AdamChandler (4507) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks AFH for sharing!!!!! Rating 3,997!!!! HF glass, cellar temp. Pitch black, 1 finger espresso head. smells fantastic. Dark chocolate, a bit of cocoa and really smooth aroma. it smells great. Incredibly great mouthfeel. Smooth, silky good just incredible mouthfeel. Very roasty, a lot of espresso bean, cocoa and just a small hint of vanilla. But this is a great imperial stout. I love how roasted barley just totally dominates.
DCLawyer (2520) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Backlog from Brony Bottle Share at Travlr’s. Deep brown with bare tan head. Bittersweet chocolate, smoke, spice. Tasty.
Countbeer (5996) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber: Chouffe glass:
Pitch black beer with a lasting brown head.
Aroma of deel roast, tar, rye, malt roast, meat, some hops and herbal roast. Deep and dark!
Flavour is good bitter with deep roast, chocolate, rye, wood roast, immense dark and flavourfull!
Aftertaste is chocolate, roast, bitter, rye...
Low carbo, oily silky mouthfeel, full bodied.
NachlamSie (3243) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 3, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
This bomber was a generous gift. Well, Midnight Sun has nailed an imperial stout. No surprises here, but the execution is fantastic. The pour is super inky black with a brown head. Tons of roasted notes make up the aroma: espresso, cacao, and brown sugar and molasses provide some balance. Bitter hops peek out a little. The palate is thick and viscous with higher carbonation than I expected. Delicious notes of espresso coat the palate while the rye starts to become noticed by adding a welcome spiciness to the finish. This is a massive beer. Really tasty.
beechner224 (1017) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - AUG 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to glass. Pours black. Aroma is coffee and chocolate. Taste is smooth, with some spiciness, and coffee. Nice beer.
nickd717 (4113) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 31, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Great appearance, black with a well-formed brown head and nice lacing. Big amazing aroma of chocolate, roast, and port. Flavor is smooth, mildly sweet, with port and dark chocolate. Medium-full body, very smooth with soft carbonation. Nice brewski from up north!
Benzai (13591) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle [from trade with jtclockwork] @ home. Opaque pitch black color, nice moderately creamy medium to dark brown colored head that lasts for a long time and leaves fair to good lacing. Wow! What a start! Aroma is malts, lightly roast, a hint of dark chocolate, cedar wood, liquor. Taste malts, rye, lightly roasted malts, again (cedar?) wood, some alcohol lightly, lightly dark chocolate [I have to say though, nowhere near KBS which I am now comparing with, perhaps not justified but still, because I drank it last night], again liquor (some kind of whiskey?), a nice malt chocolate bitter and a good bitter finish. Medium body, medium carbonation. Very nice!
jgb9348 (5605) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 12, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Beer #3 of my 5000 Beer Celebration (Imperial Stout):
Super dark brown and literally black coloured body that looks like used motor oil after a few hundred thousand miles, all with a very dense, dark brown chocolate coloured head - about a centimetre tall, crazy deep and dark. Aroma of alcohol, roasted malt, yeast, rye, cedar, grain and a bit of chocolate - pungent throughout. Full-bodied; Super creamy and pungent malt backbone of rye, oatmeal, roasted malt all with a ridiculous amount of milk, vanilla, chocolate and raisins and a tremendous amount of sugars at the finish. Aftertaste is complex and deep with a lot of alcohol notes, some chocolate, a good dose of lactose and a creamy, ridiculously full-bodied vanilla and sugar sweetness. Overall, this feels like a milkshake almost due to the insane body, but with a very complex profile and a subdued depth from alcohol and sugars make this probably one of the best Imperial Stouts i’ve ever had, plus it’s from Alaska which makes it that much better. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Belmont Station in Portland, Oregon on 12-April-2015 for US$10,39 sampled at home in Washington a bit more than two years later, on 11-May-2015, sampled from my Midnight Sun tulipish glass straight from Anchorage.
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - APR 18, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Thanks, Kevin. Oily black pour, soft tan foam that settles quickly. Aroma with light roasted malt, ash, licorice, burnt brown sugar, & a hint of papery oxidation. Charcoal on the palate with some ashy, burnt malts & light smoke. Anise, licorice, a touch of very bitter chocolate, modest oxidation lingering in the finish.
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 30, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
[ bottle ][ 1oz ][ @DC tasting ][ ? ][ mini tumbler ][ 02.15.15 ]
heavy sepia, thin beige ring. Plum and cola sweetness in nose, light oxidation. Sweet front palate, heavy marshmallow, light roast and anise mid before sticky end, softly bitter finish.