erickok (3424) - Tours (and Paris), - FEB 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thick dark brown body with big tan head. Rich yet very refined chocolate, tofee and brown sugar together with earthy hops and even some smoke. Interesting flavour, with light sourness, roasted malts and a humous hops it makes a great balanced and refined brew. Dry yet caramel-like aftertaste. Bubbly and never sticky body. Much better than I expected. Don’t drink too cold. (33cl bottle from Bičre Révolution)
Celest (126) - - MAY 28, 2014
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Watery watery watery, imperial stout without body and strong carbo. Chocolate, dry, bitter.
Torrefacto (516) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Color negro, reflejos caoba y espuma beige. Aromas de chocolate, café dulce, frutos secos y alcohol. En boca tiene cuerpo medio con un ligero un dulzor tostado al inicio que se une a un toque de fruto seco para pasar a un amargor seco y acafetado del final. Como pega, el regusto es de alcohol. Bien.
Beerhunter111 (6917) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 10, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sehr dunkelbraunes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, süß, Karamell. Geschmack röstmalzig, muffig, leicht schokoladig, fruchtig.
77ships (3594) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 9, 2014
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
750 ml. bottle sampled. Procured from the gift shop of La Coupole. Drank outside. Great label & “imperial smout” is a hillarious term, this sounds like a bad Chinese knock-off of “imperial stout”. Dark brown, creamy brown / beige head. Smells sour, tart & overripe wild red berries, charcoal, charred wood, roast, spoiled, smells like a bit on top like a beer that has been left outside to stand in a glass overnight. Tastes of overripe sour red berries, vinegar, charred & burned malts, actually tastes like coal, huge on ashes, coffee grounds, very lingering charcoal & ashes tastes. Body is that of an infected beer, hard to drink more than a few sips of. This isn’t good to simply put it, it wasn’t overly expensive but not the cheapest either & a total waste overall.
vipinvelp (2079) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown with dark brown lacing foam head. Aroma is coffee, some chocolate, some herbs. Taste nice bitter, coffee, some bread. Does not qualify for American Strong Ale, more a stout to me. Lasting bitter aftertaste. (Nantes 201402)
rosenbergh (6588) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle. L13276. BB 01/2015. From saveur-biere.com.
Black colour with a small tan head.
Chocolate, Coke, mild roasted malt and sugar in the aroma.
The flavour is roasted malt, ash, mild coffee, sweetness, bitterish hops and liquorice. Not very tasty. A bit unbalanced but rich.
TBone (12475) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
19.11.13 Bottled 330ml Saveur. Deep ruby color, small brown head, some lace. Nose has sweet licorice, perhaps a bit milky too. Medium-bodied. Licorice dominates first, then in the aftertaste tobacco, tar and ash. At least it is interesting, but too tobacco ashy for my liking.
jinroh (317) - ESTONIA - OCT 13, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,33 l bottle. Pours dark, almost black with a nice head with brown notes. Also leaves nice lacings on the glass. Aroma has caramel, a bit of alcohol, sour candy. Taste is thick tar, liquorice caramel, a bit of sweet smokiness. Aftertaste is long and smokey bitter.
CraftBeerNick (849) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home, 4th October 13. Tar, liquorice. Slightly too fizzy. OK stout, won’t be rushing back on this beast
Nisse666 (4104) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Biere Saveure cons 2013-10-03 Göteborg
AR: roasted malt, caramel, nuttiness
AP: pitch black, stouthy thick crčme beige coloured steady head
F: smooth, roasted malt, caramel, licorice, raisin, soy souce