patricks110 (2376) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2014 - Aged in Whisky Barrels. Pours a purely opaque black with a heavy and thick tan head than subsides slowly leaving splotches of tan lacing. The nose is rich, heavy and hot with booze. Big barrel and wooden notes with heavy bourbon-esque notes. Very rich and full bodied with a heavy roasted malt bitterness, cocoa, vanilla, light anise-seed. Slick and viscous body. Love this beer with the heavy barrel notes affecting the profile alot. Earthy and warm on the finish with lignering booze and wood.
DuffMan (8935) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 30, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. I’ve had the good fortune of having this three times in the past couple of months (closing the lake for the season, at heavylaevy’s, and most recently at TvM’s). Very dark cola-brown, light brown head. Lovely sweet chocolate, light coffee, dark fruits, woody and spicy nuances. There is an acidity at the back of the palate, not really funky, but just enough to elevate this beer from becoming heavy or cloying. A strangely drinkable RIS for its size and sweetness.
chadmasontx (28) - - OCT 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A dense, tan head, black body. The smell is molasses, dark sugar and coffee, caramel and chocolate. Roasted malt, caramel, alcohol, coffee and chocolate in the flavor. Slightly bitter too.
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p0rkch0p (58) - Missouri, USA - OCT 24, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow. My first of this style. The strong aroma from the first pop of the cap. Darker than anything i have seen. The strong taste of alcohol gives way to a deep intesnse flavor that lasts. Very complex and coffee like. One to savor and with the high alcohol content this one is gonna kick me in the ass a little bit. Def a slow drinker, why did i spend my early drinking years chugging water?
MadIndian (2718) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from craft. Sampled with Dennis Bell and Knick of the Knack. Notes, of dark chocolate, roasted malts, vanilla, a smidge of vino, Earth. Finish was a little on the sweet side and the body was slightly thin, but overall a solid brew.
mysticbrew (106) - - OCT 23, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a back with a touch of rich brown when held to light .... has a dark tan relatively persistent head that leaves lacings once settled. The nose carries roasted barley, coffee and subtle chocolate. The flavor is led by chocolate, maltiness, coffee and roasted barley sitting on a medium-full to full body. This is the 2014 version.
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Dahlstrom (174) - Nygatan 29, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2015 750 ml bottle from Systembolaget. Black coloured with a large head. Aroma of roasted malt, bourbon, oak and rasins? Taste is same as the aroma. Full-bodied. Medium bitterness. Low carbonation. Not extrem, just very "lagom" as we say in Sweden.
abergdahl (174) - SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black and proud with a beige head...
Smells of roasted malts and some hints of hops with a caramel overtone..
I don’t really know how to explain the taste, great... Caramel, Rosted malt, fresh, lively, really quite great
Long aftertaste, that to me is fresh and invites the next sip, addictive
Samuel214 (347) - SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Flaska från SB. Kolsvart med fylligt brunt skum. Doftar fylligt och sött av choklad, kola, torkad frukt och lite sprit. Rejäl kropp av välrostad malt och fin sötma från whiskeyfaten. Drar inte iväg för mycket åt varken choklad- eller kaffehållet. Väldigt välbalanserad. Håller i sig bra och en lång och härlig smak. Den här kan jag sitta och smutta på länge, länge. Riktigt bra stout och desertöl! Passar fint till chokladglass.
Jerm719 (152) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice. Vanilla, bourbon, cacao, light roast coffee. Creamy lactose, soft white chocolate finish. Nice easy going imperial stout!