RogertheKid (88) - Quebec, - OCT 14, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of the best Imperial Stout I have had the pleasure to enjoy. Smooth, creamy, expresso, and very much well balanced beer. This is a must for any beer enthusiasts. Well done.
Karol (355) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle by Cuso, many thanks! This RIS has it all! Overall excellent! The coffee flavor is present, no doubt. The alcohol is hidden, but comes forth after a while and is warming.
Dohny (67) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 13, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from bottle. Dark brown color with big lacing beige head. Aroma: prunes, coffee. Full bodied, oily texture, medium carbonation. Beginning is malty sweet, followed by bitterness which is not just hoppy.
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MisoW (536) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 13, 2013
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, courtesy of Cuso, many thanks. Pours dark brown/black with brown huge stable head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, alcohol, dark berries, roasted malt. Taste is bittersweet, alcohol, hoppy, chocolate, coffee, some caramel, roasted malt. Very nice!
berntholer (544) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
beige head disappears without lacing. coffee coloured. aroma boozy, hazelnut, porto, madeira (oxidized?). taste like aroma aftertaste coffee, bitter. quite dense mouthfeel, medium carbonation.
Beergeek23322 (1709) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12/8/2013. 750 ml. bottle. Black licorice, dark roasted malt, chocolate, coffee. Thick and complex, long bitter finish. Awesome.
mstrcrwly (21) - New York, USA - DEC 2, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
coffe,chocolate roasty aroma..jet black..dry finish,but smooth for 12%ABV..a great Imperial Stout
kwd1996 (17) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong coffee aroma, almost a burnt odor. Very dark color with a nice lasting head. Bitter coffee / dark chocolate taste. Very dry, long aftertaste. Full body.
ClassyBeagle (300) - USA - DEC 1, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
FROM NOTES: October 16, ’13. Poured from a 750ml bottle into a chalice.
A: Freshly ground, roasted coffee up front, with strong raisin notes that compliment the coffee without over-powering it. Subdued black licorice lingers behind the other aromas.
A: Pours a deep, dark black with a slight mocha colored head along the sides of the glass.
T: The coffee jumps out initially, but notes of dark chocolate and dark fruits are also present. An underlying level of tartness balances out the rest of the bold flavors with a finish of dry malts and coffee and appropriate warming while going down.
P: Thick, creamy, full body. Soft finish.
O: Probably the greatest widely-available Imperial Stout around. Might also be one of the better coffee stouts around. This is one IMPRESSIVE World Class beer!
gripweed57 (438) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - NOV 30, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a jet black color with a massive creamy, rocky brown head. Rich, earthy roasted malt aroma has notes of smoke, coffee and bittersweet cocoa truffles. Upfront flavor is rich roasted malt, with hints of black licorice, dark chocolate, coffee and burnt caramel. Wow! Mid taste brings flavors of chocolate covered espresso beans, charcoal, dark fruits and peppery hops. Finish is smoked malt, light resiny hops and black currants. This is a big, complex Imperial Stout with lot’s of flavor and character. Luxuriously smooth and menacingly potent at the same time. One of the best American Imperial Stouts I have tasted. Outstanding.
Tangur (3) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 30, 2013 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Jet black. Generous toffee colored foam. Nose - toffee, coffee, hint of alcohol. Palate - coffee, coffee. Smooth. Finish - mild bitterness, burnt sugar.