rudolf (2276) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 13, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle received as a gift. Pours black with a nice tan head. Nose is big roast, charred malt, some dark honey, milky coffee. Flavor is burnt/acrid malt, sweet malt, overly bitter coffee, honey. This lacks subtlety and could really benefit from less burnt character. It hides its alcohol but I’d rather have something boozy and complex than smooth & simple.
Travlr (7995) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours jet black and thick, dark brown head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of intense dark cocoa powder and burnt espresso. Taste is smooth and rich burnt coffee, vanilla, bitter cocoa. Delicious.
Lukaduke (1021) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a rich deep umber black color with a two finger mocha colored head. The nose is rich roasted dark malts, chocolate and a touch of smoke. On the palate it has a good mouthfeel with rich creamy body that is lightened by a good dose of carbonation. There is some strange earthy notes that keep me from loving this beer but the rich chocolate flavors and the light smokiness keep me interested enough to enjoy it !
artmcd8 (655) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours like motor oil. No light passes through this beer. Not too bitter like most imperial stouts. Good not great.
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abcfan (582) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Much better than expected offering. Pours black with one-finger brown head. Aroma is full of malts, vanilla, chocolate, and notes of cinnamon. Very smooth, with a light burnt cocoa. Finish is smooth and chocolatey.
jsmerig (798) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a near black with a deep tan head. Aroma of chocolate and dark smokey grain. Taste is smokey from start to finish with a nice sweetness in the middle. Smokey bitterness lingers and the mouthfeel is smooth and silky.
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BroSpud (1359) - , Massachusetts, USA - DEC 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle (2012 version). Pours black with a thin tan head. Easily the best thing I have tasted from Otter Creek. Big malt taste with lots of earthy flavors a bit of chocolate but more bitter than sweet. Coffee, dark fruits, a hint of smokiness.
_angst_ (1745) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber courtesy of Marsiblursi. Pours black with a creamy dark mocha head that leaves some thick lacing on the glass while dissipating. Smell is sweet and malty with dark bread, dark chocolate, banana bread, coffee, toffee, burnt caramel, biscuits, alcohol and hints of oatmeal cookies. Taste is slightly sweet and bitter with roasted malts, bitter chocolate, resinous wood, liquorice root, burnt cookies, toffee and charred wood. Mouthfeel is smooth, soft and medium bodied. Finish is tiny sweet and bitter with dark bread, bitter chocolate, vanilla fudge, burnt cookies, caramel and wood.
Marsiblursi (2952) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours near black with pale brown. The aroma holds tart/hard roast, burned cookies, alcohol, light caramel, touch of fruits, tart berries and some dark fruits. The flavour is light to medium sweet, near medium bitter and light sour with notes of bread, coffee, alcohol and some earthy hops. Hints of berries and liquorice. The mouthfeel is soft and light tart with light carbonation. Tart roasted and alcohol-driven finish. Medium bodied.
rlgk (7470) - Skövde, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Bomber-o-rama, Göteborg. Black beer with a brown head, nice lacing on the glass. Malty vinous aroma, peat, caramel, hay, chocolate, cocoa, vinous, licorice, milky, warming alcohol, coffee, biscuits, toffee, quite roasted. Chocolate flavor, smoked, peat, ash, tar, caramel, quite roasted, dry woody, berries, hay, licorice, some hay.