papat444 (23) - Mercier, Quebec, - SEP 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
***2009 Vintage (Mummy)***
Big thanks to Masterski for getting me this rarity.
Poured from a bomber and split with my wife.
Appearance: Pours a thick body, kind of almost plops in with a thin ting that grows thicker as the pour intensifies.
Smell: Alcohol soaked nuts, raisins and figs. Whiffs of cocoa and chunks of chocolate but much more on the sugary, dark fruits side.
Taste: Raisins, figs, nougat, discreet chocolate and a tinge of black licorice. A bit of coffee as it warms but this resembles a barleywine almost. Not exactly what i’m looking for flavor-wise.
Mouthfeel: Boozy a bit, slight;y bitter and you eventually get in a groove but this doesn’t feel like the strong RIS i’m looking for.
Overall: Have to say i’m a bit disappointed by this one. Compared to DL, this one is not as good. Flavors were good but for me, not worth the hype IMO. I’ll take a DL instead.
EdKing (2047) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle of the 2012 traded with Steasy66 and shared at The Cad’s 10 Year Anniversary.Pours opaque very dark brown, almost black, with a beige to tan head, which dissipates to thin.Nose has traces of that salty yeasty Marmite, molasses, lots of sweet black treacle, black sugar, roasted malt, coffee. Taste is sweet, black treacle, black sugar, molasses, something like cherry, some dead yeasty Marmite, light coffee, possibly some red wine vinous. This is too sweet and cloying for me.
fidelis83 (2092) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAR 10, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2010 draft. Inky black pour, 2 finger tan head. Aroma is molasses, dark fruit, lots of chocolate, some coffee and lots of roast, dark caramel and sweet bread spice . Flavor is big on dark caramel, lots of toasty chocolate, mild roast coffee some dark , not nearly as much as the aroma. Heavy, creamy, chewy body, light, soft blanketing carbonation. Frigging fantastic. One of the best impy stouts I’ve had.
olr1984 (1206) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 10, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2013 22oz bottle pours a dark black with a small tan head. coffee cherry dark chocolate and dried fruit taste.
bursprak (954) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle ’13, tasted side by side with Dark Lord and Huna. Pitch black pour with a light tan head. Nose has roast, coffee, dates and figs. Taste has dark dried fruits, fairly bitter, coffee and some fruity notes. As it warms up the hoppy fruitiness really comes through. My number #2 out of the three. Excellent!
Klimaet (435) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Bursprak! Thanks buddy :) Been wanting this for a while!
Pours pitch black with a medium dark brown head.
Aromas of sweet cherries, raisins, dry licorice, fresh fruity coffee, malts, dark dried fruits and some bitter chocolate along with a nice hoppy base.
Taste is fruity, dark dried fruits, raisins, coffee, english licorice, chocolate filled licorice, hops, some minty-like licorice aswell. Very nice!
Westmeister (1954) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks ericteusink for sharing this one. Long time coming to have never tried this badboy. 2013 bottle. Big black body, heavy sweet, toffee, coffee, big dark chocolate, dark fruit, booze, smooth though. I caught just a hint of age here already. Big beer for sure.
Alyona (5) - - JAN 22, 2015 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
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jrob21 (2771) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle with the crew. 2013. Lots of soy sauce aroma and flavors. Thick and viscous. Finish is a little berry and cherry. Usually go for a much more subtle and well rounded beer. I get why this is rated so high just not a personal preference thing.
Yorker (1462) - Herning, DENMARK - JAN 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
First beer of 2015 - really want the year to get off to a good start (but had imagined that I would have liked this one more). 66 cl bottle @ home (2013 vintage - the one with the demon). Pours black with a tan head that leaves quite a bit of lacing. Aroma and flavour are roasted malt, cherries, chocolate, liquorice, and dried fruit - with a smooth finish.
jc1762 (133) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 30, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2015 Bought two bottles online. Very little about this beer to complain about if at all. Opened a bottle of the 2010.
Reminded me a lot of Old Chimney’s Good King Henry Special Reserve. Poured black with a good head. The nose is bright with the oak barrels showing through, a lot of the roast malts intertwined with the vanilla flavors.
The palate shows a lot of the same along with with a thick luxurious and smooth texture from an oatmeal- like stout.