ARH (707) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.5L bottle, poured into a snifter. The aroma is initially an abundant earthy, woody, and spicy blend that fades into a smokey, roasted, chocolate and tobacco note. Aromas of raisin come in late with cranberry and wood joining in by the very end. There’s also a very light alcohol hint on the nose. The dark, cola-brown beer has a viscous and oily look with some sediment lingering on the bottom of the glass. A brown, sudsy head tops the beer, but dissipates to a thin ring with a wispy surface and only hints of a runny lace are left behind. The taste is a medium / medium-high bittersweet with slightly more bitter than sweet, but a pleasant balance is struck overall. The texture is slick and oily with a light, soft, fuzzy carbonation. The medium-full body is chocolaty and smokey with touches of sweet tobacco leaves. It finish clean with a clove spiciness and a roasted quality. The aftertaste is dry and chalky with wood ash flavoring along with a roasted quality, and a light spicy touch.
ston3s42 (19) - - FEB 10, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very black appearance with a nice brown head which disappears rather quickly. Tastes of dark chocolate and cocoa mixed with some coffee. Long and strong aftertaste. The alcohol is well hidden behind the other string tastes.
barbillon (54) - Pesaro, ITALY - FEB 10, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
birra di color bruno. Al naso salgono aromi malto tostato e odori zuccherini. In bocca, carico di cioccolato e tostato con finale di cuoio. Bella sorpresa!!
Smalle (192) - Leuven, BELGIUM - FEB 8, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with a deep brown head.
Aroma: mocha coffee, chocolate, caramel, roasted malt.
Taste: very well balanced: roasted (but not over the top), chocolate, sweet (but not over the top).
Very smooth and creamy, no trace of the 9% alcohol.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2674) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Tommy. Nogne imperial 9% It pours a dark brown verging on black with ruby highlights. A fairly standard solid stout. Didn’t shine but didn’t disappoint, a good start to the Dark Beer Tasting.
Filipbeer (111) - - FEB 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black beer with brown head. Intense Coffee and chocolate aroma. Also some tofe and sweet fruit notes. In mouth the aroma turns totally fumed. Bitter taste. Full body and medium carbonation. Warm sensation due to the alcohol and very long and dry ending. Good beer in mouth but very unbalanced aroma.
The_Osprey (2580) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottled Aug 2012. Black, small ring of brown head. Aroma is coffee, pine, some metallic yeast. Body is medium, soft carbonation, smooth. Taste is roasty malts, some palma violet, light chocolate, dry, touch of alcohol, bready, nice ashy finish. Very drinkable for the style.
climberbob (232) - Virginia, USA - FEB 6, 2015
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle into stout glass. Black w thick head on a hard pour. Aroma of toffee, chocolate and cream. Liquid silk to drink w notes of licorice, vanilla, chocolate and a hint of smoke on the aftertaste. Well balanced deliciousness all round. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
fjb (15) - BRAZIL - FEB 4, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich and flavourful imperial stout. Chocolate, roast, medium-full body, low carbonation. Great beer.
fonini (24) - porto alegre, BRAZIL - FEB 4, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
grande cerveja. chocolate, caramelo, torrado. amargor balanceado.