Doghair (268) - Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a thick dark brown with a dark brown foam. At first it’s like a good RIS. Then it warms. Wow! Eventually it’s like coffee mixed with baking cocoa and a little caramel . Pretty intense. Love it!
fkoolen (383) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JAN 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home (batch 046). This must be the darkest ale ever: thick and oil-black with a big brown and creamy head. Roasted and smoky, woody tones dominate the nose and taste, bitter black coffee and dark chocolate come second with a soft and creamy, vanilla and burnt caramel finish. Lingering bittersweet dark chocolate in the aftertaste, dry too. Medium carbonation, silky soft and creamy mouthfeel, full body.
LinusStick (2899) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Delicious imperial stout. Not as sweet as ones made stateside which is a nice surprise. Aroma was good. Dark roasted malt and coffee. Pour was a beautiful thick inky black with a one finger mocha tan head. Taste was nice and bitter. Not cloying sweetness. Roasted malt, dark chocolate and coffee. Couldn’t pick up any vanilla but that’s OK. The hops bitter the finish and there was no lingering sweetness. Thick mouth feel and nice carbonation.
Tmoney99 (11218) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured a black color with an average frothy brown head that mostly diminished with good lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted coffee, chocolate, wood and alcohol aroma. Medium to heavy toasted chocolate malt flavor with a medium to heavy dark bittersweet and small alcohol bite finish of moderate to long duration. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a solid beer.
jaszymku (9) - POLAND - JAN 14, 2015 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Perfect intense aroma - chocolate, coffee, caramel.. Same taste, balanced with adequate bitterness. Neither aroma nor taste reveils alcohol - perfect
Florya (379) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 10, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
How: Bottle Appearance: Pitch black, small brown head. Aroma: chocolate, coffee, caramel, plums. Palate: thick texture, full body, low carbonation. Long finish
pivnizub (9100) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JAN 9, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Literally black with a creamy and quite stable dark brown head; moderate to solid dryish complex nose: wood, leather, dark malt , chocolate and fruits; solid sweet-bitter flavour, full bodied and very soft; solid and lingering sweet bitter finish, full of cacao, fruits and tobacco. Great performance…
beeratarian (112) - cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at 101 BK in Columbus. Dark black with thin medium brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, licorice, fruity esters. Flavor is more roasted malt, almost a little burnt flavor and tartness. Always good to see a new brew dog on tap. A little of a let down considering the competition in this department.
Lubiere (10547) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A deep dark imperial stout with a thin dark brown head. In aroma, sweet caramel chocolate with smooth coffee grind, nice fruity notes, plums, alcohol warmth, very nice. In mouth, a sweet fruity chocolate malt with light peated notes, grassy hops, light molasses and soil, licorice notes, alcohol warmth, very nice and smooth. On tap at Bar Hop.
wazzawazza (35) - Geraldton, AUSTRALIA - JAN 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice relaxing stout. Coffee and chocolate ring true, bitterness adds a little kick. Got me good.
Stew41 (1770) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - JAN 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Surprisingly accessible and mild mannered. Palate is very settled and the coffee and chocolate notes almost sit in the background (perhaps to a fault). Not over fruity character at all save for some firming dark notes in the back palate.