sherm1016 (1271) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 25, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
12oz bottle, bottled 01/18/2012. Pours a jet black color with a tan head that fades to bubbles around the edge of the glass. Aroma is molasses, roasted malt, chocolate. Heavy on the palate with soft, smooth carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, roasty, chocolate, a little bitter coffee, a little nutty, with a smooth, bittersweet chocolate finish. Excellent. Surprised I haven’t rated this yet...
Scrumpy369 (208) - - MAY 3, 2016
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home. Pitch black colour with a medium, fast disappearing brown head. Nose of cocoa powder and slight roasted malts. Taste is medium to high bitzerness, also cocoa with some roasted malts. Some alcoholic warmth bit very well hidden. Silk smooth mouthfeel with just perfect carbonation.
Sjohnh (640) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Beer Gonzo. Very dark brown with a lovely brown sugar coloured head. Doesn’t retain it for long. Body is full, creamy rather than oily, with the alcohol providing some chilli- like burn. More to the aroma than just coffee; I get figs, soy, dark chocolate, roasted malt and nut brittle. Flavour has lots of dark chocolate along with some licquorice and something slightly sweeter. Finish is hugely bitter, with lingering dark chocolate and coffee.
jaghana (5245) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - MAY 3, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 355ml, a dark beer with low copper head. Nose is syrupy, sweet like, toffee, soy sauce, dark coffee, hazelnut, alcohol, a very complex nose. Aroma is on leather, oily, dark chocolate, mocha, resin, licorice, quite strong, grapes, very roasted, vinous, some wood touch. Finish is intense on licorice, soy sauce.
gbe75 (118) - ICELAND - MAY 2, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2016 Strong aroma of coffee, licorice and vanilla. Thick in mouth like one can chew it. One of my favorite Stouts.
TET (2436) - Kaarina, FINLAND - MAY 1, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A pitch black beer, a head is small and dark brown. Aroma has liquirice, salt liquirice, riped fruitness and plums, sweetness, richness of malts. Taste is very intensive, roastiness, salt liquirice, coffee, some salt, balanced sweetness. Full bodied, not stickyness, low carbonation, smooth palate. Very powerful and intensive. The great and complex beer.
bjakk (669) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - APR 29, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark, red, clear brown creamy foam. Alcohol, liqruish, coffee, chockolate. Sweet, bitter, pharmacy liqruish, with burned sugar aftertaste, growing burned aftertaste.
Alusmamuts (1375) - LATVIA - APR 29, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with medium brown head. Raosted malt aroma. Medium malty sweetness immediately followed bu roasted grain and strong hoppy bitterness. Dried plums notes. Fruity bitter aftertaste.
philus (35) - Bazel, BELGIUM - APR 26, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home. Thick brown super stable head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts, liquorice, soy sauce. Taste is cocoa, sharp bitter, bit of coffee, roastey malts, alcoholic. Needed some sips to start liking the beer. Well balanced and a very good imperial stout... Not getting why this is the 13th best beer worldwide though? Would like to try this aged!
SeniorZozo (842) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 25, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Heavy bodied and viscous with muted carbonation. Pours like used motor oil with a small coffee-colored head. Sweet coffee, roasted malt, good baking chocolate, raisin, smoke, tart plum. Strong sweet and bitter finish.
Desverger (6636) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 25, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with Niller, sourced from Mikkeller Bottle Shop, Copenhagen - pours black with tan head. Dark roasted malty aroma and taste, with prominent chocolate, some coffee, caramel, nice dark fruits, subtle vanilla throughout, roasted finish. Solid.