mezr (66) - California, USA - SEP 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 22oz bottle poured into a snifter. Inky black with a moderate brown head that dissipated over the next two minutes. Nice lacing on the glass as I drink this. Aroma is first chocolate, then a mellow roasted coffee takes over. Hint of caramel. Lightly bitter, full body and thick on the palate. A little sticky. Very nice, but just short of great. If only a couple of it’s traits would have been more aggressive, especially in the aroma, this would have easily been a 4+ for sure. That said, it’s very enjoyable and I think would be easy to drink for someone who is not accustomed to imperial stouts. 10% ABV, but no hint of alcohol at all. I’ve read other reviews that said this was rather boozy. But those were likely other versions of this beer that are brewed in whiskey and rum barrels as special editions. Trust me ... the alcohol is completely hidden, which to me, in a beer, is a good thing.
halfonit (1259) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 15, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours pitch black with a caramel colored head. Aroma is of roasty/toasty malts, wood, booze, and a little bit of coffee in the background. Nice and heavy palate. Flavor is of big time malts. Nice toastiness and nuttiness. Bittersweet chocolate and oak also present. Leaves a big toasted malt and chocolate finish. Yet another good beer from these guys.
SirLimpsalot (3025) - SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
@ Basunen 15-11-14: välsmakande men ganska enkel. Tydlgia rostade toner, lite söt lakrits gott men inte bäst. Lite tunn munnkänsla.
Kavu (3317) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared 0,65l bottle @ One Pint Pub. Pours very dark brown with a low tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate and black currant. Flavor is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, currant, alcohol and hops. Great.
wiosna (524) - - NOV 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Maistiainen 0,33 l pullosta @ OPP. Varsin samea tummanruskea. Tuoksussa paahteista mallasta, alkoholia, jotain maanläheistä, kahvia vähän, mustaherukkaa. Maussa miellyttävää pehmeän paahteista mallasta, humalaa löytyy myös, mustaherukkaa.
ElCapitan22 (299) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a jet black color with no head retention, but that is expected with the high ABV. There is nice lacing here too. Smells like melted bitter chocolate and coffee. Tastes slightly bitter, but strongly of chocolate. Finishes smooth and leaves you wanting more. Awesome!
FROTHINGSLOSH (5787) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled on draft at Hou Thou this beer poured a black color with a large foamy tan head that left great lacing. The aroma was cola, anise and dark fruits. The flavor was toasty and malty with a strong anise and floral hop presence and hints of chocolate and malted milk. Fairly boozy. Very long finish. Moderately full bodied. Decent.
caesar (5971) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Firma Bier, large sample. Dark color, short frothy brown head. Aroma of roast, dark bread, oatmeal cookie, bit spicy, touch of red fruit. Quite sweet in taste with a decent amount of roast. Chewy sweetness makes it a bit sticky on the palate. Plain basic oatmeal imperial stout.
Sdaniel90 (589) - Mexico City, MEXICO - OCT 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 650ml. Opaque dark brown/ruby with a frothy brown head. Complex aromas of roasted caramel, dried fruits, dark chocolate, spices, alcohol. Medium to robust bodied with moderate to fizzy carbonation. Not sweet, with a subtle earthy bitterness. Fiery roasted character with a bitter fruity and alcohol finish.
Percy0103 (317) - MEXICO - OCT 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 650ml. Dark brown with a minimal red hue and a small brown head. Aroma is of dark chocolate, mint chocolate, coffee, spices and alcohol. Taste is bitter with an alcoholic finish . Considerable carbonation and some astringency. Aftertaste reminds me of black coffee. Smooth and with a high ABV, but well masked.
anthony850 (405) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - OCT 21, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A hearty stout. With chocolate and coffee flavors. Very smooth with barley and oatmeal.
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