jgb9348 (5232) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown coloured body with a rich, three centimetre tall rich brown head. Aroma of hops, alcohol, molasses, brown sugar, coffee and a good amount of roasted malt - but the hops are strong in the nose. Full-bodied; Strong hoppy flavour with a large roasted malt presence, some vanilla, oak, molasses and a bit more hops on the finish - strong won both fronts. Aftertaste of course shows a ton of sugar and roasted malt with a big bitterness from chocolate and coffee, but even more bitter notes stem from the large hop presence, which is very nice! Overall, a very nice Imperial Stout with a big hop character but still a nice robust chocolate and vanilla flavour. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine in Chantilly, Virginia on 31-January-2015 for US$2,79 sampled at home in Washington on 11-April-2015.
Christpuncher (2280) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tastes like black licorice and chocolate with a smokey ham flavor. Pours black with a tan head. Smells smokey comes in a wax top bomber. Had at home.
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kaser (4645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with tan head. Bottle pour at christpunchers pad. Malty and Cocoa aroma. Fruity dark happiness. A little ham flavor.
rdixon77 (1699) - Georgia, USA - APR 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Old rating. Ugh…that name. Big dark pour. Chocolate, roast, char, piney. Decent smooth mouthfeel. Good stuff overall.
MrBunn (2609) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a deep brown with sweet brown sugar and chocolate aromas. A bit of burn on the palate, some fruit and chocolate in the taste and a little bit of a smooth and silky mouthfeel. Not bad.
obguthr (4904) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 6, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Milk chocolate aroma with very subtle pine and smoke notes underneath. Black, medium firm beige head. Chocolate and pine. Charred oak and tree bark finish. Medium body, creamy, alcohol not apparent. Great balance, decent complexity, actually quaffable for 9%. Damn tasty and so smooth.
teorn88 (4729) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle shared at The Cad’s 10yr anniversary celebration at CBC Clerkenwell, London. Many thanks to Colin for the bast named beer of the event. It pours a dark brown color with a small brown head. Aroma is sweet and chocolatey, with notes of roasted malts, dried leaves, pine needles, marh mallows. Taste is also medium sweet and decently biter roasty and hoppy, with a minorly boozy finish. Medium to full bodied with good carbonation. Overall, nice enough to make me happy
Iphonephan (5001) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAR 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 12 oz bottle shared in Avon NC. Pours black with a tan head. Nutty, roasted aroma. Flavors of tobacco and licorice. Bitter roasted finish.
dmac (4965) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 31, 2015
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle via trade. Poured a solid looking viscous midnight black with a smaller tight foamy beige head. Aroma of burnt dark chocolate, soy sauce, black olives, sweet tobacco. Full creamy body, softer carbonation, sort of a slick mouthfeel. Flavor of dark chocolate, newspaper, burnt vanilla, oatmeal.
The_Osprey (4235) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle share at the Cad’s tasting. Thanks to Colin. 2015 bottle, 9%, black wax. Pitch black beer, small foamy tan head. Aroma is floral, smoke, grassy hop, tea, a little ash. Body is medium, slightly foamy, low carbonation. Taste is smooth malts, bacon, smoked ham, dry finish with some salt. Pretty nice.