M4grem (31) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 29, 2016
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Good stout flavor, a little smokey and rich but not overly so. Good balance at taste. Palate is strong alcohol and an odd bitter finish. Fair pairing with food.
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SVD (1516) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 20, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home, black beer,, small brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, heavy on the chocolate, some boozyness. dry bitter chocolate aftertaste. very nice
Oakes (15806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 13, 2016
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very dark brown. Very phenolic, nail polish, paint, very sticky, barrely, quite a lot of that burnt sugar. The phenols are downplayed on the tongue, but overall quite rough.
jsmerig (1494) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep reddish black. Taste is deep dark and smokey. Mouthfeel is chewy. Well balanced. Belgian notes come through a bit
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oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a jet black. Aromas of espresso/chocolate and roasted malts. Taste dark roasted coffee and bittersweet chocolate malt with a nice bitter bite.
vincentvega72 (429) - Terneuzen, NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2016
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Donkerzwart bier met mokkakleurige schuimkraag. Aroma van chocolade, rook, rozijnen, pruimen, tabak. Diepe, donkere, volle smaak met licht tintelende, licht bittere, afdronk. Smaken van (gebrande) koffiebonen, mout, pure chocolade. Een bier om met kleine slokjes van te genieten. Top.
jbruner (4117) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 4, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep brownish black on tap with thin ring of tan brown head that leaves light lace. Aroma of dark chocolate, roasted malts, and a hint of earthy licorice. Taste follows, like the base of the Sunday morning stout before the barrel. Booze is well hidden, thick mouth, solid imperial stout.
altonbrownd (5771) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - MAR 22, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Perfect Pour. Beautiful dark brown body with slight tan head. Nose is oaky, vanilla, spices. Taste is also nice and malty and roasty. Smooth and creamy texture. Sweet in the finish. Good stuff.
Turboninja (548) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 11, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@home, from Heinen’s, Cleveland, USA. Strong aroma of licorice, alcohol and some malts. Pitch black color with minimal deep beige head. Strong, averagely balanced, smooth taste with dark berries, some licorice and roasted malts. Alcohol clearly present. Medium taste spectrum and long aftertaste with rubbery dark berries and a hint of roasted malts. Medium/strong body with low/medium carbonation. Overall, nice combination of Belgian strong notes and IS. Could be more complex and perhaps a bit less strong. Now the alcohol is too much present.
Dacrza (863) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
DATE TASTED: March 1, 2016... GLASSWARE: Maudite snifter... OCCASION: Super Tuesday ground zero...Trump and Clinton?... APPEARANCE: black as pitch body pours out with a brown simmering head that forms a halo and an atoll atop the body... AROMA: heavy vinous/bourbon elements are drawn thick chocolate... prune, grapefruit, licorice, roasted caramel pile into the profile... a dangerous level of alcohol... what really wins is the breath of bread that suggests a balanced insinuation... PALATE:the word velvet is indeed a truthful labeling from the brewer, with the thick and creamy, full-bodied stout coating the mouth from start to finish; the opening invites some bubble and the end warms without intrusion... at 11.8% ABV, unbelievably smooth and sweet... TASTE: a luscious red on a collision course with a velvety chocolate stout and a caramel-rich, toasted bock--enough flavor to have highlights of citrus, grapefruit, grape and raisin, slight honey thrown in... warming alcohol is palpable, which takes the overall taste profile down a notch--but still shows the respect for a misnomer of a beer if there ever was one... OVERALL: Weyerbacher used to only go big--which made many of its beers blend together in the sameness of over-the-top alcoholic potency... Tiny is a culmination of sorts, in that it rights the past wrongs and blesses us that demands a stand-alone experience to partner with a cold, windy night....or a night when the country’s balance hangs....