italianjohn (2473) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black thick oily pour and a swirling biege/tan head with very light lacing ... aroma of dark chocolate, roasted malts ... taste is of deep roasted malts, caramel malts, bitter dark chocolate with a nice bitter hoppy bite .... .finish is dry and bitter hopped ... tasty dark imperial stout with the abv hidden very well .... mouthfeel is heavy, oily and tar like .... well done
Westkyoto77 (560) - 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 (352) - 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 (5044) - 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 (2827) - 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 (1267) - 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 (2114) - 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.
drjoeng (156) - - JUN 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very thick sweet syrupy nose redolent of plums.
First mouthful is strongly alcoholic, syrupy, sweet, smoky and peaty with a finish reminiscent of old leather. Tastes just like an Imperial stout. Full bodied and gravid.
Very similar and in intensity identical to the Abstrakt 10.
As you continue drinking, there the bitterness becomes more intense and the nose approaching that of a nice traditional wheat soy sauce, like Tamari. You have to almost inhale past this salty first impression to get the plums and dates that you had first. This I believe is a function of the alcohol content progressively blunting the olfaction,
For me a single pint experience. Rips the guts out of everything else and fills me up so quickly that I’m good for little else after. I find myself craving something greasy, like some nicely grilled bonjiri or chicken skin.
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pityu (19) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Csakajósör - Very dark colour with a massive creamy brown head. Nice aroma of coffee, some burnt bread crust and dark chocolate. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation and a thick texture. It finds the balance betwen hoppy bitterness and roasted malty aromas. Long dry finish with a desire for one more :)