cheap (4753) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2015
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Tap @ Hollywood. Big & black. Mild sterile sweet volatile impy stout aroma. No co2, inductively mouth coating. Flavors are nothing but on style terrible impy stout. What else can be said? A big nasty Nellie of a brew that is high alky and burns a little on the way down. DUDE! Way over the top and down the sides. What a silly name for its big impact on the palate. DIZZY!
radio_nowhere (1258) - Maryland, USA - JUL 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle into snifter glass, opaque deepest dark brown (okay itís black) color with thin dark tan head. Aroma notes of heavy roasted malt, anise, booze, cocoa, dark fruits and red wine. Taste adds mocha, berries, smoke, nuttiness, molasses and earthy spiciness. Heavy body, low carbonation, creamy, soft, rich with dark fruity, boozy and roasty finish. Itís boozy, fruity and roasty. Maybe some years will tame the wilder notes.
moderrnlifeiswar (25) - Maryland, USA - JUL 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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GenDV138 (4106) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
4 oz pour on draft at Spacebar. Dark brownish black with light tan head. Aromas of booze, dark fruit, chocolate. Tastes of dark fruit, chocolate, booze, caramel, some red wine-like notes. Medium-full body with a dry finish. Syrupy mouthfeel. Too much dark fruit for my preference.
mR_fr0g (6501) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at the Cotteridge convention, 24/01/2015.Many thanks to RichTheVillain. Opaque black / caramel coloured pour with a halo of tan head. Aroma is hot alcohol, solventy, choc vanilla, earthy notes. Flavour is composed of semi-sweet, dark choc, nutty, soft smoooth roast. Better in the flavour. Palate is full bodied.
mambossa (174) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle to tulip, 5/18 bottle date. Jet black pour, small deep-tan head. Aroma of raisin, planty-earthiness, toasted malt, light chocolate. Flavor is full bodied with dark chocolate, fruit, and slight alcohol warmth on the way down. Alcohol hidden fairly well, definitely hits heavy.
Bulk_Carrier (3014) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - JUN 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle dated born on: 05/08/2015; best by 05/08/2017 according to Weyerbacher.
This was poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a dark brown close to black color with light red hues close to the bottom of the beer. A slim concave off white head dissipated and left some light messy lacing.
The smell started off with a light Belgian-esque spice (muted clove - seems slightly cooked). It then opens up with light chocolate tones and then an earthy sort of raisin.
The taste has the same sort of "cooked clove" more or less running into the chocolate tones to be semi-sweet but remain slightly spicy. Light raisin becomes subtle. The aftertaste is only about the "cooked clove."
On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a decent sipping quality about it. Carbonation runs low to allow the ABV to take the lead on my tongue - its not too "boozy hot" but one can tell it is there.
Overall, imperial stout - yes! With a Belgian twist - yes again. Would I have this again, most likely. And hopefully next time, maybe even give it a little more age.
bobaidan (530) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - JUN 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with really no head. Aroma is raisin and alcohol. A bit thick, but not sticky sweet with little carbonation. Flavor is very nice, but boozy. Some dark roast, a bit of dried fruit and a bitter finish make for a fairly well balance, if a bit hot beer.
Bov (10914) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
from Mondial de la BiŤre 2013, Mulhouse - black beer with a moderate dark beige foam left; phenolic, very roasted notes of dark chocolate, licorice and soy sauce; thick and full-bodied, some sweetness and fairly bitter; notes of vanilla, cacao and chocolate in a long finish with warming alcohol notes
Darwenus (690) - Virginia, USA - JUN 18, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Most people have a co-worker, or a cousin, or a friend, who is a mountain of a man... some behemoth who towers over everyone else with imposing, sun-blocking presence, and is yet a real sweetheart. Very commonly, that guyís ironic nickname is "Tiny." Thatís whatís going on, here.
This is a big, rich, damned strong stout, thatís as sweet, smooth, and rich as it is massive. Tiny pours jet black, thereís hardly any foam at all. The aroma is like liquor; fruit and sugar and molasses. Thatís what hits up front in the flavor, and as it warms, coffee and hearty, nutty bread notes show up. At almost 12% ABV, youíd expect the alcohol to be big in the flavor. It is. Thatís fine. A slow sipping stout is just right now and then, and this was just right tonight.