Pinball (10136) - 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 (25113) - 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 (7034) - Riverslime, 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 (1624) - 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.
davidm (1868) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 31, 2010
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Tap, 2010, 7.9%. Wonderful, full marks! Aromas of caramel, chocolate, liquorice, coffee, spice, and alcohol. Taste is sweet, with bitter notes, and very long duration. Palate is syrupy, and full bodied. Black, with a frothy off-white head.
Mattburns (109) - USA - JUN 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Quite complex. Lots of roasting and coffee notes to me which completely dominated. Easy drinking. Nice aroma. A good stout.
bmeup (488) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - JUN 5, 2010
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Moo Brew barrel aged Imperial Stout Vintage release 2008/ bottle#0664 of 1515. Artwork on bottle by John Kelly 2005. What’s inside is heaven, very dark brown/black with a huge head that diminishes to a 10mm firm packed brown head. Premium roasted malt, coffee, vanilla bean, chocolate oakey tanins and a wonderful hop aroma evident. Taste is all about balance. Just spot on. Tried this one with a ’top brewer’ first word was ’Jesus’ then later ’Oh’. So we both liked it. Very under rated. The price $25au/330ml. way to expensive so don’t buy it. Hehehe.
jimmythechippy (90) - , AUSTRALIA - APR 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap, Beer Deluxe. Hugely complex and amazing beer, but with a huge price tag.
bluevegie (3028) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 4, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
2008 vintage, bottle number 1275. Black body with good size tan head. Vanilla and milk chocolate notes on the nose. Similar comes through in the taste along with some vegemite notes, coffee, prunes and sweet malt, quite nice, don’t notice the alcohol presence at all, very easy to drink although I would prefer a bit more bitterness and body to come through .
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 26, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2008 vinatge. Bottle 894 of 1515. Jet black with huge dense tan head. Falls away fairly quickly leaving heaps of lacing. Aroma is extremely fragrant with huge vanilla notes and a little roasted barely. Palate is dominated by roasted barley and some vanilla. Opens up a bit as it warms. Overall a pretty good beer