Brenhophead (647) - Perth, - AUG 7, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500mL bottle in a duvel glass. Pours black and has the consistency of motor oil with a big brown head. I get the coffee on the nose as well a an almost creamy chocolate note and i can slightly detect a chinook or magnum aroma? This one is definantly a sipper has a huge flavour to it with so much going on. I get that roasted coffee flavour as well as slight chocolate and a slight spicey backround but its mingles together so well. Genereally i find most RIS have a huge roasted coffee note that overpowers but the coffee flavour in this beer doesn’t dominate it compliments. A must try beer.
Iznogud (1484) - CROATIA - JUL 7, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 500 ml at Svijet Piva, courtesy of Marko and others. Pours black with small beige head. Roasted malts, fantastic chocolate sweet flavor. Licorice, some coffee as well. Quite sweet.
hrabren (87) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 5, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasting at Svijet piva, Zagreb. Black, very small beige head, leaves a trace on the glass. Fruits, strawberry, bread-like, cherry, too. Sweet, thick, soft with strong chocolate finish. Liked it very much.
Westkyoto77 (561) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Foresters. Jet black, fine thin head. Boozy and rich, with espresso, dark chocolate nibs, salted caramel. Slick and slightly oily. A great drop, but I wasn’t exactly in the mood for it, and it made my head spin! (in a good way)
c0fein (356) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle @ Viking Line Gabriella, Captains Corner. BB 24 07 17.
Black stuff with a light brown head. Smooth, salty, strong, iLike.
Beer4000 (5046) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 15, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml bottle. Clear dark brown, almost black body with a huge, lacing, long lasting beige head. Looks perfect in the glass. Really nice aroma of dark malt, coffee, dark chocolate and traces of vanilla. Flavor is sweet, roasted, dark malt, dark chocolate, mocha, fruity, pine, hint of leather and rather bitter. Full bodied and nice, long lasting aftertaste. A really nice Imp. stout – pure joy all the way.
johnnnniee (2834) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at the meeting last night.
Big chocolate and roast with hints of earth and smoke. Nice RIS
langeveld12 (292) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 11, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours an average frothy light brown head that slowly diminishes. Body is coffee black.
Aroma contains moderate malts (caramel, coffee, chocolate, cookie, hay, roasted and toasted malts, nuts), moderate hops (flowers, spruce, lime, orange), light yeasts (dough, leather, mold) and grape, raisin, plum, forest fruits, raspberry, cassis, alcohol and cola.
Flavor is light acidic, then light acidic and sweet, followed by sweet, sweet and light bitter and finishing in light bitter.
Body is full with syrupy texture and soft carbonation.
Woa! Indeed a big beer. Flavorful, subtle, complex. Really good.
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Leini (1278) - SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pitch black body with a medium tan head. Roasted notes, along with liquorice, dark sugars, coffee and dark chocolate.
dandeman (649) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 3, 2015
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bouteille chez Prohibition Pig Vt. Café et chocolat au nez, ainsi que de la vanille. Assez traditionnel comme olfactif. Noire, opaque, pas beaucoup de mousse. Le chocolat, le café et la vanille se répètent en bouche mais sont accompagnés d’une petite sensation de crème brulée. Les déclinaisons de caramel, en soutient aux notes de chocolat me jettent par terre. Quel délicieux produit.
piscator34 (2117) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of milk chocolate and prunes. More complex in the mouth with the chocolate and stewed fruit notes mixing with dark roast coffee, vanilla, and earth. A bit ashy on the finish. Solid, albeit a bit stale.