iabeerguy (392) - Iowa, USA - AUG 6, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Wow! Really disappointed with this beer. I got a lot of bitterness and not much flavor on the palate. Nothing smooth, sweet, coffee, chocolate, etc. I was hoping for more. The longer I let it sit the more flavor started coming to it, but it was still disappointing. I will try this again down the road to see if I just had a bad bottle.
BeerRenter76 (719) - Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Originally rated on 9/18/08. Big Bears best attribute was its aroma along with the normal stout aromas of roasted malts, and nuts there was also floral notes present. It was a pitch black body with a small head. Mouthfeel was good a little on the thin side but o.k. Flavor was a smooth mixture of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and alcohol. Overall a pretty good stout thats worth a try
katrinaez (1186) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2016
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thick malty aroma, pours a thick dark brown with a thin foam head. Nice velvety feel on the tongue and a good initial imperial taste. Sweet up front with sugars. However, a way too bitter aftertaste. It really detracts from the beer. Tap.
erickok (5188) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JUL 14, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amazing looks. Very licorice, bay leaves. Soft, hot taste of roast, rye, even chili. Super body too for the abv, creamy and rich. Lasting bitterness. Lrab. (33cl bottle from Etre Gourmet)
StilleStorm (1407) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUL 7, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
DAAIK; Bottle 12FL OZ, drunk at The Bishops Arms. Pours moderate, black with a creamy, lacing and somewhat lasting tan head. Nose is moderate to heavy, roasted malt, chocolate, coffe, moderate dried dark fruit, light ash and liqorice. Taste is heavy sweet and bitter, balanched with a lasting chocolate, warming, light salt liqorice finish. Body is full, texture is thick, carbonation is soft.
markextrae (3553) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 7, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
sample, poured a deep black colour with a slight tanned head. nose of quite intense roasted malts, sweet bakers chocolate, roast, sweet caramel,dark dried fruits, ashy, licorice, pretty light for a good imperial stout. solid.
chucklemation (1318) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JUL 5, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a jet black with a foamy off-white head. Aroma is roast, chocolate, caramel, and earthy hops. Flavor is rich chocolate, roast, toffee, caramel, and earthy hops. Has plenty of carbonation and medium to full body. A touch of bitterness as well. Excellent.
melush (2681) - SPAIN - JUL 3, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
@ 32GreatPower, Seville, Spain.
A: Dark brown.
T: Malt, sweet, chocolate, coffee, slightly hoppy.
Marduk (6011) - Reval, ESTONIA - JUN 12, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle (thanks martjoobolut). Very dark brown almost black color. Small size, tan head, stays. Roast, sweet, woody, raisins, alcohol in aroma. Roast, sweet, fruity, raisins, woody in taste. Sweet roast in aftertaste. Soft carbonation. Alcohol is kind of hidden. Very solid brew.
FatPhil (13313) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 11, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle - Thanks martjoobolut!
Very rubbery aroma, black grommits. Dark, brief head. Very nice savoury soy taste. Medium palate, carbonation a bit low. Finish roasty, and very soyey and savoury. Odd one, not bad, but not good either.
martjoobolut (2814) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 11, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (from beergium). Pours dark brown. Aroma is sweet, roast, malt, caramel. Flavor is sweet and bitter, roast, coffee, caramel, licorice, ash. Finish is licorice and roast. Overall: ok.