tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUL 20, 2008
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
33 cl bottle at Den Tatoverede Enke, Copenhagen. Black coloe, lovely brown head. Aroma is dried fruit and dark roasted malt. Flavor is fantastic fruits and roasted to burnt malt, chocolate and caramel sweetness, hints of coffee and a wonderful sourness. Wonderful aftertaste. A fantastic beer - celebrating rating number 1.000.
TBone (14175) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 20, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2008 Bottled@RBESG 2008 Grand Tasting
Pitch black, small tan head. Roasted, maybe a bit smoked nose. Sticky, liquerish, toasted, roasted flavors. Quite sweet - ageing? Good drinkability though. Re-rate at home pending. (7/4/8/4/16 3.9)
Bottled (BB 04/2012)
Pitch black, good thick creamy expresso head. Toasted coffee beans, smoke and tar in the nose. Full-bodied. Flavor is very roasted with molasses, dark malts, dark coffee, chocolate and tobacco. Somewhat crisp egde - quite high carbonation for this kind of beer. Not feeling like 13 %, but then aftertaste is very warming. Complex and interesting. (8/5/8/4/16 4.1)
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JUL 19, 2008
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Thanks Barak! Love the label. A cold pour reveals a black-ish liquid and a very tall head that lingers like a stubborn koon hound. Aromas of roasted chocolate. Full nectar with creamy carbonation and an oily texture. Up front and center is a massive charcoal meltdown that shape shifts into liquid copper and other heavy metals. A strong bitter cocoa character balances the heavy metallic essence precisely. This beer is rich and very complex pushing up chocolate, dark fruit, cakebread, roasted coffee bean, leather. The finish is long and lingers like a memory that consists of a car crash at 100mph, flipping the car as a result, and living to talk about it like it was a ride at some crazy amusement park in Tijuana the you just can’t miss. The hops show moderately on the end and bitter it up profusely. Extreme, strong flavored, and very generous with high ABV that I can’t seem to spot. Overall I’ll have to Trump it to 100 because the aromas was a little weak. I’m a lucky guy and yes I did flip a car, safely =)
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 19, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Courtesy of TPD975. The aroma is very fruity with light toasty notes, dark malt, cassiss and cherry. The flavor mirrors the aroma, but neither really wow me. It is quite boozy at times with honey notes int he finish. Very decent, but it just doesn’t do it for me like it has so many others.
Rogueone (506) - I F&ckin’ hate those guys from, Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I think I’m thanking moejuck for this one: Pours a deep, syrupy black that looks like cola minus its carbonated body. Aroma is heavy and lingering of rum-soaked raisins, deeply roasted chocolate malts and coffee bean. Vinous-like quality. Flavor is dry, with an oaked flavor rounding out dark sugars, bitter chocolate, light coffee bean, brown sugar, and a tinge of spiced hops. Pretty warm finish. This is a BIG beer.
argo0 (12122) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 16, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(33cl bottle, thanks CaptainCougar) cola brown-black body topped by smooth tan head. Aroma is medium sweet, anise, roast, some cocoa, cinnamon, alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, cocoa, anise, alcohol, light burn, alcohol astringency. Medium-full body that’s smooth in spite of the alcohol burn. I’d like to try this on draft, and am curious whether there’s much difference.
hopscotch (10082) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Pours murky and black with a small, creamy, khaki head. Fantastic retention. The meaty, earthy aroma lends notes of leather, wood, canvas and cocoa nibs. Full-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Leans only a hair toward the bitter side of balance. Medium chocolate sweetness, medium bitterness and moderate acidity. Finishes tangy, astringent and dry. Strange, being disappointed by a beer I scored a 3.9. I was expecting a life-changing experience here. Unfair... terrific beer! Thanks to mgumby10 for sharing this bottle!
GMCC2181 (1554) - Newark, Delaware, USA - JUL 14, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2008 Shared by robert at state line, given to him by sloth, so I guess I owe both of you guys a thank you!!! First thing I would like to say.... this is a very unique imperial stout...... Black with a big head. Appearance is a dark black, but suprisely thin bodied. The texture is light, crisp and refreshing. Taste is a sweet dark fruit, and chocolate taste. Very complex and different from most imperial stouts that I have had. Complex for such a simple recipe. Overall was very impressed. Much thanks to robert and sloth/slob for the brew!
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours pitch black with a small light brown head. Smells of dark malt and bitter roast, with a strong and noticeable hop presence. The flavor was quite sharp and biting, with that typical Belgian tartness to it that most put in there imperial stouts. This is something that just isnt my thing. I like them roasty and chocolatey. I like tart, just not in my impy’s. Finishes with a roasty bitterness to it. Te hops help drown out the tartness a bit, but still not enough. This certainly wasnt a bad beer, but certainly didnt live up to the hype for me.
RomanW70 (296) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 14, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Cafe Gollem in Amsterdam, 6/16. Pours jet black with dark tan head. Aroma of toffee, coffee, cocoa, dark fruits and licorice. Taste ides the alcohol very well. Luxurious, thick mouthfeel. Finish has roasted coffee, but is not overwhelming. A very big, serious beer.