Chudwick (1568) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - DEC 17, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Advent beer #17 (I have yet to figure out the order of these beers): 375ml bottle - Nose seems to be milk chocolate along with roasted coffee. Very well done. Intense dark chocolate bitterness but somehow mellow. Iím literally sinking into my chair and relaxing.
Chuckaduck (584) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - DEC 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. 12/17/13. Pours black with a dense, thick, fluffy brown head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, some dark berries, sweet syrup, bread. Reminds me of cocoa pebbles. Taste is similar; unsweet dark chocolate, maple syrup, bread, some leather, some coffee though not so much as the aroma. Finish is long and bitter; chocolate, coffee. Dense lacing throughout. Low carbonation. Oily mouth feel. Certainly excellent, though not so much maple syrup as I might have liked. Otherwise, really fantastic.
1FastSTi (3233) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours to a really deep brown body with a creamy tan head. The aroma is black patent malt with tons of maple syrup. Rich maple and bitter black patent flavor. Rich but bitter palate.
MIBRomeo (2460) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nearly black pour with a huge fluffy tan head with thick lacing. Much lighter than expected aroma of maple syrup and light chocolate. Well coated lightly chewy palate. Hot flavor alcohols and light chocolate a good amount of pine and alpha hops. OK but disappointing. Might be good in a couple years.
jtclockwork (6256) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle for 100th Imperial/strong porter rating. Pours very dark brown with brown head. Nose and taste of maple syrup, wood, coffee, crunchy roasted nuts, vanilla cookie, roast chocolate and earth. A touch chalky. Medium body.
hallinghansen (1687) - Odense S, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Odense Beer & Ball Saturday - Real Madrid vs. Valladolid. Dark brown body with a small light brown head. Roasted malt, bitter coffee, caramel, oak. Sweet toffee end.
Christian (10364) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Odense Beer & Ball Saturday - Real Madrid vs. Valladolid. Black with a big tan head. Aroma of chocolate, licorice and something quite unusual, a maple syrup, vanilla, orange and dried fruit combo. Sweetish roasted flavour with a bit raw alcohol, licorice, citrus and a hint of ash. Tasting a bit young/raw?
Dedollewaitor (13023) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Beer & Ball Saturday, Odense. 13,000th Tasting. Pours pitch black with a creamy beige head. Sweet roasted and oily nose. Coffee, molasses, roast and chocolate. Really smooth..
bytemesis (2175) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours opaque black with a large dark brown head, creamy with nice lacing. Aroma is quite light, unfortunately and roasty. Flavor is roasty, maple, a bit of wood, coffee. Lightly sweet, light bitter, some astringence. Flavors also appear muted in this one. Finish is a bit hot, bitterness lingers to the far finish. Medium body, high carbonation.
Ed5388 (1262) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml bottle from craftshack. Cost and bottle both split with Bob F. Pours a thin dark brown/almost black color with a finger of foamy tan head. Fizzy carbonation. Aroma is really boozy, chocolate, hazelnut, maple syrup, and roasted coffee. Taste of rich bitter coffee, hazelnut, chocolate, burnt toast, and lots of booziness! Was expecting a lot more from this, but was still good.