mensch (264) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JAN 28, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled in 2008. Nice surprise from my cellar. Coffee and chocolate on the nose with some drunken raisins. Full, rich and complex. Gobs of sweet but burnt toffee, more raisins, and a smooth, intensely bitter finish. Awfully nice.
kraddel (4460) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - MAY 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at the Ultimate Imperial Stout Tasting. Thnx for the awesome day, folks! This bottle was shared by Beerlover_ben . 2003 edition. Pours rather clear, yet super dark brown. No real head. Smell is port and madeira, sweet. Taste is boozy, port, bit plastic. OK, but not great.
RickReallyBrew (55) - Franktown, Colorado, USA - APR 30, 2015
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This brew is one of my ultimate favorites. I’ve tried so many Avery beers and finally found one I will always buy if I can find it in stock somewhere. This brew is deep, rich and amazing. So high gravity that it does make my heart skip a beat. This brew should be taken slowly, over a prolonged period. It does challenge ones physiology in several ways. Not a bad idea to chase it with ice water and have some insulin handy if your pancreas is not up to speed. This is an entire meal in a bomber.
kermis (6421) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at Olbutikken. Pours dark brown with a ring tan head. Aroma of big malt, light roast, overripe dark fruits and booze. Flavor is heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Too boozy and thin for the style.
Patrik (359) - - APR 11, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flarra. Doft. Blåa druvor åh lite vanilj, lite trälagrat. Åh faktiskt lite typiskt för en bra Dipa? En fräsch havsdoft!. Ovanligt för imperial Stout Häftigt. Smak typiskt rejäl mjölkchoklad . Medel söt för att vara en Imp Stout. Lättdrucken mjuk och väldigt bra Imperial Stout.
Slaktmasken (64) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 bottle. Pours black with small tan head. Coffee aroma. Chocolate/coffee taste.
arkurzynski (1691) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - APR 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep black with heavy khaki head. Nose of roasted malt dark fruit and licorice. Flavor follows suit with grainy roast, raisin/fig and licorice. Lingering bitter chocolate and acidic dark fruit.
raoul_duke (131) - - MAR 3, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2015 2014 variety with stated 8.5% abv. Tan to brown head which isn?t foamy but is liquidy. Dark dark brown to black with red hues in light. The nose is, honestly, magnificent. Chocolate goes without saying (that seems to be required on a stout) but the hazelnut and toffee are, in a word, enticing. Perhaps a bit sweet? That?s the only issue I can come up with. The layers of flavor are exceptional. This is one for the shortlists out there.
whitehotg8 (78) - Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Upon pour this stout looks promising. Dark near-black color with a nice dense khaki head. Smells of chocolate, mocha coffee, roasted nuts with just a hint of spice with a boozy undertone. Sipping this slowly I get the obvious cocoa/chocolate notes with some licorice/rye, coffee, toasted almond with some nice warming alcohol on the back end. Really an all around fantastic imperial stout.
tmongoose (1556) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
draft that poured almost black with little off white head. this one smelled nice roasted malts and chocolate plus a sweetness I couldn’t pick up right away. I understand why my friend uses this beer to make brownies. the flavors are good and not overpowering like some others. nice blend of roasted malts. chocolates and maybe it was toffee or caramel something like that...body was not as thick as you would except made for a pleasant surprise...overall very tasty.
LuckyDog (605) - - FEB 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is to sweet for me, but I think it’s appropriate for the style. I taste toffee and alcohol. Not much roast. Not a lot of hops.