Iznogud (4683) - CROATIA - JAN 7, 2018 lemasney (398) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2009
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Style and Glass: Imperial Stout; Snifter
ABV, Volume & Calories: 10.7% in 25.4 fl oz. estimated at 400C
Purchased at: Canal’s Lawrenceville, NJ for $23.00
Aroma: intense coffee and licorice aromas, alcohol is very present, inviting, enticing. Berries, grass, and wood. Oaking is evident. Roasted, burnt scents throughout. A bit acrid, and enjoyably so.
Visuals: Packaging is engaging, classic, and perfectly done. The body is absolute pitch in color, viscosity, and heft. As deep black and opaque as anything I’ve ever seen. Head is tan, starting thick and fluffy, then dissipating, but not fully. A thin head remains. Lacing is exquisite.
Taste: Crisp body gives way to sultry chocolates, coffee, and caramel. Luxurious. Surprisingly balanced for the style and treatment. I expected to be bowled over, but instead, I’m treated to a very drinkable (dangerously so) beer.
Palate: Perhaps the best part of this beer is the set of sensations in the mouth and throat. Starts with a bubbly crisp effervescence, followed by a mild transfer to smoothness that carries those roasted flavors, then a sweet cream milkiness, then a bit of chalk, followed by a three part finish consisting of sweetness, roastiness, and hoppy bitter burn.
Overall: This is a once in a lifetime beer, very well done, and I’m thrilled to have enjoyed it. I only wish I was celebrating something besides Saturday night, as this beer deserves a celebration.
Source: Brooklyn Black Ops Oak Aged Imperial Stout « BeerCritic
from http://beercritic.wordpress.com/2009/02/01/brookly on Sat Jan 31 2009 22:17:18 GMT-0500 (Eastern Standard Time)
Cask at Rattle n Hum West, NYC. Pours black, minimal beige head. Strong coffee nose, chocolate, strong bourbon character, warming, sweet, smooth. Low carbonation, almost flat. Medium bodied. Lacks body and thickness IMO. rondphoto (4508) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JAN 5, 2018
on tap @ Party Town (Friday Night Flights) / Florence KY --- Aroma of burlap and malt. Opaque black, brown head that sinks to a heavy rim, bands of lace. Taste is lightly roasted malt that grows into an alcohol laced swallow. Bittering is already present, so all that's left is a long lingering finish. Good stuff. commonmac (1367) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 29, 2017
On tap at Happy Gnome with Highendtully. Stupid bowling pin glass. Pitch black with minimal head. Aroma is chocolatey and even more chocolate. Taste follows suit with deep rich chocolate taking center stage. A hint of whiskey peat bringing an alcohol punch. A little one dimensional but vanilla comes into play towards the end. An interesting rendition of a chocolate stout but not quite as a good as I wanted. jsmerig (1719) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2017
Pours a dark black with a tan head. Aroma of vanilla and burbon. Not too boozy smooth and refined. ffaoe (1012) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2017
moderate chocolate and coffee aromas. pitch black in color with huge long lasting light brown head. full body. taste is strongly of chocolate, faint chocolate, smooth finish
wlajwl (7201) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 6, 2017
Aroma and flavor is dark malts, chocolate, slightly spritzy and a warming alcoholic/acidic finish. Fin (11047) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2017
Bottle picked up from Wine Rack at Yarnton Nurseries, Yarnton, Oxon, consumed at Lighthouse Keepers Cottages, Lynton, Devon Friday 1st December 2017 shared with Baz, Dom and Loz Pours dark brown with a light tan head. A very nice uncomplicated Barrel Aged Imperial Stout and quite the contrast from the Founders Lizard of Koz, the barrel ageing is really pleasant. A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov16 3.9 jonno (3012) - JAPAN - NOV 12, 2017
Call of Duty: Black Ops is a first-person shooter video game, developed by Treyarch and published by Activision. Hermod (8508) - Vantaa, FINLAND - NOV 1, 2017
Sampled @OlutExpo 2017, Helsinki. Label said 11.5%
Poured pretty much pitch black in color with a thin brown head.
Lots of dark chocolate notes, barrel notes, massive roastedness.
Coffee in flavor, roastedness, dark chocolate and some oaky thing.
Full bodied, heavy, sweet and quite complex with layers of flavors.
Slow sipper. jsquire (4662) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - OCT 17, 2017
2016 bottle. Mahogany colored beer with a short lived beige head. Big alcohol nose. Lots of thin boutbon flavors, milk chocolate and alcohol. Seems dominated by the bourbon barrel.