henrikb (1264) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2006
Black body, brown creamy head; Quite big nose, could be both deeper and more complex: a little oxidized sour, brown sugar, later a little licorice and coffee. Nothing is really distinctive in the nose and it lacks clarity; A little creamy textured, a little soft carbonation, balanced to the salty side; Into long finish, again a bit salty, but also a little bitter with some alcohol present, the aroma in the finish is clearer: some hop (pine+flowers), bitter licorice and acidy coffee. This beer lacks a lot of balance. NYMojoMan (12) - Arden, North Carolina, USA - JUN 13, 2006
The Only points i cut from this amazing barley nectar is because the oak aged adds another element. But other than that It’s the same amazing ungodly Imperial Stout gagaforhops (1) - USA - JUN 12, 2006 does not count
Slight hint of alcohol, but a definite sweetness as this stout warms a bit. Fruit complements. Rich and thick palate. A good Impy stout, not quite to the level of the oak aged version though. Nice herbal hop injection -- piney hop bitterness takes over where the bitter roast leaves off. Rich carmels. A bit sticky but not to any detriment. Theis (15150) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2006
Bottle. A lot more squeezing than the oaked version, not so sweet. Still black with a brown head. Smell: coffee, chokolade. Taste chokolade, strong hop, roast malts, coffee. Again the taste of undesolved chokoladepowder, this dry chokolade flavour. Naven (1001) - Poway, California, USA - JUN 11, 2006
bottle courtesy of Beerandblues2.
I am a Great Divide fan. This stuff is very dark, with a lot of complex flavors throughout: chocolate, coffee, malts, hops. It’s darn good. Very similar to Stone RIS, one of my favorites.
cAPSLOCK (156) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2006
Good Lord!! Humongous beer. Probably an average 12 pack’s worth of hops and malt in a single pint-six bottle. The color of (over)used moter oil. Has a significant lasting head. Lot’s of licorice in the nose but overpowered by malt. Tastes of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate . Extremely thick. Maybe have been psychological, but my glass felt kinda heavier than normal when full. ;) I bet there are 500 calories in a bottle of this stuff. The three main tastes are MALT, HOPS AND alcohol. Very generously hopped. I had to drink this slowly. Warms up very very nicely. Hard hitting hops finish. The stout for hopheads. mookieguy (17) - USA - JUN 10, 2006
Bottle. this too i enjoyed. not as much as the hurcules but still good. must try again for better review. nick76 (4403) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 9, 2006
The aroma is caramel, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, and molasses. The appearance is black with a large brown head. The flavor is astringently bitter with all the elements from the aroma in the taste. It is well roasted without being burnt. The palate is nice and thick. The hops make there presence known in the finish. This one has a lot going for it in the aroma and appearance categories. But in the taste department I have had better. Ibrew2or3 (8913) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 7, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2006 Poured motor oil-ish with brown head. Big aroma of syrupy molasses, caramel malts, chocolate and alcohol. Flows into my mouth thick and chewy yet silky smooth. Wow! Loads of malt flavors: Caramel, chocolate, coffee, alcohol too, brown sugar and black patent roasted (burnt) malt. Very nice chatty beer. User37895 (3085) - - JUN 7, 2006
Poured a very pitch dark black color with a nice chocolatey head that yielded great lacing. The aroma was resinous, somewhat pine-like, and full of the usual stout aromas of light roasted coffee and chocolate. The flavor was much of the same with the alcohol fairly detectable. Best part of this beer was the smoothness, the nice silky and creamy mouthfeel. Finish was resinous and nicely bittered (I don’t normally like hoppy stouts, either).