JaBier (7289) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by a friend. Black pour with a thick tan head. Aroma of malt, roast, some chocolate and coffee. Malty flavor with slight licorice and chocolate before a bitter coffee finish.
boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared bottle at craft ale house. Pours pitch black with no head to speak of. The aroma has a lot of licorice and a little chocolate. The taste is very chocolate forward with a licorice trail.
Rasmus40 (18366) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Papsoe tasting. Black with a small beige head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and moderate bitter finish. 150313
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
22oz bottle courtesy of bulbman, thanks! I split this with a couple friends and they seemed to enjoy it more than I did. Not much point describing the appearance, it’s black and has a minimal head.it smelled like alcohol at first but as it warmed up it was a nice rich, toasty smell. The taste really had a charred meat flavor to it that was just too much for me. I won’t be seeking this out again.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 03-25-2011 17:52:14
Huhzubendah (3625) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 9, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared by Lunch. Thanks Paul!
This beer appears nearly black, with a thick beige head that leaves some decent lacing in its wake. The aroma is primarily of roasted malt and alcohol. The flavor brings a lot of heat, with the typical stout characteristics a bit out of balance. It’s quite roasty with a formidable alcohol presence throughout. The feel is medium to full bodied. A small sample was plenty. There are many better examples of this style available.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 03-10-2011
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of SpringsLicker. Pours an opaque black with a beige head. Thick, sweet roasty nose nose with quite a whiff of smoke. Rich body, sweet roast and overripe dark fruits with a malty bitter finish. 150313
alobar (3636) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours thick viscous black like used motor oil with a tan creamy head. Aroma of roasted malt, licorice, and dark chocolate. Chocolate, roasted malt, fig, with a bit of espresso. Very nice on a cold day!
adnielsen (10573) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Steve’s Ouse, acquired in a trade a while back. Black appearance with a dark brown head that dissipates a bit quickly. Light anise, roasty chocolate malty, mild vanilla aroma. Dark fruity, rich chocolate bar, vanilla, Hershey’s, mild anise flavor. Delicious, tasty beer.
GTAEgeek (2053) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle - . Thanks Rich! Pitch black with no head. Bittersweet chocolate aroma, with some roasted notes and molasses. The flavor is very sweet, with some roasted bitterness in the finish. Medium body, sticky, and a little silky. Overall, this is a flavorful, mellow, and relatively easy-drinking Imperial Stout. It’s apparent that the years of aging have been good for it.
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Split a bomber of this with fellow BA danielnovak3 in the hotel room before the CBS release. Poured into a Deschutes snifter.
A: Pours a jet black with a khaki head. Bubbly and has some nice lace down the glass.
S: Black licorice, roasted malts, and sweet chocolate are all present. Finishes with a sweet vanilla and some faint dark fruits.
T: Man, the taste hid some great flavors. There is the big chocolate and roasted malts from the nose with a just a little bit of leather mixed in. But there is also a smokey oak smell that was completely hidden in the nose. It’s almost overwhelming, but there’s just enough to make it work and it is really integrated. The alcohol is well hidden.
M: Very heavy, close to syrup. Surprisingly drinkable though.
O: Some age as done some wonders to this bad boy. Pop it open now if you still have it.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-02-2011