Markkind (43) - - NOV 27, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
3 mos old. Black with edges of ruby red. Nice chocolatey head. Complex nose is an understatement. A carousel of malt, dark fruit (cherry raisin), roasted chocolate, a little booze. Taste is short fruity which quickly turns into roasted coffee and chocolate. Bitterness slowly grows and then slowly goes away. Light burn in the esophagus from the booze. A year or so of aging would do this beer well, I could see the bitter notes dropping out and more prominent fruit notes. Pair with chocolate or steak.
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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 (230) - 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
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zoucrew102 (1286) - - 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.
angelkostvo (1123) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 22, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black colour, mocca head. Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla, roasted malts. Taste is light to medim sweet, light to medium bitter. Medium to full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Rating 1111.
indrekr (363) - ESTONIA - JUL 21, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: black, clear, brown foam, rocky head, lasts well. Aroma: roasty, bread, cocoa, sour. Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, really nice balance. Roastiness appears in taste. Palate: full body, creamy, soft carbonation, light astringent, long bitter aftertaste.
mR_fr0g (8518) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from beer gonzo. Hard to come by this beer in the UK. Just a casual top 50 beer of a Tuesday evening. A creamy viscous opaque black coloured pour with a lasting dark tan head. Aroma is nicely layered earthy roasted malts, Hickory smoked wood, toasted coconut shaving, treacle and some tangy berry fruits in there as well. Palate is full bodied and creamy, velvety smooth, maybe a little on the sweet side. Moderate carbonation stops it from being overtly cloying. Flavour is composed rich dark chocolate, roasted grains, treacle and bitter liquorice. Rounded sweet finish with some acrid roasted notes. Very enjoyable.
VDuquerroux (1160) - Airvault, FRANCE - JUL 17, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, 33cL. Home. A sparkling black beer with a big brown creamy head ; good retention and lacing. Roast, coffee, black chocolate, light herb, toasty note. Medium sweet, medium to heavy dry bitter warming. Full body, elegant, light creamy texture, soft carbonation, dry bitter lasting coffee finish. Overall, awesome beer !! Great story and body. A delicious dessert.
RexTalionis (3479) - FINLAND - JUL 14, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark in color with an offwhitw head. Chocolate and dark fruityness in aroma. Dark chocolate and some coffee in taste. Smooth.
Kauge (1530) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 11, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Uba ja Humal. Bottled 06.11.2015 (i.e 8 months ago). Pours near black with a tan head that ain’t big but retains around the edge. Aroma of chocolate fudge cake with rum, vanilla and figs, raisins... Thick... Tastes oh so sweet, liquid chocolate fudge cake, hint of tobacco. Heavy on the tongue, very fine but somewhat active carbonation, considerable tobacco / black tea bitterish finish. Even slightly burning hoppiness. Oh man. I wonder what it’s like after aging... Would love to know... Lovely stuff, pretty much exactly the way I like my Impies.
Enteogenisk (128) - Bålsta, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2016
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle in wine glass. I wasn’t expecting this beer to be so good. Pours beautifully in black leaving a perfect brownish 2 mm head. Aroma is full of coffee and roasted caramel that both comes forth in great complexity on the palate. Long evolving finish that is really world class. Glad to see it has the proper score here on RB.