sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, - SEP 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a deep brown with a beige head. Aroma of smokey malt, coffee grinds, dark chocolate. Full body, flavour as the aroma, a bit peppery, some wood. Dry, bitter finish.
Bov (10377) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUL 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
from Erzbierschof - black beer with a little long lasting dark beige foamroasted aroma of black chocolate; gentle hints of wood and a bolder presence of pepper; full-bodied and a soft carbonation, dry and fairly bitter; more wood presence in the finish where the black pepper dominates chocolate and tobacco
Kauge (658) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 24, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle as a gift, thanks A! Pours near pitch black with a huge, dense, thick creamy head - it does disappear after a long while. On the nose it’s roasty and peppery, some soy notes, liqorice, wood, peat. Kinda salty. The pepper fades later on, giving way to a more traditional, thick and vinous Impy character. Tastes extremely nice - deep roast together with not overpowering bitter chocolate sweetness, then in the second wave some hoppiness and woody notes. Burnt wood. Cedar and juniper. The peppery character is just enough to give off a nice warm sensation while not disorienting the well crafted Stout that this is. Body medium plus, soft and velvety in the mouth, with near flat carbonation. Leaves the roof of the mouth somewhat dry, even ashy. Alcohol well covered. Complex and memorable. Excellent! I absolutely love it. So glad I’ve got another bottle of this - YUM!
Klimaet (620) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split two-ways. Pours pitch black with a medium dark brown head. Aromas of pepper (shitloads), sweet licorice, light cinnamon-like spice, savory, dark chocolate. Taste is very dry, piney, cedar wood, lots of pepper, dark chocolate, soy, bitter roast. This is not for me at all. Ugh.
esp0r (2357) - NORWAY - MAY 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from VP Aker Brygge enjoyed at home
Pours pitch black with a demse brown head. Smell of cocoa, toast, dark dark malts, coffee and roast. Heavy sweet, alot of dark dark malts, more coffee, chocolate, roast, dark fruits; quite sinful. Moderate bitter finish, chocolate tail Balanced, pepper arives late and plays along
madmitch76 (17889) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
26th April 2015
Opaque black - brown beer, small tan head. Palate is smooth and semi dry. Fairly rich dark malts. A modicum of smoke. The cedar and black pepper kick in and completely dominate. Dry finish with a long spicy cedar linger. Interesting beer but it’s relentless in it’s cedar and pepper and thus drinkability goes out the window.
ogniskowicz (399) - POLAND - APR 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aromat: paloność, drewno, likier kawowy i specyficzna przyprawowość, w tle delikatna śmietanka i alkohol.
Wygląd: klasyczny RIS
Smak: jest palono-czekoladowo z muśnięciem kawowego likieru, alkohol grzejący przełyk, ale niewyczuwalny zbytnio w smaku, do tego lekko mleczny akcent i lekko szczypiący pieprz w finiszu. Dziwny, intrygujący, ale świetny RIS.
visionthing (3526) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle shared by Arve_Christian - thanks! Pours close to black with beige head. Roasty aroma with mild wooden notes, hints of citrus, licorice and spices. Strange, but delicious! Balanced and easy to drink!
Arve_Christian (3862) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika- a little while back. Black color,ok offwhite foam. Medium/ high aroma intensity: roasted aromas, hops, leather, cedar & coffee. Medium/ full body & high complexity. Some sweetness, good bitterness- balances well. Very enjoyable
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Leighton (13827) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at the Cotteridge Convention 2015. Pours oily black-brown with a creamy beige head. The nose holds rich burnt cedar, chocolate. Medium sweet flavor with heavy charred wood, earth, dirt, bitter cocoa. Full bodied with fine carbonation. The oppressive burnt wood character continues into the finish, with further earthy bitterness, mild chocolate, cedar. A bit heavy. Not very drinkable.
aleksander9 (746) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with tan head. Complex pepper, roasted malt, molasses and espresso aromas. Spicy, rich, pepper and caramel finish. Overall: Excellent! Complex pepper stuff.