SpringsLicker (3224) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 9, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Lithy for sharing this one at decaturstevoís Februmergency Tasting.
From my wants list too, Thanks again!
Opaque black with a tan head.
Bourbon, alcohol, coffee roast malts chocolate,and vanilla are among the aromas that come easily from this brew.
The flavors follow the aroma.
Full bodied sipper.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - FEB 8, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at our Febmergency tasting, best by 12/12/17. Pours black with amber extremities and nut much head. The aroma is alcohol, chocolate, espresso, vanilla, oak, and cherry. The flavor is strong alcohol, coffee, some distant oak, vanilla, and ash. The alcohol is surprisingly well masked. Altogether this is pretty textbook for the extreme imperial stout genre, but it’s very well executed. Oh, and itís my 1600th rating!
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - FEB 8, 2009
2.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tasting @ argo0ís place. 375ml bottle, cork marked 12/12/17. Courtesy of acrdz. Jet black pour with a ringed brown head. Awesome nose - chocolate liquor, roasty malts, rich. Flavor is... AWFUL. Way, WAY too hot and boozy, tar and dark fruit over bitter coffee. I guess, according to the commercial description, Iím a sissy, but I like drinkable beer. Will age help? I canít imagine, but who knows... there is lots going on in this beer, but itís obliterated.
Butters (3939) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at decaturstevoís Februmergency Tasting for those of us that missed out on Sexual Chocolate í09. Thanks to lithy for getting us all fucked up! Pours a near black with the smallest ring of brown head. Great aroma of milk chocolate, roast, expresso, sweet vanilla, and some alcohol. However, the alcohol on the aroma is nothing compared the amount on the flavor, as well as anise, bourbon, and roasty chocolate. Very cool deliver of such a high amount of alcohol. Best mikkeller beer Iíve had.
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - FEB 7, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2010 Bottle. Pours a still black with almost no head visable. Aroma of roasted malt, dark bitter chocolate, coffee, licorice, dark fruit and alcohol. The flavour is roasted malt, dark chocolate, sugar, coffee, licorice, dark fruit and alcohol. This is a huge beer, the mouthfeel is extremely oily with a warming finish. Itís surprisingly easy to drink (with regards to a 17.5% beer anyway) and shows some real potential for aging.
SaintMatty (5779) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
375ml Bottle (Thanks Svesse) - Black in colour with a tan head. Rich chocolatey aroma with molasses, chocolate and some hoppy hints. The taste is rich, bitter and warming. Chocolate, molasses and coffee feature in the taste. Itís incredibly rich and definitely one to sip slowly. Not bad but I still think itís a bit of a gimmick.
mixinnixon2000 (227) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured black with no head. strong smell of alcohol. The flavor was sharp with a tangy aftertaste. Too thick. Probably wouldnít have this again
NoiZe (2323) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JAN 30, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black colored brew. #1100. Aroma is alcoholic, spiritus, whisky. Flavor is vinous, whiskey, strong alcoholic, strong bitterness, licorice. A bit controversial, but I like it.
BuckeyeBoy (3177) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 28, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle Pours out ink black topped with a small brown head. Aroma of tons of dark roast and some sweetness (pit fruit and molassses). Tast was of smoke, molasses and some pit fruit. Still pretty hot maybe stash it away for a while to help mellow.
grandridge (224) - Port Clinton, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Aroma is dark, boozy, a lot like WWS. Mostly whisky and molasses in the aroma. Flavor is not unpleasant as the aroma suggests. There is a definite alcoholic burn at the finish but I had worse. Taste is heavy roast, sweet, and some vinous notes in there. Alcohol is not that apparent until it hits the throat. Mouthfeel is like syrup, no carbonation. OK, Iím going to watch a movie and enjoy this one over the next two hours.