Vaiz (3396) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ ZeeBra Extreme Beer Festival 2013. Black pour, no head. Aroma is fruity chocolate, alcohol. Flavor is sweet alcoholic, smooth bourbon, vanilla, chocolate and a bit boozy. Nice brew though.
timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - MAY 8, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Bruery (redundant? Redundant?). Aroma and flavor or sweet-ass bourbon and milk chocolate. More characters you say? DIABETUS...DIABETUS...DIABETUS. Excellent beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
boFNjackson (4152) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 8, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle @ a recent tasting... Poured deep, dark brown (not quite black) with a thin tan head. Holy shit! This beer is incredulous. Dense, boozy soaked grains with cocoa and vanilla. Delicate yet intense. One to truly sip and savor as this beer really grew more and more on my palate. Sweet toasted sugars like toffee and caramel too with more vanilla and simple syrup. Dark chocolate and creamy vanilla rounded it out.
dEnk (3834) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ ZeeBra. Aroma has big big roast, liquorice, chocolate, some ash, slight fruity notes and some alcohol burn. Flavour is rocket fuel liquorice goo, big roasty notes, intense alcohol. Keep it away from fire.
kraddel (3470) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - MAY 5, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
pours black, no foam.
smell is bourbon, realy thick, boozy, chocolaty, WAAWTCH . VERY nice !
sic1314 (3468) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a deep brown with a small tan head. Aroma of cocoa and sweet caramel malt. Full, smooth viscous body, flavour of dark chocolate, alcohol soaked dark fruit.
erickok (3701) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - MAY 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bay leaves, spiced, chocolate, wood aging rum. Oily texture. Sweet chocolate starts, licorice and a very big burn towards the end. Heat donates from there on. Too much? I think so. (Zeebra)
Theydon_Bois (9131) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big thanks to Leighton for muelling me the remainding 1/4 bottle or so from a previous weeks tasting. 22/04/13 @CBC, Londres.
Dark black with a very thin tan head that dissipates edgeward as bubbles.
Nose is dark malt, marmite, booze, dark fruits, black forest gateux, demerara sugars, light smoke.
Taste comprises roast malt, bitter dark chocolate, dark fruits, molasses, leather, treacle toffee, very rich in flavour and on the sweet side, however it holds together well to remain drinkable.
Full bodied with moderate carbonation, slightly cloying, warming alcohol in the finish.
Good stuff, again one to share between many but very drinkable for such a high ABV.
djd07 (3699) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with medium tan head that lasts awhile leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is strong chocolate, wood, booze, and vanilla. Thin mouthfeel with very strong cocoa nibs flavor, vanilla, and roast. Alcohol present as it warms, but not overpowering. Really enjoyed this one, a very impressive imperial stout from the Bruery.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle for rating #4800.   Big thanks to 50belair for the trade!   Nearly black, deep deep cola, thin whispy tannish head, sparce vinous like lacing.   Looks like an aged stout in its pour and appearance.   Big port/cognac/sherry nose, chocolate, caramel, faint vanilla on the nose.   Smells big, very big, and alcoholic.   Very warming up front, port/cognac like at first.   Deep chocolate emerges in the middle, with a dash of vanilla towards the back.   Sweet, almost syrupy, and thankfully not cloying.   This is a sipper!   A bit of chocolate graham cracker and dark pitted fruit really emerge as it warms.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   Warming finish, lingering heat, cognac/sherry, with sweet dark chocolate, figs, dates, prunes, and raisins.   Great stuff, and a tad better than an already good beer, Black Tuesday.   Thanks again Matt!