thewolf (10553) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. [thank you, after4ever]
Lovely looks. Utterly, completely opaque black with a magnificent, stayin, creamy, beige to ash-grey head. Impressive woody aroma, slight blackberry tartness, oak, sweetness, vanilla, lots of roasted malts, dark chocolate, figs. Highish carbonation, fine very dry mouthfeel. Flavour is a little disappointing. Though it has god oaky tartness, the chocolate behind it is sadly limited, light roasted, soft viniousness. Long, lingering, oaky, light fruity tartness in the light warming finish.
paco (527) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - APR 21, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Thick mocha head. Very dark. Coffee, roasted malts, floral sweetness and sugary raisin highlight the aromas. Bitter,sweet and sticky are my first taste impressions. Some chocolate but almost medicine like. Some hints of maybe bourbon in there too. Mid bodies, but way too carbonated.
Beer4000 (4118) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 ml bottle. Black with a thin, tan head. Relativly mild aroma of roasted malt, oak whisky and some acidity. Flavor is sweet, roasted malt nice balanced against acid, fruity, coffee and whisky. Dry finish. Very nice and balanced, not much acid, but this makes a fine balance.
JorisPPattyn (7550) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 18, 2010 Huge dark-greige/brown head over pitch-blakc beer; lacerings. Very alcoholic-coffee nose, vanilla and a serious but weird curry - even kari leaf - aroma, cilandro. Again this herbal, spicy, cilandro-like flavour over coffee stout flavours. Black chocolate, lightly smoked. Again some vanilla (and coffee -) beans. Bourbon finish. Warming up, rosemary and cypress flavours mix in. Very smooth-slick, alcoholwarming, obviously well-bodied. Very remarkable, original even, tastes - I recognise it, but cannot place it. Big thanks to Don
BeerBunker (709) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a big foamy brown head. Aroma is of chocolate, wood, malt, bourbon, and spice. Taste is very chocolately to start. Has a very muted bourbon and wood taste. It blends nicely with the chocolate and spicy earthiness. Lightly roasted malt backbone. Lingering taste of smooth bourbon and spice. A big too malty, but itís solid.
thornecb (3986) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black into a snifter. Hefty mocha head fills the glass before slowly cratering and receding. Tangy chocolate aromas. Thin with sweet bourbon and chocolate upfront turning to hot espresso and bourbon in the lasting vanilla finish.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours a black body with a yellow tan head. Malty milk chocolate and molasses tones. A mild woody oakiness with some light roasted malt and mineral. A boozy vanilla warming. Decent stout.
Sledutah (3651) - Utah, USA - MAR 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2009 650ml bottle
Appearance: Pours pitch black with a large frothy tan head, leaving clumps of lacing on the sides of the glass
Aroma: Strong aroma of vanilla, bourbon, roasted malts and dried cocoa
Taste: Roasted malts, oak, bourbon, espresso and ash
A decent Imperial Stout. There is some kind of funky flavor in the finish that sticks around.
jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reviewed 1/13/2010 (Bottle, waxed):
Pours a dark, dark black colored body, canít see any light through it. Humongous foamy tiny bubble head, extremely lasting, tan brown in color. Roasted aroma, some woodiness. A bit of funkiness too. Not strong an aroma overall. Creamy mouthfeel, chocolate. Roasted coffee, a tiny bit of ash. Tasty not a ton of flavor, lightish. More alcohol as it warms, burning, strong coffee. not too shabby.
dchmela (2485) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy Brewolf. Pous a thick black with a huge creamy head. Might be an infected bottle, a big gusher. Even with that, aroma is huge barrel, whiskey chocolate and a touch of roasted grains. Taste is smooth malt, chocolate, hop bitterness, vanilla barrel an hints of whiskey. Excellent brew.