EdKing (2010) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2014
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle from Kris Wines. It’s been aged for 4 years. I was highly skeptical of the label that said this keeps until 2020, and thus it is proved in this bottle. Opaque very dark brown to black with a brown tan head. Looks good. Nose is very yeasty, savoury, Marmite yeast extract, salty, soy sauce, and then a nasty dose of sherry, plastic phenol, oxidisation, paint stripper, fermented apple, and then roasted malt. Taste is a cacophony of dissonant flavours. Roasted malt, soy sauce, Marmire, saltiness, oxidised wine, fermented apple, plasticky. Pretty undrinkable.
atrox (241) - Kraków, POLAND - DEC 25, 2014
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Jet-black colour with great beige head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, alcohol, and roasted bread. Sweet taste, sour fron roasted malts, some ash, lot of black coffee.
onceblind (4698) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 24, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aged 4+ years (2010 bottle). Black pour under a foamy khaki head. Rich dark coffee and black chocolate nose with a touch of roasted barrel and a kiss of bourbon. Huge sticky flavor with black smokey malt, booze, dark coffee, and deep chocolate. Amazing but also huge. A bit too boozy and phenolic and sticky though.
Inbreak (2488) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - DEC 24, 2014
1.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
17.12.2014, 0,375l bottle (2010 vintage) shared @ BBGTC tasting:
Nice light brown creamy longlasting head. Aroma is slightly dry boozy, oak, booze, burnt coffee, burnt caramel, dark malts, ashtray, grass, thinner. Taste is sweet boozy, sugar, sugar, booze, burnt coffee, dark malts, ashtray, grass, oak, and did I mention sugar? Medium to longlasting bitterness, dry harsh boozy mouthfeel. Meh, not for me!
ABT_S54 (219) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
375cl bottle served in a snifter. Black with a huge off white head which has two very distinct layers with an almost yeasty froth on top which clings to the glass admirably. Aroma is massive with a capital massive! I though Black Hole was strong but this is on a different level. Dark malts, molasses and (very) bitter black chocolate all competing for supremacy with non being declared the victor. The mouthfeel is spot on and the ABV also clearly evident is not as excessive as some reviews would have you believe. My favourite non-barrel aged Imperial Stout to date.
Hrc_Cro (157) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.25l draught. Color is black as night, I turned on my mobile phone flashlight to max lvl and couldn?t see anything. Aroma of coffee and strong alcohol. Aftertaste is bitter and alcohol kicks in really strong( who would say :).
FireGlider (86) - CROATIA - DEC 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2014 0.25 draught beer drank at Csak a Jo Sör in Budapest. Burnt malt, very strong aroma. Brown head but it fade to fast. Roasted, coffee too bitter taste.
ctiry (116) - CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap in beergeek. Aroma full of roasted malt, fruity esters and caramel.
Sweet to sour taste with some bitterness. Very hard to describe or catch any single note it is so complex... Too extreme for me to judge. It is not a beer it is somethig... Something...I dont know ;)
ej (821) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - DEC 17, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from 2010 shared with BBGTC. Pours a black body with a medium tanned head. Aroma is sweet, alcoholic and roasty. Taste is extremly sweet and somewhat cloying. Moderate roast and alcohol. Hints of tar, leather and bitter coffee. Body is slick and soft co2.
probstblueribbon (3097) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
375 ml bottle from LCBO, served cool in a tulip glass.
App.: Very, very deep black-brown with a full mocha head.
Aroma: Deep, dark and black with roasted, nearly burnt malt, SO much alcohol, cooked green pepper and peppercorns, intense...too much.
Palate: Full-bodied with minimal carbonation.
Flav.: Much like the nose with some additional slight additional depth from molasses, still REALLY boozy; sweet with big bitterness and HUGE moth-numbing alcohol.
Completely over-the-top. I regret opening this alone.