craftycarl21 (2300) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 19, 2011
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Massive thanks to oteyj for this one. Unbelievably thick, completely black pour with a small brown head. Aroma holds gigantic notes of bourbon, chocolate brownie, vanilla, and big amounts of booze and ethanol. Nose also has slight notes of duck sauce, fig, and further dark fruit. Flavor is absolutely LOADED with chocolate, bitter espresso, roasted malt, cognac and bourbon; just awesome sweetness. Yeah you can definitely get the alcohol, but you’d be hard pressed to guess this is 26%.... until after you drink it. Palate is absolutely monstrously thick, syrupy, and decadent. The most ridiculous legs I’ve ever seen. This is an experience unlike any other beer I’ve ever had and I love it.
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - JUL 19, 2011
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Inky pour that is thicker than syrup. Epic viscosity as it glug-glurbs into the snifter. The aroma holds epic amounts of booze, bourbon barrel, cocoa nib, chocolate brownie, egg white proteins that one would find in unmixed brownie mix, a touch of soy sauce, and even more vanilla bourbon. My god the flavor is epic. Huge vanilla bourbon, chocolate, cocoa nib, booze, and sweet roasty malt. The palate is the thickest beer I’ve ever put in my gullet. Pure syrup. Thick and beefy with a sweet boozy finish. Truly epic.
MrChopin (3726) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Urbain shared BD 5, 6, 9, 10 next to each other. Shit man! Jet black, moderate sized, lasting coffee head, considerable legs. Nose is very sweet, DFH-esque, some cardboard, cereal, dark fruits, light chocolate. Heavy sugar in flavor, milk chocolate throughout, minor heat in the chalky-bodied finish. Imagine the sugar in a normal eisbock and multiply it by 3-4 here. Way sweeter than I prefer, but I’d imagine imperial stout lovers chewing this right up.
KnutAlbert (6386) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 7, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Strong alcohol warming, liquorice, smoke. Balanced in a weird way. Strong whisky finish.
oh6gdx (22982) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled@Mes & Sim’s Wedding (Thanks to the random guy with a bottle, who gave me a pour!). Black colour, small brown head. Aroma is chocolate, some wooden notes, liquorice, mild toasted notes as well as some slight alcoholic sweetness. Flavour is being liquorice, vanilla, chocolate, some slight toasted notes as well as mild plum and wood as well.
fugitive (1695) - Athens, GREECE - JUL 3, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sampled @ ACBF 2011. Color dark black with small head. Aroma smoke, chocolate, coffee. Taste sweet, malt, smoke, chocolate, coffee. Just great.
Fin (8428) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Was passed on a glass of this by Craig at Mes & Sims wedding, 18.06.11 cheers Craig! Pours black, like engine oil, really oily and sticking to the sides of the glass. Caresses the tongue like velvet, it is so smooth and drinkable I cannot quite believe that this is 26%. Loads of smooth rich chocolate in the mouth, some creamy vanilla and oakiness. Lovely beer and interesting to try alongside the Messy. A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov16 3.9
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUN 15, 2011
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Handbottle from cavrowland. Motor oil pour with exactly three bubbles. Aroma is definitely alcohol, molasses, and roasted. Taste is chocolate, lots of roast, so much alcohol, licorice, and more alcohol. For all the alcohol taste and aroma, it’s incredibly smooth and fantastic.
50belair (2968) - Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big thanks to darkguardian for sharin’ this beast. Gnarly syrupy black pour. Big bourbon nose. A rambunctious stout with all kinds of bourbon that gives way to muted chocolate, dark roasted malt, and expresso flavors. I’m impressed...
darkguardian (727) - Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl bottle. Rated over two sessions. Initially the nose is quite hot with alot of alcohol, wood, bourbon, dark chocolate and tons of roast. Now after 6 days of being opened but stopped, it has mellowed. Perhaps without the carbonation to push the alcohol up. Dark chocolate is most prominant but there is plenty of wood and bourbon. The roastiness has subsided leaving a nose much stronger than on the night I actually opened it. The beer itself is incredibly thick, with a huge oilslick like mouthfeel. Less burnt than on the initial tasting, it is still plenty bitter. Tons of dark chocolate, very little alcohol burn now, and alot of lingering notes of bourbon. This and Sink the Bismark are the only two super strong beers I have had that retained the characterisitics of their original style. This still is an imperial stout, just like Sink was still a double IPA. Quite a remarkable feet. I’m not sure if this is a top 50 beer, but its a damn good beer.