rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - JUL 7, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black pour with a creamy tan head. Sweet cognac, chocolate, roasted malt, and vanilla. Oh man, great barrel character, sweet chocolate, burnt sugar and vanilla. Finishes bitter with cognac barrel bitterness.
finol (2846) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a small dark brown head.
Heavy boozy aroma of choclate, booze and chewing gum.
Hot alcoholic taste of chcolate liqour, smooth and malty, some coffee in the background.
LamarBurton (376) - California, USA - JUL 4, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pour thanks to Jeff. A very nice treat! Pour is a very dark black, with a nice dark mocha head that fades to a sticky lasting ring. Aroma is sublime: Beautiful mix of vanilla, brown sugar, light wood, caramel, a fair creamy chocolate and coffee presence, with just a little bit of lingering boozyness. Taste falls a bit flat after the complexity of the aroma: Fairly boozy, with a bit of vanilla, light coffee. Lacks the in your face coffee notes of the non-BA version. Kinda odd mouthfeel: thick, but with prickly carbonation and a lasting alcoholic note. Overall, a nice beer I am very glad I got the chance to try. A bit less booze to let the base beer shine through in the taste and it would be even better!
Bacterial (2679) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 4, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour is black, oh so very black with just a faint wisp of dark tan head. Wonderful nose of dark fruits, oak and a hint of booze. Taste is roasted coffee, a subtle heat from the cognac and has nice warm lingering aftertaste. Its just a little thin on my palate, but thats just because I prefer my huge stouts to be more inky and like motor oil. A fun beer to share (just don’t share with more than 2 or 3 people, its a small bottle!).
DSG (10564) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 1, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at an Imperial Stout tasting at kerenmk’s place. Black with a bubbly brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate, soy sauce, wood notes and alcohol. Bittersweet flavor of dark chocolate, a bit of pralines notes, burnt coffee, wood and alcohol. Full-bodied, thick and oily.
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUN 30, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Has some intense wood and sweet vanilla scent. Pours a nice black with a tan head, has a nice super smooth alcohol taste with a killer coffee roast and almost light woody/meat flavors.
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tderoeck (7598) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 30, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2012 26/VI/2012 - 25cl bottle @ home - BB: n/a (2012-660) Thanks to Erwin for sharing the beer!
Black beer, big beige to brown head, unstable, little adhesive. Aroma: caramel, alcohol, vanilla, sugar, mocha, raisins, cocoa powder. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: caramel and brown sugar, dark chocolate, mocha, vanilla touch, cocoa powder, bitter hops, little fruity. Aftertaste: bitter hops, vanilla, caramel, mocha, cocoa powder, alcohol. Damn good beer!
kerenmk (3807) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at an Imperial Stout tasting at our place. thanks DSG.
Pours brown, opaque, brown film. Soy, acetone, burning aroma, slender bitter taste, medicinal, syrup. Sleek, full, heavy body, alcoholic, sticky.
hallinghansen (2608) - Odense SV, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle to celebrate my exam. Black body with a medium forever lasting brown head. Aroma is vanilla, oak, roasted malt, cognac, Flavor is sweet vanilla, cognac, chocolate, roasted malt, oak, leather notes. Beautiful lacings. Low - medium carbonation. OMG this is delicious. Perfect.
burtonbaton930 (103) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 18, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Found this hidden gem at spirits in point pleasant. Bottle poured into a snifter. Deep dark sludgey brown pour with a almost nonexistent dark brown head. By far the best smelling brew I’ve ever had, sweet chocolate, vanilla, dark fruits, cognac, and a touch of alcohol. Taste at first mimics the regular brunch and then some sort of magic happens. The coffee is more subdued and replaced by a sweet cognac flavor layered into dark chocolate and cacao background. Palate is surprisingly smooth with some lingering bitterness and alcohol warmth. Possibly the best beer I’ve ever had for quite possibly my favorite brewers. Amazing cheers!