rob6239 (676) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with almost orange-brown head. Smoky aroma is strong after the pour but seems to dissipate shortly afterward. Taste has slight bitter and strong sweetness. Strong presence of chocolate throughout the tasting.
Vaiz (3796) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Monks Porter House, Stockholm. Black pour, thin foamy tan head. Aroma is smoked, roasty, burnt and with some leathery bourbon notes. Flavor is smooth caramel, very roasted ashy, some tobacco, bourbon and chocolate. And it isn’t even aged on bourbon barrels... Amazing brew, my first from Iceland, but if all of them are this good.... Wow.
mabel (7059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[4212-20111230] 500mL bottle. Smoky roasted bacon bandaid malt aroma. Black body with a quick foamy brown head. Roasty burnt malt flavour has a long burnt wood aftertaste. Full body. Rich and tasty, good. (7/3/7/4/14-) 3.5
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greglikesbeer (34) - Ancaster, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours very deep brown, not quite black, with a rich brown head. Chocolate aroma hits your nose before the pour is even complete. Roasted malt and smoke aromas complement the sweet chocolate scent. Relatively full-bodied and creamy, initial taste is quite bittersweet. Roasted malts and chocolate dominate the flavour profile, while smoke is surprisingly not overpowering on the palate. Alcohol is warming but not boozy. Roasted malts linger in the finish.
Very nice imperial stout. Perhaps lacking slightly in complexity and maybe a bit too bitter for my tastes.
chris__hartley (314) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It poured a deep dark mahogany (almost black, with a foamy almond head; vibrant carbonation. The aroma’s notes consisted of: fire coals, molasses, and burnt espresso. The taste was medium sweetness with a dry bitter finish; notes of: burnt coffee, dark chocolate, light-smoke, and faint-peat. The palate is oily with energetic soft carbonation. Overall, this batch was not as flavourful as the batch from 2 years ago - underwhelming.
solidfunk (5173) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smoked aroma with caramelized alcohol sweet notes. Pours with a mocha head that doesn’t stay around too long. Taste is excellent -complex bitters, alcohol and a mix of smoked and roast malts. Palette is beautifully thick.
rejtable (1704) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Ugh. Not for me this one. Up front hit with lively carbonation, and toasted malts, some coffee, maybe a hint of licorice. Middle and back are overwhelming smoke. Bitter smokey aftertaste feels like it’ll last in my mouth all week. Just not my thing I guess. Lots of carbonation. Pours very dark with this bubbly head that dissipates quickly.
whitecap (289) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. Pours dark brown with a large brown head. good, moderately lasting lacing. Aroma roasted malt, I’m going to say that I could detect smoke but if it was not for the description on the bottle I would not have noticed...Taste is sweet--very sweet-- with moderate bitterness (for the style). Overall I was a bit underwhelmed by this beer. The smoke was disappointing. I was looking forward to a peat-smoke aroma but it was nearly undetectable. The flavours were average for an imperial stout and it had a bit too much sweetness which on its own is not a problem except it was not that well integrated. A few tweaks and this would be a fantastic beer.
Adenila (1557) - DENMARK - JAN 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Blackish with a medium dense Brown head. Great peatet smoke aroma, sweet malty chocolate notes. Flavor is quite intense, dry ashe bacon smoky, bitter alchohol, salty olives, lots of olives also in the finish
jolo (932) - Uppsala, Sweden, SOUTH AFRICA - JAN 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. A clear dark brown colour with a medium high, good lacing, light brown head. An aroma of roasted malt and smoke. The taste is heavy sweet and medium bitter. A medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation and a medium long duration.