Lowenbrau (1625) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - OCT 20, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
341ml bottle. 2011 release.Courtesy of Glouglouburp. Thanks Dany for this great one!. Vanilla, burnt caramel, coffee, roasty, cacao aromas. Pours black with really tan nice head, creamy and persistent, good lacing. Full and creamy bodied, soft carbonation, silky texture. On mouth is solid, rounded, good hop punch, with flavours of burnt caramel, some vanilla, roasty, dark chocolate, coffee. NIce balanced. Really enjoyable.
markfield81 (41) - adamston, AUSTRALIA - OCT 18, 2013
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Think and creamy a bit heavy on the expresso, but you can taste the chocolate not the best imperial on the market, but comes in a fancy box so it looks the part of royalty
shaunfield (51) - adamstown, AUSTRALIA - OCT 18, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I’m not really one for imperial stouts so won’t be getting this one again but you can definitely taste the espresso and chocolate flavours in here. If that’s your thing then go for it.
NatKadaw (79) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
2013 bourbon barrel. Poured thick and oily with nice caramel head. Dense mouthfeel but not particularly enjoyable. Aroma of coffee, chocolate bourbon, was a little like molasses, soy sauce and roasted malts.
Ferris (1865) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - 2011 Vintage - Bourbon, chocolate, licorice, molasses and a complexity that could have me describing this for a while. Jet black with a huge creamy brown head. Sweet vanilla bourbon, chocolate, coffee, licorice and roasted malts. A wonderful rich mouth feel to go along with the robust flavor. It is sad that this beer doesn’t have a bigger distribution as I think it is a gem for Canada that doesn’t have enough recognition.
Gorbalev (2887) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012 bottle, barrel aged I believe, thanks Colin. Pitch black, little head. Huge roast and alcohol aroma. Some chocolate. Taste is strong - rich chocolate, balanced but strong alcohol, lots of roast, and substantial hop bitterness. Body is oily. Finish is sharp and lingering booze and roast. Very, very good.
czar (3671) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2011 vintage - surprisingly never rated that stuff. pours inky black with a persistent dark crema head leaving a nice lacing. soy, cocoa powder and bitter chocolate, strong coffee notes - roasted acidity, dark roastiness and fruitiness - oxidized raisins, burnt caramel, hint of ashes, vanilla, nail polish, woodsy and bold resinous notes. moderate carbonation, medium to full body - oily, warming alcohol, bold grassy-spicy-resinous medium long finish. excellent product.
Plovmand (6123) - Helsinge, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. 2010 Vintage. Pours opaque black with a creamy dense brown head. The aroma is deep roasted and sweet bourbon. Coffee and chocolate. Great balance. The flavor is smooth hard roasted, bitter chocolate/cocoa, vanilla, wood and coffee. It's quite dry actually. Intense dry roasted finish. Wonderful!
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anders37 (15299) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small longlasting tan head. Has a roasted malty weak dusty chocolate and caramel aroma. Roasted malty bitter chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty bitter chocolate finish.
Drake (7836) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2011 vintage courtesy of JulienHuxley. Thanks! Pours a rich dark brown color with a medium dark brown creamy head. Good head retention. Aroma of chocolate, roast, citrus hops, a faint bit of smoke. The taste is roasted malts, bitter chocolate, nuts, bitter hops, faintly sweet finish. Medium bodied. Booze less than expected for the ABV. Quite nice.