coachd (382) - Missouri, USA - AUG 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of ice cream like sweetness, roast and hops with a burnt quality. Good, but not particularly strong. Pitch black appearance with fair amount of light tan foam. The thinness of the appearance keeps it from being a 5. Taste is a very sharp bite of roast and hops that lasts well into the aftertaste, finally giving way to a booze burn. Nothing sweet here, it’s a full fledged Imperial Stout. Surprisingly thin palate; I really wanted more in this aspect. Overall this was good; I would classify it as a poor man’s Bell’s Expedition Stout. Not 100 in my book by any means, but enjoyable and potent, bith in flavor and ABV.
McTapps (6044) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - AUG 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from omhper - many thanks, Per. The beer has got a deep black colour with a steady head and smooth body. Aroma of chocolate, malt and coffee. Taste of intense chocolate, coffee, malt, plums, dark fruits, dark bread, woods and oak. Very intennse and tasty. Enjoyed it.
colui72 (419) - HONG KONG - AUG 5, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ok that’s a stout! Although the appearance is its weak point due to lots of sediments aroma and taste go great with deep coffee and dark chocolate flavours. Smooth and tasty with the booze that kicks after few sips. A pleasure of beer.
Zwiebel88 (637) - GERMANY - JUL 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Röstmalzig, klassisch. Viele dunkle Früchte, Kaffee, Kakao, dunkler Zucker. Herb, fast hopfig-bitter.
Sebilinz (1265) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JUL 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Thanks to Saeglopur. Black body with tan head. Aroma is cocoa and coffee with some liquorice and dried fruits in the background. Taste is is coffee liquorice and also some alcohol. Aftertaste is roasted malts bitterness with liquorice and maybe some wood. Was expecting more.
hrabren (400) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.5 l bottle from Hoppiness, Koper. Dark brown with big frothy beige head, some sediment floats in the glass. Roasty aroma, dark bread, alcohol, whisky-like. Very dry, hoppy even, full body. Roasty bitterness. Not as complex as I would have thought.
Saeglopur (1340) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - JUL 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle from Saveur Bière, shared at RB Tasting Linz.
Black body, with a medium, dense, creamy, dark beige head.
Aroma of chocolate, coffee, liquorice, dark fruits, alcohol.
Tastes of coffee, liquorice, cocoa, wood, booze.
Medium, oily mouthfeel, with a moderate carbonation.
Finishes roasty-bitter, with liquorice, coffee, dry cocoa, wood.
Very nice. Strong, roasty, but a bit too much liquorice for my taste. The coffee notes are really nice though. Not my preferred style of an an Imperial Stout, but very good nonetheless.
Werckmeister (1303) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JUL 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle at Austrian RB Meeting in Linz shared by Saeglopur, many thanks. BB 02/2019. black color, small tan head. smells malty roast, spices, light smoke notes, caramel, nice but smells a bit medical. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes malty roasty, caramel, light ash, lightly sour, bitter chocolate, some coffee, liquorize. finishes malty roasty with some medical notes. finishes quite medical with notes of liquorize, not so happy with this one. overall still rather good though.
hesoo (80) - Warszawa, POLAND - JUL 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Duzo lepszy dnia następnego od otwarcia. Po napowietrzeniu oddaje bardzo ładnie wszystko co ma w sobie: zbożową paloność, kawę, czekoladę i suszone owoce śliwki, rodzynki, figi. Pyszny i wart swojej ceny (jako jeden z nielicznych risów)
scanovajr (663) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - JUL 3, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a small brown head. Aroma is heavy caramel and roasted, notes of chocolate and some hoppiness. Taste is malty with roasted notes, coffee and chocolate. Full body, very thick. Burning alcohol in the end. Great beer