oqnid (131) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 7, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
-->Imperial Stout noire, 15.2%, 330ml
-noire absolue, épaisse; mousse ultra-mince, fine
-nez mélasse, vanille, choco, café, tourbe, alcool
-entrée solide chaleur d'alcool, sucrée (vanille, glaçage au chocolat)
-finale bois, café corsé (amer), liqueur de café, choco noir; alcool
RESPECT THIS ONE
Co=4 Arô=3.5 Am=3 Su=4.5 Arr-g=3.5 Ac=.5
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Gluepot (398) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 5, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This really isn’t fair - comparing this massive IS resulting from three of the best ISs coming out of Europe to other regular production beers. The price is out of this world as well. But that said, this is a great brewing accomplishment, which isn’t always the case with "All Star" products like this one. The nose has more elements than any I have tested before - Tar, liquorice, roasted malt, Cream, and burnt butter on top of some earthy hops.Those nose elements follow through into the taste profile, complimented by bittering hops with tropical fruit, Cocao nibs, coffee, roasted caramel, dark berries and molasses. A rich, oily, viscous body coats the mouth with alcohol warmth. Delicious.
sjogro (2501) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Kraambezoek voor Roza tasting. Enorme dijk aan koffie en bourbon, alcoholisch als de pest maar soms vergeet je het en merk je het niet. Brand wel bijna door je tong heen. Backlog from 2015/02/09.
ston3s42 (175) - - NOV 4, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Completely black in colour and absolutely no head. Complex tastes of licorice, fresh coffee, chocolate and alcohol. Very full, somewhat oily body, light carbonation, and a very long finish of licorice, coffee and alcohol. A strong, fantastic imperial stout
worldbeertaste (1795) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black as black can be with a nice thin brown head. Smells of treacle, marmite, molasses, wood, port, brown sugar and rich roasted dark malt, dark fruits, including raisins, and figs. Tastes of dark prune, figs, raisins and sultanas, Christmas cake, roasted dark malt, coffee. Full delicious body. Delicious stout
mrol (235) - - OCT 21, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with no head. Sweet roasted malty chocolate flavor with bitter hoppy hints.
msbernac (1853) - Krakow, POLAND - OCT 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma-caramel, coffee, chocolate,
Appearance-black, hazy, brown foam,
Taste-heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness,
Palate-full body, thick feel, soft carbonation, long finish,
Zakoon (483) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle enjoyed @ home. Pours very dark brown - almost black with a small beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, raisins, dates, prunes, coffee, molasses, caramel, brown sugar, dark chocolate and wood. Flavour is light to medium bitter and medium sweet. Full bodied, oily texture, soft carbonation. Finish is long, warming alcohol and complex.
altonbrownd (5505) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 12, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottlle in Pennsylvania. Dark black body with tan head. Nose is malty, caramel, wheat, chocolate. Taste is chocolate and carame and toasty. Really nice and creamy texture.
drpimento (3077) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
While this one is the least complex of the three, it’s still incredibly tasty. Has a bit of warmth in the finish. All the flavors are dominated by the sweet. Could easily sip on a couple of these. Thanks again to John for his generosity in his gift of this to me!