ClarkVV (6757) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 21, 2017
Bottle number 15, drunk 6/10/17.jtclockwork (16701) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2017
Dark ebony body of undetermined clarity, topped by a small, tan head showing moderate-to-low retention.
Nose is full of sherry and moderate oxidation, creating soy, peanut brittle but also the more refined tea, hazelnut and dry toffee character of a very old sherry. Smells surprisingly good, much better than most 10 year-old Imperial stouts. No metal or dirt, nor any autolytic character. Booze is controlled, despite it not seeming fudgey or cakey. Plentiful dark fruit with breathing/warming. No doubt a very well-brewed beer and if it was a sugar bomb, it’s certainly benefited from aging, as there’s little/no sign of it here.
Sticky, rich and chocolatey in the mouth with peanut, soy and cardboard showing through a bit more than in the nose. Still, it’s lightly carbonated and controlled on the alcohol, with big fig, raisin, plum and tobacco notes and moderate sherry on the finish. Quite a good one, and glad I got to try it even if it’s past its prime.
Bottle - Grana Padano 2.0: 15/40 - pours dark brown tan head - nose and taste of sherry, dark roasty chocolate, dirty earthen dark fruit, black licorice, oak and tinge of molasses - full bodied anders37 (26726) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2017
Bottle #16/40. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate licorice woody vanilla aroma. Roasted malty chocolate woody licorice and vanilla flavor. Has a roasted malty woody chocolate licorice and vanilla finish. mR_fr0g (12579) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2016
Bottle shared at the Kenny 20K mega monster tasting. 14/01/2016. Huge thanks to Kenny for this one. Viscous oily opaque black coloured pour with a lasting very dark tan head. Aroma is big rough, slightly farmyard, soy, some jammy fruits, solvent alcohol,. Flavour is composed of oily dark chocolate, fruit jammy, umami, bitter black malts, some coconut. Thick and chewy palate, low carbonation, oily, chewy. Some cough syrup and liquorice in the finish. Covonia cough syrup. Good flavour but tough going. Leighton (21496) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2016
Bottle shared at Kenny’s 20K tasting - London. Big thanks to Ken himself for this one. Pours oily black with a bubbly brown head. The aroma holds well roasted malts, chocolate, earth, dried dark fruits. Heavy sweet flavour, with oily and syrupy chocolate, baking cocoa, rich roast, scorched earth bitterness. Full bodied, thick and chewy, with fine carbonation. Sits quite heavy on the palate. Hot finish, very sugary, with bitter charred wood, brown sugar, chocolate sauce, ripe fruits, berries. Good stuff overall. Very, very rich.
Scopey (14992) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2016
Bottle #31/40 at Kenny’s 20K tasting, thanks to the main dude himself. It pours jet black with a tiny tan head. The nose is rich, umami, dark chocolate, chewy malts, light soy sauce ,some Marmite, vinous and jammy fruits. The taste is rich, vinous, jammy, fruit compote, oily, slick, chocolate, warming alcohol, charred wood, fruit cake, umami, light soy sauce vibe, liquorice, salted chocolate and sherry. Full body, fine carbonation and chewy mouth-feel. Very rich, but I can’t help but enjoy it. Intense stuff! Theydon_Bois (19789) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2016
Bottle split at Madmitch76 20K tasting, big thanks to Mitch himself, 16/01/16 bottle#31/40.
Massive deScription or wat ?
Pitch black with a dirty tan covering that dissipates to a swirl and edgeing.
Nose is soy sauce, chocolate fondue, icing sugar, Terrys chocolate orange, light spice, dark malts, light roast.
Taste comprises toffee fudge, sweet licks, molasses, chocolate maltesers, no soy notes in the taste, black forest gateaux, chocolate and jam spread.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, subtle sherry whisper at the last post.
Solid BA impy, has aged well, subtle barrel ... very quaffable.
The_Osprey (8216) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2016
Bottle share at Kenny’s 20K. Massive thanks to the man himself for sharing this one. As ’Mikkeller X Imperial Stout 2007 Barrel Aged’. Bottle 31 of 40. Oily black, small bubbly brown head. Aroma is sweet molasses, soy, dark cherry, plastic, red wine, chocolatey. A bit too meaty sweet for me. Body is big and oily, smooth, rounded, soft carbonation. Taste is sweet port, chocolate, salty, barrel, red wine, a bit medicinal in the finish. I love the intense flavour of this - the salty medicinal vibe cuts through the sweetness. A memorable beer. teorn88 (7682) - Rimini, ITALY - JAN 15, 2016
75cl bottle shared at Kenny’s 20K celebrations @Chriso’s, thanks to Ken for this one. It pours a pitch black color with minimal beige head. Aroma is big bold sweet, cloyingly sweet with some tangy re berries some oxidation and some farty tangy tones. Taste is big bold sweet with some more cardboardy oxidised notes, raisins, rum cherries, molasses and sugar syrup. Full bodied with ok carbonation. Overall, too syrupy sweet but bold and tasty Enjoyit (3809) - Vadum, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2014
Black of color with a weak brown head. An aroma of soya, dark fruits, blackberries, currant, redwine, oak and chocolate. A flavor of wood, chocolate, prunes, redwine, raisins and a oily texture.