rubbishystuff (1689) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From WLVL. Less like drinking bourbon soaked wood like some other Imperial Stouts. The Belgian yeast gives it a little bit of a quadruple like quality, to the coffee, chocolate, licorice, still somewhat boozy woody stout. Serving: Bottle
Westchesterco (683) - mclean, Virginia, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour from a bottle dark chocolate with a slight head. The aroma
Is of chocolate and caramel and the taste is of bitter chocolate that lingers on the palate
kermis (3730) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared thanks to iphonephan. Pours dark brown with a biege head. Aroma of roast, big coffee, licorice, fudge, toffee, dark chocolate. Flavour is over moderate sweet and heavy bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.
Oscbert (944) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
~Creamy chocolate espresso, vanilla coffee aroma with light caramel and bread. Some fruitiness as well. Roasted Fig? as the descriptor says.
~Pours pitch black with small dark brown lingering head.
~Oh yeah, my wife will not like this one. Very rich espresso flavor, slightly burnt, not at all like the aroma would imply. Charred wood, you could call that smokey. Tobacco and tar. Kind of like chewing on a burnt piece of wood.
~Thick chewy body with medium low CO2. Lingering charred wood finish.
~I was very intrigued by the aroma. I really like Imperial Stouts that arent overly roast. This was not one that that subdued the roasted grains. Still enjoyable just not what I prefer in Imperial stouts.
No9BrewingCo (2) - Ljungby, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice autmn brew. Poors black with mocca head. Nose is a bit sweet, plum, rosted malts, lite smoke. Taste smooth of malts nuts some dried fruit, nice mouthfeel propper stout. Quite lovely. Will probebly gets some more of this.
From 12oz bottle from systembolaget.
Jerm719 (68) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very noticeable Belgian yeast. Lightly roasted coffee, white chocolate, plum brandy. Lactose creaminess. Earthy hops with a hint of nuttiness. Different but pretty good.
charule (610) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Three Aces Chicago. Poured black with nice tan head. Smokey molasses roasty malt aroma. Med thick mouthfeel. Slightly drying bitter taste. I notice some hops.
Rrauth (916) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Solid stout. Everything is what I expect and love in a stout. To make it a little better I put a quarter ounce of bourbon in it.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ROGUE (2078) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml bottle. Pours a very dark, rich brown color with a substantial tan head that shows great retention and leaves thick lacing. Aroma of mellow roasted hints with nice coffee aroma and some cocoa powder. Complex roasted flavor with cocoa, espresso and a touch of licorice and dark fruit, finishing with sort of a citric smokiness. Medium bodied with above average carbonation.
keanex (1144) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Best before February 12, 2015.
Appearance: The body is pitch black even through the edges, the head is tall and dense with great retention, still having a half inch thick tan head a minute after the pour.
Aroma: The aroma is strong and bold with huge fig aromas with a port wine like presence with a backing of dark chocolate with hints of milk chocolate and smoke. The aroma is semi-sweet.
Taste: The intro is mild with hints of chocolate but the flavor becomes bold during the mid-taste with a prominent dark fruit flavor with a backing of chocolate. The chocolate becomes more of a presence by the finish becoming a bit sweet, but the finish is short and lingers a moment of smoke.
Palate: The body is a little on the thin side during the intro, but it builds on the viscosity by the finish. Carbonation is a bit high for a stout for my liking.
Overall: This is a good stout, no regrets buying this, but I donít get much excitement when drinking this. I would gladly drink this if someone handed me one, but I donít think I would buy this again.