mar (5415) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2011
Big thanks to hannont for knocking this off my wants. Pitch black with a thick khaki head. Roasted chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, vanilla, and almonds. Great on the palate, chocolate, roasted malts, bitter, and a roasted finish. Alcohol is undetectable too. SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 15, 2011
Black pour with a thick dark head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, espresso and ripe fruit. Flavor is dark chocolate, roasted malt and coffee, some dark fruit and a touch of hops. Very good! msante79 (2225) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2011
Bottle from Discount Liquors. Pours black with thick dark tan head. Absolutely beautiful looking stout. Aromas of deeply roasted malts, tons of chocolate, bit of espresso, and picking up some dark fruits as well. Flavors of burnt malts, bitter dark chocolate, little coffee, dark fruit, and some hop bitterness in there as well. Finishes dry with bitter chocolate. Mouthfeel is a little thin, but this is extremely drinkable for such a big beer. Really nice. Meilby (11495) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 15, 2011
Bottle 500ml @ homeksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JAN 8, 2011
[Trade by fonefan] Pours black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of chocolate, coffee, licorice. Taste is medium ot heavy sweet and light bitter with a long finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
500ml bottle from CBX. pours an obsidian black with a thick, lasting, dark beige head leaving great lacing on my tulip. aroma is awesome with massive, charred, roasted malts, dark chocolate, licorice candy, and hints of wood backed by esprsso, rolled oats, cinnamon, and subtle touches of black cherry with traces of tobacco and molasses as it warms. flavor is great as well with loads of fresh, black licorice, leather, and roasted malts up front backed by bitter, burnt espresso, dark chocolate, and sweet black cherries with hints of molasses and herbal hops on the back end. palate is full bodied, rich and creamy on the tongue, with smooth carbonation and a long, roasted finish. overall, an outstanding example of an imperial stout. well done.
HonusWagner (2168) - Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2011
New Years Eve, alongside Fru.
A very viscous, almost chewy imperial stout with just enough carbonation to provide a pretty head, this beer is more memorable than the Fru. The peat and earthiness are cranked up a few notches from the smaller beer, and there are even stronger residual hop notes (this bottle is almost a year old!). Surprisingly drinkable, thanks in large part to a very low sense of the alcohol. A good beer to ring in the new year! Drake (13738) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2010
500 mL bottle courtesy of Papsoe. Thanks! Pours a dark reddish brown color with a thin head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, faint coffee, cherry-like fruit notes and honey. The taste is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, bitter hops, smoky notes, nuts, tobacco and oats. Medium-full bodied. Quite complex. Nice beer. Braudog (6716) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - DEC 27, 2010
Bottle. Drank this immediately after the Fru. Even thicker. Rich, rich licorice aroma. Amazingly delicious, a true imperial version of the Fru, with the one of the most robust, solid dark roast characters I ever encountered. Masterpiece. (#4036, 12/13/2010) probstblueribbon (3791) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2010
50 cl bottle from Bieropholie, served at cellar temperature in a snifter. BATCH 115, BB 07 2013. 03DE10.Bov (12636) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 20, 2010
App.: Deep brown-black with a nice mocha head.
Aroma: Grape-like fruitiness, molasses, black coffee and dark chocolate, really deep, rich, inky and big, a bit of bright fruitiness, surprising fruit presence, slight pine/eucalyptus, alcohol, tang, slightly ashen, nice.
Palate: Medium-full body, moderate, fine effervescence.
Flav.: More towards the molasses, black coffee, dark chocolate and other really dark-roasted malts, stinging alcohol, still some fruit and brightness, a bit of leafy hops, quite nice.
Big and beautiful...in a manly way.
from erzbierschof.ch - dark black colour under a solid creamy dark beige foam; beautiful lacework; aroma of mocha, black chocolate and vanilla; creamy mouthfeel but with some thickness; quite sweet and moderately carbonated; long aftertaste of vanilla, tar and toffee - some apparent alcohol