Dervock (1407) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 22, 2017 RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black brown with a small ring of foam for a head. Aroma of licorice, espresso, unsweet chocolate, black tea, red wine, and maybe the slightest hint of sulfur. A lot to wrap one’s head around. Flavor is semi sweet with dark chocolate, espresso, licorice, tea-like herbs, and plenty of dry vinous notes from the wine barrel. Finishes bitter, woodsy and dry, with an after taste of earth, wine, and heavily roasted coffee. Lingering. Medium-heavy bodied, carbonation seems a little high for the small head pour. Definitely a beer that keeps you interested.
Bottle - pours black with a thin tan head. Aroma is liquorice, chocolate and cereal malt. Taste is hop hit up fr9ntwith a builsing malt into a dry.bitter finish. TET (3130) - Kaarina, FINLAND - SEP 14, 2017
A black beer, a head is medium and beige. Aroma has liquorice, sweet and toffeeish maltyness, some chocolate and vanilla, hint of alcohol from barrel. Taste has liquorice, coffee, roastiness, storng bitterness that's nicely drying the sweetness. Almost full bodied, smooth. Good beer but more could be expected from the IS. BuckeyeBoy (8202) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 3, 2017
500ml bottle thanks to Sean. Pours out dark brown topped with a tan head. Nose is good not like the wine barrel version that was a total mess roast malts coffee. Taste is more of the roast malts nice coffee and chocolate. reynolds (2) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 28, 2017 does not count
The longer it sits and the warmer it gets the smoothness increases.
Fantastic stout explosivedog (1421) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 26, 2017
500ml bottle. Pours black. Smoke, oak, vanilla, cherry, raspberry, dates, touch of spice. Medium body with heavy carbonation. Nice complex stout with plenty of character from the oak. Really nice and at a crazy low price. Normally I wouldn’t mention things like that, but this bottle cost me $6!!!
hman43 (1726) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - APR 1, 2017
It pours a dark brown. It has plenty of fruit flavors from dark fruits with coffee and chocolate. There is a roasted element as well and hints of tropical fruit. sccp1910 (277) - BRAZIL - MAR 21, 2017
Uma stout com sabor particular, um pouco azedo em seu final. Cor negra con espuma marrom. Aroma discreto para uma stout, com notas leves de caramelo, mas sem as tradicionais notas de café ou chocolate. eRock_2013 (490) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 24, 2017
This impressive and unique oak-aged brew was for me the clear highlight and a new personal favorite from the Columbia World Beer Festival 2017! From a bottle imported all the way from Middle-Earth, this poured a dense dark black hue with a khaki foam head that steadily lingers throughout. Aroma was a relatively unsophisticated but rich roasted malt, which transitioned to a sweet mocha baseline for the taste, with a much fuller complexity of coffee and other malt flavors, along with notes of rustic oak and also lighter green wood - like fresh cedar - and concluded with an aftertaste of bitter coffee and chocolate malt. Medium-bodied and deliciously smooth. I will have to search out more bottles of this in my future! Maris (1553) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - FEB 19, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2017 From a 500ml bottle on 19/2/2017 (shared by Butz with thanks). Pours close to black with a medium to big head. The nose features chocolate, basement and booze notes. Flavour wise, it starts out with sweet chocolate, some caramel and lots of roast/burnt malt, and some oak, which is followed b a distinct bitter/sour finish, which lingers in the mouth. The texture is creamy and the carbonation moderate. Not too dusty, but just a touch harsh at the back to really hit the spot.. Squeaks88 (14) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 3, 2017
Bittle 500 ml, 10.2% abv. Not much going for it on the nose. Head dissipates quickly. Toasty malts, chocolate, coffee and a touch of smokiness from the barrel aging. A bit above average for an imperial stout, but overall a very enjoyable beer.