drjoeng (1325) - SINGAPORE - AUG 9, 2017 Tonybaldeagle (61) - - AUG 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A spectacular beer with loads of flavour & complexity. A big beer that lives up to expectations.
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16%ABV. Imperial Stout.
Poured out black with black and oily. 40SRM.
Nose is liniment, Chinese medicine, coffee, treacle, chocolate lava cake, fermenting cacao pods. Grape peel, dark grape and a deeply earthy aroma.
Mouthfeel is syrupy. Palate is aggressively boozy on the front, almost prohibitively so. Palate has pronounced grape-y earthy flavors, and as a general observation presents many elements of a solid pinot noir.
Finish is surprisingly clean with pleasant woody and earthy flavors.
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Goes on All Time Favorites List! Samtzu (488) - Palmerston North, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 23, 2017
2013 Vintage. 500ml bottle. Pours a deep black with slight brown head. Huge thick aroma full of fruits, alcohol, and chocolate. Full body with strong chocolate notes which develop into a medium sweetness near the end. Surprising that there was only a very subtle alcohol flavour present considering the 16% ABV. jmgreenuk (9530) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUL 15, 2017
Bottle at Namtons House Bar, Chiang Mai. 2013 batch. Poured a clear dark brown with a bubbly, short-lived light tan head. The aroma is roasty malt, big molasses, liqourice and alcohol. The flavour is moderate sweet with a big rich oily, sweet malt, light red berry fruit, light dry spice, dry vinous, woody alcoholic palate. Full bodied with flat carbonation. Given that it’s 16% the alcohol was well hidden at the time of consumption but I’m sure it will come back to bite me in the morning! Served a little too cool. Needed to warm up a little to let the flavours come through. colui72 (1055) - HONG KONG - APR 29, 2017
2013 batch. Opaque black, with a small tan head, no much carbonation and no lacing. Aroma, beautiful, of vanilla, wood, roasted malts and wine. Taste gets molasses, wood and wine at first, then roasted malts, prunes, all along the lingering Pinot Noir character. Quite sugary, with a light tart feeling in the throat as a after taste, . Full body, soft carbonation, slick feel, booze very well hidden, although this 16% warms up later! Get 2 of these and you’ll be smashed! Awesome brew. tombutlin (313) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 26, 2017
I really struggled with this. Amazing looking, with a red head that quickly dissipated. Smelt of Bovril, that evil English condiment, Taste was sweet plum & soy sauce. I had a small glass & turned down a top up. I really wanted to like this, but couldn’t
drpimento (3672) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 26, 2015
This is twice now with 8 Wired beers at about 16% and the carbonation is flatish. This one is worse; really does a disservice to the brew. There are some really good flavors hidden in there, but the flatness accentuates some negative characteristics. Big disappointment. cmacklin (1208) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 16, 2015
330ml bottle. Pours an opaque black with a very thin, brown head. Strong roasted malt aroma with alcohol, dark chocolate and wood. Sweet flavour of roasted malt, dark chocolate, liquorice, vanilla and wood with a dry, bitter, bourbon finish. Full body with an oily texture and soft carbonation. A big, powerful beer meant for sipping. This stuff will put hair on your chest! drsordr (2736) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2015
Bottle pour to snifter opaque black with purple hues, minimal to no head. Nose definitely boozy, but also dark fruit, raisin, almost smells like port. Taste the roast is buried by sweet malt, raisin, plum, and some pinot flavors. Mid palate alcohol. Some fruit and trace oak in finish. Warming finish. No roast or chocolate flavors. Idiosynkrasie (7609) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - AUG 8, 2015
330ml bottle. Quasi black colour with small, frothy, fading, beige head. Dark malty aroma has notes of treacle, chocolate, caramel, oak, vanilla, the alcohol becomes noticeable. Taste is sweet dark malty, treacle and chocolate notes, hints of oak and vanilla, strong alcoholic presence. rouhlas (3628) - GREECE - AUG 2, 2015
From tap. Black color with small beige head. Roasted malty aroma, caramel, chocolate, vanilla, wood, alcohol. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium to full oily body with soft carbonation.