biirusaikou (950) - - APR 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
10 abv bottle, pitch black, no head. Rich roasted malt, dark caramel, green/minty hops, hints of dark fruit, low carb giving it a light sirupy mouthfeel, nutty dry finish. Quite different from a usual stout, hopped up and almost as rich as a barley wine.
thirstyrabbit (1319) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 10% ABV. Dark body, minimal tan head. Aroma has smooth roast with cedar wood and light vanilla. Kind of light mouthfeel but the alcohol is very well hidden. Smooth taste with more cedar and vanilla in the light finish. Interesting. Very "beery" in the sense that itís light and drinkable like a beer should be and not so much a liquefied dessert with extreme viscosity. So props for that.
martjoobolut (1263) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 18, 2015 0,33L bottle (from Koht, Tallinn), bottled 09.06.14, ABV 10%. Pours black with brown head. The head stays for a moment. Aroma is dark chocolate, roast, malt, coffee. Flavor is roast, dark chocolate, coffee, malt, fruits. Finish is dark chocolate bitter. Overall: well-made, enjoyable brew.
sturmthis (819) - Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft. Black with tan head. Chocolate and roasted malt. Didnít taste as strong as the ABV. Average.
willisread (492) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 20, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Nakameguro Taproom. Served in a stemmed tulip. Black with slight reddish hue and nice tan head. Really bold coffee and chocolate flavors present. Strong coffee and chocolate forward stout rounded out with nice dried dark fruit flavors: fig, prune and currant. 10% alcohol is almost unnoticeable. Very drinkable imperial stout. Oily mouthfeel with a well-balanced finish thatís slightly bitter and sour. Great imperial stout.
GenkiGonzo (511) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 28, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught at Bungalow 10%ABV. Jet black with a tan head and good lacing. Sweet, malty aroma, not too roasted. Great carameland chocolate flavour with a bit of coffee. Canít believe I havenít tried this before.
GenDV138 (2750) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
140 ml glass on draft at Bairdís Harajuku Taproom. 10% ABV. Black with tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, caramel, roast, licorice, coffee, subtle dark fruit. Tastes of dark chocolate, roast, coffee. Full body with a dry finish. Very nice.
liquidhedonism (287) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - DEC 17, 2014
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
12 oz bottle. Aroma: malty, roasty, woody, and boozy, with hints of coffee, molasses, toffee, tobacco, and ash. Taste/Palate: syrupy, sweet, and creamy; finishes slightly astringent.
julesjis (251) - Oregon, USA - DEC 17, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 12. Appearance is very syrupy and thick. First flavor is a little thin, sweet at first and finishes with a chocolate, tobacco flavor. It smells boozier than it tastes. Has hints of caramel and vanilla for the sweet flavors.
edwardbass (613) - Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A lighter-bodied Imperial stout. Aroma is marshmallow and dark chocolate. Taste is dark chocolate, booze and maybe a tiny bit of coffee, along with lightly-roasted malt. Itís very light-bodied for the style and feels like itís missing something. Itís good, but not great.