sailracer (423) - 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.
GuideDogSaint (672) - Xiamen, CHINA - MAR 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Sinan Mansions on 2 March. Pours black with a thin beige head. Aroma of chocolate and hops. Roasted taste, slightly oily mouthfeel. Bittersweet finish.
boozedude (2165) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JAN 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bomber shared with hakes dr at the dub, pitch dark pour with drown head, storng potent aroma of light grape? chocolate and alcohol, this is good
lukcha (8) - CHINA - APR 3, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a great beer, strong, rich roasty with a great balance of sweetness and hops, smooth going down, a great sipping beer with a cigar!
CacheManyHose (323) - HONG KONG - MAR 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tonnes of roasted malt and coffee on the nose, along with some raisin. Taste is similar. Nice for a stout to have this much bitter hop to it.
HKdIPA (381) - HONG KONG - MAR 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beertopia 2014 #3. Pitch black with tan head. Hoppy roasty aroma. Very nice hoppy bitterness to balance out the roasted bready flavor. Unexpectedly great stout from Boxing Cat
Mark_Eck (945) - - 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 (3741) - 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 (581) - 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_ (3259) - 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.