tom10101 (3383) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 8, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (500 ml). Split 2-ways with the lady.
Appearance: Black with reddish reflects, a medium beige head and litlle lacing.
Aroma: Cocoa powder comes first followed by a mix of caramel, roasted malt and red fruits/berries as well as hints of alcohol.
Taste: A good mix of cocoa, caramel, dark fruits, roasted malt, alcohol, wood, pine, light spicy/peppery notes and moderate bitterness.
Palate: Medium to full body. Medium carbonation. A tad oily mouthfeel. Moderate bitter and warming finish.
Overall: This Imperial Stout is all about balance. Nothing is overpowering and it’s quite easy to drink the whole bottle (I’m not saying it’s drinkable, but it’s not cloying). Very tasty. I really liked this one.
MarcoDL (2560) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 4, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black oily pour, small brownish head. Aroma is mostly roasted malt, but also unusually hoppy and fruity. Taste is roasted malt, cacao and coffee at first, then some red fruit, citrus, vanilla and oak. Quite bitter and dry aftertaste. Abv well hidden. At first I didn’t like the bitter finish, but as it warmer up it got better, more smooth.
makromaniak (141) - Tilburg, NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
roasted malts, coffee, liquorice, and loads of hops...especially at the end just too much for me...paracetamol bitterness...nice beginning but disturbing ending.
Sugram (93) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JAN 2, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,5l Dark brown/black, thin creamy brown head. Chocolate, coffee,bitter, rosted malts,liquorice,rasins in aroma. Taste is nice bitter chocolate and coffee. Bit of sweetness. Also some alcohol taste. Good one.
mikkvoika (87) - ESTONIA - JAN 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 0,5l. Creamy brown thin head. Aroma coffee, toast. Taste light sweetness, medium bitterness, chocolate, coffee.
VamboladeTolly (441) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JAN 1, 2015
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ De Tolly Joogipood. Pours deep dar brown with brownish head. Aroma of roasted malts, raisins, sliht coffee, dark fruits, caramel, dark chocolate.Taste is coffee, nise roast aftertaste, chocolate, licorice. Best imperial stout i have tasted. Well balanced. Hidden ABV.
lobs_ols (276) - LATVIA - JAN 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2015 Black, beige head. Roastiness and some hoppy notes on the nose. Bitter, both malt and hop bitterness, notes of grassy hop. Finishes warming, bitter and overall nice and wintery. Quite good.
Ferris (6583) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Roasted malts and dark chocolate. Deep jet brown with a light brown head. Bitter sweet chocolate and a bit of booze. Roasty and nice.
Gerardgathier (509) - - DEC 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Currently I am updating my ratebeer with al the beers I drank but was too lazy to rate at the time. I give the scores I gave back than. If I drink the beers again I might re-rate them.
MrOrla (165) - Odense C, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared 500 ml bottle at CK. Pours black with a small head that fairly quickly fades. Aroma is fresh, with coffee and liquorice. Taste is light coffee, burnt malts, some chocolate and light vanilla.