mpersinger (327) - , California, USA - MAR 16, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big bottle (thanks Joey) pours like diner coffee and has aroma of Nescafe with bourbon. Good clarity and deep brown color with ruby hue, no head. Medium body with flavors of carob and cocoa along with instant coffee.
hallinghansen (1686) - Odense S, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black body, with a medium brown head. Aroma is sweet vanilla, chocolate. Flavor is mild coffee, hops and chocolate.
BillKismet (3167) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 22, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sasparilla appearance with thin spread of head. Aroma full of baker’s chocolate. Off-chocolate flavor tastes artificial and is reminiscent of lactose sour-sweetness. ABV is well masked, but other than that, just a middling stout.
after4ever (5739) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 22, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750. Thanks, SuzyGreenberg! Jet black with rubied highlights in the corners. Light creamy tan head. Big chocolatey coffee nose. Creamy body on the high side of medium. Baking chocolate, milk chocolate, and coffee mid-palate. Mild finish.
madsberg (9337) - Søborg, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pitch black coloured. Medium sized dense chocolate brown head. Aroma of chocolate, spice, light fruits and cocoa in the aroma. Flavour of spice, chocolate, light coffee, light smoke, Medium to full bodied Light dry. Ends on a chocolaty and light roasted note. Quite nice and easy to drink.
Defreni (2220) - Husum, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Flaske: Brunsort øl med et lille skumhoved. Kraftig duft af chokolade, spændende smag af johannesbrød, som også gør mundfylden lidt grynet. Rigtig god øl.
JaBier (4352) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle #245 of 912 sampled at the Hobsnobbery collective stout tasting on 1.16.09 courtesy of Rogueone. Black color with a thin beige head. Coffee and dark fruit aroma that is somewhat smoky. Flavor is sweet and a little smoky up front with a bitter coffee and hop finish. I really enjoyed this one. Shorts continues to impress.
Rogueone (506) - I F&ckin’ hate those guys from, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled bottle #245 at the Hopsnobbery Collective Stout tasting on 01/16/09. Thanks to Rogueone for sharing. Thanks to Rogueone’s mom for picking this up while Rogueone watched her really obnoxious shih-tzus for the weekend. NIce dark pour here with a thin ring of tan head and a tad of alcohol in the nose. Additional aroma of dark fruits. NIce dryness of bitter chocolate, with a nice and velvety mouthfeel. The finish is definitely of bitter, unsweetened chocolate and had a slight aftertaste I did not care for completely. Sort of like vomit. I also learned from Wikipedia and just Life in General (LiG) that vegans use carob in their fantasies of eating desserts that taste like chocolate and animal fats like normal people.
Dogbrick (6859) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled bottle #245 at the Hopsnobbery Collective Stout tasting on 01/16/09. Thanks to Rogueone for sharing. The beer pours black with a medium thin light brown head that recedes to an outer ring fairly quickly. Thick sliding rings of lacing on the glass. Chocolatey aroma with notes of doughy malt and dark fruit. Rich and smooth body with flavors of chocolate, java and grainy malt. The finish is sweet chocolate malt and mildly bitter coffee that lingers a bit. Overall a pretty good Imperial Stout. I learned on Wikipedia that carob can be used to relieve diahhrea in infants and as a non-toxic alternative to chocolate for dog treats, on top of being used in beer.
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, DENMARK - JAN 10, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
<i>Tasting at Papsoe</i>
Black color. Solid Stout, quite Imperial, on the minus side there is some glue aroma, bread dough; on the plus side there is an unusual cookie touch. Good.