gator2683 (199) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - APR 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
black pour with small brown head. Big roasty/smoky aroma with some chocolate. The flavor is similar, with some anise/licorace and a warming bit of alcohol in the finish.
ben4321 (5507) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 1, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by NickD717, 5/15/16. Dark brown pour. Roasted, burnt, and smoked malts. Some caramel, earth, bourbon, and vanilla.
Nuffield (4020) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
My tastes may have changed a little because although I love sweetness, this could be just a little bit more than I want. But that’s not a complaint, because the beer is quite excellent. The smoked dimension and the wood/bourbon notes are all contributing to a well-rounded and interesting beer. Bottle from City Beer, San Francisco.
Dedollewaitor (15404) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2010 Vintage. Bottle @ EM Opening Tasting, on the Hill of the dragon. Pours Black with a creamy head. Roast, mocha, ashes and smoke. Smooth and very soft. Bitter roasted finish. Good stuff! Thanks Jacob - U da man. Very smooth - no signs of oxidation!
hallinghansen (2703) - Odense SV, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2010 version. Bottle @ EM opening tasting at the hill of the dragon. Black body with a tiny offwhite head. Chocolate, roasted malt, bourbon, wood, vanilla notes. Great.
IrishBoy (4079) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 8, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Tavour. Nose is vanilla, chocolate, light smoke, and biscuits. Black with a big, heavy lacing, cinnamon tan head. Flavor is moderately sweet and peppery/spicy with lots of chocolate, roast, and a hint of bourbon. Very nice!
hopdog (11075) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle. Poured a black color with a small sized brown head. Aromas of tobacco, smoke, wood / oakiness, and earthy. Tastes of wood, chocolate, charred, smoke, and vanilla. Overall alcohol content well hidden.
JefVerstraete (2772) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - MAR 2, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ RBBWG 2016. Many thanks! Black, colour, thin head. Very sweet nose of caramel, molasses, coffee, bourbon and vanilla. Very sweet and sirupy. Good imperial stout.
tderoeck (7816) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 1, 2016
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
20/II/16 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle @ RBBWG V (Ben’s place) - BB: n/a (2016-188) Thanks to Benzai for sharing the bottle!
Clear dark brown to black beer, small creamy beige head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: wow, yes, spot on! Very roasted, sweet notes, caramel, fudge, vanilla, chocolate. Lovely! MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: sweet start, sugary, vanilla, lots of crème brulée, really lovely stuff. Aftertaste: little bitter, sugary, alcohol, lots of caramel, bit spicy, some ginger bread, sweet, alcohol, very impressive beer!
kraddel (5775) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 27, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled at RBBWG16 . thnx for sharing everyone ! Pours black, no real head. Smell is coffee, toffee, sweet. Some dark malts. Taste is sweet, bitter, coffee, toffee, dark Chocolate. Very Nice mf and carbo
biirusaikou (2332) - - FEB 26, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared, thanks Tim. Very thick body, feels like coffee liquor with notes of Irish cream. What a beast, glad we enjoyed that one near the very end of a long session :)