madmitch76 (20710) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
26th June 2013
Craft Clerkenwell Tasting. Big thanks to Jose. The wax was permeated with an amazing nose of quality praline that only got stronger when the top was flipped. Opaque dark brown - black beer. Good pale tan head. Palate is comparatively light, smooth too. Chocolate - brandy liquer, a little spicy. The hazlenut praline vibe is much more supressed which is a shame but this is still a very nice big booze monster. Finshes smooth.
cgarvieuk (19732) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at home ... dark black ... thin tan lacing ... soft massive bourbon ... nutty chocolate roast nose ... dark sweet malts ... dark roast fruits ... dark malts ... soft chocolate ... big sweet malts ... tooo bourbon ... dark sweet chcolate roast .. massive malts .. long big hazlenet
Leighton (17210) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at CBC Clerkenwell - many thanks to Jose for bringing this one. Pours deep brown with a fine, creamy off-white head. Very sugary dark malt aroma, some gooey dark malts, suggestions of chocolate. Big sweet flavor, boozy but not as intense as you might expect, some sticky chocolate and ripened dark fruits. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Hot finish but, again, not bad for the strength of the beer, with more sticky chocolate, sugary dark malts, figs, dates, chocolate cake. Big, bold. It’s a big, boozy and sugary Bruery imperial stout - in small doses I like the stuff.
Theydon_Bois (15545) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split at CBC, big thanks to Jose for muelling this big bot over the pond, 26/06/13.
Mid black with a thin tan head which escapes edgeward.
Nose is booze, praline, dark chocolate, toffee, figs, rich.
Taste comprises dark roast malt, sugars, bitter chocolate, mineral notes, booze.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, slightly cloying on the palate, big boozey finish with some heat.
Decent affair for the ABV, a little over boozey to be one I’d go back to but great to try.
Dedollewaitor (15230) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Trade with AdamJackson. Pours black with bubbles on top. Massive bourbon, vanilla, coffee and chocolate. Smooth and full bodied. Sweet - but incredibly tasty! Alcohol vaguely warming! Bang!
brokensail (15203) - San Leandro, California, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2012 Black in color with no head. Smells very much like Black Tuesday. Alcohol, chocolate, slight hazelnut note, vanilla, and bourbon. Some oak, a bit of burnt sugar, dark fruit, and roast. Lots of alcohol, bourbon, and vanilla flavors. Some chocolate liqueur, mild hazelnut, light roast, coffee, and burnt sugar. The hazelnut comes through much more as it warms. Nice mouthfeel, slightly oily, in fact..
jtclockwork (12845) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Goulet’s. Pours black tan head. Nose/taste of bourbon, toasted hazlenuts, roast chocolate and vanilla bean. Full bodied.
argo0 (12774) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 12, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Small beige head atop brown-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, dark chocolate, some alcohol, light roast, cinnamon. Taste is sweet, dark chocolate, some lactose, surprisingly light alcohol. Sticky full body, low carbonation.
Lubiere (12270) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A deep brown stout with no head. In aroma, sweet caramel chocolate malt with, vinous character, loads of alcohol, amaretto, nice. In mouth, a sweet caramel chocolate malt with light nutty liqueur, alcohol burn, maple syrup, nice and pleasant. Bottle at 2014 Ottawa Xmas gathering.
Benzai (12159) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ RBBWG 2015 shared by elmanana. Opaque pitch black color, very small off-white head. Smell and taste malts, huge bourbon, huge alcohol, and alcohol. And alcohol. So that says it all.