chucklemation (876) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Jet black with a light tan head. Has a strong malty aroma. Flavor is filled with roasted malts as well as some coffee and chocolate. Rich and flavorful.
IslandHaole (1133) - 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 (1739) - 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 (506) - 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 (2863) - 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 (487) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - 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.
AdiBeer (2288) - 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 (4163) - 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.
Flanfl (303) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - JUL 22, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Black ink body, small brown head. Waho. Crazy aroma. Fresh floral hops are figthing with roasted coffee. Then chocolate, dark fruits and light vanilla notes kicks in. Taste as great. First caramel liquorice with plum. Then fresh hops and rosted coffee. Warm liquorice comes back with chocolate and it takes you to a super long caramel, chocolate finish which evolve with the liquorice to bring bitterness and dryness from hops. Crazy beer.
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Iznogud (1549) - 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 (313) - 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.