mar (5415) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 21, 2010
2008 bottle thanks to exiled i believe. deep black pour with a khaki head. nose is heavy roasted malts, chocolate, and light alcohol. nice on the palate, flavor is chocolate, roasted malts, oatmeal, and more chocolate. patrickfannon (1241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2010 Bottle. 24.5 oz. Split with Vin. Pours a solid, deep cocoa brown with a thick amberish head. Aroma of oats, lactose, brown sugar, toffe, roast, sweet malts, and light notes of pepper. Fuller bodied with a soft, clean, incredibly smooth mouthfeel. Gentle warming in the finish. This brew is insanely well balanced and poised. Excellent stout. jtclockwork (16581) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2010 Pours black with a quickly dissipating tan head. Nose is roasted barley and cocoa powder. Taste is very powdery, light roasted barley, mostly thin cocoa and ever so slight alcohol burn. It’s a tasty stout, but a little thin for a double. phaleslu (10239) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 14, 2010
22 oz. bottle from Ludlow Wines, 2009 vintage. Pours an oily, opaque dark brown with a finger-thick tan head that leaves a little film and a ring around the glass’ inner edge. Aroma of roasted chocolate malts, coffee, milk chocolate candy, cream, and caramel. A little smoked wood rounds it out. The flavor disappoints, though, with some metallic, dirt, wet ash, and rust notes that detract from the chocolate and coffee base. Medium-full bodied, with a gritty mouthfeel and mild carbonation. Would be a lot better with a smoother mouthfeel and without those unwelcome notes murkying the flavor. Still good, but not as good as advertised. tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - MAY 5, 2010
65 cl bottle,shared with Roger and Bjørnar. Very dark brown color, fine tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. Flavor is smooth chocolate, coffee, melasse. Sweet, and I like it.
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 3, 2010
Bottle (in NZ). Nearly black with a large foamy jaffa-colour head. Dark chocolate on the nose, some roasted malt and hints of raisins. A rich malty palate, plenty of sweetness. Perhaps a bit lacking in distinct flavours - any fruitiness being swamped by the alcohol and sweetness. Some aniseed does sneak in the finish. But I’m not complaining. BelgianBeerGal (4066) - Panama City, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2010
22oz bottle in Monterey. This bottle aleviated some Green Flash fears for me (recent misses). Slick, black colour with a HUGE foamy, tan head that hangs around a long time. The aroma that sneaks out from under the head is sweet chocolate and coffee. Very full mouthfeel with more coffee, chocolate and buckets of roasted malt in the flavour. Very well done. hoppopotamus (260) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - APR 15, 2010
A jet black pour with a delicious looking two fingers of thick brown foamy goodness. Head sticks around and leaves some lace. Aroma is licorice, alcohol heat, some dark fruit. Flavor is coffee, chocolate, hop bitterness. Finishes bitter. Mouthfeel could be a little bit chewier to be a true "double stout." Excellent beer though. lassem (652) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 14, 2010
Bottle dragged from the cellar where it has been resting for some time. The pour is beautyful black with a nice fluffy brown head. Spot on. The nose is coffee and mighty burned with light hoppy notes. The taste is warm and pleasent. with a medium palate thet are smooth without beeing sticky. The balance is spot on. The burned malts along with licorice and chocolate topped with some light bitterness from hops. The finish is round with lots off coffee and bitter notes. Damn this is a good beer. Im a fan... must have more. Thanx ChrisThomson (522) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2010
650ml bottle. Pours black with small amount of beige head. Nose is dark chocolate, coffee, and raisin. Body creamy with notes of dark chocolate, molasses, and some light roasted coffee. Finish is lightly bitter coffee, but lingering. Nice imperial stout!