Jow (2264) - New York, USA - FEB 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared with vtafro. Pours deep dark blackish brown. Nose is fudge and hint of maple. Tastes very chocolaty, some wood, roasted malts, and maple. The syrup adds some sweetness on finish and overall it’s drying.
vtafro (3824) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - FEB 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Sweet maple, roasted , sweet malt aromas. Roasted, nutty, light sweet imperial stout tones, maple has an influence on the overall flavor but comes more in as sweetness. Smooth finish, very nice.
unclemike (2309) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - FEB 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dense black with low brown head. Aroma is coffee and roaste. Taste the same with some caramel and then the maple syrup. Very sweet with a little tart finish. Full body. Fine drink.
_angst_ (3051) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber bought @ Systembolaget. Pours viscous pitch black with a creamy blackish mocha head that slowly dissipates while leaving a small trace on the glass. Smell i sweet and earthy with roasted malts, smoked sausage, burnt caramel, sweet soy sauce, charred wood, salty liquorice candy, leather, alcohol, dark roast coffee, resin and bitter chocolate. Taste is sweet, heavy bitter, slightly salty and earthy with roasted malts, dark roast coffee, bitter chocolate, maple syrup, ammonium chloride, burnt wood, burnt caramel, smoked sausage, ash, moist soil, resin, pine needles, alcohol and hot stones. Mouthfeel is oily, creamy, round, slightly sticky sweet, roasted astringent and full bodied. Finish is tiny sweet, heavy bitter, slightly salty and earthy with roasted malts, dark roast coffee, maple syrup, moist soil, burnt wood, burnt caramel, ammonium chloride, dried pine needles, resinous wood, alcohol and hints of bitter chocolate. A punch in the face. Really knock out heavy!
zvikar (3624) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - FEB 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Tempo. Thanks Eyal. Pours opaque black with a deep brown head, aroma of tiers, maple, chocolate, coffee, milk, flavor is smoked with coffee, maple, chocolate, glue and milk =, some hops as well, full bodied, great
rarbring (1550) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JAN 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Overall: Burnt, bitter cocoa, sweet, salty, soy sauce. Good with green cheese.
Note: Bottle 500 ml. Reviewed 2013-12-13.
JBPortland (929) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle pours dark oily brown-black with thin layer of head. Nose is earthy roast ground coffee and ashy cocoa, notes of boozy sweetness as it warms. Taste is creamy and smooth, rich burnt coffee and cocoa, hints of maple, bitter chocolate, slightly boozy. Finish is bitter roast cocoa and coffee with subtle maple and vanilla. Excellent.
ekstedt (5630) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (bomber) from Systembolaget. Black with small dark beige head. Intensely roasted aroma with chocolate, coffee and some tar. Full bodied, low carbonation. Semi sweet, medium bitterness.
jackl (4980) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Chriso’s pre-GBBF Shindig. Deep brown pour with a tiny tan head. Maple oatmeal chocolate cookie nose. Nicely sweet and inviting. More oatmeal chocolate cookie flavors. Light toasty cocoa. Smooth toffee. Just a hint of ash on the finish. Supple, oily body. Straightforward, tasty.
kerenmk (2593) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Tempo. Thanks zvikar. Black, opaque withthin brown ring. Smoky, a little wooden aroma, dry, wood and a little bitter taste, full body, smooth, wooden finish. Quite amazing.