the_beergery (83) - - MAY 8, 2017 zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - DEC 1, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
(bottle - 500 ml) Dark brown pour with a creamy looking tan head. Aroma is big with tons of flavors. Coffee, chocolate, malt and cream to name a few. Lots of chocolate and roasted malts in the beginning of the flavor. Very creamy body, possibly from oatmeal. A light vanilla and toffee sweetness comes up with the coffee bitterness at the end.
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2017 12 fl oz bottle from 2015 - hopefully it cellars well! This stout is a deep opaque black tone with a thin layer of tan froth. Aromas are a mix of coffee and chocolates and roasted malts. Taste is dark chocolate mixed with espresso coffee, some caramel, and above all sweet milky smoothness. This stout feels thick enough to chew and is truly a meal in a bottle, with neverending silkiness and smoothness. Carbonation is slightly above average which gives a bit too much buzz and may be a bit distracting from the underlying richness of the flavours. ATulloch (304) - Aberdeenshire, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2017
Bottle from Westhill service station. Pours black with a thin brown head that fades. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, caramel, demerara sugar and slight vanilla. Flavour is bitter espresso, fruit and nut chocolate bar and slight vanilla again. Lovely roasty linger. thedm (6176) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 27, 2017
This bottled brew from a bottle shop was served at a cool temperature and poured a head of foamy finely sized dark brown colored bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind no visible carbonation opaque dark black brown colored body and an excellent lacing. The nice aroma was vinous brown malt and dark malt. The thick mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a strong dark malt aftertaste. The flavor contained notes of molasses vanilla and vinous. Delicious and one I would certainly like to have again. MoritzF (9901) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - APR 11, 2017
(bottle from 2010) Pitch black coloured hue with a beige and firm foamy layer. Mildly roasted malty aroma with loads of chocolate, hints of liquorice, coconut and vanilla, also some traces of acidity/tartness in the background, accompanied by notes of candied and dried berries. Moderately sweet and rounded bitter flavour, quite full bodied with a smooth carbonation. Moderately roasted malty base, chocolate-laden taste with vanilla and almost vinous dried fruity notes; lingering roasty and vinous fruity finish with present notes of chocolate and a tinge of booze. Very well-done. 30.IX.16 BlazerT (1099) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - MAR 19, 2017
Bottle. Teku. Deep black with light to moderate, semi-thick, light brown head. Poor to moderate head retention and poor lacing. Moderate to light heavy malty aroma, mainly roasted, licorice, milk chocolate, slightly coffee and vanilla. Taste is moderate;y sweet and moderately bitter - stable and long. Finish is slightly unpleasant, quite heavy roasted, slightly boozy, ashy. Medium to full body, oily texture, soft carbonation. ABV warming down the throat. In overall not really impressive brew, pretty mild without character.
cinek (300) - POLAND - MAR 12, 2017
butelka. czarne jak węgiel, gęste jak olej, zaraz po nalaniu obfita, brązowa piana, redukująca się do minimalnego krążka pozostającego do końca picia. aromat vanilli, gorzkiej czekolady, słodów palonych, aromat bardzo nienachalny. w smaku gęste, słodkie, ale nie wyklejające, przechodzące w palono-czekoladową goryczkę, która długo pozostaje na podniebieniu. nasycenie niskie. alkohol przyjemnie rozgrzewa, ale ani w aromacie ani w smaku zupełnie niewyczuwalny. generalnie bardzo dobry imperial stout, ale czegoś mu brakuje do perfekcji SG111 (1820) - New York, USA - MAR 11, 2017
Bottled. Pours pitch black, tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, vanilla heavy, lactose sweetness (which is kinda surprising given the high abv), chocolate, some coffee. Flavor is very roasted malt, lots of coffee, some vanilla, lactose, thin body. I’d put this at like 6%, not over 10%. Disappointed in that one. Oh well. adamnase (681) - Kronoby, FINLAND - MAR 6, 2017
Draught @ BierBier as soft Dk. Black coloured with a thin brown head. Aroma is roasted ash mostly. Flavor has roasty vanilla, tobacco notes ... somehow sweet and smooth. ok Hermod (7838) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAR 4, 2017
Draught @ BierBier as soft Dk.
Pitch black color with a thin brown head.
Ashy, roasty aroma. Flavor has some vanilla, ash, roastedness, tobacco notes. Sweetness, somewhat smooth. Sipper. Hides abv ok CH-303 (2229) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - FEB 22, 2017
As Evil Twin Soft DK:
Appearance: Very dark brown, seems clear. Good amount of dark tan head.
Aroma: Dark malt, coffee, medicinal.
Taste: Dark malt, roasted, burnt, coffee and chocolate. Very nice and smooth.
Bought: Craft Gallery (Bern), 355 ml, CHF 6.90
Info: 17/2-2017, BB: ??/??-????