Lukaduke (1669) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAR 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a rich black color with a trace of khaki foam. On the nose its got a nice dose of bourbon, vanilla, chocolate and some berry sweetness peaking through. The palate is well balanced with a sweet molasses, roasted chocolate and just enough traces of bourbon, fresh raspberry and vanilla to really bring it all together. Nice Beer...
faroeviking (10294) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botella. Black colour, beige head. sweet roasty malty chocolate berry fruity aroma. Good mouthfeel. Flavour has a good roasted maltiness with chocolate, dark fruit and rasperries in the finish.
FatPhil (8347) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
660ml bottle (Snow@ChrisO)
Label put me off, but Iíll put my prejudices to the side. Itís a lovely vanilla aroma - a rich roast with toffee and treacle. So sweet, but pressing just the right hedonism buttons. Desperately sweet, but yummily so. Lots of sweet roasty vapours go up the nose. Treacly hedonism.
Rrauth (1070) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Smells like a dark chocolate bar with raspberries and a hint of pepper. Black with a touch of red. Tastes like a raspberry choc bar. Very good.
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alexsdad06 (4341) - Ohio, USA - FEB 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle shared by Jeremy. Pours black in color with a medium sized thick tan head. The aroma has a great combination of roasted malts, dark bread, coffee, dark chocolate, fresh raspberries, caramel, honey with the expected barrel notes. The flavor has all the character of a big imperial stout; roasted malts, dark chocolate, dark caramel, a hint of coffee, and a splash of honey. This is enhanced withe oak, bourbon and a touch of vanilla from the barrel. Everything is topped off by the raspberry fruitiness. I thought everything worked together nicely.
Scopey (5282) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at ChrisO Snow Tasting, thanks to Bruce. It pours jet black with a medium tan head. The nose roasted malt, raspberry ice-cream, tangy berry, toasted coconut, vanilla and oak. The taste is roasted malt, fresh raspberry, tangy fruit, toast, espresso,, tar, earth and a hint of soy sauce with a bitter-sweet finish. Medium-full body and moderate carbonation. Pretty tasty stuff indeed. I prefer this to their regular impy stout.
mR_fr0g (1770) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle a Chrisoís tasting 20/01/2013. Pitch black with a really dark cherry tan head. Sweet caramel treacle aroma with soft berry notes. Alcohol and solvent in there as well. Flavour is mellow roast with plum and raspberry.a little soy. Sweetish finish.
Theydon_Bois (6429) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2013 Bottle, thanks to Bruce at Chriso Snow Tasting 20/01/13.
Dark black with a dirty coffee head that clears to the edge as bubbles.
Nose is dark roast malt, berry fruits, chocolate, molasses, caramel.
Taste comprises roast malts, chocolate, raspberries, light hops, some bitterness.
Full bodied, oily feel, smooth, soft carbonation.
harrisoni (12451) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Chriso Snow Tasting.some fruot in there some dry malts. Black beer with soy sauce on aroma. Too much soy sauce. cakey. sponge. ok
ChainGangGuy (4272) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 7, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: Gurgled forth a black, viscous-looking body with a frothing, very dark tan-hued head.
Smell: Hearty, fresh, moist dark bread before the coffee-accented roast overtakes it, along with bold notes of spiced honey, melted chocolate, and pureed raspberries. The barrel character is there, yielding a bit of bourbon, oak, but it takes a back seat to the other scents.
Taste: A start of bitterish chocolate sauce, dark caramel, and a heavy roastiness rubbing shoulders with a spiced dark German bread taste and a whisper of the honey. Lindley Park maintains this spiciness, adds some warming alcohol, and a touch of bitterness. Then, itís raspberries, baby! As with the aroma, the barrel-aged quality is there, sure, but it is not at the forefront of this brew. The flavors leisurely roll this way and that, leading to the drying, chocolate-covered raspberry, honey-dosed coffee finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Medium carbonation.
Overall: Delicious! Today, I am a raspberry stout fan.