mgermani (1000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - OCT 6, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an impenetrable pitch black with a modest tawny head. Sweet brown sugar & light fruitcake aroma - lovely! Bold, delicious flavour - soy, dark chocolate, espresso, opening up into balancing hop notes in the finish. Thick, creamy body and appropriate carbonation. Probably one of the most drinkable imperial stouts I’ve had in a long time.
Frode (358) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 25, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 50 cl.
Clear dark brown, tan head. Heavy malty dark chocolate, caramel, dark bread and roasted. Sweet, bitter and long.
Marko (4175) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared with Hrabren, Habek and Anja T. I guess. Poured a black body with a brown-tan-gray head. Fresh creamy aroma, heaps of raisins, liiiight alcohol. Very nice taste, slightly milder than expected, raisins, vague coffee, sweetish, creamy, Nescafé 3 in 1 sorta tast, light herbal notes. Not too heavy, not too light. Didn’t thrill me for some reason, dunno why, though it’s definitely a nice beer.
Vannerator (11) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - APR 17, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Oily pitch black with no head to speak of. Aroma of dark coffee, chocolate, burnt malt. Minimal carbonation, slightly creamy mouth feel with significant long-lasting bitter aftertaste and alcohol warmth. Sweet on the tip of the tongue, with strong coffee and dark chocolate complimented by a definite hoppiness, more hops than your average stout. A very intense beer, to be savoured, and at 10% not to be taken lightly!
klm1 (352) - - APR 15, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark oily brown colour with almost no head. Aroma of roasted barley malts, tobacco, little coffee notes. Flavours are the same, with sweet malty notes, alcoholic-coffe finish. Very good, but maybe I expected a little more.
varanid99 (638) - AUSTRALIA - APR 5, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour with a 1cm, tight tan head. Chocolatey, roasty aromas, taste is a little sweet, milk chocolate, coffee, roast, dark fruit, finishes with a little roasty bitterness, but nice chocolate milk taste too
andrewje41 (1105) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 Oz bottle brought to a tasting. Thanks Dad! Pours black with a fading tan head. Mild boozy aroma. Flavor is nice chocolate fronted, with a mild roasted malt background. Cool chocolate finish. Unique stout, and very tasty. Very nice to finally try this.
Prufrockstar (1365) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Andrew (and Andrew’s dad). Near black pour, thin ring of khaki bubbles. Aroma: roast, chocolate, nutty. Reasonably smooth, well-balanced chocolate and coffee that is sweet (but not too) with light bitter finish. Light caramel sweetness with a good balance. Quite nice.
wekker84 (1800) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - MAR 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle a black colored beer with a tiny beige head aroma roasted malts spicy fruits laurel some coffee and hops flavor roasted malts spicy fruits laurel and bitter hops
FestDecBeet (407) - - MAR 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Look: pours a dark black. Dark brown head. Can't see through it easily.
Smell: huge chocolate. Nice barrel aromas. Vanilla.
Taste: heavy roasted malt. Very smokey. Chocolate powder.
Feel: slightly dry from hops but still sweet from the malt.
Overall: good beer. Aroma and taste diner match up in the beginning but blend nicely after palate adjusts.
First drank: home 3/14/15
barbillon (54) - Pesaro, ITALY - MAR 4, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Colore bellissimo, nero intenso con schiuma color beige scuro bella persistente. Aroma di malto intenso e dolce cioccolato. In bocca invade la bocca con un sapore di cioccolato amaro iniziale e un bel tostato intenso finale. Stout di grande spessore. Da riprovare.