e303 (173) - - FEB 20, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle to stout glass. Jet black pour with a huge coffee aroma. So, so coffee. Tastes like coffee and chocolate and roasty goodness. This beer is so dope. Get it now. Trade for it. You need it.
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Benfi (627) - DENMARK - FEB 18, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with tall, long lasting, creamy, brown head, nice lacing and lovely carbonation. Aroma is of roasted malt, toast, dark fruit herbal hops. Body is full, creamy and slightly crisp. Taste is of nutty, toasted malt, coffee, chocolate, brown sugar, dark fruit and herbal hops. Finish is long and bitter.
fombe89 (291) - Asturias, SPAIN - FEB 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
botella. @Cimmeria, Oviedo 14/02/2015. Bottle on: 02/04/2014.
Color negro opaco, espuma beige. Sabor torrefacto, buen cuerpo
hohops (463) - Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle, cellared for just over two years. Appearance is jet black and completely opaque. A 1-2 finger frothy, foamy tan/light brown head which hangs around impressively. Aroma- rich, dense chocolate, espresso coffee, dark chocolate, treacle toffee, leather, some pipe smoke and tobacco, big, roast malt, vanilla hints even though it’s non-BA, maybe due to the age. Only the vaguest hint of alcohol is detectable. Smells luscious. Taste- just incredible. Loads and loads of dark chocolate and a huge coffee/espresso hit at the start. Despite the massive dark chocolatey bitterness, there’s also a sweetness- treacle toffee/vanilla undertones, a hint of boozy dark fruits, rich chocolate cake, and more coffee than you know what to do with. More chocolate emerges as it warms up. The mouthfeel is perfect- not quite as syrupy as the other big imperial stouts. It clings to the mouth in the most satisfying way possible, is oily and slick but has a hint of carbonation to help things along. Long, lingering finish which goes on forever, like drinking a sweet, syrupy espresso. Hardly any alcohol in there, but it gives you a nice warmth. Utterly amazing.
Alpha10 (402) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2015/02/14 - Pours an opaque, jet black colour with a thin, frothy, khaki colour head that leaves moderate lacing. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, vanilla, smoke, wood and hints of cherries. Taste follows nose; lots of coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla and wood. Mouthfeel is medium and oily with smooth carbonation and a mildly warming finish. Awesome imperial stout.
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sir__v (865) - Lille, FRANCE - FEB 14, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap @ City Beer, San Francisco - CA. Color: dark opaque black beer with no carbonation and small brown head. Smell: coffee domination with chocolate presence. Roasted malt and some alcohol notes. Taste: high oily sensation great taste and with a ice coffee notes and licorice. Really nice taste. Aftertaste: ice coffee and alcohol notes.
mixer006 (21) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 9, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, pours black with espresso creme head. Lightish but smooth body, very drinkable.
Maakun (1172) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 9, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle for Roza’s birth. Black with big creamy beige head that disappears fast and leaves medium lacing. Blueberry muffins, milk chocolate, espresso, marzipan, roasted nuts, bourbon, toast, smoke, big roasted grains. Medium sweet with medium bitter espresso and roasted grains going into a dry cocoa bitter finish. Full bodied with light creamy feel. Massive stuff, but still balanced and drinkable.
rouhlas (569) - GREECE - FEB 9, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki. Black with nice beige brown head. Roasted malty aroma, coffee, chocolate, cocoa, dark fruits. Sweet and bitter taste, coffee, dark chocolate, milk chocolate. Full body, oily to creamy with soft carbonation and bitter coffee aftertaste.
njager246 (477) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 8, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big coffee aroma, wonderful big coffee and hop taste..this is a very big beer and it lives up to the hype!