rederic (3207) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 25, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle, batch 588, deep abyssal dark color, with a thick tan head, with a good chocolate cake, chocolate pie, mocha, cafe late, brownie, chocolate chip cookie dough nose, with some chocolate pie crust, faint molasses, roasted, wheat, chocolate, black, toasted, caramel malt, fruity yeast accents, and a mild burnt dark dried fruit, chocolate mint, burnt fruitcake, chocolate granola bar note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate, with a nice warmth chocolatey praline, burnt brownie, chocolate cake, chocolate chip cookie dough, chocolate mint, dark bitter chocolate baking bar, molasses, chocolate pie, coffee, burnt toast character, with some smooth roasted, chocolate, black, toasted, wheat, caramel malty, chocolate granola bar, chocolate bread dough, mochaish, toffee, burnt fruitcake, burnt brownie, subtle flowery leafy, minty hop flavours, leading towards a warming mild chocolate cake, chocolate pie, mocha, chocolate mint, black coffee, dark bitter chocolate, molasses, lingering wheat, chocolate, black, toasted, pale, roasted malt bitterness finish.
Gearz (45) - Maryland, USA - FEB 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark pour with somewhat of a tan head.
Smells of chocolate and booze.
Very boozy on the tongue, an abrasive mouthfeel with toasty notes. Warms the belly! This is a great representation of an Imperial Stout. Ballsy!
gim (62) - POLAND - FEB 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is sweet, malty, roasty with a bit of alcohol. Black, with nice frothy head, leaving nice lacing. Sweet with delicate spicy notes. Full bodied, oily, sticky even. Bitter in after taste. Low-medium carbonation. Nice one.
eelco (88) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My most expensive beer till date. Was it worth it? Yes and no. It is a very good beer, pitch black, small tan head. Strong aromas of mostly dark chocolate. Nice dry bitter tasted, again chocolates, a hint of dark fruits, long bitter finish. But ... I had the same experience with beers which were a quarter of the price.
bergstaden (1645) - Røros, NORWAY - FEB 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a brown head - Good malt aroma with choclate and some coffee notes - Good malt body with some hints of roasted malt and chcolate with dark fruits in there as well - Malt with some roast and chocolate goes into a lasting finish - This was good
Kauge (657) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Uba ja Humal in Tallinn (€ 7.90). BB 08/2019. Pours a black colour with very little creamy head. The head drops fast to leave a thin film and a circle around the edge. The second pour gives a lot more of it though. Looks great. (Damn it, the last pour gives me a myriad of big fckn chunks.) The aroma is vinous, a bit vinegary even, molasses, black olives, liquorice, leather and soy sauce initially, then herbal, black berries and chocolate, butter. I’m not very familiar with Zeus hops but it seems to work well in this one - the aroma is an appetising melange of thick sweetness and pungent bitterness. More vinous and burnt sugar / molasses as it warms. Taste is... I was gonna say roasty-molasses-caramelly-sweet, but before I know it, the palate is covered in a tidal wave of extreme, herbal-resinous bitterness... As it warms it gets much sweeter though, and thicker. And by much I mean much. Alcohol is very damn well covered, except for in the very finish, warming the back of the mouth and throat. Body’s in the heavyweight category, but its carbonation more like featherweight - thin, but kicking, getting off well with the almost harsh finishing bitterness. Overall it’s among the best Amagers I’ve had yet - then again, I am a sucker for big, over-hopped Stouts.
k0mpsa (1703) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - JAN 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at koht, tallinn. Black color, brown head. Aroma is rich roasty, hoppy, some fruity notes. First taste is rich roasty, coffee and chocolate. Ending is dry fruity hops. More black ipa than stout.
Vells (953) - Riga, LATVIA - JAN 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2015 Decent drinkable brew, but cant agree with commercial description - it lacks something in every aspect to become good IMP. Moreover.. it feels bit dull and thin.
At least in comparison with other 3 IMPS of my session. Decent malty background with some licorice, dried fruits. Likeable coffee, but bit ashy Like the smoothness. Light sweet with moderate bitterness.
Melnis (306) - LATVIA - JAN 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drinkable strong poertris, vispar neliekas imps. Ok ir intersantumini, bet visas jomas liekas ka kaut kas trukst
hopscotch (10075) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle... Pours pitch-black with a thin, short-lived, khaki head. The aroma offers warm liquid-fudge and dark berries. Full-bodied with a velvety mouthfeel and tickling carbonation. Dark, deeply roasted, bitter and resiny notes are featured in both the flavor and lingering, burnt finish. Bottle courtesy of my Danish friend, Plovmand!