superspak (5508) - Michigan, USA - JUN 7, 2016
330 ml bottle into snifter; no bottle dating, listed at 10.6%. Pours dense pitch black color with a 1 finger dense dark tan head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, molasses, whisky, peat smoke, toasted oak, dark bread, vanilla, toffee, cream, raisin, plum, fig, tobacco, char, and roast/smoky earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt, scotch barrel, and lactose notes; with great strength. Taste of huge milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, molasses, whisky, peat smoke, toasted oak, dark bread, vanilla, toffee, cream, raisin, plum, fig, tobacco, char, and roast/smoky earthiness. Moderate roast/char bitterness and whisky/oak spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, molasses, whisky, peat smoke, oak, dark bread, vanilla, toffee, dark fruits, tobacco, char, and roast/smoky earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, scotch barrel, and lactose flavors; with a great roasted bitter/sweet and oak spiciness balance, with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light dryness from bitter/spiciness, lightly increasing through the glass. Light-medium carbonation and very full body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky, and fairly sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this an outstanding imperial milk stout! All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, scotch barrel, and lactose flavors; very smooth and easy to sip on for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering. Minderbinder (3469) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 17, 2016
Pours deep black with low beige head. Good lacing. Aroma is of bacon, crème de menthe, nuts, tequila, strong alcohol. Taste is of coffee, roasted malt, cream, bitterness. Palate: Full bodied, soft carbonation. Overall: Good stuff. kermis (12869) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 17, 2016
Tap at Brus. Black with a brown head. Aroma of roast, dark choc, licorice, caramel and toffee. Flavour is light heavy sweet and above moderate bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation. veceo (1362) - Pula, CROATIA, - APR 25, 2016
Bottle 0,33, 10,6% ABV, cca 2 years old. Black color, big brown head with nice retention. Aroma of roasted malt, oak, chocolate, cocoa, some booze notes. Taste of chocolate liqueur, dark fruits, vanilla, roasted malt, whiskey, cocoa, booze. Fullest of the full bodies, incredibly smooth, complex, very creamy, sticky on the lips, alcohol warmth in finish. azzie (822) - Pula, CROATIA - APR 25, 2016
Bottle 0.33l, 10.6 abv, about 2 years old. Dark oily liquid with tan/reddish soft head. Smell is very nice, could smell wood, vanilla. Creamy and rich in taste. Perfect in the mouth, could taste alcohol after swallowing it. Long finish. Full body, almost no carbonation.
mathieuc (3945) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 15, 2016
Pours a good black with a thin brown head that leaves nice lacing. Nose is of ash, smoke, iodine and some grapes. Taste is of smoky milk chocolate if that makes sense. Body is full, carbonation moderate and alcohol is pretty well hidden. I could never have tell this is 13%. A really nice smoky stout! czar (8996) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 14, 2016
UPDATED: APR 14, 2016 pours unclear dark brown with a small beige cap offering some retention and lacing. umami roasted maltiness, raisins, hint of smokiness, minty and piney alcohol, lactose sweetness, molasses, clean lightly buttery yeast. moderately low carbonation, medium body - oily; boozy, floral and resinous-smoky finish. rich flavors - nice barreling as well. nice milk barrel-aged stout. JulienHuxley (5792) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - APR 14, 2016
UPDATED: APR 14, 2016 Bottle shared. Opaque black pour with thin tan head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, milk, roasty, light caramel. Taste is rich, chocolate-y, milk chocolate. Palate is rich, full bodied with med carbonation. Tasty. tom10101 (6037) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 14, 2016
Bottle (330 ml) shared at tasting. Pitch black with a very thin ring of beige lacing leaving little legs on the glass. Aroma is decadent with loads of chocolate, cognac, roasted malt, a bit of soy sauce, molasse and some fruitiness. Taste is moderately sweet and quite fruity with medium boozy-cognac presence and a bit of roastiness. Full body. Moderate carbonation. Oily mouthfeel. Chocolatey and cognac finish. Tasty, complex and decadent. oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2016
Big black beer. Nice aromas of bitter chocolate, coffee, and smoke/tobacco, with hints of whiskey. Doesn’t seem like 13% alcohol. Big flavor chocolate/espresso with a nice whiskey notes on the tail.