drjoeng (651) - SINGAPORE - MAY 21, 2016
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
10.9%ABV. Imperial Stout.
Nose has charcoal with mesquite coming to mind. The smoke takes on an almost chemical dimension with liniment coming to mind.
Mouthfeel is syrupy. Palate has smoke, Japanese bamboo charcoal, mesquite briquets, black honey, Chinese lo han guo, scientific name Siraitia grosvenorii. This fruit is used in Chinese medicine to sweeten otherwise unpalatably bitter brews. The sweet malt in this bear of an ale is just that dark, smoky, medicinal and nectary. No hops
Nice alcoholic heat in the back of the throat to finish.
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DroolYeast (863) - Aalborg, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Mikkeller Aarhus. Aroma of smoke, whisky, caramel, coffee, dark chocolate. Black colour with tan head, not lasting. Taste is moderate malt bitter and light+ sweet, more whisky. Full body, creamy texture, avg. carb., smokey whisky finish.
GothGargoyle (2271) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 10, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a light beige head. Aroma is chocolate, peated whiskey, smoke, hint of coffee, plum, leather. Full bodied, sticky mouthfeel, smoky on the palate with a balancing rich sweetness and a touch of roast on the finish. Taste is chocolate, smoke, whiskey, coffee, hint of chicory, leather.
crim (100) - POLAND - APR 25, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aromat drewniano alkoholowo, troche whisky bardzo gorzka kawa, troche chyba śliwki, jakiś ciemny owoc
W smaku oleiste, gęste, pełne, likier kawowy , lekko przypalony ale tak kawowo posmak i dużo beczki i whisky
Podsumowując jak cała seria jest po prostu bardzo dobre, dosyć dobrze czuć whisky, drobny minus w postaci wyczuwalnego alko w aromacie
Kingi (597) - - APR 16, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is almost purely whiskey. Very black with a dark Brown head. Taste is medium whiskey medium sweetness. Palate is more jelly than liquid, a bit of alcohol burn. Good stuff but the whiskey on it isnt my thing.
k0mpsa (2287) - Tuusula, FINLAND - APR 16, 2016
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at mikkeller and friends, copenhagen. Black color, dark brown head. It’s thickest beer ever seen. Aroma has rich roasty notes, licorice, whiskey, wood. Thickest body ever tasted, it’s like kisel. Roasty, whiskey, some hops and coffee. Aroma promised little bit more but still like it.
lefossoyeur (551) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 7, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark black with a thin dark Brown head. Intense whisky aromas with licorice, light peat and smoke. Low carbonation, round body, great whisky presence, ashy, lots of coffee, really silky palate. Just a great big and bold Stout, never overpowering, really well balanced. Great stuff.
mathieuc (3030) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 12, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 7, 2016 Pours a dark brown with a small brown head that leaves good lacing. Nose is of peaty Islay, iodine. Taste is of smoke, scotch, light chocolate. Not too sweet or boozy, just perfect. Some grapiness. Body is medium-full and carbonation soft. There is some alcohol warmth for sure but it almost never feels hot. Lightly sticky. A solid Islay-BA imperial stout, I need more of that! This serie never fails to impress!
rederic (3250) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 9, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle - Deep engine oil, black colour, with a dark coloured head with a earthy peated, chocolate, roasted, smoked, toasted, oat malty nose, with some medicinal bandaid peat moss, faint Cepacol® cough mouth spray, earthy herbal spruce accents, with a faint roasted ground coffee beans with a light alcoholic boozy, green molasses note in the aroma. Follows through a medium bodied palate with a warmth whiskyish oak barrel dark bitter chocolate, peated, chocolate, roasted, black, toasted, oat malty, coffee, brownie, fruity yeast character. With some chocolate cake, sweet chocolate pudding vegetal peat-moss, burnt fruitcake, medicinal herbal Cepacol® cold mouth spray, syrupy molasses flavours, leading towards a warming sweet roasted, chocolate, oat, peated, smoked, toasted maltiness coffeeish, earthy peat-moss, molasses, dark bitter chocolate finish.
czar (7031) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 21, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours almost oily black with a nice light beige cap, reviving and leaving nice lacing. iodine, peat, iron molasses, oak wood, red wine, minerals, smooth chocolate, smoky and spicy red berries, clean yeast. low carbonation, medium to full body - very oily; sweet and prated-mineral finish. very solid smoky BA stout.