pivnizub (9159) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - APR 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bouteille:Literally black, presumably clear, big creamy tanned head, sweet toasted malt, chocolate, caramel and dried fruits plus a tinge of vanilla and wood in the complex aroma; medium to solid sweet-bitter flavour, pretty full bodied and quite soft; lingering robust chocolatey, toasty and fruity finish with vanilla and molasses. A very, very pleasant Bier…
kingstoni (1647) - FINLAND - APR 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown color with a frothy brown head. Aroma of vanilla, oak, licorice, chocolate and citrus. Bitter and sweet taste. Flavors are chocolate, nuts, tar and vanilla. A bit oily feel. Bitter finish. Well balanced.
terrybail (697) - London, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle from Steve
Guess what it pours a pitch black:)
rich thick and chewy just how I like it
coffee chocolate not too boozy really good
Jimthechap (1885) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
With grateful thanks to my learned off-sider, Bartlett. There’s just something about the bigger beers that I just fall for hook, line and sinker. This one is a good exemplar of Imperial Russian Stout with its inky body, coffee coloured head and aromas of Chocolate, cocoa nibs, coffee, licorice and dark oak. In the silky, oily body there were flavours of the same with caramel roastiness and a definite savoury licorice note. It sat on the palate and developed slowly, alternating between sweet, vegetal, savoury, bitter, sweet again and moreish. It was difficult to imagine anything I didn’t like about this beer.
zvikar (3897) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAR 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
BBOTMC. Pours opaque black with a huge beige to brown head, aroma of coffee and chocolate with some fruity tones, flavor of caramel, coffee and chocolate with lots of alcohol, medium bodied
TEJA (1427) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big Brown head. Chocolate, red fruits and domen caramell on thé aroma. Beryktade big mouthfeel with a smoothies roasted taste and some alkoholen. To big to be enoyed in larger amoubts Tham ons glas.
kerenmk (2874) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Stas’ place. (2013 bottle, BBOTMC). Black with tan head. Smooth cocoa and a little dry aroma, rich, bitter dry taste. Smooth, full-bodied, dry bitter finish.
Buongiorgio00 (933) - - MAR 26, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Imperial stout assolutamente pazzesca, magistrale, forse il più buon prodotto di Sierra Nevada che abbia assaggiato fino ad ora. Corpo denso e cremoso, nero come una notte di sogni profondi, gusto intenso caratterizzato da profumate note di cioccolato fondente, caffé, malti tostati e una sfumatura intrigante di cocco, un carattere equilibrato tra dolce e l’amaro del caffé tostato, presenza alcolica ben mascherata. Birra magnifica.
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012, 12 oz bottle given as an extra. Smell of bourbon, oak, bitter chocolate, cocoa nibs. Flavor of whisky, wood char, hot cocoa.
jjsint (1130) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle originally from Bitter Virtue, Southampton. Black as any beer I’ve ever seen. Not a lot of carbonation and what there is dissipates quickly. Aroma of chocolate and pine resin. Wow, very hoppy for an imply stout and absolute heaven on the nose. Taste is sweet with a bitter finish, more hoppy - almost floral - flavours coming through along with the normal chocolate/coffee/liquorice flavours so common in strong stouts. This is a masterpiece.