JorisPPattyn (7550) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 23, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
N°1Thick-set, persistent dark cream to tan head over black beer, pouring absolutely viscous. Super-alcoholic nose, utterly filthily rich, with Vanilla, Bourbon, rather sweetish. Dry, alcoholic and yet sweet in taste. Superb balance, and impressive complex character. As said, filthily rich in MF, warming as none. Some R.I.S.! Many thanks to J & C!
mirjukka (752) - LOHJA, FINLAND - JAN 14, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle 375ml bottled June 2009, bought from brewery restaurant Nørrebro. shared with JanneK. Color murky black reddish tiny reddish head ring. Scent ample roasted malts vanilla fruits. Aroma: almost burnt roasted malts, dark cholate fruits , vanilla, coffee. Very long and astringent pleasantish burnt malts vanilla aftertaste. Once in a lifetime opportunity
Ljunkan (530) - NORWAY - DEC 26, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a brown head, not that much lacing. Aroma of is vinous with chocolate, molasses, coffee, vanilla, oak, some alcohol. Flavour is roasted, yet balanced with coffee, chocolate, vanilla, toffee, oak and red wine. Warming alcohol. Bitter finish. Very smooth mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Fullbodied.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a black abyss with a dark off white head. Roast y and sweet up front. Molasses, light vinous tones, scotch like notes. Dark roasted chocolate, a mild woody body with a light coco and vanilla finish. Nice.
RasmusOtt (919) - Aalborg, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2010 Coffee, chocolate, roastyness, dark fruits, cocoabeans, alcohol, liquorice and wood shines through in this beer. Very nice dry woody end on this one. I was really surprised! Alot better than I expected.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 20, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by emacgee - thanks, Ethan! Imperial Stout ennui . . . not here. Nose is rich and deep molasses, with the right touch of sweetness and hints of the barrel presence. Deep oily pour, almost resinous given the lacing. Swirl it in the glass a bit and you get a few more "conventional" oak and vanilla notes in the nose. But the taste is pretty terrific, filled with oaky, tart grape. Dry finish brings together the musty red, cocoa powder, and sharp wood really nicely.
Miksu (4741) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - SEP 14, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2010 0.375 l bottle, thanks Timo A! Dark roasty aroma with oak, licorice, charcoal and red wine . The flavors of dark chocolate, oak, red wine, coffee and charcoal. Long finish woody finish. Hard oaky and roasty taste with plenty of oak and red wine. Perhaps overoaked but still quite nice sipper.
Die_Kapusta (190) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2010
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Blood red pour with a brownish head. Aroma of wet wood amd red wine. Very complex. Starts sweet but ends quite dry. Tons of interesting flavours. Absolutely delicious!
emacgee (3749) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 15, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Huge thanks to Sean Hill. Pours an inky black with some light creeping in. Head is one finger thick creamy and the color of a dark walnut wood. Very vinous nose, dry and oaky, white pepper, vanilla with bourbon notes, lots of barrel character, some bakers chocolate. Flavor is tart and dry, big on oak and vanilla, tannic big time, bakers chocolate with some grain bitterness and lots of dark fruit. Palate is dry and vinous with some oak tannins and some grain bitterness and a mild showing of alcohol. Awesome.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 29, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Another lovely beer shared by emacgee. Beautiful dark pour with nose of chocolate, sour tart cherries, wine, wood, molasses, fruit, vanilla, and even bourbon notes. Some white pepper dryness as well. So much good here.