ComradeK (1084) - Sydney, - DEC 13, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. Pours an opaque black, with a large beige head, which lasts very well, leaving excellent lacing. The aroma is a weighty and quite savoury mix of cured meats, espresso and some mild spice notes. Quite strong spice and pepper hops lead into a surprisingly smooth blend of smoke and charcuterie notes. The finish has a nice bitter cocoa flavour to it. This is an interesting imperial stout, both quite hoppy and unusually savoury. Nevertheless, it all works well together to create a hefty and very pleasant stout.
Brandman (2612) - 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 Iíve 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. Canít just stop getting new things from this one.
klm1 (772) - - 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 (73) - 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 (1592) - 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 (1595) - BodÝ, 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 (1728) - 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 thereís also some molasses, licorice and dark fruitiness noticeable. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, itís creamy and coating with a good amount of carbonation. I liked this a lot, and Iíd buy this again the next time I come across a bottle. Itís full of smoky, peaty and burnt/charred flavors, and thatís always a plus for me! $11.99 a bottle.
Stuu666 (9251) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 2, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is roasted , chocolate, taste is sweet chocolate, light liquorice, toffee.
Oelbas (268) - DENMARK - DEC 31, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Helt mørk brun med et holdbart lysebrunt skum. Duft af mørk malt, sødme og alkohol i en flot balance. Meget fyldig blød smag med en smule alkohol, inden bitterheden tager over og fortsætter i eftersmagen. En fremragende imperial stout i flot balance.
kapusil (1024) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.33l bottle. Black body, light brown head. Aroma of chocolate, reisins and dark fruits with a subtle smokiness. Taste of chocolate, smoke, plums, floral hops and caramel. Medium bodied, the alcohol is well hidden. Nice beer.
after4ever (7272) - Brier, Washington, USA - DEC 6, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
650. Pours jet black with a thin dense and creamy dark tan head. Big sweet nose, showing prunes and soy sauce. Creamy thick body with sluggish carb. Anise, prunes, soy, and ash on the mid palate. Long ashy finish.