inbirraveritas (1438) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black colour, small dark brown head.
Intensive smell of dried cherries, liqueur and dark chocolate.
Aroma brings the same intensivity combined with the barrel aromas, mouthfeel is oily and sticky.
Finish is long and liqueurique escorted by licorice.
A heavy bomber.
Iphonephan (5610) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Twenty Tap in Indianapolis. Pours black with a tan head. Rich bourbon nose. Flavors of bourbon, vanilla and oak. Heavy bodied. Sweet bourbon finish.
Patrickctenchi (5671) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a dark tan head.
Heavy chocolate and barrel aroma.
Flavour is chocolate malt, rich, dark,
Slightly tart, milky feel....
Coffee and ash notes....tart, oak bitter.
A big beer...but drinks very smoothly.
ogreface (1390) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 19, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brutál a kinézete, s?r?, sötet, kremes, mint egy olvasztott csoki. Illata konyakos, csokis, meggyes, likoros, bonbonos. Ize is ilyen, konyakmeggyes, csokolades, edeskes, kisse gyogynovenyes, igen likoros. Testes, suru, olajos, alig bubis es igen alkoholos. Utoize keseredes, likoros, brutalis. Bebasz!
jwtinn01 (34) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 11, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
If you want a sweet stout, this is the definition, and should be known as one of the best.
jhp40219 (438) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 3, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Against The Grain. Pours black with a small dark chocolate head. Aroma of alcohol, roasted chocolate malts, dark chocolate, bourbon, oak, coffee, vanilla and licorice. Taste is same as the aroma but much, much bigger! Long finish of roasted malts and alcohol. Full bodied, thick and chewy texture, average carbonation. Amazing beer! A must try for any imperial stout fan!
Leighton (17218) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at CBC Clerkenwell - London. Pours clear, brown-black with a fine, tan cream head. Exceedingly rich but still pretty nicely balanced. Lots of chocolatey malts, raisins. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Oily chocolate in the finish, some boozy warmth. Very tasty.
madmitch76 (20809) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
19th November 2013
Craft Clerkenwell. Keg. Opaque black beer with a small tan head. Nose is pure bourbon barrel and darl malt lovliness. Palate is suprisingly light and mildly crisp from superfine carbonation. Smooth and semi sweet creamy dark malt with the expected oak smoothness. Vanilla and toasted coconut. No roast or bitterness in this one. Fruity bourbon with just a touch of spice. No real heat. If there can be such a thing as an easy drinking 13.1% beer - this is it!
Nocturne (1594) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at PSBH, Manchester. Pitch black with a thin brown head. Big aroma of chocolate, treacle and molasses. I’m also picking up some underlying raisin and figgy fruit. Nice milk chocolate taste, similar to the aroma but roastier and tobacco-edged. Very good stuff.
Theydon_Bois (15553) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Craft Beer Clerko, 22/10/13.
Light black with a good sized tan head that clears to a swirl.
Nose is big roast, liqourice, treacle toffee, light spice, hot chocolate goo.
Taste comprises subtle bourbon notes, molasses, chocolate fudge, light boozey vein pumping through, decadent choccy woccy doo da.
Full bodied, viscous and velvety, smooth on the palate with a moderately booze coated finale.
Great stuff, the alcohol is well integrated and this is ridiculously easy to drink for 13% !