Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 16, 2009
In short: A smooth, extra-fruity and somewhat chocolaty kick-ass porter/stout with a nice barrel/oak twist. Kick-assTweety (377) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2009
How: Cask at Boston Extreme Beer Fest 2009
The look: Almost black body topped by a few big brown bubbles acting as a head
In long: Nose of a superior fruity imperial stout. Taste is obviously very fruity but not really purely blackberries. More like a all the dark fruits flavours you can hope to find a fruity imperial stout (figs, blackberries, dates, dark grapes, etc.). Also lots of black chocolate but not bitter black chocolate, more like a yummy rich chocolate cake. Barrels are present and add a nice oak touch to the mix. Extra smooth carbonation with soft bubbles, dead-on cask carbonation. I almost missed that one. But Nelson (tertons) told us to run to the Smuttynose stand because they were about to run out of this kick-ass beer (that I didn’t expect to be kick-ass to start with). That was the best advice that was given to me since I was told to always drink upstream from the herd.
Like the normal imperial stout (which is amazing, with roasty chocolateyness) but with an added layer of fruity undertones. Yummy! Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2009
Small mini cask at EBF- thanks to Tertons for giving me the heads up on this beer. Pours a nice deep dark brown almost a pitch black with almost a violet tinge on the edge- good thin lasting head. Aroma is lots of big black chocolates mixed with rasp and blackberries- jammy, and almost a bit wine-like but still very under control. Flavor has a touch more oak blending in with the roast and lots of a medium chocolate and nutty character- has a fairly big body- with good amount of jammy fruitiness, and a smooth finish. Surprisingly pretty good.