Listigovers (382) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Roast malt and coffee aroma, slight smoke, black with a dense brown head. Full bodied, boozy, roasted and bitter flavour, very dry, intense beer.
Gerbeer (2041) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with slight tan head. Aromas of dark berries, sweet dark chocolate, and dry roasted malts. Flavors of bitter dark chocolate, ash, and dry roasted malts. Not getting the smoothness from the oats but still very nice.
jksipa (428) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from the LCBO. Opaque dark brown with a tiny beige head that doesn’t linger. Nose has lots of chocolate and coffee with a dose of vanilla, roasted nuts, toffee, dark fruit and underneath it all some pine and grass. First impression is of a medium sweet toffee start, but this is only momentary before a big coffee and dark chocolate bitterness takes over and continues through to a dry chewy finish. This is a big beer with a lot of flavour but still not enough to cover the 10.5% alcohol. Mouth is medium full with very soft carbonation. Needs to be savoured slowly.
thorongil2 (1410) - , Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(bottle) clear very dark brown colour with a small brown head; aroma starts with roast, then smoked fruit, stewed fruit, coffee; balanced flavour with a long medium bitter finish
berntholer (1097) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - NOV 1, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
dense light beige head that leaves structured lacing. coffee coloured. aroma is yeasty, pepper, umami. taste is "green", garlic, grains, chocolate with a long bitter finish from the roasted malts. medium body and carbonation. disappointed. bottle 60cl / batch #833 / bbf jul-2019
bigda83 (310) - Jamestown, New York, USA - OCT 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to glass. Pours black, somewhat light and watery, and a thin tan head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, coffee, and light floral. Taste starts kind of sweet, then gets more on the bitter level of black coffee. Full body, smooth to drink, very bitey and bitter to end. Not my favorite in the category, but I’d drink it again.
deepeary (207) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2014 500 ml bottle from the LCBO. Black with mocha head. Smells like sweet roasted malt, coffee, bitter chocolate, sweet cherry cola, some hops. Syrupy. Sticky. Taste follows the nose. This is a heavy , sweet sipper. Lingering bittersweet finish. A bit too sweet for me.
italianjohn (2398) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep black pour with a thin somewhat creamy dark brown head oily and light lacing ..... Aroma of burnt malts, dark fruity yeast, licorice, dark roasted coffee and dark chocolate ..... Taste of bitter cocoa, licorice, dark roasted malts, burnt malts and dark fruit ... Smells and tastes similar and the abv is hidden completely .... Finish is bitter, and dry with a lingering roasted malt .... Mouthfeel is oily and dry .... Excellent imperial stout well balanced flavors
Hopmaestro (257) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is citric hops perfectly matched with a thick roasted malt smell. The taste and mouthfeel is full bodied, rich malts with the classic bitterness in it, some liquorice underneath and dark chocolates. I can’t say anything bad about this one except that it is outrageous that it is hard to get in Sweden nowadays. Someone has to fix that, if not, I’ll start a company and import it myself. Because if you don’t like their brews, you most probably are a Heineken man.
rejtable (1457) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 28, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Man this is awesome! Pours pitch black with a good tan frothy head and tons of lacing. Nose is espresso, bitter chocolate. Flavours are espresso, bitter chocolate, maybe some molasses, some dark fruit like figs. Taste heavy/med sweet, med/heavy bitter. Big beer in the mouth, lots of carbonation and a long bitter finish. Alcohol is very well hidden. Crazy good beer.