ketchepillar (1026) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUL 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rating #1000. #100th Imperial Stout rating. Boom. Aroma is light but deep and rich. Nutty. Flavor has quite a bit going on. Fairly acidic, but its a smoother acidity. Lot o coffee. Great palate.
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Ughsmash (6968) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Poured fairly deep brown with a spotty dusting of dark tan head. The aroma picked up burnt coffee, licorice, and toasted barley with very slight peppery Brandy accents.. really didn’t get much of the barrel (but I really enjoy the base beer). The flavor found very roasty, very tasty coffee throughout, accompanied by greener coffee bean acidity, peppery notes, and a hint of apple skin from the barrel.. very dry oak played well with the coffee on the long, bitter, roasty, belly-warming finish. Heavier-bodied with a smooth, syrupy feel on the middle of the palate.. a bit too much roast and bitterness at other times.. overall a decent flow and a solid beer, but not my favorite treatment.
SudsMcDuff (5644) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Port Street Beer House, was pretty expensive, 18 pounds if i remember correctly, but i wanted to treat myself the night before my 1st game at Old Trafford (come on united!!) .. . . pours a deep black .. solid foam .. . coffee and apple brandy .. light heat, some tar in the finish too .. . quite the experience, i enjoyed it .. . . . People are so selfish these days. Not a single person in this homeless shelter will loan me their toothbrush...
blomster (222) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 31, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, at home in the couch, packing up a box of beer for a trade. Looks good, smells good, tastes good. I like. To bad it’s such a small bottle.
Foffern (1038) - Bodø, NORWAY - MAY 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with (and great courtesy of) the Bergen tasting crew. Has a deep reddish brown colour with no head. Sweet aroma of liqour, caramel, brown sugar, coffee, alcohol, oak and cocoa. Powerful flavour with warming alcohol and more touch from the barrel aging. Complex and nice. Has a silky and rich mouth feel, and a medium bitterness. Powerful, well-balanced and nice.
Inbreak (1379) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAY 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 11.05.2013, 0,25l bottle sampled @ BBGTC moving-home-tasting for Floffern:
Small shortlasting head. Aroma is slightly dry, wood, cocoa, alcohol, grass, coffee, dark sugar. Taste is medium rich and dry, sour coffee, wood, cocoa, alcohol, grass, dark sugar. Dry long lasting finish and bitterness. Not a favourite.
ClubGonzo (3434) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, shared with Foffern and Inbreak at Foffern’s going-away tasting. Pours a jet black body with a miniscule beige head. Nose is wood, licorice, espresso, calvados, grape peel, hints of burnt sugar and caramel. Subtle calvados tones which work very nice. Taste is licorice, espresso, wood, dry charcoal, calvados and hints of dark chocolate and burnt sugar. Full body, soft carbonation. Elegant and subtle in its makeup, this is a tasty understatement.
Marheb (1636) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Un nez puissant de tannins et d’ethanol dans un marécage chocolaté. Le calvados est vraiment envahissant au début et ne réussi jamais à balancer le poids des sucres. Bon mais à court de l’excellence.
BeerBeCue (89) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
1-year aged 8.5 OZ bottle poured into small snifter. It pours deep, deep deeeeep opaque black, with a small ring of foam. This one is so deeply black you can’t even perceive a hint of light through the glass...in this was tested in direct afternoon sunlight! Aroma is of coffee, dark chocolate, calvados (duh) and is quite woody. It’s also quite boozy but it isn’t a fault in this case, in fact, it blends well (and we have to remember it’s 10.9% abv anyways)! Taste is uhm...bittersweet let’s say? The bitterness has a lot to do with the woody aspect of this brew. Body is full, with an oily texture - really, really nice. Carbonation is practically nonexistent. Finish is long. Very long! Overall? Wow. This is a very well done barrel-aged brew. Every aspect - aroma, taste, texture seems to fall into place perfectly. Highly recommended.
banii (231) - Trondheim, NORWAY - APR 1, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Dark, oily, almost lumpy. Aroma of roasted coffee, coco and mild oak. Powerful taste of coffee, dark chocolate, wood, and some calvados - taste lasts forever. Great stuff.