GT2 (7117) - Riverslime, California, USA - MAR 16, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2011 330mL from various samples at different stages in the bottle refermentation process. My favorite of the Black Damnation clones so far. The pour is jet black with oily viscosity. Even after a few days this develops some excellent carbonation with a massively thick tan head that leaves great retention and lacing. The nose on this in unreal: fresh, tropical, fleshy Colombian coffee with tropical fruit notes (some papaya/mango). Whoa. Taste is not roasted/bitter coffee but rather fairly sweet, bright, fresh coffee beans. Very silky mouthfeel. Awesome! 9/5/8/5/17=4.4
Tap at Paradiso Georgetown. The pour is hilarious- straight dark chocolate milk with a small, yellow head. Unreal fleshy coffee aroma, tropical fruits, super green but in a good way. No harsh coffee roast of grinds. Taste is fruity, wildly silky, fresh coffee complements a beautiful chocolate body rather than dominating it. This is some seriously good imperial stout and I am very proud to keep it up in my Top 5.
jmgreenuk (2722) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the Kulminator, Antwerp. Poured a deep mahogany with a long-lasting frothy light tan head. The aroma is big dry roast malt and coffee, The flavour is medium bitter with a smooth rich cold coffee liqourice dark chocolate red-berry fruit palate. Full bodied with flat carbonation. A truly epic beer.
arone12 (895) - Maryland, USA - DEC 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a black color similar to the devils heart. Smells a bit of coffee and caramel. Some sweet chocolate is also the aroma. Can’t taste the ridiculous amount of alcohol in the beer. I say that wins as a beer.
Ataraxia (241) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 28, 2013
2.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Watery black pour, thin beige lacing. Aroma is a gag-inducing blast of green pepper and a little rye. Taste is possibly even worse with heavy oxidation and a sharp vinous upswing at the end. Mild sweetness and quite tannic. Smooth, somewhat creamy, little carbonation, and full-bodied. Really unfortunate that the coffee had oxidized so terribly.
bernatbeer (417) - barcelona, SPAIN - NOV 10, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
En tirador@BierCab-Muy mejor esta edición que las anteriores veces que había bebido en distintas botellas.muy acertado el punto de cafe que combina a la perfección con el ron.Impresionante.
Parket (562) - Bruges, BELGIUM - OCT 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle 2009, dark brown colour with perfect beige head. Smell: roasted malts, coffee, chilli pepper. Taste: roasted malts, coffee, nice bitter stuff in the aftertaste. A little bit too overwhelming, over the top beer, but anyhow a very nice one.
BOLTZ7555 (2603) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Squid ink pour with a small latte head. Loads of dark roasted coffee, green pepper, raisin, and a bit of alcohol. Chewy and coating mouthfeel. Just not what I was looking for.
JefVerstraete (678) - BELGIUM - SEP 17, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black oily beer, dark brown foam. Soft carbonation. Very impressive! Aroma of coffee, chocolate, roasted malt. Very rich and complex. Very well balanced.
Ratman197 (8518) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 15, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting brown head. Aromas of roasted malt, bitter chocolate, coffee, honey, light vanilla, light rum and light oak. Palate was full bodied and smooth. Flavors of bitter chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, light coffee, light honey and light rum with a smooth lingering bitter chocolate finish.
JBoan (167) - Arizona, USA - SEP 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours black with thin tan head. Smell is roasted malt, burnt coffee, bitter baker’s chocolate, sweet sugar, raisins some faint leather and earthy notes. Taste is coffee, malt, chocolate, dark fruit and finishes with earthy flavors. Thick full-bodied beer, hides ABV very well. Great stout!
teddybeer (1900) - Madrid, SPAIN - SEP 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Black colour with a minimal tan head that quickly diminishes. Aroma is toasted and roasted malts, notes of licorice, candy sugar, mocha, black chcolate and coffee with wooden notes. Flavor is roasted malts, slightly sweet at the beginning with a high presence of black coffee, licorice, notes of rum and wood. Mild bittery in the final with light sweet notes, strong coffee and black chocolate with notes of rum. Smooth and creamy on palate.