Hawaiianlou (1) - - DEC 5, 2013 does not count
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice ginger notes, definitely drinkable and a good choice if you were to buy a few ... But the neutral stasis combats what I go for in imperial stouts.
TheLevi4000 (45) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not bad, pretty good. Nice roasted flavor. A little sweet, but not overpowering. It’s 10% abv, so there is an alcohol presence, but its not over bearing,
AndySnow (1756) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Dark brown colour with a large brown head.
Aroma: Sweet chocolate, coffee, chocolate.
Body: Medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Chocolate, roasted malt, dried fruit.
Linnet (937) - Umeå, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Systembolaget.
Ar: sweet, alcohol, coffee, chocolate, roastiness, vanilla, some floral hoppiness.
Ap: black colour, small beige head.
T: big bite, salty, sweet, slightly sour, big flavourful, lots of coffee, noticable hoppiness.
P: fullbodied, soft carbonation, warming, bitter and salty finish.
O: well made.
beer_est_deus (390) - örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Kol svart öl med mörk brunt och stort skum (för att vara en imperial stout). Doft: Honungs melon, jord, kaffe, hallon, choklad, alkohol, banan. Smak: Samma som doft + humle, metal? Lite svag, doft och något konstigt i smaken, tror iaf smaken blir bättre när den fått några år på sig.
beezmon (11) - California, USA - NOV 16, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fruity chocolate and nice bitter finish. Very silky in mouth. Alcohol hidden well. Coffee very roasty.
tkrjukoff (3772) - SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours potch black with a creamy tanned head. Aroma is malty roasty fruity roastd. Flavor is fullbodied sweet bitter roasted malty fruity astringent.
harrymel (322) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 14, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Enjoy by 22FEB14
Pours black with a transient tan quilt. Smells of barley, graham, hops (piney), some molasses, some sweet malt syrup. Flavor is a little fruity with a bit of prune coming through and some less than appealing esters. A little boozey too. Not impressed flavor wise. Medium on thin with higher carb and a dry finish. Overall a beer that I’m not impressed with, even less so given the pedigree of their usual lineup.
hawthorne00 (2088) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Very dark brown with a modest tan head that’s soon less than a coat. Aroma of coffee, earth, dark berries, some chocolate. Supple silky mouthfeel with low carbonation. Rich with the sweetness well contained by gentle bitterness and slight astringency. Big but welcoming rather than shouty, with only a bit much pine and some salt at the end intruding upon smooth mocha, moderate roast and dark berries.
alcaponejunior (427) - Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty good looking for an impy stout, black with a nice two finger brown head that settled to a nice creamy cap and left sticky lacing.
Aroma is rather more reserved than I expected, but has some burnt, roasty, coffee notes.
Flavor is far more bold, although I’m catching a little bit of metallic astringency. Otherwise it’s a roasted malt bomb, tons of roasty and burnt flavors, tons of black coffee, some unsweetened baker’s chocolate.
Drinkability is somewhat limited IMO. I don’t think the alcohol is all that well hidden. Maybe let this one age.
Overall it’s still an enjoyable imperial stout.