maekchu (1700) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JAN 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Winey chocolate initial, with some big fumes. Black with a thin tan head. Light pleasant chocolate and some berries in the initial / candi sugar-like notes in mid, along with a phenolic note / finish is fairly minimal for a big beer like this. Medium body. Okay. Tasty and pleasant.
KyotoLefty (5798) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black, middling head goes right to no lace. chocolate, Belgian yeast, some phenols, berries, cocoa and berry flavor, spicy yeast, quite tangy, orange, cherry. Tangy and chocolaty. Lightly fizzy body. A bit too thin. Some minerals. A bit similar to mineral water.
Miked1687 (570) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2013 Bottle to glass. Near black pour with a thin Brown head. Nose is interesting; sweet roasted malt, grape skins, some chocolatey coffee. Taste is bittersweet chocolate, dark malt body, coffee, and some dark fruit all packed into an extremely smooth mouth feel.
esox (951) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pitch black, oily pour. Dark head disappers completely. Intense, syrupy malt aroma, unmalted and charred barley, liquorice, vanilla, loads of figs and fermented berries. Dark molasses, dark carndy syrup and a hint of earthiness. Heavy, medium sweet maltiness, alcohol, fig juices, earthy bitterness. Creamy, rhummy aftertaste with a strong hint of cocoa is something to remember. Full bodied, oily and softly carbonated texture. Not overwhelmingly complex for an IS. Well (almost too) balanced.
pietranikm (14) - POLAND - DEC 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pitch black, small brown head. Not very intense aroma, some soy souce, nuts, chocolate, coffee, red fruits, so is the taste. Wow, the devil is creamy! sweet, low carbonation, bitterness doesn’t shows up through the huge maltiness. Long, warming finish. Not the best RIS, but decent and i would love to have it again.
MadRobin (1609) - Silver Spring, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 750 ml bottle.
Opaque, near black with a 4-finger tan head and very good lacing.
Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, molasses, raisins, prunes, toffee and roasted coffee.
Taste of chocolate, molasses, roasted malt, toffee, raisins, prunes and strawberries.
Full body and medium/low carbonization.
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Jasond612 (211) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12/15/12 bottle brought by and shared with Luke and M&D's.
Poured black with a nice brown head. The aroma was like any good imperial stout...coffee,chocolate maybe a little licorice. The flavor was excellent. Crisp dark malted beer with a full mouth feel. It got a little boozy (but in a good way) as it warmed. Very long rich aftertaste. Outside of their heresy, this could very well be my favorite weyerbacher beer
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tadahster (112) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow. Strong in every sense. A bit of a waste to drink it this late in the festival. Umami and more. Like alcohol. Need to taste it again.
Theydon_Bois (6500) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Christine and Daves, Thanksgiving warm down cheers to Dave, 28/11/13 corked and caged.
Pitch black with a good sized dirty tan head that eventually dissipates to nothing after putting up a fight of sorts!
Nose is rich on dark chocolate, Belgian yeast esters, roast malt, dark berry fruits.
Taste comprises rich fruit cake mix, dark chocolate, roast malt, Belgian yeast esters, dark berry fruits.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, light booze coming through in the finale.
Decent Belgian influenced impy. The alcohol is well integrated and not overbearing.
BoostIPA (1056) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a almost flat looking black with a small dark brown head. Aromas of lightly tart dark fruit, plenty of roast, some black cock. Tangy and chewy. Taste is pretty manly, man gravy, heavy tranny fluid. The light tartness covers up much of the booze. Super high boost. I like this a bunch.