dandiday (23) - Feluy, BELGIUM - OCT 17, 2015
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bravo ! Quelle bière ! Bien amère, longue en bouche , moelleuse a souhait , avec de fine bulle qui caresse le palais avec l alcool qui souligne le tout . Une grande bière !
nihtila (2611) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at IMBC. Dark brown. Aromas of dark roast, sweet chocolate. Tastes dryish roast, gentle coffee an cocoa. Very good stout but lacks some elements to stand out more. Or then I just had too good stuff that night.
ipamonger (80) - New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a quickly fleeting, thin caramel head. Aromas of coffee, burnt toast, vanilla, butter, and a bit of smoke. Alcohol aroma comes out as it warms. Palate is oily with a fine, muted carbonation. Good body. Taste of bitter chocolate and salted caramel. Bitter, slightly sticky syrup finish. Dumb name, good stout.
IslandHaole (1207) - Mililani, Hawaii, USA - SEP 28, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very rich with Soy sauce, Hershey’s Chocolate syrup & prunes. Black as a cloudy night on an eclipse, I had to turn on a few more lights after I opened this beer, it sucked the light out of the room. Head? I don’t think so, a few reddish brown bubbles in a tar pit of blackness. Thick & chewy, a liquified decadent dessert, death by chocolate with a splash of Brandy, pretty damned amazing! IStout? Ay caramba! Rich, luscious, innovative, it leaves me at a loss for words. I’m in love......
charule (2077) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Small Bar. Poured pitch black with off white head. Aroma euro roasted malts bitter dark fruits whiskey? Light carb med bod. Pretty bitter roast choc taste.
waiake (606) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
wow what a stout so much flavour poured solid black & syrupy with a tiny brief head the aroma is coffee taste is all coffee bit of chocolate loads of hops all works really well with the warm alcohol bitter finish
Garrold (3757) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg. Leeds International Beer Festival. Just about black. Thin, bubbly, sticky, tan head. Thick, viscous, and leggy. Mocha coffee. Vanilla. Fruity hop. Vinous. Taste is sweet coffee. Roast coffee bitter. Has a light, vinous tang. Manages to be smooth and easy drinking. Finishes long, roast coffee bean bitter. Super.
RafeAU (629) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 31, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Plonk. Pitch black with small tan head. Hoppy aroma, chocolate, mild roastiness. Mildly sweet, chocolate, mild roastiness, low astringency (perfect for me). This is an awesome RIS indeed.
MrTipple (2980) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: dark chocolate, cacao powder, filter coffee, intense, rich, toasted, dark malts. Appearance: black, medium, frothy, beige head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: dry sweets continue, cacao, chocolate, light bitters coming up. Overall: fantastic Imperial Stout, doesn’t feel too heavy nor can you taste the ABV. Bottle from 21 Wines, Brighton.
DanielBrown (4336) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at Brewdog Brum. Perilously drinkable. Smooth, like a fur lined ashtray. Beautiful coffee, gorgeously humming hop underlay. Super good.