Jlo7399 (217) - Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours jet black with thin tan head that recedes quickly. Aroma is roasted malts, bitter dark chocolate and some dark fruits. Taste follows suit with the addition of a little bite at the end. Palate is thick and rich.
whundley3720 (6) - Norlina, USA - OCT 23, 2014 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wonderful beer! I really enjoyed this beer. Starts with a nice dark fruit taste then turns into more chocolate and coffee overtime. Itís also a nice bitterness in the taste from the roasted malts. As it warms up there is a boozy alcohol taste. So be careful if you drink this one! This beer will cellar very well!
alexgrimm (273) - SPAIN - OCT 23, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
starts out soft then the alcohol hits followed by extreme roasted coffee. the hops come out in the finish along with sticky bitter choclate that turns more milk choclate over time.
aumentm (44) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thought this was very good. Tasted a bit like chocolate and was very dark. A bit bitter. Immensely complex flavor. Overall I was impressed.
Lemke10 (806) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 19, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This pours a pitch black color with a slight light brown head. The aroma is rich and very malty. The taste is rich, robust, and very flavorful. Delicious!
justkoehn (5) - Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Little deep brown head and strong lacing. Chocolate with alcohol aroma. Light carbonation on the tongue. Chocolate and coffee taste with strong alcohol bite afterwards. Very good imperial stout!
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berntholer (944) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - OCT 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
dense chocolate beige head fades with structured lacing. coffee coloured. aroma bit boozy, hint of coconut, caramel, chocolate. taste is slight sweet, bitter chocolate, liquorice, ashes with a long bitter chocolaty finish. velvet mouthfeel, soft carbonation. very nice balance and smooth, abv well hidden, a real treat to drink! bottle 35,5cl / bd feb-2012
asmall (16) - Monroe, North Carolina, USA - OCT 17, 2014
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Unbelievable chocolate bomb! Great aftertaste that lingers.Alcohol well hidden.One of the great stouts! Sit back put your headphones on and enjoy on a cool fall night! You might not get out of your chair!
jcnielsen (2189) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with tan head. Roasty, burnt, licorice aromas. Roasty, licorice, malty, syrupy flavors. Very nice full bodied stout. Not my favorite, because it has some black licorice flavors that Iím not a fan of, but itís still a top notch stout.
susanamayer (211) - Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nose is like rocking Germania after a 48í night, just incredie. Slight Alcohol, Chocolate and more Flavors then I know to mention, complete roller coaster ride. No flavors are slight, they only seem that way in relation to everything else.
eduardovl (865) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle served in a snifter glass.
A: Pours a deep brown to black color forming a medium and nice thin bubbled beige head. Medium to low retention and only few spotty lacings left on the glass. A thin layer persists for quite a long time
S: Strong roasted malts and coffee aroma. Licorice and very earthy yeasts. Strong notes of wood too. Very earthy and boozy in the end
T: Strong roasted malts, mainly. Strong notes of coffee, brown bread, licorice, oak, earthy yeasts. Upfront taste is slightly sweet and molasses but, in overall, itís very bitter and roasted. Intense. And really bitter as an American Imperial Stout should be
M: Heavy, thick, creamy and molasses body. Medium to low carbonation. Intense roasted and bitter aftertaste
O: Great drinkability. An American RIS classic
[ BA Review @ 7/3/2013 ]