yngwie (12562) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. It’s a clear-looking dark brown beer topped by a small, dense, beige head. The aroma has a little touch of whiskey, some vanilla, roasted malts, dark chocolate and some coffee. Booze, chocolate, coffee and roasted malts in the flavor. Some bitterness. Quite dry, yet with a residual sweetness. Lasting finish with chocolate, coffee and roasted malts. Nice indeed, but I think I prefer the regular edition. 120915
Meilby (6263) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 330ml @ Geokkjer
Pours dark brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, whiskey and vanilla. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long chocolate, vanilla, and alcohol finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 14, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark black with a small tan head. Looks thin. Nose is big vanilla, light smoke, soy sauce and booze. Taste is sweet with some good bitter balance and a big some aftertaste. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, medium body with a big long finish.
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blankboy (5745) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle [330ml] shared with garthicus & HogTownHarry -- c/o garthicus. Pours a very dark brown with an average size diminishing frothy light-brown head. Aroma of chocolate, light wood, dark malt, alcohol, coffee and light hops. Flavour is malty along with alcohol, chocolate, coffee and leafy hops. Average bodied, somewhat-creamy mouthfeel. The barrel-aging isn’t overdone which I like, a very good Stout.
Theydon_Bois (6541) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home - April ’12.
Very dark brown verging on black with a thin tan head.
Definate whisky aroma floating on the nose allied to dark roasted malts, dark fruits and a pinch of vanilla and a dash of cocoa.
Fairly full in body with a good alcohol burn in the finish.
I was impressed by this one!
MotherBrother (643) - Aalborg, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour dark dark brown, with no head at all.
Aroma is of roasted malts, slight coffee, licorice, wood, whisky, vanilla, asphalt(?).
Taste is a little sweet upfront, with a dry, bitter and roasty aftertaste. Medium and rather oily body, with a semi-flat carbonation.
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours an almost pitch black color with a tan head. Aroma is of roasted malt, smooth Irish Whiskey, oak, vanilla, tar, ashy and burnt notes, coffee, dark chocolate and dark fruits. The flavor follows the nose, with vanilla, oak, the smooth Irish Whiskey flavor, some subtle alcohol, burnt, tar and ashy notes, dark fruits, dark chocolate and coffee. The body is medium with a dry mouth feel. Overall a pretty darn tasty Imperial Stout, but a little too boozy.
garthicus (2570) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Pitch black, small but lasting brown head. Aroma: Rich espresso, molasses, blackcurrant, lots of dark chocolate, quite the whiskey notes in there, lots going on. Smells wonderful. Flavour: Wow, quite a big dark fruit flavour at first, stewed winter fruits, lots of coffee, whiskey and chocolate, tons of wood, sweet and sticky mouth feel, alcohol is definitely evident due to the ageing, long sweet molasses finish. Lovely, a real sipper.
HogTownHarry (5977) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle shared by garthicus with me and blankboy. Deep but clear ruby-black with a small tan creamy-fizzy head. Aroma is medium roast, coffee, prune, alcohol, red wine ... and sweet vanilla bourbon. Taste follows, sweeter, less prune, a lot less roast - sourness comes in, boozier too - a little unbalanced (7-). Slick, light body, astringent, weakly carbonated, quick dry oaky/boozy slightly sour finish .... not loving it, but not bad.
Sigmund (4680) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 13, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Shared bottle at local tasting, as Porter House Barrel Aged Collection Celebration Stout, Limited Edition. ABV is 11%. Pitch black colour, thick brown head. Oaky and vinous aroma, notes of vanilla and Irish whiskey. Strong oaky, vanilla and whiskey flavour, some chocolate too. Excellent beer.