Benzai (8987) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared @ tasting. Opaque pitch black color, small dark brown head. Aroma is malts, lightly whisky, lightly vanilla, lightly dark chocolate. Pretty subtle aroma for such a big stout. Taste malts, dark malts, roasted malts, medium to heavy roast and roasty bitter, subtle liquir influences, bitterness. Full body, medium carbonation, thick oily texture. Oh it’s fucking delicious.
JohnnyJ (4553) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 18, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle, red wax. Pitch black pour, with a dark brown head. Dark chocolate, vanilla bean, licorice, chocolate fudge, brownies, oak barrel character, mild booze, and notes of dark fruit. Very very rich, but still silky smooth. Awesome dessert beer. This blew my socks off.
harrisoni (14139) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle hand at Borefts. Black beer. Hot aroma. Hot chocolate thick. Tarry choc some heat. Ok.
Beerman6686 (4713) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
This poured a dark brown, no head a Tad flat. Aroma was of big barrel, chocolate and marshmellow and booze. Flavor was similar, sweet Bourbon, marshmellow, vanilla, chocolate, undercarbed and a little boozy.
artmcd8 (1794) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to charule. Pours a inky oily black with no head at all. Aroma is nutty, vanilla, cocoa powder, alcohol. Sweet and hot. Flat as anything. Good stuff but could be better.
charule (1307) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to trade. Poured thick black with no head. Aroma of charred marshmallow dark fruit bourbon. No carb thick bod. Sweet roasty choc brown sugar taste. Good stuff
brnandersen (2029) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample from 65 cl. bottle with yellow wax - 2013 Vintage. Pitch black with a creamy, tanned head. Roasted aroma with rich, dark malts, liquorice, vanilla and barrel, lots of coffee. Some chocolate and subtle alcohol. Taste is bitter and roasted. Full body with an oily texture and a soft carbonation. Finishes dry and roasted with lots of coffee, herbal hops and rich, dark malts. Really delicious, excellent Stout.
madsberg (10459) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled. Vintage 2013. Pitch black coloured. Dense brown head. Aroma. Roast, sweetness, cocoa, light coffee, vague smoke, vanilla, chocolate, light molasses and vague alcohol. Flaovur.. Roast, vanilla, coffee, liqourice, chocolate, molasses, alcohol. Full bodied. Ends full of spice and roasted bitter. Very well balanced and sweet.
Desverger (2386) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample from Bottle - black pour with tan head. Aroma and taste is roasted malty, with lots of vanilla, light chocolate, caramel, coffee, lovely mouthfeel with some,
CloakedDagger (782) - - NOV 8, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 65 cl. Vintage 2013. Pours an almost syrupy thick, pitch black with a small, brown head. Sweet rich, vanillaish roast in the nose with lovely Bourbon accents. Extremely rich body, syrupy almost, sweet vanilla roast and again heavy, yet mellow Bourbon notes. Warming alcohol finish. A lovely HUGE Imperial Stout. 081114