Above medium bodied with soft carbonation.
77ships (7435) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thx! for sharing. Sampled draft @ Delirium Hoppy Loft. Black with no head. Nose is hugely smoked soy sauce, varnish, light nail polish. Taste is glue, varnish, soy sauce, sugar, nail polish, herbal chocolate, heavy umami smoke,… Thick syrup body. Odd with the vanish, nail polish, smoked soy sauce notes,… Potentially polarizing but I am not a big fan of umami forward beers esp. coupled with odd notes like here.
mR_fr0g (8518) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Smokestack. Opaque black coloured pour with a lasting mid tan head. Aroma is big solvent alcohol, treacle, boozy fruit cake, dried fruits and burnt sugar. Flavour is composed of warming alcohol, rum and wood, dried fruits, burnt toffee, unrefined sugars fruit cake. Palate is solvent, fruit cake, semi sweet, moderate carbonation. Lingering unrefined sugars.
TylerGreenDC (762) - - MAY 4, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft. Not much here for such a big beer. Thin body, thin flavors. Some tobacco, some dried fruit. But pretty faint.
joeneugs (5486) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Smokestack Magnolia. It pours a dark brown/black with a tan head. The aroma is fresh pumpernickel bread, dark chocolate and a little coffee. Light licorice notes as well. The flavor is super smoky with tobacco, dark chocolate, fig, prune and a heavily roasted finish. Very thick, full body. Tasty.
Dogbrick (11180) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2014 Sample at GABF 10/03/2014, thanks to my sis for assistance with note-taking. Flat black color with a medium khaki head that recedes steadily. Small patches of lace. Aroma of roast malt, chocolate and coffee. Full-bodied with flavors of charred malt, black coffee and dark chocolate. The finish is roasty with a burnt malt aftertaste. Pretty good overall.
slowrunner77 (9651) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"a well rounded impy stout. strong flavored and aromatic, but covers the abv well. dry bittersweet roasted finish, with chocolate, hops, and a bot of molasses in the flavor. nice brew."
adnielsen (10445) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ the brewery during San Francisco 7/7/14 beer tour. Pours a deep brown appearance and a dark brown head. Anise, plum, dark chocolate, light coffee, grape aroma. Body is a bit thin. Fairly sweet. Heavy on the dark fruit. Lots of licorice and raisins. Slightly burnt flavor. Ok.