Bahumat (125) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 18, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Verdi Imperial Stout
Aroma: 7/10. Sour and yeasty, with notes of toffee, and rum. -- Appearance: 4/5. Beautiful dark brown head, nice black brew. Didnít realize this was unfiltered; got a lot of sediment swirling around the glass. -- Taste: 9/10. Intense roast, coffee, and chocolate flavors, a strong smokeyness with a nicely balanced sweetness and warmth to the tongue. Yum. -- Palate: 4/5. Sharply astringent, almost too much so. (Thatíd be the chili pepper! Subtle usage, actually.) Thatís the only flaw. Nice mouth-filling feeling to every sip, and the finish is light, all roast oats, malt, and hops, just the lightest bit of coffee. -- Overall: 16/20. A great beer that has small imperfections, but none that take away the solid artistry of this brew. This is a beer for those of you who like chilis+chocolate together; itíll please without the chilis being at all overwhelming. Yum. There are flaws to this beer, but they are superficial; the core brewing of this beer is absolutely outstanding.
cmacklin (308) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle. Pours an opaque black colour with a small, short lived brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate and licorice. Sweet flavour matches aroma with a hint of chili pepper in the finish. Full body with oily texture and flat carbonation.
qt_lau (1) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
I had it in Rome. It was the beer that kindled my interest in craft beer. By far itís my favourite craft beer.
jdobbs (411) - New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a well balanced beer, maybe the bottle I had needed to age. The alcohol over whelmed the flavour (which was interesting for a RIS). Also it was very carbonated for a stout, almost at a lager level. All of this leads me to believe that I got a bad bottle.
Foffern (1301) - BodÝ, NORWAY - MAY 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pours a pitch black colour with a huge, frothy, light brown head. Roasted aroma with espresso coffee, rye bread, leather and some smoke, spices and alcohol. Pleasant. Roasted is also the flavour and is slightly sweet with touch of rubber, licorice and chili that accelerates heavily towards the end! Has a slick and soft mouth feel, and a medium bitterness. What an interessant beer! Lots of chili in the taste, nicely sweet and with smoke in the background. Probably good with selected food.
erickok (3796) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - MAY 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thick black body and stable brown head. Pure heavy chocolate,, bit of cookies and some spruce hops. Thick body, robust, rich and chocolaty. Bitter start, bready yeast and thick brown chocolate ending. Great imperial stout. (Fancy bottle brought from De Molen by Bertanne)
slimspady (201) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark black, thick tan head. Mocha, coffee. Little nutty in the palate. Body is med to thin. Alcohol is hidden well. Very good.
fiammanghilla (651) - Genova, ITALY - MAY 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Spina @ birraexpo.
Nera impenetrabile con schiuma che lascia un velo.
Corpo medio, carbonazione un pelo troppo accennata, secca e gradevole.
kerenmk (2595) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dimaís. Thanks Stas. Very dark brown with tan head. A little alcoholic and spur in the nose, some tomatoes, chocolate syrup and faint smokiness. Above the bitter taste - chili pepper hotness, the roast and again, faint smoke. Fulfilling, carbonated, very long chili-chipotle finish.
calm_dreamer (158) - GREECE - APR 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of pepper oil with some coffee. Stouty taste of coffee with some choco. Leaves a tickling burning feeling of hot pepper when it goes down the throat. Pepper aftertaste with just a hint of coffee. Medium body. Well balanced beer. Alcohol taste note after some time.