beerplace (2288) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 7, 2017
355ml bottle from Elizabeth Station. Bottled on Oct-2016, batch #12, 14.6% ABV. Pours a very dark brown with a brown head. Aroma is some berries notes, roasted malt, slightly smokey with some mazut-ish notes. Taste is sweet, oily, with roasted malt, leather and booze notes. Sweet, dark fruits, smokey and mazut-ish aftertaste. Good stuff. rustbucket0873 (460) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - APR 29, 2017
2015 Pours black with trees head that last for along time. The aroma is coffee, chocolate. The flavor molasses, caramel, dark malt, and alcohol. But after, bit through. Over all body is thick and a little goes along way. MrHangover (4693) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2017
Bottle, brought back from Denver. 2012 vintage, 16,2%. Pours a jet black beer with quite a big head on top, that settles fairly quick into a small layer of beige foam around the edges. Aroma of booze, licorice, dark red fruits, vigs and plums with very much booze. Flavor is strong and sweet, full and rich, very alcoholic and strong. Not that much else going on, mostly overpowering boozyness. The fruits disappear, the caramel disappear, all returning on a strong and boozy palate. Slightly burning mouthfeel, softly carbonated and a bit messy, yet very impressive to drink this.. sinfull (1845) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 27, 2017
Black color. Big , brown head. Aroma of chocolate, cherries, molasses and dark fruits. Heavy sweetness in taste balanced by biting, roasted bitterness. Flavors of coffee , dark fruits and chocolate. Warming alcohol at the end.
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Aroma is grapes/dark fruit, dark malts and a hint of sweetness. The flavor is dark fruit/grapes, dark malts, earthy and first dry and then acidic in the finish.
klm1 (1918) - Bled/SF, - APR 5, 2017
northropfrye (3731) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 3, 2017
From K & L Wine Merchants [email protected]
12oz bottle release 2016 with 14.6% abv. Pours black, oily, with creamy brown diminished head, with good lacing as a ring on the edge of a glass. Aroma: intense roasted grain, dark chocolate, gentle smoked, peated, cacao, coffee nibs, dark fruit esters, port & red wine, molasses, licorice. Flavour just follows aroma in intensity with slightly astringent, typical for a red wines, dry finish and slight bitterness from roasted grain. Body is thick, texture smooth, carbonation is moderate.
Dark black body brown head nice lacing. Creamy palate. Strong dark cocoa dried fruit molasses aroma. Taste is rich sweet dark roast cocoa chocolate dried fruit anise some bitterness. Hot and boozy but masked with loads of flavour. Lactose. A stunner. fiveacestx (976) - Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2017
Bottle - Batch 12 (2016) - Jet black pour with spotty lacing. A boozy chocolate aroma and heavy chocolate and licorice taste. Medium to heavy body and a rum finish. superspak (6208) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - JAN 21, 2017
12 ounce bottle into snifter, Batch 1 bottled January 2006. Pours dense pitch black color with minimal head and lacing on the glass. Nice alcohol legs clinging on the glass. Aromas of huge dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, molasses, toffee, coffee, raisin, prune, fig, date, cherry, licorice, fudge, brown sugar, toasted dark bread, leather, tobacco, soy sauce, and light smoke/charcoal. Incredible aromas with fantastic complexity and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and fruity yeast notes; with great strength. Taste of huge dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, molasses, toffee, coffee, raisin, prune, fig, date, cherry, licorice, fudge, brown sugar, toasted dark bread, leather, tobacco, soy sauce, and light smoke/charcoal. Light roast/char bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, molasses, toffee, coffee, raisin, prune, fig, date, cherry, licorice, fudge, brown sugar, toasted dark bread, leather, tobacco, soy sauce, and light smoke/char on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and fruity yeast flavors; with a great roasted bitter/sweet balance, and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Slight dryness from roast/char bitterness, lightly increasing though the glass. Low carbonation and very full bodied; with a very smooth, creamy, slick, thick, and lightly sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is incredibly well hidden, a very mild warmth lingering after the finish, with zero booziness. Overall this is an absolutely amazing Imperial Stout after 11 years of age. All around incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and fruity yeast flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the huge ABV. Definitely in it’s prime for age, and I can’t see this falling off any time soon. A highly amazing offering. MrSquash (158) - Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2017
Aroma is intense charred dark malts. Almost like gun powder in fireworks. Flavor is very boozy with roasted malt. Finishes slightly sharp with a smooth alcohol warmth.