marcus (9235) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 9, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from City Beer. Pours black with a thin beige head and an herbal aroma. There is a sweetish dark malt flavor with a strange vegetable taste and dry bitter finish. Not very pleasant.
Skinnyviking (8962) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the courtesy of Nick. High fluffy long lasting light brown head leaving nice long lacings. Hazy very dark red brown body. Mild dusty choccolate roasted malt aroma with a hint of liquorice. Liquorice choccolate citrus caramel roasted malt flavor with a spicy dry note. Long carbonation. Long aftertaste.
bb (8588) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 3, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. brown beer with a dark cream colored head. Roast and burnt toast aroma. Caramel and light burnt toast flavor. Medium bodied. Caramel and burnt toast lingers.
laiti (8084) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 28, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cl bottle @ home. Rated on 07.05.2011
Aroma has very roasted malt, some fruity notes and spices. Flavour is somewhat sour with too roasted malt, some fruity notes and herbs. Sour and too roasted – that combination just doesn’t work. Feels actually like a Belgian stout.
Plovmand (7882) - Helsinge, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours hazy deep amber with a medium light tan head. The aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, light spicy yeast and toffee. The flavour has notes of chocolate, light coffee, roasted malt, light peppery and has some chipotle in the finish.
lusikka (7700) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 7, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
330 ml bottle.
Pours a dark brown colour with a foamy, light beige head. Aroma of roasted malts with some herbs. Flavour of sour fruits, herbs, stomach acid, overburnt malts and some hops. Medium bodied with a slick mouthfeel and a dry, sour finish. Very weird, maybe this has gone bad already.
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Poured medium-brown with a short-lived, yellowy-beige head. The aroma picked up sweet, toasted chocolate and black malts with plenty of cardamom, vanilla, and some herbs around.. fresh, greener hoppy accents.. welcoming. The flavor found well-toasted chocolate, vanilla, and molasses notes at the core.. cardamom, cinnamon, and lightly sour malty notes around.. finished with warm spices over molasses and a touch of maple. Medium-bodied with a spotty flow through the palate.. more tart/sour toward the back-end.. OK feel and flow.. decent beer.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 7, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a barely transparent dark mahogany with a spotty-lacing off-white head. Has a sweet dark caramel and raisin nose with some plum notes. Starts with pretty good fullness and a light carbonation with a soft lightly sweet milk chocolate flavor and roasty bitterness. Finishes drier and bittersweet with some dark chocolate notes and coffee. An enjoyable and drinkable imperial stout.
Strykzone (6763) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Quite dark with plenty of red. Absolutely no head and only a very thin ring on the glass. A thin and unique aroma. It is odd vegetable and peat. Flavor is also odd. Deep earthiness, some hoppy sourness, some kind of vegetable stuff. Some soy sauce and dark fruit. A bit of that peat emerges on the finish. This is just not one that I want to try again.
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 1, 2011
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle and served in my Expedition snifter: Pours a deep russet brown with minimal head nor lace. The aroma has notes of caramel, roast, walnut, plum, anise, light smoke and oak, herbal and grassy hops, with a quick dash of mineral oil. The taste is rather mundane with slick sweet malts, touch of coffee and chocolate, char, and dark fruits before a light handed hop bitterness comes about during the finish. The mouth feel is also very underwhelming, thin and sort of flat. The only Black Wind I get from this is a gust of wasted money flowing out of my pockets. Oh, exactly why is the not listed as a Stout? If there are indeed any spice it would be Star Anise and even then not enough to list this brew as a spice brew, not even close.