MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle purchased at Roziís for a scant 6.99. Not a bad deal for the abv, unless this beer turns out to be paint thinner. It doesnít- not even close. The labeling on the bottle is somewhat curious, a Belgian-style imperial stout. I wasnít sure what to expect, but the first bit of after taste made it all too clear. The rich chocolate and roasted coffee notes came flying by to a banana, fig and yeasty finish that -dare I say- give Terrible a rune for its money.
jgb9348 (3970) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep pitch black coloured body with a thick luscious brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, anise, licorice, alcohol, whiskey, oak and a bit of oatmeal. Full-bodied; Super strong roasty malt flavours with a bit of coffee, caramel, milk, toffee and some lighter hops. Aftertaste is strong and complex, but dominated by alcohol and roasted malt with vanilla very strongly present. Overall, a super pungent and strong Imperial Stout which is nice, but the bottle format could use some rethinking! I sampled this 75 cL bottle purchased from Whole Foods in Arlington, Virginia sampled at Shenandoah National Park on 25-September-2010.
Guerde (1074) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle, not sure how old) Pours out a jet black color with a large dark tan head that rapidly dissipates to a thin tan ring around the glass. Aroma is an initial potent punch of port wine, with "stoutier" scents of chocolate and roasted malt showing up as well. Perhaps banana, but not nearly as much as their previous Belgian Impy Stout in the anniversary series. Alcohol shows in a big way with a smell reminiscent of rubber cement. Good and bad here. Further warming reveals Grape Drank and Dimetapp. Weird and wild stuff. The flavor follows suit with the aromas, but thereís far more of a stout presence here than the bit thatís in the smell. Most of the roasted malt shows up in the finish, with chocolate flavors interspersed in the mid betwixt dark fruit flavors like plum jam. Raisins and some date flavors show up here too. Faintly yeasty on the finish. The mouthfeel itself is really thin for the size of this beer, and the carbonation is a little spritzy. Booze stings on the finish. Overall this was an ok beer, but not one Iíd like to ever revisit.
thewolf (9887) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, bought @ Mikkeller Bar, Cph.
Pours completely black with a small, staying, creamy, beige film head. Aroma has chocolate, vinious notes, port, piney, coffee, plums, raisin. Medium carbonation, nice dry and creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is dry, chocolate, raisins, vinious. Light smoky dry coffee notes. Lovely Imperial Stout.
jeremyh70 (355) - Missouri, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured opaque black with two fingers of khaki head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of dark chocolate, vanilla and dark fruit with a bit of booziness. Taste of roasted malt and chocolate with some licorice and dark fruit. Has some spiciness and alcohol warming character but not taste. Mouthfeel is soft and full with an active carbonation. A good take on the style with some nice Belgian spicy character.
jahshuwuh (186) - USA - APR 26, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black with little head. Smells of booze, chocolate, roasted, raisin. Chocolate syrup taste with some roast and wood and coffee, malt and a tiny bit of bitter. Pretty good overall.
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maxwelldeux (2240) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 21, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a near black color with almost zero head on it. Nose is quite roasty, but it smells like there is some alcohol in there, like itís been aged in something. Really interesting - smooth and roasty with a slight bit of sourness to it.
EithCubes (4201) - New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Been sitting on this for about a month, but, well, itís time. Corked and caged 750mL bottle. Nose is sweet and roasty with some chocolate. Deep lack pour with a noisy and extremely fizzy dark brown head., burns itself out pretty quickly. Smooth, inky, but immediately hot in the mouth, doesnít lash with fumes or burn so much as it raises my internal temperature quickly. An nice oily mouthfeel, fullish body but not obese, thereís nice hops prickling here without a ton of flavor contribution. Malt is a bit trifling, but thereís a ton of super jammy fruit, plum and berry, a strong vinous quality. Chocolate and a little licorice. The strong alcohol here is coating and attention grabbing, but amazingly not all that fusel-bearing or thunderous; it reminds of the effect of a chilli beer infused too long, but without the capsacin or heat, just the ferocity. This one defies classification as a traditional impy but leaves no doubt about its intentions.
RobertDale (1909) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml. bottle. Thanks Dan! Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, and coffee. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, dark fruit, and some smoke. Nice!
FatPhil (7511) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
750ml bottle -shared by rosenberg and friends - thans!
nice roasty aroma, just ahint of alcohol. in the mouth, alas itís massively alcoholic. the roast is nice, sweet and soft, pleasantly roasty. Alcohol builds up over time. liquorice. not a good beer, as the booze is too much. a strange one, as it has positives and negatives,
rosenbergh (4675) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle. From bierkompass.de.
Black colour with a small brown head.
The aroma is chocolate, oatmeal, toasted malt and mild hoppy bitterness. Quite pleasant. The flavour is quite boozy. Strong alcohol, roasted malt, some bitterness, ash, mild sweetness and some more boozy. Without the booziness this could be very nice.
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