Damico (2904) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours as thick dark black as described with just a fantastic huge creamy dark cocoa brown head. Aroma brings some molasses and maple for sure, brown sugar, leather, red wine, and some smoky malts. The flavor is rich, complex, and delicious with big cocoa, red wine, smooth and sweet whiskey, and a bitter smooth cocoa ending.
WillRunForBeer (1432) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours nearly black with a beautiful milk chocolate head. Aroma is dark chocolate, molasses, maple. Nice full mouth with dark chocolate, oak, molasses. Bourbon, oak and molasses in the finish.
AirForceHops (4530) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 22, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 ml bottle shared by Willrunforbeer last evening. 2014 vintage. Great looking thick mocha head sitting on top a pitch black liquid. Aroma is rich with molasses, maple sugar, chocolate and mild barrel.
The mouthfeel is thick, chewy and creamy. Lots of molasses up front turning into dark fruits and maple before ending on very mild whiskey barrel. After drinking half a snifter the warming of the alcohol gets nice, warms the belly. I enjoy huge stouts… this is my JAM!!!
Glad I have another bottle in my cellar thanks to SHIG!
MarcoDL (2901) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ ZEBF 2015. Thick black pour. Aroma of vanilla and chocolate. Taste is rich, with vanilla, roasted malt and cacao. Bit of boozy red fruit there as well. Good beer.
SG111 (574) - New York, USA - JUL 19, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Spuyten Duyvill,Brooklyn. Pours pitch black, tan head. Aroma is rich chocolate, cherry, some dark fruit notes, light licorice, definitely some oak, and bourbon notes in there. Flavor is chocolate, definitely some bourbon, roasted malt, coffee. Really robust flavor. Great beer this.
AdiBeer (2117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: intense coffee, chocolate and toasted malts, sugars, toffee, wood. Appearance: black, medium, creamy, beige head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: heavy sweets continue, sticky, coffee, toasted flavours, alcohol, soft carbonation, heavy body, long duration. Overall: excellent Imperial Stout, well-balanced, nice aroma and taste. Bottle from the brewery, Anchorage.
Barrelbelly (706) - BELGIUM - JUN 20, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pitch black with dark brown creamy head
Roasted malts viscosity, sticky cocoa, sweet alcohol aftertaste.
Zakoon (241) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
650ml bottle enjoyed @ home. Pours black witih a quick fading dark brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, dark fruits, molasses, tobacco, syrup and bourbon. Flavour is sweet and mildly bitter. Full bodied, oily texture, soft carbonation. Finish is warming bourbon, chocolate and a hint of dark fruits.
beechner224 (938) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - AUG 1, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle to glass. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is toasty. Taste is smooth, maple, bourbon. Really good.
JBPortland (1183) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 29, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Spuyten Duyvil NYC, pours oily black brown with a finger of dark brown head. Nose is awesome, rich roasty dark bitter chocolate, molasses, dark fruit, vanilla, char, coffee, bourbon. Palate is heavy on the charred chocolate, burnt brownie, bourbony vanilla, dark fruity molasses, some subtle oak. Finishes bitter, big and roasty, some semi sweet dark fruity cacao, nutty molasses, some maple sweetness. Great.