rlgk (14398) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Rattle&Hum, NYC. Black beer with a nice lasting beige head. Chocolate aroma, milky, fruity, vanilla notes, licorice, cream, tar, roasted, some iron. Milky vanilla flavor, candy, figs, raisins, toffee, roasted, milk chocolate, licorice, some plums. Decent but a bit on the sweet side. Milk chocolate finish with some vanilla and figs.
Mora2000 (6052) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
The beer pours a black color with a brown head. The aroma has a lot of roasted malt in it, as well as some chocolate. The flavor is very similar. There are huge chocolate and roasted malt notes coming through, with some bitterness from the hops and a hint of grass coming through as well. I also get a little bit of pine from the hops. Thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
llcooldave (1168) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black in the glass with a strong roasted espresso aroma. More espresso notes in the flavor with some dark cocoa and a hint of licorice as well. Overall, nice...
Narnad (1504) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep brown/black color with a creamy, modest lasting tan head. Aroma has a lot of dark fruity notes with a modest roasted presence later in the nose. Flavor has an early prune, plum, light anise flavor with some roasted bitterness in the middle and a light chocolate sweetness at the tail end. Body is pretty thick with a slightly oily texture. Overall a pretty good brew as flavors really meld well to form a solid malt presence.
Tmoney99 (12075) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a black color with an average frothy brown head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted chocolate and small hop aroma. Moderate to heavy dark sweet malt flavor with a moderate to heavy sweet finish of average duration. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This beer met my expectations.
jgb9348 (5126) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep dark brown coloured body with a thin, one centimetre tall light brown head and a ruby tint when held at an angle near a light. Aroma of strong roasted malt, coffee, nuts, earth and a lot of caramel with a hint of alcohol. Medium-bodied; Roasty malt flavour with a strong chestnut and nutty finish with a little bit of sugar, some light prunes and plums and a little bit of earth - nothing deep, nothing strong and nothing too interesting. Aftertaste is quite minimal with a little nuttiness, a decent amount of roasted malt and some sweetness, all with not much body and even less complexity. Overall, a pretty bad Imperial Stout, and not even really in this category, but not a bad beer when compared with everything else. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from New Beer Distributors in New York, New York on 02-July-2012 for US$2.00 sampled at home in Washington a few hours before heading up to Wisconsin on 26-July-2012.
BeerandBlues2 (10842) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear black with a medium, creamy off-white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is chocolate, coffee and roast malt, prune notes with earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with light hops and bitterness, dark fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown/black with tan head that doesn’t visit long. Aroma of fine, mild coffee grinds and chocolate flakes, very faint hint of vegetable. Flavor is much the same buy balances everything well. Mouthfeel is medium body, kinda watery with medium-high carbonation. Overall, not bad at all, just didn’t strike me as an IRS and hides alcohole very well if what is reported is true.
GRM (3340) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown bottle, 12 ounces, from and with Luc Bourbonnière, savoured on June 1 2012; eye: black, opaque, minuscule ring of brown head, no lacing; nose: grains, light roasted barley, slight burnt barley, light alcohol, slight hops, slight anise; mouth: grains, light roasted barley, light alcohol, light hops, slight anise, finale in roasted barley with presence of anise, medium body, not much carbonation, lightly bitter and sweet, a bit thin; overall: fine
Bouteille brune, 12 onces, de et avec Luc Bourbonnière, savourée le 1er juin 2012; œil : noire, opaque, minuscule anneau de mousse brune, pas de dentelle; nez : céréales, léger orge torréfiée, très léger orge brûlée, léger alcool, très léger houblon, très léger anis; bouche : céréales, léger orge torréfiée, léger alcool, léger houblon, très léger anis, finale en orge torréfiée avec présence d’anis, corps moyen, peu carbonatée, légèrement amère et sucrée, un peu mince; en résumé : bien
Gription79 (2653) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUN 30, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle. This is a very sweet IRS. Sweet chocolate, caramel, sweetened coffee. This was not for me, way to sweet.