Glouglouburp (5977) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In short: A generic Barrel Aged Imperial Stout. Typical stuff, decent beer.
How: Tap at Extreme Beer Fest 2011
The look: Black body topped by a medium beige head
In long: Another decent Barrel Aged imperial stout. Syrupy, moderately bourbonny, vanilla, black coffee, generic black cookies, some liquorice, some tar, medium roast level. This one supposedly use ginseng but I didnít pick any, maybe faint notes of anise but thatís it. Iíve had a beer exactly like this one many many times before. Generic but still gets the job done. Just another exclusivity for the beer obsessed geeks at Extreme Beer Fest. And then I looked around and saw all those people standing in lines, all excited, wearing their brewery shirts and I said to myself ďletís never laugh at trekkies againĒ.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at EBF. Pours a black body with a yellow off white head. Coffee and burnt malt bitterness with a hint of peppers. Ginseng and tea notes with a modest warmth and some light coffee bitterness to finish. Nice.
bobbypaulson (217) - Fergus Falls, Minnesota, USA - MAY 3, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
had this beer at rattle n hum weyer night. This beer was so talked up about how they only made 6 kegs of this, so I had to get a taste. comes in a glass jet black with no head. Smell is good of coffee and chocolate. The taste just didnít do it for me it was lke a flat soda. It didnít live up to the hype.
tgncc (2767) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAY 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma is coffee, roasty, chocolate. The appearance is the standard brown/black, tan head. The flavor is licorice, coffee, chocolate. Medium/thick in body. The finish is smooth coffee, light pine. Between good and very good. I donít know why I didnít pick out much bourbon.
blipp (5974) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - APR 28, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Pours black with a beige head. Roasty aroma with dark fruits, coffee, and anise. The flavor has roasted malts, coffee, anise, molasses, and dark fruits. Really good.
craftbeerdesign (2175) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 28, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
4 oz. sampler at Rattle íNí Hum on 4/22/11. deep black pour with a tan head. vanilla nose with chocolate and roasted malts. medium to full body with layers of cherry, raisins, plums, dates, chocolate, vanilla and cookie dough. very soft and smooth. vanilla, chocolate, dark fruit, roasted finish.
jredmond (5292) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 20, 2011 Draft with streets at rnh for weyerbacher night. Pours a hazy brown amber body. Aroma is slightly roasty with notes of sweet wood. Taste that sweet wood in your mouth. Mouthfeel is woody with notes of woody wood...and light coffee roast.
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pouring at the Saturday sessions of EBF. Pours a big dark brown to black. Thin tan head. Chocolate, caramel, roast and vanilla. Chewy roast notes. A bit thin. Warm coffee, becoming more prominent toward the finish as it mingles with more roast notes and a subtle touch of cool mint.