sailracer (373) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 9, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at the brew pub. This was the most disappointing of the beers I had there. It has little flavor up front. After awhile some heavy roasted malt shows up and leaves a bitter aftertaste on the tongue. I generally like this style a lot, but this beer didn’t do it for me.
Mark_Eck (185) - - FEB 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a tan head. Smells of burnt coffee and sweet chocolate. Tastes of sweet chocolate, roasted malts, and some coffee bitterness. Very smooth to drink. This is the best beer I’ve had that’s been brewed in China.
kidmartinek (3216) - austin, Texas, USA - JAN 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Runny black with a foamy head that lasts long than that. Haha. Rich bitter barley aroma. Flavor is slightly sweet bitter roasty malt. Blanketing lace. Very smooth. No hint of the 8%. Wet cocoa powder finish.
Tinco (518) - Linköping, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample at one of the locations in Shanghai. Black with mocha head. Aroma, nice sweet chocolate, milky coffee, some nice fruity notes with raisins and such. Smells great! Taste, nice milky chocolate, coffee and slightly ashy sourness that I am kind of sensitive to in imperial stouts. Other than that great brew! Long time since I had an IS so this was most welcome :D
_angst_ (2272) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ CBC2013. Pours blackish brown with a frothy mocha head that slowly dissipates while leaving a small trace on the glass. Smell is malty and tiny fruity with roasted mallets, espresso coffee, cocoa powder, dates, prunes, soil, hay, burnt cookies, caramel, charred wood and hints of peat. Taste is tiny sweet, bitter and malty with roasted malts, dark roast coffee, high quality dark chocolate, moist soil, charred wood, hay, burnt caramel and hints of peat and salty licorice candy. Mouthfeel is soft, round, tiny roasted astringent and medium to full bodied. Finish is bitter and malty with roasted malts, espresso coffee, high quality dark chocolate, burnt caramel, peat, salty licorice candy and hay. Solid smooth Imperial Stout.
Leighton (9638) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. Pours dark brown with a beige foam head. Burnt wood in the nose, some burnt cocoa. Moderate sweetness, plenty of bitter chocolate, good roast. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Dark chocolate to finish, light earthy bitterness, more burnt barrel. Not bad, really. Some dry dark fruits in there, too.
madmitch76 (13043) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
3rd May 2013
CBC. Opaque dark brown beer, good tan head. Palate is dry and crisp. Roasty dark malt, touch of lactose. Rich. Finishes dry. Decent if a bit one dimensional and dry.
Holmen1 (1856) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fra fat på CBC mai-13: vi startet her med deres Sucker Punch PA og ble så fornøyd at vi gikk videre til King Louie, som var en meget velsmakende imp.stout, generøs i smaken av kaffe, sjokolade og lakris. Tydeligvis er de inspirert av amerikanske craft breweries, og de snakket også med kraftig amerikansk aksent. Uventet og spennende start på festivalen.
thewolf (10701) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Mikkeller and Friends, Cph
Pours deep brown to black with a small, creamy, beige head. Aroma has roasted malts, dark chocolate, light coffee, mild tar. Medium carbonation, fine dry and quite creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is roasted, smoky, lots of dark chocolate. Some oaky notes to it. Good, but a bit abrasive.
anders37 (15299) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ CBC 2013. Pours a black color with a longlasting tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and licorice flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice finish.