mikkellund42 (621) - DENMARK - APR 24, 2013
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle @ Torben Mathews Tasting. Pours opaque black with dark brown head. Aroma had heavy notes of Vegamite, but also malt, gain, cereal, grass, horse blanket, licorice, faint fruity and light spicy. Taste is initial medium sweet then medium to heavy bitter in excellent balance. Body is medium to full creamy with soft carbonation. Finish is long with notes of gravy and Sunday roast.
Suttree (5379) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cellar cleaning tick. I think this is a 2009 or 2010 vintage. Black, no head. Smell like coffee and prunes and raisins. Taste is coffee and cocao, plus some dark fruity notes. Dry woody finish.
Lukaduke (2519) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a rich deep umber black color with a big four finger deep mocha brown foam that sticks nicely... Aromas are chewy dark chocolate, boozy roasted malts and a touch of caramel sweetness. On the palate its well balanced between deep roasty earth notes and sweet caramel and chocolate notes... Nice carbonation and a silky rich body make this stout a winner with no detectable booze in the finish. Nice.
after4ever (6493) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12-oz. Pours black with a dense and creamy dark tan head. Lots of drippy lace. Big roasty ashy nose. Creamy medium body with soft carb. Roasty, ashy mid palate with baking chocolate presence. Drinkable enough, but on the dry side, and goes a bit chalky.
thebusstop (178) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The appearance of this stout is its best quality, it pours a dense almost black with a small brown head. The nose is a bit weak. But the flavor is nice, mostly meaty with undertones of dark chocolate. It’s certainly more bitter, but not overpoweringly so. The palate is also nice, creamy and full, but with some unexpected fizziness.
MacBoost (1447) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Apparently this beer gets shit on pretty hard. Lets see if my taste agrees with the general consensus... Pours a thinish deep red, almost black with a brown head that starts out small but eventually builds to a 2 finger size. Aromas of anise, roast, fast food. Taste is bitter malt, little hop presence, alcohol hidden, very dry finish. I like this beer. This may be one of the driest imperial stouts I’ve had to date. Decent.
bhensonb (12014) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours dark brown black with a slight dark tan head. Aroma is chocolate, dark fruit and smooth burnt malt. Full bodied. Flavor is chocolate, dark fruit, coffee and some reasonably strong liquorice. Pretty tasty stuff. Finishes not all that sweet, and there’s enough bitter to help with what’s left of that.
nuplastikk (4905) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Opaque brown-black body with a thin glass rimming beige head. Roasty alcohol tinged chocolate coffee aroma. Rich, sweet, and bold. Big chalky, graham cracker, chocolate flavor. Toffee caramel finish. Very enjoyable, a little different than your typical Imperial Stout.
Patrickctenchi (4514) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a minimal amount of dark brown, oily head and ring.
Scent is roasted, chocolate and dark fruit.
Taste is a strong coffee bitter, burned/ashy....
Very little sweetness, a strong overall dry bitter.
ABV is very well hidden.
hombrepalo (1914) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pour at CBF. Pours black, black, black with a smallish tan head. Aroma is full of sweet fruit, some licorice and chocolate, and a whole lot of booze. Flavor is sweet malt, dark chocolate, licorice, some fruit, and a touch of soy sauce. The booze is so strong and forward that the mouthfeel is very unpleasant.