yumyum (198) - barrie, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours dark with moderate beige head. It is amazing that this beer is 11%. There is no alcohol burn whatsoever. It is extremely smooth and easy drinking. Pair that with a nice nose and nice flavour (malty chocolate and slight hint of dark fruit)...a quality brew. Having said that there was no "wow" factor aside from the drinkability for abv. would buy again but wouldn’t seek it out
AshtonMcCobb (1459) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 31, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2012 Re-rating thanks to onkelgobber. Serious bitter orange the whole way through. The balance is great and it’s due a bit of an increase in score.
Previous rating 31/08/12 = 8+4+8+4+16=4.0
75cl bottle thanks to allmyvinyl. Pours opaque black with a nice crema head. The nose has incredibly rich fruit cake and toffee. The taste is equally intense and there is a real sticky toffee pudding thing going on but the main note is actually prunes in alcohol. The palate is huge in body, the texture is like crude oil and the finish despite all of this isn’t as cloying as I expected. Overall, a tasty big beast of a beer.
Quevillon (2213) - Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle purchased at the LCBO in Rideau and King Edward (Ottawa) on May 13, 2012. Dark brown cola, little head. Aroma of barley sugar, chocolate and licorice, malted well. Taste of cocoa, ripe and sour red fruits, dry and bitter, aftertaste of alcohol. Powerful beer in all senses, even too much!
solidfunk (1820) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 26, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mmmmm... super nice beer. Smells like chocolate covered raisins, only the chocolate is dark. Pours with good head, great lacing. Dark brown. Taste is a little boozy but nothing considering the high alcohol percentage. Taste has a little sweetness and a good dose of dark chocolate-style bitter. All kinds of good in all kinds of ways. Too bad it’s so pricey in the lcbo, at least the taste somewhat justifies it. 750ml bottle.
omegamike (151) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours coffee brown with red highlights and dark tan head. Aroma is nutty, sweet, liquorice hints, a tad metallic. Flavor is complex: candied nuts and peel, coffee, liquorice, maple syrup and roasted malt. Some alcohol burn, delicious.
DrSilverworm (2733) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle, shared with Alicia. The label is pretty awesome. I didn’t notice the white feet at all until she pointed it out, up until then all I saw were black figures. Nice tan head, that persists. Some lacing. Wow, amazing for 11%.. Very smooth and easy to drink. Very nice roasty flavor. Some chocolate. Caramel malts. Little dark fruit, plums... "deep" fruit. Little spice. Light bitter taste. Astoundingly little bite, so smooth for 11%. I was expecting something liquory, but this is way better than I expected. Awesome imperial doppelbock.
radiomgb (2143) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep ruby/brown in colour with a long lasting good sized tan head, excellent lacing. The aroma is of gingerbread, lots of malt, caramel, dark fruits. The flavour is sweet, malty, lots of gingerbread, roasty, light alcohol. Sweet and warming mouthfeel, medium body, moderate carbonation. Finishes long, sweet and malty, warming.
Its nice. I like this better then Salvator and Celebrator.
750ml bottle from Premier Gourment in Buffalo, New York.
Opened on December 3, 2011.
leaparsons (7077) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black with a beige foam. Aromas are toffee and caramel with rye bread and raisins. Lightly smoky with roast malts and plummy fruit. Peppery with almond nuttiness and red wine notes. Flavours are raisins and bittersweet grapefruit with floral notes. Earthy, salty soy with dark chocolate and vinous fruit. Sweet, fruity with chocolate milkshake and grapefruit bitterness to finish. Very good.
chris__hartley (165) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
It pours black with auburn highlights; the head is beige and mousy. The aroma has notes of: leather, dark chocolate, espresso, alcohol, and pumpernickel bread. The taste is heavy sweet that finishes sweet; there are notes of: molasses, chocolate, rum, raisins, and pumpernickel. The body is heavy-light, the carbonation is low, and the finish is long. Overall, you’d think that the body be bigger – oh well, still delicious.
Meilby (4467) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen, Denmark
Pours deep ruby brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, toffee and dried fruits. Taste is heavy sweet and light to medium bitter with a long malty sweet and light bitter finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.