brewskis (123) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - OCT 27, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2013 Pours dark as night with a two and a half finger dark, creamy mocha colored head. The head is surprising for the style and alcohol content. Leaves some thick lacing. Smells of dark chocolate, espresso, roasted malts, some peat, fig, plum, some spiciness from the belgian yeast and hops, molasses. Tastes very much like it smells. At the start you get an intense roastiness. Roasted chocolate, espresso, some peat and ash characters. Then in the middle you get a lot more sweet qualities. Get the dark fruits like sweet plum and fig, as well as some milk chocolate and molasses. The finish is more roasted flavors, some tobacco, plum, some tart qualities, a lot more peat, stays sweet too. Perhaps a tiny bit of alcohol on the finish, but goes well with the intense roasted qualities. Creamy and sticky mouthfeel throughout. Pretty full body. Gets more complex as it warms. This is a terrific, complex imperial stout.
martjoobolut (2817) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 17, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2016 Bottle (from beergium). Pours dark brown-black with light brownish head. The head stays. Aroma is sweet, roast, Belgian yeast, spices, fruits, malt. Flavor is sweet and bitter, fresh fruits, dark chocolate, roast, malt. Finish is sweet and dark chocolate bitter with some fruits and booze. Overall: very good.
ContemplateBeer (1973) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 11, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
6 oz. from a 12 oz. bottle; from Old Town. Aroma: Moderate fig jam; moderate coffee roast; light chocolate fudge; light molasses. Appearance: Dark garnet brown with very soft carbonation holding up a wispy tan head. Flavor: Strong fig and molasses initially; roast and chocolate thereafter but in a more dried-out way; the finish has a touch of smoke. Palate: Full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, abrupt finish. Overall: Quite good all around; I like that the sweetness/booze level were both kept well in check; the fruitiness here also reminds me a bit of foreign stouts, which I enjoy.
markextrae (3554) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 7, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
sample from bottle, poured a darker black colour with a small tanned ring on top. nose of some light toasted malts, dark fruits, mocha, light sweet cacao, earthy plums, and a slight belgian yeast notice. taste has more roasted malts notice, ashy, and sweet dark fruits. bitter chocolate makes it a bit dry.
v8powered (145) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 4, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark black with tan head. Aroma of malt, Belgian yeast, candied sugar, and alcohol. Flavor of big malty stout with dried fruit, and Belgian yeast. Didn't know this had Belgian yeast when I got it but it is an interesting flavor that brings out the fruitiness of the malt. Well balanced and enjoyable.
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Block (2168) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 26, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark black pour. Thin brown head. Aroma is a little bit roasted, some coffee but not much. Chocolate. Flavor is more chocolate with lots of cooked malts. Not too much alcohol comes through. Smooth.
Zgpt (19) - Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 18, 2016
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours black with small dark tan head. Aroma is rich and slightly sour. Deep rich deep and very slightly sour with hints of earth and smoke that do not interrupt the smooth sweet and sour overall flavor.
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tnkw01 (1707) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 16, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep dark brown with a large crown of a tan head. Aroma is notes of dried fruit with hints of roasted grains and mocha. Taste is dried fruit, coffee, chocolate and dark toast.
trapped (2120) - New York, TURKEY - JUN 13, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with slight reddish tint, foamy tan head, mocha aroma, high carbonation, mocha taste with some forest fruits, thick body, long bitter mocha finish. Impressive.
klm1 (853) - - MAY 27, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2016 Pours Black, clear color, with very stable creamy light brown, beige long lasting head. Aroma; intense aroma of dark malts, which takes on espresso coffee, milk chocolate, salty licorice, supported with hop aroma, which takes on dark fruits, plums, prunes and supported with slight spiciness. Similar are flavors: intense roasted malt flavors, with notes of coffee, milk chocolate, salty licorice, with hint of mint, very well balanced with hop flavors, which takes on plums, prunes...Finish is slightly sticky, dry and roasted bitter. Body is moderate fulle, texture is very smooth (oat of course!), carbonation is medium. Strange mix of belgian yeasts and english malts, but it works! Very good belgian style imperial stout!
BlackBeerPG (275) - Darien, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Taste: Smooth, rich, semi sweet malty roasted notes.
Big complex smokey malty aroma.
Black/Brown, mostly opaque with a large dark tan head, some lace.
Medium/Full body, 60 IBU’s