Tselloufc88 (262) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle from Beer Gonzo, Coventry. Pitch black, tan head. Strong aromas of milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee. Taste is strong chocolate, espresso notes, roasted coffee, alcoholic burn. The mouthfeel is so full and satisfying. Canít believe this is 12%! This is unbelievable stuff. Amazing.
ABT_S54 (286) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
75cl bottle shared in a snifter. Pours black with a voluminous tan head which last very well throughout. Aroma is coffee, dark fruits and malts. Taste is upfront coffee with a slight dryness almost like bakerís cocoa with a quite pronounced sweetness and then a slight bitterness but still on the sweet side for an Imperial Stout. Not as good as the hype surrounding this but a solid IS nonetheless.
TXBadger (2016) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 17, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an opqaue jet black color with khaki colored head. Coffee, roasted malt, and sweet chocolate on the nose; follows onto the palate. Full bodied. Finishes with coffee and cocoa, like a chocolate espresso.
mambossa (151) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber to snifter room temp. Opaque pour boasting a proud, fairly clingy sand head. Nose is complex and full. Chocolate, toffee, tobacco, dark cherry, wood, nuts, gristly coffee texture, alcohol present on a deep sniff. Flavor is milk-chocolately, ripe, sweet cherry, coffee toastiness on the swallow. Alcohol hidden well but still very much warming. Mouthfeel is creamy and soft, oily and cheek-coating in a coffee and noble hop bitterness. Definitely saving one for Christmas morning.
Sjohnh (516) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
So youíve had some great imperial stouts, and wonder whether this one, rated number 11 or 12 in the world, and costing a few quid, is really any better. Well, it doesnít do anything particularly differently to the other great stouts. But it does do what it does extremely well. Black as pitch, covering of coffee coloured head. On the surface - body is thick and creamy, aroma is coffee and chocolate, flavour has nice toasty malts, and itís very drinkable given the big big alcohol content. But give it time and explore a bit and there is a lot more to come. Leave it rolling in the mouth, and the carbonation (and possibly the alcohol) starts to tingle a bit, leaving a frothy feel. Get your nose nice and close for a few seconds, and you get nuts, dried fruit, soy, wood and whisky notes. Hold it in the mouth for a while, and fruit flavours push themselves over the cocoa powder - dark fruits, berries and a touch of cherry. So, if you donít want to analyse too much, itís a ridiculously tasty beer given that itís powered by 12% of the bad stuff. Dig a bit deeper, and there are plenty of subtexts to enjoy.
hesoo (80) - Warszawa, POLAND - SEP 10, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
wierze, że kiedyś przydarzy mi się coś lepszego i dlatego nie daję maxymalnych not.
Changed (432) - Ithaca, New York, USA - SEP 8, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big bottle to myself. Pours black, brown head, slinky lacing. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, tobacco. Flavor is all that, plus prevalent booze, and some caramel and dark fruits (not much). Light hop bitterness on the finish. My favorite thing about this beer is the oily, heavy body, and the way the low carbonation slowly transforms the beer in your mouth from liquid to what feels like bubbles. The alcohol is not well hidden, but at 12%, is that possible? Excellent beer, but probably not superior to Stone RIS, 10-Fidy, or Yeti in my opinion, especially considering the difference in price. Still, world class.
beermastersasho (20) - - SEP 8, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
No comment. Disappointed in aroma. Extremely palate. You can feel the beer after two hours in your mouth. Best with dessert + choko. Not so dark as other stouts, for example Struise Black Albert. Anyway one of the best stouts, extremely balanced and smooth. You cant feel the alcohol at all.
johnnymusky (633) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of the best imperial stouts i have ever tried...tons of berries and chocolate ...so smooth...alcohol presents is minimal...solid ass beer....yummy!
lunarmountains (97) - - SEP 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
04.04.2014. Aroma: green apple, alcohol- not good. Appearance : color is deep deep black, liguid is clear, head is rocky, brown, with small boubles. Taste: On start is full of coffee and choccolate, alcohol, Sweet is light, bitter is heavy. Body is full, texture is oily, CO2 is medium to soft, finish is loooong with bitter. Not bad