Iphonephan (7084) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 11, 2012
From a bottle at a de molen tasting. Dark pour with a thick dark tan head. Musty aroma hiding red currant notes. Bitter chocolate Warming alcohol. Long lingering bitter roasted finish. Vaiz (4460) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 11, 2012
Bottle @ 2nd tuesday tasting @ de Molen, hosted by dEnk. Black pour, foamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, ripe fruits, vanilla, shoe polish and some spices. Flavor is bitter roasty, some breay yeast, somewhat salty and a bit rough. Very decent body, a bit out of balance. Nice brew. slimspady (219) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 10, 2012
From Andrew Hilton growler into snifter. Midnight black, very thin tan head. Vanilla, alcohol dominate the nose. Some coffee. Explosion of flavor on the palate. Nice and thick! Vanilla, dark malt and alcohol. Complex, yet smooth. Overall: great beer, excellent flavors that blend well together. Easy to drink. Creamy texture. 081212 DuffMan (10548) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 10, 2012
Fresh growler, shared at RBAG Summer Session 2012. Murky black body, light brown head. Aroma has elements of sweet (vanilla), roast (coffee, chocolate), and bitter (something stemmy veggie green). Sweet rich palate, lots of milk chocolate, molasses, vanilla, with a light bitterness in the finish. Delicious! I think Fred Durst summed it up best when he said "I did it all for the Dookie! Yeah! the Dookie! Yeah! the Dookie! Yeah!" phaleslu (10462) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2012
500 ml bottle from Randall’s. "Soft DK" on the label. Pours an opaque, inky midnight brown with a big chocolate-milk colored head made of fine bubbles that leaves a sheet of trailing lace in the glass. Aroma of dark chocolate, roasted malts, spicy hops, nuts, earth, and some ash. Flavor of bitter dark chocolate, earthy hops, rich roasted malts, nuts, and ash at the end. Full-bodied, with mellow carbonation and a smooth, rich, and surprisingly bitter mouthfeel. Good imperial stout.
Martinus (4686) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2012
Black colour, tan head. Aroma of vanilla, roasted malts, mocha and chocolate. Quite sweet flavour, coffee and vanilla. Quite creamy. Finish coffee with milk, roasted malts, light bitter.
stuckinprague (43) - - SEP 2, 2012
(From 50cL bottle @ RBBSG II, Wilrijk. Courtesy of Benzai. Thanks Rene!)
Smells like dark chocolate, coffee and a touch of alcohol. Taste is pretty much the same.... as avertised. Theres a really nice creamy mouthfeel, with some tingly carbonation. Palate is the best part of this beer for sure. Great typical imperial stout. presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 31, 2012
Amazing! Bottle. Thick brown foam on dark beer. Light dusty dry alt aroma. Great chocolate stout. Taste of coffee and vanilla with a nice bitterness. CanIHave4Beers (4194) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - AUG 30, 2012
Draught at The Beer Hall... Waterloo, IA.Albe (56) - ITALY - AUG 25, 2012
The aroma is smoky and ashy with lots of chocolate. The kicker is the nice almond character that shows up as it warms.
The flavor is very roasty, lightly sweet, and overwhelmingly chocolaty. The beer is nicely bitter all around with a good hop character. It’s extreme in almost all it’s elements, yet somehow balanced. This is certainly not the overly sweet imperial stout I expected it to be.
The beer is big on the palate and aided in mouthfeel by it’s low carbonation.
Black colour and fair light brown head, mostly diminishing. The aroma is very sweet, delivers mostly milk chocolate, then some mild coffee, cookie and dark malts. In the mouth is more balanced, again intense milk chocolate and coffee, with a light bitter/sweet flavor in the end. Creamy texture leaves a long flavor duration. Maybe for summer it’s a bit too ’warming’.