tmoreau (3523) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared bomber poured to snifters, displaying a black/brown hue, with a bubbly layer of brownish tan head foam, and spotty lacing. The nose was expressive, roasted mocha notes, dark caramel sweetness, vanilla bean, and lurking bourbon. The taste was similar, including moderate bitterness that was roasted, earthy, and slightly tannic, some warmth, and added, deScriptive notes of chocolate cherry & sweet treacle. Quite a full flavored nature for only a medium body, low carbonation, and moderate abv. Impressed!
rlgk (17127) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at a Gothenburg tasting in our apartment 151229. Opaque black beer with a nice and lasting beige head. Chocolate and raisin aroma, roasted, licorice, figs, caramel, vinous notes, vanilla, woody, some whisky. Whisky and vanilla flavor, raisins, figs, hazelnuts, warming alcohol, some caramel, licorice, chocolate notes. Complex and very tasty imply with good balance.
linusb (649) - SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: Pitch black, thin light brown lacing. N: Bourbon, vanilla, oak, caramel, light espresso T: coffee, vanilla, wood, ash O: Lovely barrel taste! Bitter coffee, sweet caramel fudge! Lovely!
hackobock (3213) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
December 29, 2015. Bottled december 16, 2014. Shared by linusb, thanks!
Black with a tiny brown head. Aroma is rich bourbon, roasted malts, caramel, dark chocolate, some vanilla, hints of figs, dark fruits,, fudge and oak. Taste is intense sweet and soft roasted bitter. Finish is sweet caramel, figs, vanilla, bourbon, some dark chocolate bitterness. Full bodied, creamy slight oily texture, soft carbonation.
Great imperial stout with a well balanced barrel character.
Jokestereo (281) - SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours pitch black with almost to a thin line of tanned head. Aroma; Vanilla, dark chocolate, mocha, earth notes, brown sugar, honey and nuts. Flavour; Vanilla, roasted malt, honey, dark chocolate, some bourbon tones and brown sugar.
merc7186 (2859) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - DEC 27, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Dark Chocolate, Mild Oak, Mild Molasses...
Appearance: Dark Opaque Hue, Passes No Light, Brown Head Ring, Some Lacing...
Taste: Dark Chocolate, Sweet Bourbon, Mild Oak, Mild Molasses, Mild Brown Sugar...
Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Mildly Sweet, Mildly Boozy
_angst_ (4351) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber received in trade. Thank you bytemesis! Pours slightly viscous oily black with a small creamy mocha head that leaves some spotty trace on the glass while dissiapting. Smell is malty and roasty with roasted malts, dark bread, vanilla fudge, charred wood, dark roast coffee, dark chocolate, sweet liquorice candy, moist soil and bourbon alcohol. Taste is sweet, bitter, malty and roasty. Mouthfeel is soft, fat, oily, velvety, round, tiny roasted astringent, tiny boozy and full bodied. Finish is sweet and bitter with roasted malts, burnt caramel, dark bread, vanilla fudge, charred wood, dark roast coffee, dark chocolate, sweet liquorice, toasted coconut, moist soil and bourbon alcohol. Intense fat and sweet imperial stout. A huge beer! Love it!
TXBadger (2425) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours an opaque dark, dark brown almost black like oil color with khaki colored head. Chocolate, oak earthiness, roasted malt, slight bourbon, and some vanilla on the nose; follows onto the palate. Full bodied, thick, yet smooth mouthfeel. Finishes with bourbon, chocolate, and oak.
mariuspoenari (1216) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pitch black pour, dark chocolate, vanilla, nuts, caramel. The mouthfeel is smooth and pleasant. World class beer.
mstrcrwly (934) - New York, USA - NOV 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured into a snifter..jet black with a thin
tan head..aroma of chocolate,vanilla,booze,nuts..
Tastes of chocolate,booze,vanilla,roasted nuts &
oak..didn’t get the honey here..but better than avg