MonsterMagnet (1048) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 18, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, pours black and tan. Aroma: chocolate, oatmeal, coffee, nuts, slight boozy. Taste: dark chocolate (lots of it), espresso, oatmeal, molasses, vanilla, some fruit, bay leaf Medium sweet and bitter, soft carbonation, creamy to sticky texture, full body, long light bitter chocolate, caramel and slightly salty finish.
Scottishchris (645) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
PunkAGM2015 rate catchup from notes. 6/6/15. Final stop at CASC. What can I say, it’s a classy imperial stout.
Huhzubendah (3378) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 3, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown, near black body with a thin beige collar. Aromas of roast, char, chocolate, molasses. Rich and dark. Chocolate and leather, with ample dark roast character. Sweet, dark fruits soaked in booze. Not getting the oatmeal character here. Medium thick body with low carbonation. Pretty good.
drjoeng (701) - SINGAPORE - MAY 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
9.6% ABV. Imperial Stout.
Malty. Sweet. Caramel flavor notes impress themselves on the palate right away. A little pushy and a little lacking in finesse for me; but that’s just me I guess.
The aromas from the back of the nose and throat can only be described as funky. Flavor notes suggesting dark chocolate, dates, sweet prunes, and honey plums are all present.
Hint of sweet tobacco in the back of the throat.
Rich breadlike palate from all that oatmeal, nice solid malty base. Good resinous hops with a clingy bitter botanical finish that just won’t go away, but not very interesting otherwise. I like Prairie Ale’s, Siren’s Shattered Dream or Mikkeller’s Black Malts and Body Salts better.
Alengrin (4247) - BELGIUM - MAY 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong Dutch stout with coarse and loose, light beige head and black colour. Aroma of walnuts, fondant, whisky, cocoa, caramel, bayleaf, paprika and something strangely ’meaty’ or even ’fishy’ (fresh sea fruit - if I had to taste this blind, I’d suspect it to be an oyster stout). Sweet, candied onset with salty touch (soy sauce), hearty and umami flavour, thick and oily mouthfeel, a bit sticky, toasted bread and roasted bitterness in the end but not strongly coffeeish, bitter chocolate, herbal hops and warming, whisky-like alcohol. Very good stout.
Torrefacto (1357) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Negro opaco y espuma beis. Aromas intensos de cacao, chocolate y tostados. Cuerpo denso y sedoso con sabor a cacao y chocolate con amargor tostado final medio.
Gurthnar (4692) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pleasant and rich roasted aroma, chocolate, roast, burnt. Tempting. Pitch black colour. Taste is complex, dark, chocolate, ashy, good.
MisoW (3008) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown color, nearly no beige head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee. Taste is medium sweet, lightly bitter, chocolate, coffee, caramel.
melush (2576) - SPAIN - MAY 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap / Tirador.
A: Black / Negro.
T/S: Roasted malt, sweet, chocolate, raisin / Malta tostada, dulce, chocolate, uvas pasas.
Reconqvista (339) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black color beer with a frothy, lasting and big light brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, caramel, toffee and black chocolate. Flavor is sweet, like liquorice. Body is very oily and carbonation is low. Dry long end.