degbert (1661) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Pours a rich, thick, motor-oil black with a high, fine-grained, creamy medium brown head; there is no light getting through that baby at ALL. Nose is amazing; coffee; black cherry, baking chocolate, pipe tobacco, port wine, cinnamon, brown sugar, and pumpernickel. Wow. On the tongue -- that is one of the smoothest, most elegant RIS I have ever had. Perfectly integrated, sweet without being cloying, velvety and rich, with a long, drier, smoky coffee finish. Damn near perfect.
jookos (5401) - FINLAND - AUG 5, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black. Malty dark roasty, kinda dry roasty, some soy in the background, intense nose. Full bodied, dry woody heavy malty, english portery character. Long lingering motoroily finish, intense. Really nice clean, traditional ris. Tasty, sippery.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
raphael (1154) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 4, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yes it pours out black & seeming thicker than beer should be. The aroma not so scary, subdued . i smell black olives—is it just the color, a hint of vinegar/sour—everything else is sort of—coffee, alcohol hidden, a friendly version molasses. With flavor the roast malt and alcohol come to the forefront, dry molasses, a little sawdust. Smooth & thick.
fkoolen (927) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2016 Bottle at home, bottled 11.06.15. Pours pitch black and thick, topped by a firm brown, creamy head. Rich espresso and dark chocolate notes, molasses, butterscotch, red fruits, really boozy, rounded but bitter finish with ash, leather. Big roasted malty aftertaste, quite bitter. Big body, medium carbonation, velvety soft mouthfeel. Tat too bitter and boozy for my liking, but a very well executed stout.
redders1974 (909) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2016 Bkack tight beige head aroma of coffee slight smokeyness taste piney like a bipa but doesn’t open up like one espresso coffee you cant miss the alcohol. May improve with age but i did well leaving it in the cupboard for 6 weeks dont go in for all that aging malarkey
fombe89 (2066) - Asturias, SPAIN - JUL 30, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Botella. @Cimmeria, Oviedo 27/07/2016 Bottled: 11-06-2015.
Color negro espuma beige, sabor cafe, chocolate, cuerpo alto, sedosa.
Tide (2927) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 30, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Csakajosör. Black color, brown head. Bitter taste with roasted malts, coffee, dark fruits, licorice, chocolate, nuts, a bit of hops and oak. Bitter finish with roasted malts, dark fruits, oak, chocolate, licorice, dark fruits and a bit of nuts. Exquisite imperial stout.
PMgep (247) - Lund, SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle and draught. Dark colour, chocolate and roasted malts in aroma, bitter chocolate in the taste
alvaro78 (243) - Sevilla, SPAIN - JUL 27, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aromas a chocolate, fruta madura, pasas y ciruelas
Un aspecto magnífico poca espuma pero persistente
En boca completa y compleja
Mucho cuerpo chocolate y café y muy maltosa con fruta madura
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
zoucrew102 (1344) - - JUL 23, 2016
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Rich roasted malt aroma with notes of chocolate, dark fruit and a bit of coffee. Pours black with a thin light brown head with good retention and excellent lacing. Starts with rich roasted malt flavors as well as sweet dark fruit notes to go with a rich full body and mouthfeel. Finishes incredibly smooth with chocolate and just a hint of coffee. Top notch and an excellent stout.