ComradeK (978) - The Vale of Dundas, - MAY 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Pours an opaque black, with a tiny beige head, which lasts reasonably well and leaves a little lacing. Cappuccino and boiled sweet aromas mix with a strong cured ham aroma, with some faint leafy hops wafting through. Herbal hops up front lead into a sweet, syrupy body, with mint humbug and honey flavours coming through. A touch of black coffee leads into jamon iberico ham in the finish, with a slight smoky aftertaste. There are some quite unusual flavours in this beer, making for an imperial stout that is a little out of the ordinary, but still quite enjoyable.
Homer321 (1600) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Keith. Nose is tabacco a tar. Taste is a black patent thick tar. Very tar much blacktop many thick. Chew. Slightly harsh and her fuel as it warms.
SimonTja (221) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smell of licorice, milk chocolate, crystal malt, quite sweet. Taste is very much like a barley wine loaded with chocolate malt. Sweet but not everlasting, very peaky, decent hop bite, not very roasty, but milk chocolate, nice and drinkable.
bluejacket74 (1267) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JUN 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle. Served in a Great Lakes Brewing chalice, the beer pours dark brown/black with an inch tan head. The head retention is pretty good, and there’s also a lot of lacing. The brew smells like roasted malt, bittersweet and milk chocolate, dark fruit, and some coffee. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there’s the addition of some molasses, vanilla, and a bit of licorice flavors. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it’s smooth, creamy and coating with moderate carbonation. I think this is a pretty good imperial stout. Definitely worth picking up if you come across some. $9.99 a bottle.
tricksta_p (886) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUN 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, some liquorice. Flavour is roasty, chocolate, definitely sweet but not excessively so. Body is thick and mouthfeel a bit sticky. This beer doesn’t stand out in any extreme way, but it’s just so incredibly well-balanced and drinkable that I love the hell out of it.
Tmoney99 (10411) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a clear dark brown color with an average frothy brown head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted chocolate, coffee, licorice and alcohol aroma. Moderate to heavy dark sweet toasted dark chocolate malt flavor with a moderate to heavy dark sweet and small alcohol bite finish of medium to long duration. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a standout beer.
vtafro (2810) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Black pour with tan head. Roasted, rich dark tones, more dry finish. Dry chocolate, roasted and rich dark flavors, finishes really smooth for 10%.
alexsdad06 (5262) - Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle shared with the group. Pours a dark cola brown color with a small creamy beige head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, chocolate, a subtle nutty character, smooth mouth feel, some alcohol if consumed quickly, some earthy bitterness to the finish.
DrSilverworm (5932) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Thanks to tmoney99 for sharing. Very dark brown color. Thin light brown head. Dots of lace. Some bigger yeast chunks visible in the body. Roast malt, some light coffee. Hint of dark fruit, and some earthy hop. Get a little bit of the licorice Tom is talking about. Moderate to bigger sweet taste, moderate bitter, little alcohol heat. Bigger body. Kind of slick. Good chewy texture. Very light carbonation. Solid, big euro imperial stout.
llkc (338) - århus, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
duft. ristet malt. mørk chokolade.
smag: citrus. kakao. ristet malt. soja.
wlajwl (3745) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is cherries and roasted/earthy malts. The flavor is cherries, fruit, roasted malts, a hint of coffee and an acidic/tart/alcoholic finish.