BeerandBlues2 (9690) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Kloby’s. Pours opaque black with a medium, creamy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is peat, earthy and herbal hops, roast malt, plums and prunes. Flavor is malt forward with tart dark fruits, light hops and bitterness, peat, and a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
Osprey87 (1700) - WALES - OCT 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
No date on the bottle, poured into snifter. Black with a big foamy head. Smell - slight nail varnish. Body medium to light for the style, and a bit foamy. Taste - dry tannins up front. Barrel has taken over but is still toned down. Harsh on the stomach. It’s not bad but I feel like all this gained from the barrel aging is sharp tannins.
GIJOE (634) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a thick, creamy, tan head. Nose is strong on anise with backdrop of coffee. Flavor is nicely balanced sweet coffee and bitterness. Mouthfeel is full and creamy. Mild carbonation. Quite nice brew.
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Quevillon (2501) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 20, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
375 ml bottle purchased at The Craft Beer Outlet in Philly on June 20, 2013. Black, medium head. Aroma of dark chocolate with field fruit, very sour. Taste sour fruit juice, licorice and dark chocolate, slightly bitter with no sensation of alcohol. The Pinot Noir influence makes it a mellow but still very flavorful and balance Imperial Stout!
jookos (2149) - FINLAND - OCT 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@blackdoor. Black, low carbonation. Dark roasted malts, a bit of pencil, vanilla oak. Dark berries. Really roasted malty flavour. Soft smooth, but dry, a bit of dark cola, salt licorice,, gasoline, garage. Long finish with some oak.
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RexTalionis (2431) - FINLAND - OCT 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Pours dark brown in color with a tan head. Kind of sweet start here, some dark fruits actually, light mocha notes as well. Quite nice. Bit of boozyness as well. Feels quite smooth. Light on the roasted notes
patricks110 (1620) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
A solid Imperial Stout with a purely dark viscous pour and a dark tan head filled with big and tighter bubbles. The nose is well roasted with notes of espresso and chocolate as well as vanilla and woody notes. A bit watery in the mouth with a lack of full bodied ness. Sweet and robust with espresso notes. Pretty good brew overall, but a bit thin and lacking.
WheatKing (1296) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 15, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours very dark opaque brown with tan head. Nose of coffee, chocolate, and unfortunately a lot of cherry cough syrup. Cherry cough syrup dominates the flavour with licorice in the background. Not sure if I got a bad bottle or it just isn’t to my taste, but yeah didn’t care for this one.
Rasmus40 (11199) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Black with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and roasted rather bitter finish. 121013
chrisv10 (11127) - DENMARK - OCT 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 10.2%. Very dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, caramel and a little liquorice. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, medium sweet, coffee, liquorice, little dusty, hop, notes of alcohol, caramel and a little bitter.