wavers1 (872) - Notown, California, USA - JAN 4, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle courtesy of ygtbsm94, thank you so much for this one! had a crack on the glass on the neck, but it doesnt seem to have effected anything. wonderful carbonation on this beast, pitch black with dark brown head and nice lacing. the aroma and taste arte both very complex and yet very smooth. smoke, whickey, vanilla, roast, dark fruits, chocolate, mollasses, and much more. huge but very smooth body on it, it drinks really wonderfully. not at all cloying like the newer versions tend to be, this is a real beauty of an imperial stout. worthy.
Tranquillity (1410) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle number 4414, opened for christmas in Finland. Black body, tiny dark brown head. The aroma is of coffee, espresso, malt, and a complex oak note. Taste oak as well, coffee, almost no alcohol but a looooong finish which others only can try to imitate.
RuneStumo (2172) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - NOV 29, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
15.10.2011. Thanks to Espenra for shareing this very exclusive bottle of fine Norwegian beer at RBNAG-11!! Dark brown or black colour with a creamy brown head. Aroma of dark fruits with strong and rich dark malts. Very rich beer with lots of flavours of dark malts, dry bitterness and notes of choccolate and coffe. Verry good beer
Phillies08Champs (686) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared from g. Yoder. Pours a viscous black with with no head. Nose is black strzp molasses, leather, dried fruit, wet cardboard, chicory and boozy slight astringent coffee. First sip is roasted malt with coffee bittersweet chocolate, very litte booze taste but a nice mouth feel. Great beer.
50belair (2210) - Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2011
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared at thetomg’s pad. Black pour with an off white head. Dark fruit, roasted malt, and chocolate nose. Sweet and smooth with lots of chocolate, caramel, molasses, booze, dark roasted malt, and dark fruits.
Cunningham (4426) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 24, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 29, 2012 Bottle. Black colour with a beige head. Both nose and flavour are complex and very rich. Never tasted anything like it. If the price was different I would have bought a lot of this one. Coffe, dark malt, vanille, dark fruits. And almost no alcohol taste. Impressive!
gunnar (5214) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 21, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared bottle at RBNAG-11, thanks to Espenra. Pours pitch black with a small creamy brown head. Aroma of dark fruits,intense dark malts, liquorice and tar. Also some toffee and chocolate notes. Taste is hard roasted malts, yet smooth as silk, light burn from alcohols, brown sugars and molasse, lingering almost forever. Sticky and oily mouthfeel.
ReggieDunlap (3047) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2011 Pours pitch black with a thin dark mocha head...thick looking beer. Aroma has significant dark fruit...fig...slightly boozy. Flavor also has dark fruit...fig, cheerry...slightly winey up front...also some coffee. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy and the finish is bold, roasty, and bitter...warming! For the record I’m fairly sure this beer can bd considered "rare" and I noted no flavor or aroma that I could categorize as "rare."
CLevar (376) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 22, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
From notes. May 2010 tasting, sample from Armin. Thanks! Dark black oily pour, with a slightly off white very small head. Aroma is dominated by coffee and bitter chocolate, very nice. Taste is much the same, with some nice port tones coming through. Smooth and sweet. A great sipper, the booze is nicely hidden.
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 14, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pouring at Capone’s, our first stop on the RBSG bus. Pours a deep viscous and oily black. Leathery, prunes and plums, very faint isopropyl while it’s too cold, but it goes away as it warms and bigger things cover it up. Big and boozy, chewy chocolate. Long lingering booze and sweetness, with touches of prune. Great (if not a bit too big to want to actually drink a whole glass of it by oneself)