mezr (56) - 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.
BeerSkull (1289) - SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle). I found mainly flavorings from roasted malt and alcohol in the fragrance and in the taste when this beer was tested. But the tasting was done after several other beers so my taste buds were probably slightly weary.
78samh (141) - Olympia, Washington, USA - AUG 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pint from E9 is dark black with a creamy tan head. Cocoa and coffee aromas. Taste is rich roasted malts with hints of coffee, chocolate and vanilla. Very smooth finish with little burn for 10%. Exceptional impy stout.
jcnielsen (2058) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with off white head. Burnt, roasty, malty, coffee aromas and flavors. Pretty average imperial stout.
Changed (359) - Ithaca, New York, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber that is 6 months past due. $4.99 at FLBC. Pours black, small tan head. Aroma is licorice, roasted malt, some chocolate and coffee. Moderately thick, moderately low carbonation, creamy, roasted finish and bittering, dry finish. Flavor is much like the flavor. Perhaps more chocolate in the flavor. Alcohol is apparent. This rating could mean jack-squat based on the past-due date, but for $4.99, 10%, and 90+ rating, I think I’ll be going back for some more, thank you very much.
pivo (2563) - GERMANY - AUG 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Jet Black motor oil color. Licorice nose. Huge black coffee taste. Complex with spices and salt. Whaffting alcohol after the swallow that burns the lips like whiskey. Wow.
YogiBeera (2472) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice pitch black color with a burnt sienna cushy head. Wonderful roasted coffee nose, sticky . Nice smooth coffee milk chocolate taste, well balanced and rolling down
tiong (3733) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle from Saveur-Biere
Pours pitch black with a large brown head. Aroma of roasty malts, salty licorice, sweet syrup, floral hops, grass and coffee. Taste is sweet, roasty and heavy with loads of salty licorice, some grassy notes and syrup. Finish is roasty, bitter and salty with notes of sweet syrup, candi sugar, licorice and coffee. Quite heavy imperial stout.
Stuu666 (2163) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, nose is chocolate, roast malts, taste is sweet chocolate, rich.
gendv138 (1215) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled 2/26/14. Jet black with close to two fingers of tan head. Aromas of roast, dark fruit, dark chocolate, vanilla extract. Tastes of dark chocolate, bits of dark fruit, light booze, roast, vanilla, a tiny bit of leather and licorice. Full body with a dry finish. Thick, creamy mouthfeel. Low carbonation.
EvilCat (80) - FRANCE - JUL 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bouteille. Saveur Bière. Robe noire, mousse beige crémeuse . Nez sur le caramel, le chocolat, le houblon et la prune. Bouche ronde et puissante. Arômes de sucre brun, de chocolat amer et de café torréfié, bien marqué par la fleur de houblon . Finale sèche et florale sur le réglisse. Une stout de caractère typée sur le houblon américain.
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