bergstaden (870) - RÝros, NORWAY - DEC 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a brown head - Sweet malt aroma - Good malt body with some seetness up front with some coffee notes with bitterness in the back - bitter roasted malt finish with some coffee - This was very good
bytemesis (2143) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 24, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap. Pours deep opaque black, medium creamy brown head, dissipates slowly with nice lacing. Aroma is very roasty, cocoa, coffee, cigarettes. Flavor is the same, light sweet and medium bitter, huge slightly burned roastiness, plus baking cocoa. Wow. Full body, creamy mouthfeel. This is killer for those looking for a bitter, roasty, less sweet stout.
mcberko (4809) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Societe, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma brings out intense roasted malts, coffee, and dark cocoa. Flavour brings out dry coffee notes, dry roasted malt, and dry cocoa as well. Quite big-bodied and dry, without any off-flavours. Excellent stuff.
SDalkoholic (1998) - Linda Vista, California, USA - SEP 17, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap @ Toronado: Poured a dark pitch black with no formation of head. It also appeared that I could visibly see the alcohol in strands in the black liquid. Aroma is decked with roasted black malts that give off an undeniable coffee bean. The flavor is intensely rich with robust flavors of dark roasted malts that suggest freshly ground coffee bean while a lethal dosage of alcohol feels as if itís being instantly absorbed into my blood stream--real strong stuff.
BeerAltitude (5) - Colorado, USA - SEP 11, 2013 does not count
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice Imperial Stout. Strong chocolate undertones matched with a charcoal/smoky flavor. This beer is sweet but not overwhelmingly so. For 9.8% abv, the Butcher is relatively drinkable. Iíve had some big stouts that seem to take me hours to drink and others I can slam but Societeís rendition was appropriately in the middle.
tkrjukoff (3772) - SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ brewery. pours black with a nice tanned head. aroma is coffee chocolate roasted malts a bit sweet. fkavir is as aroma; extremely drunkable and yet so fla orfull.
yngwie (11750) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Stone 17th Anniversary Party. Black body with a dense, finger thick tan head. Mocha and some charcoal on the nose. A bit sweet flavor, with mocha and some charcoal. Not much bitterness. Nice carbonation, full body. Perhaps a bit dry and charcoal tasting but really nice anyway. 130816
Geokkjer (5002) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Some 17th Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of chocolate, rotated malt, grains, some herbal notes and coffee. Flavor is sweet and malty with some grains, chocolate, ash and caramel.
Meilby (5538) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Stone 17th Anniversary
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, oat, ash and alcohol. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long warm, chocolate and oat finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
tleaver33 (58) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Societe. Jet black with almost an orange head. Aroma is cacao and vanilla extract. Very smooth and easy to drink. Finish is very bitter.