DoubleEh (12) - - JAN 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is sweet chocolate malt and a little booziness. Not detecting much for hops
Pours a pitch black with a minuscule light brown head that disappeared quite quickly with little lacing.
Taste is big chocolate malt up front, followed by some bitter coffee, making way for a nice dose of hop bitterness and a bit of boozy burn on thaw aftertaste.
Medium bodied, good drinkability. Overall a nicely done imperial. Would definitely try again.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
martjoobolut (2584) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 21, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (from Koht, Tallinn). Pours black with brownish head. The small head stays for a moment. Aroma is sweet, roast, malt, dark chocolate, smoke. Flavor is sweet and bitter, roast, dark chocolate, malt, some smoke, and hops. Finish is roast bitter with some sweetness. Overall: very nice.
gegwilson (2791) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2016
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from the Hop Hideout, Sheffield. Pours pitch black with a nice thick foamy head. Light liquorice aroma. The taste is rich liquorice and a little coffee. A bit of a liquorice bomb. Big bitter finish. Superb oily mouthfeel. Very good indeed.
Rask0lnikov (498) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 18, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown, almost black colour. Very thin line of beige froth around the glass. Chocolate, hints of toffee, hints of cognac in the aroma. Caramel at first. Hints of berries. Toffee. Cognacy notes. Hints of peat. Chocolaty notes. Slight cocoa in the aftertaste. Nicely bakanced, nice palate. Good imperial stout.
chimpgibbon (524) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from We Brought Beer. Superb stout. Very very smooth mouthfeel. Perfect rich roast meets hop balance, and a nice mellow boozy sweetness at the back. Absolutely top drawer.
willisread (2015) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 1, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Tanakaya. Pours a deep brown to black with a finger of tan foam that dissipates fairly quickly. Treacle aromas stand out with loads of bakers chocolate. Soy sauce on the palate, with more cacao and umami. Umami bomb, fairly one-dimensional impy. Just not good enough to be world class. Nice first try at an imperial stout though.
chupachups01 (38) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - MAR 23, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured bottle into Teku. Full caramel and chocolate aroma. Thick mouthfeel. Sweet. Intense. Sweet again. Awesome imperial stout.
sarnil (2) - - MAR 18, 2016 does not count
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
The best stout ever. Not much of aroma, the taste is better then coffee. Superb.
KykoPatykar (21) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 3, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: Lots of dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, vanilla.
Appearance: "Motor oil" black, tan 1-finger creamy head.
Taste: Medium sweet, medium bitter, very complex, dark chocolate taste is dominant but anyway well balanced.
Palate: Full body, creamy slick texture, soft carbonation, long sweet and roasty finish.
Overall: Nice balanced, very tasty, with good drinkability for abv, great imperial stout.
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 28, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle. Black in colour with a thin beige head, thin lacing. The aroma is very roasty, lots of chocolate, vanilla, light coffee, moderate sweetness. The flavour is very roasty, toasted malts, chocolate and vanilla, some cream, sweet at the end. Roasty sweet mouthfeel, medium body, mild carbonation. Finishes long and roasty, sweet at the end, some alcohol warmth. A really nice Imperial Stout. Not the biggest body but there is lots going on.
DeanF (2223) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 19, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Great for my ipad, I guess. Poured at 12.1 celcius it has huge head but dissipates a little too quickly, jet black licorice body. Heavy fusels, molasses, sugar mixed with motor oil on the nose, no finesse to it just brute force of sweetness and alcohol. Flavour is subdued, swampwater candy with hints of chocolate. Pretty good but not complex enough for its accolades.