McNeillR (2329) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 14, 2015
Firm dark brown, with a decent ringed tan. Soft spicy apple, firm cinnamon. Initial taste is soft dark malt, orbits around a neat burnt apple roast and clean peppery grit. Carbonation is soft, welcoming and soft mouthfeel. cgarvieuk (26077) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 14, 2015
The ABV fades past nicely, softly sweet finish. Linger is gritty spicey apple.
Bottle, Whole Lotta Rosie Tasting
bottle at home ... dark black .. thin tan lacing ... soft dark chocolate roast malt... light cognac nose ... soft dry chocolate ... soft dfark roast ... meaty malts ... soft roast ... meaty sweet malts .. soft chocolate... BenH (3434) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 14, 2015
Bottle. Black with tan head. Aroma of chocolate, licorice. Taste is roasty, chocolate, licorice, quite rich. Sweet. Sweeeeet. Stuu666 (15034) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 14, 2015
Bottle at craig’s. Pours black, nose is chocolate, liquorice, soy, burnt toffee, taste is similar, dry, quite boozy. allmyvinyl (11069) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 14, 2015
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aromas of tar liquorice, cognac, light tobacco. Taste is tar, cognac, boozy finish.
esp0r (2931) - NORWAY - MAY 14, 2015
Bottle shared with daje and ed at The "Esp0r #2000 Weekend in The Woods" 2014 mathieuc (4000) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 2, 2015
Pours quite dark, thin tanned head. Smell of cognac, dark malts, roast, fruity malts, oak and coffee. Rich and complex. Heavy sweet, perfect cognac and coffee harmony, dark malts, roast, booze, oak, chocolate. A very complex and rich flavor palate. Extremely oily texture, flat carbonation full bodied, moderate bitter. An exquisite beer for sure
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2015 Pours a really dark brown with a small beige head that leaves nice lacing. Nose is of chocolate, booze, coffee and cognac. Taste is of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and no ash hopefully. Heavy coffee action and not too boozy. Body is medium-full, carbonation soft. Overall a really good sipper, less intense on the cognac than I thought it would be. Maakun (6543) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 29, 2015
Shared bottle. Black with big but fast disappearing beige head. Marzipan, peach, milk chocolate, some cognac, brown sugar, quite some spices with vanilla and cinnamon. Light chili burn in the finish. Quite sweet, medium to full bodied. Nice! stoutnick (843) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 24, 2015
Black oil pour, tan foam. Aroma is earthy spice, dark malts. Flavours are very sweet syrup, chilli heat, mild oak, dark fruits. Big flavours but not really very full bodied. Classic Continental impy. Very drinkable, nice level of heat, just wish there was more character here. SinH4 (6390) - Garching b. MÃ¼nchen, GERMANY - MAR 20, 2015
Black color with beige head. Aetherial Cognac, bitter chocolate, spices. Taste is chocolate, spices, grapes, dark fruits. Leather and tobacco, a hint of liquorice. Carbonation is still high, but extremely fine. A very elegant, creamy and warming Imperial Stout. The spices are much more dominant in the BA version.