Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. waxed bomber served in a Deschutes snifter. Batch #41
A: Pours an opaque black color with a two finger tan head forming on the pour. It has great retention throughout the whole glass. It recedes very slowly down to heft cap that leaves sticky and soapy lace down the glass.
S: Dark chocolate, some sweet booze and fruity yeast with a nice roasted malt presence as well. Another layer of coffee bean is present giving it another layer.
T: Sweet boozy notes with a touch of fruity yeast and some milk chocolate. Great roasted coffee bean with a light toffee malt presence.
M: Medium + bodied with a slick and oily mouthfeel. Medium to low carb really gives it that nice stout feel with a touch of dryness on the finish.
O: The booze sweet in nature with some slightly fruity yeast, but there is enough complimentary roasted flavors along with an unsweetened chocolate to balance it out. I’d love to see this with a year or two on it and I’m glad I’ve got some for the cellar.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-18-2012
Martinus (3844) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black, tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, cacao. Quite sweet flavour, caramel, chocolate. Full body. Finish malts, roasted malts.
(from 66cL bottle @ RBESG 2014, London, Grand Tasting)
bytemesis (4733) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 1, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, Batch #44, 2012. Oops :(. Pours opaque black with a small brown creamy head that dissipates leaving solid lacing. So far, so good. Aroma is really chocolatey, like REALLY chocolate, with heavy roasted malts and a hint of anise. Some molasses on the back end as well. Flavor has all of the above, light plus sweet and medium bitter, rich and cocoa filled, coffee grounds, a hint of sharpmess about it. Lingering roasty bitterness. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. This guy held up well, methinks
commonshawn (673) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big bottle with commonmac and rosskyle. Black with nearly tan head. Sweet aroma. Sweet and syrupy taste. licorice, very light roasted malt. Very pleasant finish. Sweet creamy and tasty. Alcohol is there too. Definitely abducted my taste buds for a little bit.
commonmac (694) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by rosskyle acquired in Rockford, IL. Black with tan head. Aroma is coffee and roasted malts with chocolate coming along for the ride. Taste feels relatively straightforward for an imperial stout with a creamy mouthfeel that is appreciated. Chocolate bitterness plays well with sweet vanilla and even caramel. Pleasant finish with some bitter lingering notes and perhaps dark fruits. Pretty decent effort.
rosskyle (184) - - MAR 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Standard dark stout appearance. Coffee aroma. A bitter finish. Smooth texture.
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Countbeer (5337) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber: Batch 41: Served in a shaker at 13 degrees Celsius:
Black beer with a medium sized vast mocha brow head.
Aromas of roast, bay leaf, sweet wood, liquorice wood, liquorice, laurel, hint of spice like cinnamon, cough syrup, some dried dark fruits and more liquorice...
Flavours of liquorice, bay leaf, roast, sweet wood, dried raisin and dried prunes, laurel, sweet wood, some hops, bitters, dried leaves, malt roast, laurel roast, sweet tar, cough syrup, etc. Good beer!
Aftertaste is bitter, malt roast, liquorice, herbal roast, some toffee, bay leaf and some chocolate.
Low carbo, creamy close to silky mothfeel, between medium and full bodied.
koleminer20 (1021) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bomber. The pour is a medium black with a thin ring of off white head and no lace to be found. I'm excited for this one. The aroma is typically imperial stout. There is a lot of roasty malt and good dark chocolate to go with a strong licorice. The dark fruits pop through on the back end, but it's definitely a good impy stout. The flavor is really solid. Lots of bitter roasted chocolate malt up front. There is a good dark fruit and licorice on the back end. Pretty basic, but the flavors are well defined. The mouth feel is thin. There is a lack of carbonation which doesn't help it cling to the mouth. The aftertaste vanishes pretty quickly as well, leaving a lightly bitter roast behind.
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AndyReynolds (1068) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Aroma is somewhat hoppy with dark chocolate...interesting, some coffee is in there too. Flavor brings out roasted malts. Some caramelized malts.
kaser (4147) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black pour from 22oz bottle at kasers pad. Off white head Sweet vanilla and chocolate flavor Has a milky and creamy thing going. had. most of the abductions before this and this is fantastic..
jjgmd (1745) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark pitch black color with a short Java head. Nose is malt, sweet with chocolate and coffee notes. Taste is chocolate, malt and espresso with the alcohol breaking right through. Big bold long finish and ends on the same tasting notes. Quaff Score 7 / 10