jredmond (5616) - Manhattan, New York, USA - NOV 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Mikkeller Bar (SF) with Linh. Pours a beautiful deep blackish brown body with thin brown lacing. Aroma is rich roast, sweet sharpie marker, whiskey, sweet malt and chocolate. Mouthfeel is actually quite thin with lots of sharpie character coming through. A rich bitter roasty flavor hits the back of the throat. Tough to drink this by myself. A good drink, but in small portions.
ogivlado (5882) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled 330ml. -fromSvijet Piva Zagreb. Side by side tasting with Brian. Pitch black of course, small dark brown head that went away fast, chocolate in the nose. Heavy roasted malt, dark chocolate, strong hops presence and much stronger alcohol in the aroma than Brian has. Ashy and chocolate finish. Complex and thick but also easy-drinkable brew. George "punches" stronger.
Klimaet (294) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a longlasting dark brown medium head. Looks sooo good. Aromas of vanilla, dark sweet fruits, coffee beans, some roast, fudge. Taste is strong roast up front, bittersweet chocolate, slight licorice, dark sweet fruits, lots of vanilla, fudge. A very complex taste indeed. This is one of the best non-BA imperial stouts I’ve had. So good!
Lowenbrau (2145) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - OCT 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle @El Lúpulo Feroz, Oviedo. 24-02-2014.
In short: viscous Imp. Stout.
Pours black with little tan head. Short head retention, some lacing. Coffee, roasty, vanilla, spicy aromas. Medium body, silky texture, soft carbonation. Taste is quite bitter, some dry, coffee, roasty, chocolate, vanilla, some sweet hints, in a viscous body. More or less balanced, alcohol noticeable. Quite enjoyable.
DCLawyer (1553) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft->snifter at Churchkey. Black with small lite brown head. Coffee, chocolate, toffee, ash. Some booze. Big and bold.
neongolden (538) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(On tap at Mikkeller Bar Stockholm, Oct 13 2014) Pours pitch black with a dark tan head that’s small but lingers with lace. Aroma has black coffee, pretty strongly roasted malts, smoky and almost peaty with some soy. Palate is rich and lightly sweet at first with bittersweet chocolate, black coffee, slight dark fruit, smoky roasted and charred dark malt, a bit of whiskey character and soy lingering. Dries towards the finish with bitter roast, coffee, smoke, light hops, lingering soy and malt sweetness. Thick and oily but not cloying with moderate carb. There is some booze but less than expected with a bit of heat. Just a lovely imperial, really big and really balanced as well, high flavour concentration.
NateH10s (22) - - OCT 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
33cl in glass
A - Dark black with brown head
A - malt, caramel coffee, earthy, raisins
T - rich malty Dark black with brown headsmooth, late bourbon flavor
P - full bodied light in the middle
O - delicious flavorful stout with multiple layers
Madsen1635 (322) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Pitch black pour with brown head. Aroma has lots of liquorice and sweet malt. Taste is balanced with medium bitterness.
ShivanDragon (1796) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
zwart met bruine kraag. aroma van volle chocolade, geroosterde mout, alcohol en wat biscuit. smaken zijn behoorlijk alchoholisch, maar ja dat is te verwachten met 12.12%, chocolade, gebrande- en geroosterde mouten, peper (pittig), metalig, romig, volmoutig, koffie, laurier, hout, vanille, redelijk zoet en wat espresso, lekker bier !
Stuu666 (3538) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is light chocolate, toffee, taste is dry, bitter, coffee, chocolate, rich, boozy.