BenH (1333) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 31, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at brewdog. Black with tan head. Aroma has licorice, some cognac and alcohol. Taste is similar. Probably my least favorite of the black hole BA’s
AshtonMcCobb (1442) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Brewdog Bar, Edinburgh. Pours dark opaque with a coffee like crema on top. The nose has chocolate, nuts and sweet brandy. The taste has coffee, nuts and alcohol. The palate has a thick viscous structure, a tangy middle and alcohol burn at the end. Overall, I find it interesting but the alcohol burn does slightly spoil it.
TheCametron (1286) - CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
1/3 oot ay brewdog. Looks BEAUTIFUL. Black with a punchy tan head. Smells of alcohol and sweetness. Tastes all roasted and of dark malts. Very sweet. Tangyalso. A challenging and rewarding beer. It has an acidity which sweeps up after. Wild stuff.
jesperhammer (2203) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
26-AUG-2011, bottle @home, from "Superbest". Imperial Stout rating #100.
Very very dark brown with huge light brown head that coats the glass. Nose is cognac - first and most cognac. Also some roasted notes.
Taste is first cognac and then dark berries and roasted stuff like chocolate. Not burned though. Ends hoppy bitter and cognac’y. Extremely full and smooth with a tad alcohol.
Anker (723) - Hillerřd, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home, given by my parents when I turned in my master thesis.
Pours dark brown with a light brown head.
The aroma is sweet with notes of roasted malt, oak, chocolate and cognac.
Flavour is roasted with notes of coffee, chocolate, light bitter hops, honey and cognac.
Ratman197 (7607) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 ml green bottle poured a clear dark redish brown nearly black with a small lingering brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, bitter chocolate, oak, alcohol and light cognac. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth with a warming finish. Flavors of roasted malt, dark chocolate, vanilla, coffee, cognac, oak, alcohol and light honey with a smooth warming lingering chocolate finish.
Bragesnak (4556) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
DŘE Festival, Valby, DK.
Black with brown head. Aroma of roasted malt and alcohol. Flavor with coffee, malt and spirits
cgarvieuk (10933) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at brewdog ... dark black ... thick tan head ... deep dark malt chocolate roast... definite alcohol nose ... dark malts ... big chocolate ... quite a lot of alcohol ... dark malts ... dark chocolate ... light bitter ... nice but heavy alcohol
dantheman278 (1316) - SCOTLAND - AUG 22, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at BrewDog Edinburgh. Black pour with a small fluffy tan head. rich boozy nose, chocolate, oak, some smoke. Sweet, silky palate with lots of chocolate and boozy oak. Very rich but well-balanced with some cognac booze on the finish. YUM.
tennessejed420 (922) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle pours a pitch black color, with nice fluffy finger of light brown head. The original black hole is one of my favorite imperial stouts of all time so I was very excited to see these BA black holes on the market. Aroma is exquisite, orange, oak, vanilla, a soft funky note, with the presence of cognac. Flavor at first has stout like qualities, some bittersweet dark chocolate, then a progression of cognac / oak flavors, to a lasting, long finish with a coffee bitterness. There are some notes of lactose as well, along with an almost sour sensation, imparted by the citrus notes from cognac. Overall very nice; I liked the original black hole better but I look forward to trying some more barrel aged versions.