Sask89 (498) - Regina, Saskatchewan, - MAY 25, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours pitch black with a creamy tan head. Aroma is of chocolate malts, slight coffee, roasted barley with a distinct liquorice scent. Taste is rich and sweet with a bitter kick in the finish. Full bodied, creamy and smooth on the palate, and lively carbonation. Overall an excellent stout.
RafeAU (426) - 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 (2184) - 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 (4147) - 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 (279) - 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 (248) - 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 (563) - 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.
Beer5000 (5124) - 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 (2980) - 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