therobot (2) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 19, 2010 does not count
Tasted 9/17/10 - Bottled in a 22 drank half and used half in beef brisket chili, excellent on both accounts.
Drink: Very good stout, Starts chocolate and boozy, nice hoppy finish. Thick mouth feel, lots of substance.
Chili: Made with Teaxs Beef Brisket recipe, think this is going to be the one to go with in the future, added nicely with smokey flavors from the chilis and bacon. gyllenbock (9184) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2010
Bottle at SBWF.
Very black with a good looking medium tan head. Nice aroma of roasted malt, dark fruits, chocolate and hops. The taste was very good, roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruits. An excellent thick mouth feel, it was a real pleasure to drink this beer.
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2011
Amazing aroma of chocolate, malt, floral and piney hops, booze, and cocoa. Appearance was super dark black with big dark tan head excellent lacing. Taste wow!! Dark chocolate faint espresso, coffee, and big piney and floral hops. Palate again was outstanding velvety creamy milkshake like feel with an underlying fine prickly carbonation. The ABV is extremely well hidden with faint vanilla on the finish. World class beer and a definite regular on my tasting schedule. A+ TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAR 17, 2011
So this was the stout I bought for St. Pat day and what a stout it is. dated 02/06/2011 bomber poured into my snifter. fuzzy black color with a thin tan head. Opening the bottle gave me the aroma of a dusty old library. But a nosing of the glass let me get a citrus punch like blood oranges but with a tangy tomato sauce underneath. I know this is weird but i will say there is also an umani meaty quality to it. The taste is a little sweet but than goes into a roasted coffee. One of the most complex and unique imperial stouts I have ever had mcberko (17854) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 12, 2011
22 oz. bottle, sent from Glouglouburp (thanks Dany), pours jet black with a small brown head. Aroma is incredibly complex, with the hops and pronounced dark roasted notes upfront, with many different subtleties such as licorice, deeply roasted espresso, caramel, toffee, dark fruits and wood. Flavour is no less dense - this is truly fantastic. Very darkly roasted malt and dark espresso begin, with complex notes of caramel, dark fruits, wood and licorice layered into this deep, dark, dense body, with a huge blast of hops that comes in toward the end and lingers wonderfully. Palate is quite oily, silky, velvety, etc. and quite viscous. This is outstanding.
KingCecil (2084) - DENMARK - JUL 16, 2011
Bottle, pours totally black with creamy light brown head.... aroma is hoppy, caramel, Licorice, raisin, coffee...the flavor is very nice... this is one of the best beer I have had... ever! Countbeer (6592) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2011
Thanks to sfhodense.
Brown head, that disappears quick, on top of a pitch black beer.
Smell liquorice, dark chocolate, espresso, burned brown sugars, burned malts, burned wood, hint of coal.
Taste is a deep dark complex experience: dark chocolate, spices, coffee, espresso, liquorice, dark dark fruits and other dark dark ingredients, vanilla, all so soft and well packed.
Good bitter dark coffee chocolate aftertaste.
Low carbo, full body, silky mouthfeel and a oily texture.
Near perfect! IluvatarMilan (282) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2011
Perfect pitch black body. Brilliant aroma of heavy coffee malts, mild hops, incredible depth.
Taste is overwhelming. Raisins, vanilla. Though hard to describe this is clearly world class beer, abundant in character and easily keeping its distance from other venerable beers.
DutchDrebus (6002) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2011
Thanks countbeer for sharing i believe.
Pitch black colour, poring with an oily texture. Deep caramel, chocolate and hoppy smell. Tastes lovely hoppy, chocolate and deep. Oily mouthfeel, creamy, deep and long aftertaste.
allesmetkaas (170) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2013
Bottle from me@ Rampkrot whale tasting. Aroma of dark chocolate. Taste of dark orange chocolate