neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
375 mL bottle at Churchkey in Washington DC, served in a snifter. Pours black with a minimal number of tan bubbles. The nose is beautiful, with bourbon, oak and charred notes, along with roast malts, molasses, herbs and perhaps a hint of peat. The flavour is quite sweet, with chocolate, bourbon, oak and vanilla. Subtle hops are present, but in the minority. Roasty, oaky vanilla notes develop towards the end and linger in a long, roasty, chocolatey finish. On the nose it is full in body with a creamy-syrupy texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is truly an amazing imperial stout. A beautiful composition with subtle vanilla, chocolate and oaky bourbon. One of the best out there. 2012-06-09
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 7, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A - Dark brown-black with a finger of frothy chocolate colored head. Fades at a normal pace.
S - Dark chocolate and dark caramel malts, roasted coffee, lots of oak, bourbon and vanilla, molasses, black licorice, some dark fruit, and some booze.
T - Dark chocolate and sweet dark caramel malts, roasted coffee, lots of oak, vanilla, and Bourbon, black licorice, molasses, and dark fruit, some citrus and pine hops and a bit of bitterness, and booze.
M - Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a warming and sweet finish.
D - Nicely balanced big imperial Stout. Nice body and mouthfeel. The Bourbon is a nice and bold, but well balanced.
Jade (422) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Jet black with a biege head. Wow! That aroma will knock your socks off - be careful when sticking your nose over the glass! Coffee and STRONG bourbon. Strong, bitter coffeeand bourbon flavour. Great warming after taste. Fantastic drop.
reggiedunlop (3451) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours pitch black with a thin mocha head. Aroma has light roast and cocoa...lots of whiskey and barrel. Flavor had coffee and dark chocolate...lots of whiskey...mild oak. Mouthfeel is medium and sticky with a sweet whiskey/coffee finish.
anders37 (19402) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 27, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Papsø. Pours a black color with a longlasting tan head. Has a roasted malty woody bourbon and chocolate aroma. Sweetish roasted malty bitter woody bourbon chocolate and caramel flavor with hints of licorice. Has a roasted malty woody bourbon chocolate and licorice finish.
gunnar (6420) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 25, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle.Pours pitch black with a big foamy tanned head. Aroma of chocolate fantastic, vanilla, musty molasse and alcohols. Taste is sweet, thick and filling mouthfeel, heavy roasted malts and dark bitter chocolate. A lovely brew, long lasting with a lingering alcohol and all that magic malty goodness you can think off.
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 21, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Botella. Pitch BLACK colour, brown smal creamy head. Lots of roasted malt indeed in the sweet flavour along with dark chocolate, dark fruits and some alcohol. Good filling thick mouthfeel, sticky. Sweet flavour with lots of roasted malt indeed along with chocolate, dark fruits, licorice, alcohol / whiskey. Nize tasty brew.
joergen (23579) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Papsø
Black coloured with a small off-white head.
Sweet and roasted aroma of port wine and alcohol with notes of dark chocolate and soy sauce.
Sweet and roasted flavour of port wine, alcohol, dark chocolate and hops.
Roasted, hoppy and warming alcoholic finish.
gunnfryd (12416) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is vanilla, roasted malt, molasse, chocolate, whiskey. Flavour is vanilla, roasted malt, molasse, chocolate, whiskey, licorice. Full body. Very nice beer.
Pinball (11408) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pitch dark , small brown head.
very strong alc. and roasted malts aroma , some nailpolish,
flavor is roasted mals, wood, very strong. As the ordinary black this one is a bit too much, but perhaps if You drink it REAL slow..