fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Chris_o shindig 2007. Black color with virtually none head. Aroma is soy sauce, vinegar, dark fruits, coffee. Flavor is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average duration. Body is light to medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
oh6gdx (20333) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Pitch black colour, not very much head to speak about. Aroma is dark fruits, roasted malts with some hints of coffee. Flavour is sweet malts, some roast and some dark fruits. Long sweetish aftertaste.
RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - AUG 10, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, chris_o shindig. Thick dark brown. Malty, sourness, some sweetness in the nose. Espresso and roasted malt. Mouth is quite lively, sour malt. Quite sour in the mouth. Mouthfeel leaves slight sweet linger.
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle@chris_o. Lactic and chocolate aroma. Black color, light brown head, good lace. Lactic, chocolate and fruity with a medium body. Not bad, but not exciting.
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 25, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted 21/06/2007. A wee snifter, at an Imperial Stout Tasting, courtesy of the O Street Brewery. Tar black, oily legs, no head. Vegemite, soy sauce, old fruit sourness and a big roast barley note on the nose. Bittersweet malts, sour port, short black or even a ristretto-like character - and roasty notes linger. Interesting but a little dominated by the sourness. Certainly tastes "historical".
alafito (334) - tijuana, MEXICO - MAR 25, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to Duff for the trade. Wierd... First impresion was of a really bad stout, felt like a soda beer, very fizzy, very watery, with no head and no lacing.(served at room temp). The palate is awful but the aromas and tastes are quite intresting, coffee bean, leather, asprin, and bitter chocolate. It ends sweet and smokey with no alcohol present at all. Overall it feels a bit artificial and low quality basicaly due to the body and palate. The flavor is good though.
thebeertourist (4816) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 31, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours black with a light brown head that reduced to a minimum. Very nice espresso aroma with chocolate and leather. Espresso flavours teaming up with meat and sweet maltiness. Full-bodied. Different for sure.
OStreetBrewery (120) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 29, 2006
3.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle lovingly carried nearly the length of the globe so I could try a historical Imperial Stout recipe. Poured a deep black with a light thin head. Amazing aroma of sweet cocoa, leather and dried fruit , notably raisins On the palate raisin and leather character continues but is joined by an almost ash like roastyness and a rather strong lactic sour note. A touch warming character gives away its strength but all in all this beer hides its size. There is a striking balance between specialty malt roast character and sour aged character. I would probably prefer to drink an Imperial with more malt sweetness and body but this is still an immensely interesting beer.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - SEP 12, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, unsure of the vintage. Black in color with a medium sized tan head. Moderate roasted stout character, but it had a bit of that vinous/lactic quality that definitely detracted. Medium bodied. Fair
mds (2209) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 10, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Black body with a slight tinge of red and a small mocha head. The aroma is vinous, raisiny, boozey, and has notes of figs. Dry, thin fruity flavour with toasted bread notes. Lacks substantive character.