phaleslu (5701) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle from michael-pollack- thanks again, Pollack! Pours an opaque midnight brown with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, earth, dark fruits, molasses, ash, and licorice. Flavor of dark fruits, chocolate, cola, molasses, licorice, and soy. Medium-bodied, with a fruity mouthfeel and low carbonation. The roast has really mellowed out in this.
johnnnniee (1946) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 16, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Received in trade from MeadMe, thanks for the opportunity. Glugs out of the bottle a thick black color with a smallish tan head that shows some staying power. Smells of dark caramel, licorice, burnt sugar, chocolate, with hints of smoke and alcohol. Taste is Thick and burnt with lots of licorice, chocolate, and caramel. Long lingering earthy ethanol burnt sweetness. Thick body with a light level of carbonation and chewy vinous burnt mouthfeel. This is a big thick sweet monster of a beer and I enjoyed it till the end.
sfhodense (4791) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - APR 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a light brown disapering head. Aroma is roasted malt, light smoke, ash, coffee and light chocolate. Flavour is roasted malt, alcohol, light smoke, ash and tobacco.
pineypower (2359) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this beer a few times young and it was pretty hot, so here we go on a bottle I found sitting in my cabinet. Pours out black with a rim around the edge of the glass of a tan head. Aroma is lots of raisins, dried fruits, light chocolate, sweet and sticky alcohol and plum wine. Taste is of sweet dried fruits, chocolate, light alcohol, fruity yeast, candied plums, light roast, some perfumy fruit notes, earth and a little more warming alcohol on the finish. Complex beer that has definitely aged well as the alcohol has calmed down big time.
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - FEB 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a black beer with a dark beige head. The aroma is malt, licorice, chocolate, alcohol and notes of cardboard. The flavor follows the nose with additional notes of oxidation. The palate is sweetness with alcoholwarmth. Overall a good beer.
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured into a snifter. This is from 2008 in case you weren’t paying attention.
3.0 A: Black color. A little over one finger of frothy light brown head. Retention is poor, but at 13.6%, what do you expect. No lacing.
4.0 S: Rich nose full of supple roastiness, tons of sweet chocolate, molasses, and loads of caramel. So incredibly well integrated; time has done this well. Booze is extremely well hidden.
4.5 T: Follows the nose for the most part. Powerful, but soft roastiness. Big hits of chocolate, molasses, and caramel. Sweet without being too sweet. Rich and wonderful. The booze is hard to taste, but it does give a nice warming on finish.
4.5 M: Heavy body. Good moderate carbonation. Good creaminess and super smooth.
4.5 D: Delicious beer. Drinking great now.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 02-01-2012 04:37:51
penguinjive7 (72) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On-tap on a visit to my hometown.Pours thick and black with a nice tan head that dissipates quickly.Wow, you can really smell the boos in this sucker. There is also hints or fruits and burnt chocolate.The taste is almost vinous at first with the flavor of dark fermented fruit mixing in. The burnt malts are the last thing to come though before the extremely boossy finish.There are some very interesting things going on in this brew. I don?t even know how I would classify this one. It seems sort of like a melding of a Belgian Strong Dark Ale and an Imperial Stout. So overall a very unique beer but I would have liked to have seen a bit more balance for the alcohol.
Beershine (5193) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
4 y.o. bottle from Miami cellaring closet, which is the equivalent of 12 dog years in cellaring. I forgot it was an imperial stout and am shocked to see such an inky pour. There is still a little carbonation in the head but it fades fast. No lacing. Smells long in the tooth, rusty, cloudy, waxy, and at first muddled. The redeeming elements are bourbon, brine, mineral-rich soil, and black strap molasses in the nose. Later, the nose blossoms and opens the palate for a fuller experience of the rather complex flavors. The palate is soft, a little oily, and smooth with a gentle kiss of carbonation that contributes much to the body. The flavors are much better than expected, and very mellow. Predominantly sweet, the flavors are certainly pleasant. The aging has done it well, although I didn’t rate it when fresh so have nothing to compare it with. Right now, the thick bourbon and black liquorice character is really shining and it does not really taste as oxidized as it smells. Vanilla extract, caramelized figs, and soya combine for a sweet-salty flavor profile. Low roast but moderate level of clove spiciness and late dark chocolate. Gets better with each sip. Very dessert-like but works fine as an aperitif. Much better than expected, considering the sub-optimal cellaring conditions.
Dedollewaitor (13372) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Odense Tasting, February 2012. Pours black with a small creamy head and lacings. Nose is dark fruit, roast, spices and coffee. Smooth and full bodied. Slightly oxidized.
hallinghansen (1720) - Odense S, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Very dark brown body with a small brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, liquorice, alcohol, chocolate, vinous. Flavor is alcohol, raisins, liquorice, vinous. Waqrming alcohol finish.