Cybercat (4984) - Georgia, USA - NOV 29, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Strong, smoky aroma has notes of molasses, yeast, caramel, coffee and licorice. Pours a rich sable just a whisker above night black with a thick, very persistent tan head that "pillows" as time goes by. Flavor is - superb. Smoky, molasses, roast malt, quality coffee, nutty, woody and caramel flavors battle for the attention of your taste buds. It has a surprisingly strong component of hop bitterness, rather sharp and green-woody, the only weakness in the otherwise outstanding taste. Smooth, firm texture has good fizz and leaves an oily, smoky, lip-smacking finish. OK, how does one say "cheers" in Russian?
alteregoo (797) - POLAND - JUL 8, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Obfita, beżowa i drobna piana, trwała, z niewielkim lejsingiem. Barwa czarna, nieprzejrzysta, z brązowymi refleksami. W aromacie nuty porto, czekolady, rumu, kawy i lukrecji, może nawet delikatna wanilia. W smaku słodko, treściwie - sporo czekolady, karmelu, kawy, syropu klonowego, lukrecji i posmaków utlenienia (porto, sherry, miód spadziowy, wanilia). Goryczka średnia, palona, wysycenie niskie, drobniutkie. W odczuciu dość gęste, wyklejające, lekko cierpkie piwo, popiołowe i rozgrzewające na finiszu.
Fajny, degustacyjny RIS, ładnie ułożony i zbalansowany, z perfekcyjnie ukrytym alkoholem i nutami utlenienia - zapewne sporo pomogło mu w tym półtoraroczne leżakowanie - tak czy inaczej trunek godny polecenia :)
TheCametron (2332) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 9, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Another bottle picked up in Dresden. Consumed during the great blackout. Fortunatly, this badboy doesn’t need refrigerating so made its way to the front of the queue. Pours Oily Black with a thin tan head. Inky. Massive flavour bomb. Burnt toast, licorice, booze and heavy yet smooth malt character. This is my kind of imperial stout. Something to sit take your time with.
MarcoDL (3876) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black pour. Aroma of licorice, burned sugar and malt. Thick sweet taste of licorice, burned sugar, coffee and malt. Nice thick body, but a bit too much licorice.
wrlangin (133) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 15, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle from Cru in Brisbane. Drank at home. Pours black with medium tan head. Mild chocolate aroma. Robust flavours of toasted malt, chocolate, and maybe slight anise. Very enjoyable and I would buy again.
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Brandman (2818) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 3, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black body, light brown head. Aroma has plums, figs, rich molasses, some medicinal hops. Flavour has rich caramel and some deep coffee with dark fruits. One of the best ones I’ve had for a while. Barkeep said they aged this keg for some time because it was too sweet. Still has sweetness but not too much. When it warms liquorice comes through. Bit salty somehow. Can’t just stop getting new things from this one.
klm1 (850) - - APR 12, 2016
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 13, 2016 From 0,33l bottle in pint glass:
Pours black oily, haze, with foamy/creamy stable light brown/beige head. Visually low carbonation. Aroma: rich dark roasted malts aroma, which takes in bittersweet chocolate, coffee, hint of peat, licorice.
Very similar are flavors: dominate malt flavors, which takes on coffee, dark chocolate, licorice, hint of peat, mint, supported with hop flavors, with notes of some dark fruits,
Pine and citruses. Finish is slightly bitter/dry and lingers long in aftertaste. Body is full, texture is soft, carbonation is low. Alcohol warmth is noticeable. On dorsal side of label is writen 11% abv.
BrettGT (124) - Aalborg, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of licorice, chocolate, coffee and slight roasted caramel.
Pitch black colour, light brown and one finger head.
Well balanced between sweetness and coffee / hoppy bitterness.
Medium full body, pretty thick, soft carbonation and roasted coffee / toffee finish. Good straight up imperial stout.
alex_leit (1946) - Minsk, BELARUS - MAR 12, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Almost black, coffee foam. Aroma: sweet, dried fruit and raisins, wine, roasted. Taste: sweet, caramel, roastet, warming.
Foffern (1623) - Bodř, NORWAY - FEB 5, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. Three years old. The color is black and with a small light brown head. Aroma roasted malt, coffee beans, smoke, alcohol and leather. Flavor with more ash, coffee beans, smoked malt and leather. Has a slick mouth feel, full-bodied and a light. A solid IS with a nice smokey touch.
bluejacket74 (1797) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
16.9 ounce bottle, no dating that I could find on the bottle or label. Served in a Great Lakes brewing snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with a couple inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both pretty good. I like the aroma, the brew smells like peaty smoke, burnt/charred malt, coffee and some bittersweet chocolate. The taste is mostly like the aroma, but there’s also some molasses, licorice and dark fruitiness noticeable. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it’s creamy and coating with a good amount of carbonation. I liked this a lot, and I’d buy this again the next time I come across a bottle. It’s full of smoky, peaty and burnt/charred flavors, and that’s always a plus for me! $11.99 a bottle.