AKSalmon (74) - Norfolk, - JUL 12, 2013
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
When I pored this one it came out motor oil black with a very very dark tan small head. The aroma is coffee and candy sugar. The flavor is bitter dark chocolate and bitter finish. It flows across the palate smooth with a slight tingle of carbonation. Overall a bit too bitter for my taste.
ianwelby (294) - SCOTLAND - DEC 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very strong malt and chocolate aroma but it smells like a strong beer. Taste is an initial chocolate and malt
Cool_Bond (922) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A heavy and powerful aroma of dark malt. The taste of coffee and dark chocolate makes this beer a pleasure that you never want to stop drinking. A long and still strong dark taste of coffee finish this beer. Wonderful beer! Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.
Caap86 (27) - Rognan, NORWAY - DEC 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice stout. High on alcohol. Roast, chocolate, coffee. All in all one of the best stout I’ve tasted until now, togheter with the ones from mikkeller.
Hoppsan (47) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33 cl bottle (part of a mix pack). Pours pitch black with nice, creamy dark brown head! Aroma and flavor is full of coffee, chocolate, sultanas and roasted malts. Well-balanced. Lasting stuff!
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derBreslauer (129) - Wroclaw, POLAND - DEC 19, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black body with medium dark brown head. Powerful dose of chocolate and cocoa aroma with coffee, ash and tobacco notes. Unforgettable, especially with these sweet liqueur and fruity scents. Taste is also powerful. Starts with ash and tobacco, then you get massive chocolate punch with coffee and roasted flavors. Has some cognac and wooden scents in background. Bitterness is nice, malty and hoppy. Great evolving taste, extremely drinkable. Such style, top class.
bakingjames (3) - - DEC 19, 2013 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
An exceptional beer and undoubtedly the best BrewDog have produced in a very long time.
Aroma is of intense coffee with some chocolate and high levels of roasted grain characteristics. There is quite pronounced booze, but who can blame it at 10%?
Appearance is black, opaque with a dark brown glorious head.
Taste is exceptional; green unroasted coffee, dark roated coffee, subtle chocolate. Medium bitterness and just the right balance of sweet-dry for the alcohol. Hides the booze well indicating it is well-brewed. Only thing I would have liked to see was more chocolate to balance against the extreme coffee.
Mouthfeel is very good; it coats exceptionally with the alcohol does not have the silkiness of some even higher ABV stouts hence the 4/5.
Overall, very, very good high abv stout. Mildly improving the drinkability and balance with the chocolate would easily make this one of the world’s great stouts.
themightyjag (91) - - DEC 19, 2013
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Keg at Brewdog Edinburgh.
Thick tan head with great lacing, dark black body. Nose of chocolate and nuts, a little hops. Flavour is chocolate, treacle, dark berries, roasted nuts. Good bitter finish. Mouthfeel very thick and chewy, brilliant. Light carbonation. Only a little hint of booze, dangerously drinkable at 10%. Love this beer.
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SamTheBarrel (166) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - DEC 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle poured into a snifter. Appearance is opaque brownish black with a small creamy dark brown head with good retention. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee and dark chocolate. Taste of roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, muscovado and a hint of vanilla. Light sweetness and medium bitterness. Full body, creamy texture and flat carbonation. An excellent Imperial Stout overall, would have liked the flavour to be slightly more roasted.
stefannilssons (1187) - SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Det här var en rätt spretig sak där smakerna sprang åt alla möjliga håll. Kroppen var stabil och balansen var okej, smaken bar toner av choklad och kaffe.
stecken (124) - SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black with thick creamy head. Cocoa, dark chocolate, coffee, smoke in aroma. Taste is licorice, syrup, coffee, soya. Medium to full body, smooth mouthfeel, long warming finish.