NachlamSie (3379) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 12, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Shared a vertical of the 2013, 2014, 2015. This beer is ultra black and viscous. A brown head forms then quickly disappears. The aroma is boozy in character but without much burn. Notes of cacao, espresso, molasses, rum, bourbon, vanilla, and more are all over the place. The body is massive and creamy. A single drop of this beer is rich and full. Sweet notes of spirits make up the flavor. More bourbon, chocolate, espresso and dark fruits are everywhere. For as crazy big of a beer this is, itís not offensive or hot. It was remarkable how similar the vintages were. Even the 2013 had plenty of sharpness and roast to it, but the finish was slightly more well rounded.
jonno (2628) - JAPAN - AUG 3, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
chocolate, coffee, nuts, toast, roasty
Othe raisin, soy sauce, skunky, smoke, vanilla, woody
Bricks (1056) - Delaware, USA - JUL 30, 2016
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark in color, very little foamy off-white head. Aroma of barrel, alcohol, malt, vanilla. Tastes like a stout should; alcohol, bourbon, malt. Mouthfeel great.
Saeglopur (1929) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - JUL 30, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2016 355 ml, bottled Feb 13 2015.
Black body, with a small, creamy, coffee-colored head.
Aroma of bourbon, coffee, cocoa, liquorice, dark chocolate, caramel, subtle dark fruits, alcohol.
Taste follows this, except that it is much more alcoholic.
Medium, quite creamy mouthfeel, with an average carbonation.
Finishes boozy, roasty-bitter, a bit dry, with coffee, liquorice, cocoa.
Very nice, although not outstanding in my opinion. Tastes too boozy for my liking, but still really nice, complex stuff. Overall an enjoyable sipper, but not among my favourite Imperial Stouts.
Sebilinz (2086) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JUL 30, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Thanks to Werckmeister. Black body with tan head. Aroma is roasted malts ash some alcohol. Taste is alcohol roasted malts. Aftertaste is alcohol some roasted malts and sweetness.
Werckmeister (2557) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JUL 30, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,33l bottle at home shared by 4 from trade with rich182, big thanks. Batch No 4. Bottled 13. Feb 2015. black color, small coffee-colored head. smells of licorice, bourbon, raisins, dried fruits, some alcohol. very nice smell. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes very alcoholic, licorice, bourbon, raisins, spices. finishes rather alcoholic with notes of raisins and licorice. good stuff, quite alcoholic though.
Mark_Eck (1921) - - JUL 28, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours black. Aroma and taste are bourbon, roasted malts, vanilla, and quite sweet.
Chalumeaux (1320) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 22, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle dated 2/13/15 dark chocolate pour with a coca head and thick lacing. Aromas of dark chocolate coffee caramel oak and booze. Taste is thick and creamy dark fruit caramel vanilla bourbon and lingering alcohol. Wow.
daje (4209) - NORWAY - JUL 18, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Hopyard, april 22nd 2016. Black body with a tanned head. Aroma of oak, roasted malt, vanilla, mild peat. Taste of sweet dark chocolate and coffee, whisky, smooth licorice layers, mild alcohol. Robust roasty whisky aftertaste, very nice!
rouhlas (3083) - GREECE - JUL 14, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
355 ml bottle at home from trade with RobertDale. Thank you very much Bob!! Black color with dark beige head. Roasted malty aroma, dark dried fruits, chocolate, mocha, light coffee, cocoa, light vanilla, wood, alcohol. Sweet and bitter like aroma. Full silky creamy body with soft carbonation. I wish it had less alcohol and that I could find it easily in Greece!!