kabsetter (103) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2012
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to Brett: The COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
is spot on. Iíd add the alcohol is very well masked and its very easy to drink for such a Big beer. Fantastic!
ljthiessen (719) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, dated 4 months ago. Dark, virtually black pour with a brown head. Aroma is rich chocolate and roasted malts, toffee, some raisin as it warms and a boozy edge. Taste is thick, creamy chocolate and roasted malts, coffee, toffee, hints of dark fruits. A bit boozy, unsurprisingly as the bottle was fairly fresh. A bit sweet and not quite as balanced as some of the other top-level imperial stouts, but very tasty. This will improve beautifully with age, Iím sure.
Advocate_Ames (506) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark with a defined and thick foam head that sticks to my glass. The aroma is rich of dark malts, booze, hints of buttery toffee, and it has a smoked presence. There is also a medium intensity of coffee and chocolate. Tasting, I noticed a creamy texture with pleasant notes of bitter coffee, dark chocolate, loads of malted grains, and sugary caramel. The finish is very good. I enjoyed the fading booze taste that is replaced by the blended chocolate, malts, and bitter coffee flavor. Overall a solid beverage.
GlasgowTAD (583) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - JUL 22, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours jet black with a dense mocha head. Aroma is coffee, cocoa, chocolate brownies, raisins and slight caramel. Taste is coffee, cocoa, hint of oak and leather, slight raisins. Thick body.
karpik (240) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - JUL 19, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled 04.04.2014. Aroma of coffee with soy sauce. Pours pitch black with tan head. Taste is very boozy, solvent-green apple like, there is not much something else. I think the cap was not airtight and beer has oxidized but it was not my fault. I have expected a great Imperial Stout and I wasted my money.
gopherfan99 (908) - CROATIA - JUN 28, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap; black pour with a thin mocha colored head; aroma of roast malt, coffee, chocolate, and hints of dark fruits and vanilla; taste is coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, and vanilla; finish is bitter coffee; excellent beer
GreatDane1632 (1003) - Alabama, USA - JUN 27, 2015
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Drank this while at RAF Fairford -- This beer was hella good. Great stout, would love to have more of this. Dark mysterious and comforting.
Salwal (73) - - JUN 27, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark almost Black. Head is Brown, thick and almost never vanishing. Nose is dark Dryed fruits raisin and liqurice. Rosted malt very dominant. Taste is rich some metal and very sweet. Creamy mouthfeel warming finish. Silght taste of alcohol and long residual stickyness in the mouth. Awesome but holy god 12% alc. That bottle is gonna kill me...
BiiruBierBeer (605) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smells like booze, chocolate, and soy sauce. Very low carbonation. Mouthfeel is semi-creamy and semi-foamy. Taste is alcohol, coffee with cream, some caramel, and dark chocolate. In that order. Aftertaste is long length. Starts off with alcohol taste and warmth. The alcohol taste goes away before the warmth does. After about ten seconds, the taste transitions from alcohol to coffee and dark chocolate.
HoppyScallywag (113) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strong....very very strong. It's 12%. It's chocolatey and continues on into a soft, dark caramel finish.
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Benjo87 (4) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 21, 2015 does not count
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 6/20
Poured from a year and a half old bottle. Looks great in a glass. Nice tanned head.
Smell - not that strong smelling. I am picking up a little bit of alcohol, some dark fruit, subtle coffee, not much to be honest.
Taste - itís a huge stout. The coffee has faded a bit, Iím actually a bit dissapointed in this. The alcohol does come through a lot. Not the smoothest to drink, and honestly not one of my favourite stouts.