sic1314 (2400) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured an oily black with a small beige head. Aroma of coffee, vanilla and roast malt. Full body, flavour includes the aroma and dark chocolate. sweetly alcoholic finish.
Gription79 (2127) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had on draft at Belmont Station. This is toasty, chocolate, coffee, bitter chocolate, leathery, sticky sugar character. Nice warming imperial stout.
Atom (1192) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber pours a dark brown/black with a small tan head. Aroma of earthy hops, chocolate and roasted malts, with some oats. Taste starts with a big hit of hop bitterness that rides to the end with chocolate and roasted malts, coffee and finishing bitter with alcohol.
gnoff (7327) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2014 First rating
65 cl bottle thanks to Nisse666! Sampled on December 21, 2013.
Very dark red to black color, small brown head. Sweet, alcohol, saltys cent. Salty, alcohol, roasted taste. Roasted aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.
650 ml bottle thanks to one of my friends at a dinner party on Feb 22, 2014. BB 02/14/14.
Black color, small dark brown head. Sweet, roasted, alcohol scent. Sweet, alcohol taste. Alcohol aftertaste. Medium to fizzy mouthfeel, medium to medium high bitterness.
For now leaving the first rating since the BB date indicated this was "old", even though I feel an Imp stout at that ABV "should" be able to handle a bit of age.
Nisse666 (3667) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big bottle from SB cons 2013-12-21 Göteborg
AR: chocolate, coffey, vanilla
AP: pitch black. stouthy/frothy dark brown head
F: chocolate, coffey, fizzy, alcholic, spicey
MrHangover (2064) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Deans Winter Shelter Tasting, courtesy of someone? Pours a pitch black beer with a thin beige head on top. Aroma of coffee, vanilla and malts. Some chocolate in there as well. Flavor is quite alcoholic and burning. Very sweet, sugary and touches of dark chocolate in the background. A bit unbalanced, a bit messy, but still quite enjoyable.
jmgreenuk (3219) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Deans Winter Shelter Tasting. Poured a dark mahogany with a broken tan head. The aroma is weak dry yeast and malt. The flavour is strong bitter with a huge smooth malt hop bitter palate.
deanso (4475) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at THT Den Haag.
Thin tan head. Clear black pour. A lovely imperial stout.
eddycali (3) - San Diego, Alabama, USA - DEC 20, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2014 Pint glass. Light aroma, subtle alcohol smell. Dark brown, thick with dark brown head that runs the outer ring of he glass. Quick alcohol taste hit, molasses sweet and the right amount of bitter, typical in my mind of a quality imperial stout. I like my imperials high in alcohol, that pops the pallet, finishes smooth and this one hits the spot.
Benzai (6229) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2014 Sampled from bottle @ Deans Winter Shelter tasting. Opaque pitch black color, medium sized brown head. Smell and taste malts, roasted malts, coffee, bitter. So good, absolutely lovely. Full body and carbonation. Lovely beer.