Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAY 1, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
22oz bottle consumed on 10/30/10. Reviewed from notes. Poured into a goblet-style glass. Pours a dirty, muddy deep brown/black with about a half-inch of dark mocha head. Some lace left behind. The nose is full of creamy chocolate, roasted malts, fresh coffee. Everything is still bold and pronounced. Great smell.
The mouth is perfectly silky and smooth. Decent amount of carbonation backing, even after 2 years. Excellent finish. The flavors meld well with notes of milk chocolate, coffee, and a bit of a vinous twang on the back end. The oatmeal really adds a smooth creamy dimension that fits this beer wonderfully. Iím glad I was able to try this. Great beer!
mikem409 (1482) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - APR 2, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks Colin! Pours pitch midnight black with great tan head canít believe this is 4 years old. Atoms of chocolate on chocolate. Very chewy oatmeal mouth feel love it
Enjoyit (3460) - Vadum, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black of color with a brown head. An aroma of liqurice, salt, bitter, prunes, weak sweets and chocolate. A flavor of prunes, chocolate, bitter, sweets, roasted malt and some alcohol in the finish.
Camons (5960) - Hasselager, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Timbers, Denver. Thanks to Aaron for holding on to this one for me. Pours black with a creamy light brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee, hints of caramel, oat, light smoke. Taste is malty, rich dark chocolate,sweet slightly dark fruit, bitter orange, port, oat. Medium body, soft carbonation, lasting bitter sweet chocolaty finish. 280212
djd07 (3565) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 14, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle as shown. Pours a dark brown with tan head. The aroma is chocolate and roasted malts. Thin mouthfeel with a syrupy chocolate and light roast. Easy to drink a very impressive Imperial stout.
alobar (2778) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours jet black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and oats. Velvety palate feel. Bitter upfront with chocolate and oatmeal sweetness at the back end. Great beer!
JoeTheYounger (1144) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - FEB 6, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark pour with lots of coffee, chocolate roast, soy sauce. Taste is also super chocolaty with nice velvety carbonation. What a great stout.
nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - DEC 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle drank on 12/13/11.Pours a dark brown almost black, with a dark tan/red head. Smells and tastes of caramel, roasty, coffee, chocolate, alcohol, smoke, soy sauce.light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, long finish, bitter. Nice beer kind of like a bitter porter or a coffee stout. Nice flavor over all very bold.
Brewbie (455) - New York, USA - NOV 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle. pours a deep dark black, light head. light alcohol aroma, dark chocolate, slightly boozy bitter first impression. finish of chocolate and roast.
FatPhil (9346) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 21, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap (Rake, post-RBESG2011 Monday)
Lovely rich cakey aroma. Very smooth roasty palate, much like a US porter. A touch buttery in the finish. Very rich and roasty, but no burnt astringency. A lovely bitter bite and tingle, but not really hoppy. The immediate finish the instant you swallow is just gorgeous - it feels great, and the vapours moving around the back of the nose make you go "goddam!".