77ships (7435) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml. bottle @ home. Purchased @ Malt Attacks. BBF 14/07/2016. Dark mocha, big head of mocha bubbles. At first umami dominates a bit in the nose but it turns more towards cacao powder sweet once it warms up, touch thin, creamy with instant coffee, becomes a bit richer when it warms up, less umami, little herbal luckily with warmer temp and more tad thin soy chocolate milk & sweet tannish chocolate,… Taste is a touch bland at first with herbal & umami flavours dominating a bit but leads to a bit thin cacao, cheap chocolate, touch chemical chocolate syrup, light bodied but creamy cacao powder, soy chocolate milk, instant chocolate milk mx, light roast in the back,… I am a bit surprised that a beer of 7 ABV basically need to be drank at near room temperature in order to reveal its flavours optimally. What was at first a mild disappointment, because a neat treat. Light umami & herbal overtones luckily went away as it warmed up. Not bad even if probably a bit too old school for me. This is more of a session affair almost even at this ABV than the extreme modern style Imperial Stouts that I usually turn towards when I want a stout. Pleant, drink almost non-cooled, seriously.
madmitch76 (21549) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
4th November 2013
Opaque dark brown beer with a tidy mid tan head. Palate is slightly soft and dry. Modest carbonation. Sweetish creamy dark malts. Smooth light tang. A little lactose. Light sweet fruits underneath with a Belgian yeast like Coca Cola twang. Smooth finish. Tasty.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2011 In bottle at The Cambridge Bar. A black beer with a lacy, light tan head. Aroma of plums, chocolate, treacle, caramel and Christmas cake. A little thin and somewhat chewy. Flavours of plum pudding, chocolate and dark malt. Medium carbonation with a light CO2 prickle. Very nice.
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - JUN 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at Cloisters. Inky dark brown, medium off-white head. Nose of chocolate-coated raisins, fruit cake, plums, liquorice. Smooth palate, milk chocolate, raisins & fruit. Tiny bit of booze on the finish, but warming rather than aggressive. Some roastiness on the finish too. Lovely stuff.
BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
[330ml bottle, Caley Sample Room, Edinburgh] Served as part of pairing dinner at Caley Sample Room. Black pour with a very thin off-white head. Good roasty, slightly smoky aromas. Boozy, espresso touch at first on the palate, although there are plenty of fruity characteristics about it. Finish is very long and alcohol forward. This was paired with smoked oysters, which worked beautifully 
maltandhops (50) - Paris, FRANCE - DEC 27, 2010
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
More black than tawny. Head falls quickly. Aroma of roasty coffee but dirty notes. Taste the same - very roasty but lots of dead yeast is not good.
skortila (5161) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JUN 15, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared at Bullits place. The aroma has roast, malty chocolate. Black coloured beer with a beige head. The taste is a bit sweet, has roasted malts, some chocolate. Rather thin. ( Moved from http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/black-isle-hibernator )
NoiZe (2323) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - JUN 13, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Cornelius. Black colored brew. Burned malty aroma. Flavor is burned malty, chocolate. Nice.
caesar (6484) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 13, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle resembles the bottle I shared with noize, skortila and bullit. But I doubt this to be a golden ale and it doesnt resemble the other ratings below (apart from ours). So might be another beer. Roasted malt, licorice, coffee. English hops. Pretty ok.
Bullit (4389) - Burgos, SPAIN - JUN 12, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The Hibernator 3 after all. Bottle from Cornelius. Black colour, tan head. Aroma of toasted malts, chocolate. Flavour of roasted malts, some chocolate.