Huhzubendah (2399) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Capone’s in Philadelphia.
The beer is black with a dense half inch of beige cap. The aroma brings dark chocolates, roast, coffee. Smells great. Really smooth and full of flavor. Wonderful coffee melds with gourmet chocolates. Sweetness is minimal, and the beer has a gentle, bitter finish. Alcohol content is an afterthought. Overall, this was outstanding.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 12-28-2011
LoFi (1550) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 2, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 15cl, at BAJT porter week 2012.
Black with a creamy brown head.
Aroma: roasted, cream, toffee, chocolate.
Taste: chocolate, licorice, cream, some fruit, roasted.
Quite full bodied, creamy.
Bov (9245) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 28, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
from Erzbierschof - black beer under a long lasting dark beige foam; the hops succeed to dominate the roasted malts leaving notes of blackcurrant, licorice and black cherries; full-bodied and rounded; moderately carbonated; gently sticky and solidly bitter; pretty dry and long hoppy and roasted malty finish with hints of chocolate, earth, tar and black cherries - the alcohol is pretty well-hidden
Darkover (1512) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with a big brown head. Aroma of chocolate malts. Taste is very hoppy, with chocolate and coffee, medium bitterness, medium body. Long hoppy finish. Pretty unusual and good.
Yorker (1091) - Herning, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with some sediment and a tan head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, hops, vanilla, and liquorice. Flavour is coffee, chocolate, and hops. ABV is pretty well hidden.
mbgrayson (520) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours almost black, with a slight tan head. Aroma of licorice, vanilla, chocolate, and malts. Taste is complex and good, notes of coffee, chocolate, hops, and malt. A very strong Imperial stout. Thumbs up for sure.
n0mel (250) - FINLAND - OCT 31, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Head is small, brown and compact. The beer is almost black. Aroma is great: vanilla, chocolate and hops (a bit fruity). Taste is bitter coffee with noticeable hops. Soft carbonation, smooth mouthfeel. Finish is dry, sharp bitterness, warming.
Different imperial stout or, at the very least, not what I expected. Very hoppy and bitter. The aroma had me fooled at first. A bit too dry a finish for me. Still, I definitely enjoyed this beer. Thanks for the recommendation BoBo!
Ron (2441) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured black color with an average frothy brown head that disapated with some lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted malt, chocolate, dark fruit and some alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a rich smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium sweet chocolate flavor with a medium sweet smooth finish of moderate duration. Was this to be a victory beer or to drown my sorrows? That was in doubt to the last second of the game. Drown my sorrows it did.
freeofthoughts (646) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - SEP 9, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with very small beige head. Smells sweet and well roasted. The taste is rich and has depth even with a strong roasted grain. There is a soft fruit under the grain, sort of a cherry like sweetness. Nice smooth chocolaty taste with the -almost near burnt but not- grain leaves a slightly dry rich grainy taste with a slight boozy warmth. Very tasty, and well worth trying.
Martinus (2739) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black, tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, caramel, candy sugar and sweets. Bitter flavour, roasted malts and some caramel. Finish roasted malts and mocha.
(From 66cL bottle @ RBBSG II, Wilrijk. Thanks to who brought this!)