GothGargoyle (1536) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a chocolate head. Aroma is chocolate, chilies, dark fruit. Full bodied, spicy on the palate, smooth finish. Taste is chocolate, mild coffee, mild chili peppers. Nice balance of sweet, roasty and chilli.
vonpolski (24) - Borup, DENMARK - APR 15, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitchdark body with a medium tan head. It have a nice aroma of coffee, dark chocolate, caramelmalt and dried fruit. A fine taste of good coffee, chocolate and liquorice. A good heavy stout with a good alcohol content. The only thing missing is a fork and knife.
RhetoricalAns (465) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours Black with a medium frothy tan head. Aroma is dark fruit, coffee, dark chocolate. Tastes heavy on the coffee, dark chocolate, some spicy notes. Heavy body and heavy flavor, high alcohol content pokes through a bit.
markas101 (1959) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 10, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
33 cl bottle, Calgary, AB, Canada via Sheffield, UK. PhD submission celebration. Dense black, liquorice, resin, spice, coffee. Very interesting flavour, sweet then a spice hit. Long, bittersweet syrupy ending. Probably better than the US imperial stout standards, mainly because of the ABV to smoothness ration.
gam (3457) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Small tan head dark pour soft carbonation aromas dark fruits liquorice chili mocha coffee dark chocolate mild fudge some richer fruit the flavours velvety fudge dark chocolateraisin cocoa mocha coffee dried fruits liquorice caramel the chili is smooth a good touch medium bitter good balanced imperial the finish best flavours coffee dry note chili touch dark malts wonderful imperial on the palate
arsol (713) - NORWAY - APR 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Svart med tynt brunt skum. Lukter Stenfrukt, Alkohol. Fyldig med portvinfeeling. Noe salt i smaken. Salt og bitter i etersmak.
Vighals (1652) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - MAR 30, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sort farge med tynt brunt skum. Kakao, alkohol, Mørk stenfrukt og espressolukt. Skarp snerpende mørk sjokolade, portvin, bittersøt. Mye som skjer her. Fin 700 feiring.
PriorL (2423) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle as Dog B.
APPEARANCE: pitch black beer, nice and full stable beige head.
NOSE: dark chocolate, coffee, some liquorice, light mint?
TASTE: very dense dark chocolate, coffee, very dense taste in general, lots of vanilla, little over the top maybe, but still very enjoyable.
gEUS (1322) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAR 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle at home. Pours deep black with a brown hue. Aroma of dark malts, red spicy peppers, alcohol burn. Guge sweet body, spicyness and alcohol kicking in as from the middle. Taste is dark chocolate with spicy cherries.
madmitch76 (16890) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
15th March 2014
Opaque black - brown beer, good tan head. Palate is softish and slightly viscous, semi dry with mild carbonation. Rich dark chocolate malt and a spot of coffee. Mild brandy alcohol tone. Just a whisper of chilli, thankfully! Touch of dark fruits. Finishes smooth and dry with a mild roast malt bitter linger. Pretty drinkable for such a big beer. AB:04 was better mind.