GothGargoyle (570) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - NOV 8, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle of the 2006, thanks to fonefan. Pours black with a minimal beige head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, wood, leather, soy sauce, dates. Slick and oily mouthfeel, no noticeable carbonation, sweet on the palate with an umami and slightly warming finish. Taste is tiramisu, molasses, dates, figs, chocolate and vanilla.
_angst_ (1745) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
275 ml bottle shared in a Copenhagen hotel room. Pours pitch black with a small dark mocha head that quickly dissipates without leaving much trace on the glass. Smell is sweet and malty with roasted malts, dark roast coffee, figs, dates, raisins, bitter chocolate, charred wood, vanilla fudge and hints of peat, smoke and coconut. Taste is sweet, bitter and malty with roasted malts, prunes, raisins, dark roast coffee, burnt wood, moist soil, vanilla fudge, roasted nuts, bitter chocolate and hints of soy sauce and salty liquorice. Mouthfeel is round, tiny astringent, silky and medium bodied. Finish is bitter with roasted malts, dried dark fruits, dark roast coffee, bitter chocolate, vanilla and wood. Very nice...
rlgk (7446) - Skövde, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. 2009 version, huge thanks to _angst_. Pitch black beer with a small brownish head. Roasted chocolate aroma, figs, raisins, vanilla, cocoa powder, hazelnuts, licorice, dades, some tar, some grapes. Vinous caramel flavor, chocolate, figs and raisins, vanilla, licorice, dades, warming alcohol, grapes, some cocoa powder.
SarkyNorthener (605) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2006 vintage Bottle. Massive thanks to Fin. Had this for my 36th Birthday. Black with a tiny ring of white head around the glass rim. Aroma of port. Taste is also of fortified port and Pontefract cake. There are some dark fruits and dark treacle in there too with a touch of alcohol. Oily on the palate, sticky. Excellent.
podol666 (8) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2013 does not count
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
had this beer few weeks ago, not too good but not too bad. Everyone have to try. Over all strong flavoure.
gunnar (3586) - Sandnes, NORWAY - APR 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
2010 vintage from Beermerchants. Pours pitch black with a big creamy dark chocolate coloured head. Aroma is inviting, complex malty, dark roasted coffee, burnt caramel, vanilla, oak and bourbon, just lovely this one. Taste is smooth, light sweet malty, thick as soy sauce, low carbonated. Lovely malty overall,oily mouthfeel, some wood towards the end, well hidden alcohol, a true dessert beer.
Nisse666 (3158) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 5, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Vertical very thankfull to Craig for sharing this moment and beers cons 2013-04-03 Edinburgh - It didn’t fell like it was the same beer...
First out 2007: AR: black currant berries, wee chocolate AP: opac black no head F: black currant puré, dark smooth fine chocolate, dark coffey wow very and complex and great brew - one of My top 10... The 2010 was a totally other experiance, very good but not as good as the 2007.
2010: AR: dark bitter rich chocolate, candis
AP: opac black, stouthy creme beige head
F: rich smooth lovely chocolate, candis
TickerTerryDJ (635) - Redditch, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
275ml bottles(4 of them)shared at our Beer Club,cheers and thanks to Roberto.31st march.2010 vintage.Poured a nice deep pitch black colour with smallish tan head.Aromas of chocolate and oak detected with some liquorice hints.Flavours of chocolate,oak,liquorice,vanilla,coffee,toffee and some smoke detected during the tasting as palates put the flavours into some sort of order.Roberto and I both wondered if this one would stand up to all the hype.The answer was a big Yes,this is indeed a great Imperial Stout.
teorn88 (1198) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
25cl bottle at CBC Clerkenwell, London. Thanks mate. 2009 vintage. It pours a pitch black body with a thin tan head. Bold oaky, chocolatey nose. Rounded out with bacon, coffee, brown sugar, port, caramel and licorice. Medium-full bodied, silky smooth, with a clean, lightly bitter bite in the finish. Very fine brew, but I’m not sure I like this so much more than the base version.Truth is, these are both stellar!
mR_fr0g (439) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Viscous black dark tan head. Licquorice roast socks aroma. Boozy. Lovely smooth Roasty flavour. Thick viscous palette. Caramel toffee. This beer has a lot of stuff going on.
zampano (7) - DENMARK - MAR 9, 2013 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nose pennies vanilla chocolate port caramel. Taste Danish rye bread coffee vanilla sweet oak bourbon. Body slick. Pretty good.
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