jookos (2126) - FINLAND - SEP 6, 2012
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black, thick, with minimal head. Nose has coffee, dark choxolate, soy sauce, some bbq, melasses and a bit of sweetness. Body is thick, full. Licorice, sweet, some anis, jasmin. Really good imperial!
DuffMan (6737) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 4, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this side by side with the cognac bottle. Both poured the same: near black, viscous, with a medium brown head. Both had dense aroma nd flavour profiles, lots of heart roast, bitter chocolate, licorice. Of the two, this was distinctly more ashy, leathery, and less sweet. A beautiful imperial stout, but I enjoyed the cognac bottle better.
gramity (1307) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 4, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
It pours very oily, jet black and with a minimal-sized dark tan head. Delicious nose with coffee, chocolate, some booze, licorice and soy sauce. A faint touch of dried fruits too. Smooth, lightly warming and sweetish. Lots of flavor, coffee dominating, with chocolate, booze, licorice and soy. Long, long finish. Super smooth and very tasteful. Still...nothing tops the original for me.
jcartamdg (1981) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - SEP 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours jet black with a mocha head. Aroma o's alcohol, chocolate, and coffee. Taste follows, really chewy and chocolatey, alcohol is there but not as much as is in the nose. Nice beer
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thirdeye11 (5544) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(8.5oz bottle) jet black, dark tan bubbles. Nose of marshmallow, graham cracker, milk chocolate, smores, rich and decadent. Taste of almonds, milk chocolate, barrel, burnt marshmallow, toasty and delicious. Medium to thick in body, creamy and smooth. Very light in alcohol for the ABV.
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - AUG 28, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a pitch black beer with a brown head. The aroma is malt, roasted, chocolate, coffee, alcohol, sweetness and vinous. The flavor follows the nose. The palate is sweetness with alcoholwarmth. Overall a really good beer.
DoublEE (783) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Super complex! Starts with oatmeal, almonds, appleskin, pears, light alcohol; middle is dominated by cocoa powder and dark bitter chocolate; finishes with coffee beans, burnt sugar, black malts, oak.
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 13, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black with a creamy light brown head. Sweet chocolate and smooth coffee aroma and taste with orange apple and brandy notes. Nice creamy palate. Very good.
VertBaconStrips (2081) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yea, it’s black. Has very dark spots on a swirl. Man, that’s some crazy aroma! Ash, ultra dark choco, strong coffee (but not the big aroma here), iodine, licorice, choco milk, faint cherry. There is some barrel here but I couldn’t tell u it’s calvados - and I love calvados. The aroma comes in at different strengths and seems to change at will - cool. The taste is better than the aroma which is a rare thing with me. Oily goodness, burnt everything, charred logs, iodine, cherry and alcohol when I want it, cigar sweetness, coffee intensity and harshness, wood maybe, oats, I can only find the malt softness when I breathe into my hand or the lungs of a shrew. Oily, ashy, choco coffo chewo burnto, long finish. Hell of a beer - intense to a point of being almost too intense - minus the alcohol and bitter intensity that usually does one in.
Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - AUG 8, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours black with a thin head. Aroma is very nice. I get a lot of berrel out of this one. Smells amazing. Tastes amazing. The barrel, the calvados, the coffee, the chocolate. This is fucking amazing an amazing an amazing beer.