BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 894. Thanks Skyview! I’m pretty sure that one should’t compare to existing beers, but my first thought was along the lines of "07 Surly Darkness"!! This beer easily compares to that pinacle release from Surly. The brown head didn’t last as long as the other beers, but it was initially massive. The chard barrels add a divine balancing flavor to the rich, roasted malts. Some black licorice, coffee, carob and just the right amount of soy make for an impressive offering. And on a side note the labels from this brewery are simple and compelling - a refreshing change from some of the overly complex beer and wine labels crowding the shelves.
maneliquor (2788) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2014 Bottle from Mane Liquor and on tap at Sail and Anchor. Pours jet black with a small beige head. Aroma is very roasty. Lots of chocolate and coffee with a bitter sweetness about it. Some pleasing oak and vinous notes. Loved it. Surprisingly when on tap this got a lot worse as it warmed. Bottle was different however. Some jamminess to the milk chocolate and heavy coffee. Very mocha like with heavy vanilla and oak sweetness. Quite vinous stuff. Works well. Great drop ***re-rate 2012 vintage had in London from Mane Liquor*** still holding up well, touch sweet and fudgey, mouth feel is great and the booze is hidden nicely. Nothing to blow your mind but a decent impy
beerm8 (1) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 22, 2011 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Just a heavenly brew,roasty, chocolate, bread, herbs, I could easily call this my favourite stout.I did drink it off the tap at MONA GALLERY in Hobart ,Tasmania.
Theis (12778) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Very dark red/brown - brown head. Burned, medium hoppy, fruity, citrus, high malty, sweetness, light smokey, light oakey, light ashtray, light bretty, sparkling.
joergen (19665) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Papsø.
Pitch black coloured with a medium sized beige head.
Sweet and roasted aroma of dark chocolate and vanilla.
Sweet and roasted flavour of caramel, dark chocolate, hops and cocoa powder.
Roasted and hoppy finish.
yespr (29691) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cL bottle. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty and dry breadish. Thick malty, mild acidic and dark roasted. Bitter, dark malty and roasted breadish. Ends dry malty.
Pinball (10610) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pitch dark, brown head.
lots of wood and a little wine in the aroma. Also roasted stuff.
flavor is roasted malts, wood , wine, licorice or candy.
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of bluebetty. Pours pitch black with a lively black head - very lively actually comes gushing slowly. Lovely oaky aroma atop some hard roast and licorice. Only medium body, fairly dry roast, a little rustic from the barrel probably some bugs in there but also a mellow oakiness and some very bitter dark chocolate. Some malt astringency. But lovely indeed. 150311
GT2 (7900) - Carlsbad, California, USA - NOV 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at The Local Taphouse in Melbourne. Pour is very deep ruby to near black with a thin yet persistent, creamy, tan head. Nice wispy lace appears. Belgian candies, red licorice, tamarind, lime, burnt caramel, and other complexities that remind me of a Belgian Christmas ale. Taste is peppery, woody, dry, lots of bitter roasted malt, unsweetened chocolate, and near astringent bitterness and charred wood work together to make this the obvious imperial stout out of the blind tasting. Rich, dry, moving to silky palate. Very nice.
Stew41 (1663) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2008 Vintage: Purchased for the express purpose of medium term aging. However, this did not look that good. Poured well with a big fizzy head and the nose showed dark chocolate with a faint hint of licorice. Nothing really took hold in the palate apart from a dry red wine woody note. Seemed quite dried out to me, suggesting age has not helped at all. A weird lemon / wood note to finish.