Torrefacto (1672) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 6, 2013
Color negro con reflejos caobas, espuma beige. Aromas de maltas tostadas, chocolate dulce y licor. En boca tiene un cuerpo medio-alto con un inicio dulce tostado al que sigue un amargor achocolatado y terroso equilibrado con un ligero toque alcoholico. Muy rica. jnkor (364) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 24, 2013
Aroma is malty and thick with a boozy edge. Appearance is a dark brown with a small yellowish head. Taste is boozy but malty and sweet with a bitter finish. Palate is a bit watery, despite looking thick. It diminishes the enjoyment but increases the drinkability. ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2013
This looks as it should for the style, pitch, thick, solid black in color with a medium brown colored head. The aroma is certainly the best I’ve ever smelled for an imperial oatmeal stout. Potent alcohol, softened by its roasted, but malty and soft oat body makes for a great combination. It smells more like a slightly aged barleywine than an imperial stout. Man, yes, just like a very-well brewed, aged barleywine, with sweet, fresh caramel peeking its way around the edges of the alcohol. It smells just like a freshly prepared candy apple if you hold your nose a few inches away from the glass.
It starts much like a barleywine (definitely nothing like an imperial stout) up front, with alcohol and sweet malts dominating softly on the palate. Some roasted malts start to show in the middle, but have there’s no bitterness at all. It’s really quite fantastic. Roasted malts and a mash of alcohol, oats, chocolate, and wonderful, acute hops take over in the finish. I rarely enjoy a stout with as much hop character as this, but it really works in this beer. It’s wildly complex in the mouth, but so very, very soft. And that flavor as soon as it hits the lips and tongue... man, to die for. Rich, thick, and nothing like what you’d expect of an imperial stout. I’d almost consider categorizing this as a black barleywine, but it’s just a little too smooth with oats too present.
This is a fantastic beer, and something not to miss. rosenbergh (11532) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 23, 2013
650 ml bottle. 10.8%. From New York. Courtesy of Brandman.Brandman (2947) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 23, 2013
The colour is black with a tiny tan head.
The aroma is... mild? Is it possible? Hmmm... let’s try again. Roasted malt, liquorice, some herbal notes, mild medicine and berries in the aroma.
The flavour is roasted malt, mild bitterness, herbal notes, balancing hops, mild berries, liquorice and mild saltiness.
Smooth. Extremely balanced. Alcohol is not strong but it’s definitely there. Beer with 10.8% there should be some alcohol present. Tasty. Very tasty.
Black body, light brown head. Aroma has complex roastiness, alcohol, medicinal and herbal hops, some sweet coffee. Flavor has much depth and quite nice alcohol warmth.
FishBizkit (234) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2013
Pours black with a small, creamy tan head. Sweet caramel, butterscotch aroma. Full body, creamy oats lingering but pleasant roasted bitterness. Some coffee and a lot of caramel sweetness. Extremely pleasant
-Fish! tia (2160) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUL 18, 2013
Bottle shared with HopTsing. Reminds me of velvet- even looks smooth. Aroma puts me in mind of a cordial, chocolate cherry, sitting next to some pla-doh. Taste is a little more bitter than I expected, but still retains a liqueur like sweetness as well, and is cut with an astringency. HopTsing (575) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUL 18, 2013
From the bottle poured a dark brown brew with a generous tan head.Malty aroma with a hint of chocolate. Medium bodied with flavors of malt, molasses, chocolate, a bit of earthiness and a mild hop finish. markextrae (4410) - Alingsås, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2013 Bottle shared with friends. Pours dark with a small than head. A lot of chocolate together with some cacao. caramel and a slight licorice taste. Nice smooth beer. Great stout Maltser85 (358) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - JUL 3, 2013
22oz Bomber poured straight down the middle of my oversized snifter. A pinky sized dark tan head that doesn’t stick around. The beer is pitch black. The remaining head is a nice ring around the glass. The nose has notes of chocolate and oats, maybe a non-descript dark fruit. The beer is 35degrees out of the refrigerator so hopefully the aroma will improve. Initial thoughts, the mouthfeel on this beer is tremendous. It is thick and creamy. It has a super velvety quality as it rolls through your mouth. Super thick, wow! Big chocolate, almost a bitter chocolate, but its nice. There is a lot going on here. The chocolate is first but then there’s a sweet/bitter taste from the toffee and caramel flavors, maybe a licorice. The hops make themselves known on the finish. It is a very nice balance though between the sweetness and the bitterness and the mouthfeel. Leaves a nice stickiness on the lips. Overall an excellent beer!!