ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - APR 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rated 3/24/13. Now this is more like it. Portion of a 12 oz bottle into a Hunahpu’s snifter. From notes.
A: Pours a dark brown color. There’s no real head, expected given the gravity.
S: Very plummy, with a strong whisky undertone. These tones are backed by a nice chocolate quality, and the booze is hidden very well given 15%.
T: Smoky, peat-forward whisky opens and closes the profile, sandwiching a midtaste of plum and chocolate. Really damn smooth given the strength, too. Only thing I can nitpick is that the integration between the barrel and the base beer isn’t perfect.
M: Really good body on this one. It starts sweet, but becomes drier as more of this is sipped. Did I mention the well-concealed alcohol? Don’t think I have...
O: Oh yes, I was real impressed with this one. If this were $10/12 oz, I’d buy the shit out of it...alas, it’s around $15, so I’m hesitant to recommend this, as excellent as it is. Still worth a try.
JanVah (29) - SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
På flaska @ Cindirella. Helt svart färg. Luktar kaffe.Smakar fruktigt sött som rundas av med en stark smak av kaffesom sitter kvar i gommen länge,
Peter_L (432) - SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaska@Cinderella. Svartbrun vätska med lågt kaffefärgat skum. Intensiv doft av kaffe, choklad och syltiga bär. Mer intensiv smak av samma varor. En bra stout.
wisdomsolo (261) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice. Marshmallowy aroma with a sweet, smooth flavor with just a hint of heat.
Leini (547) - SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2014
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
330ml bottle. Pitch black body with a low mocca coloured head. Nice concept but this one is way too sweet.
znawca (18) - POLAND - MAR 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
AROMA: complex, whiskey, notes of smoke, roasty;
APPEARANCE: black, opaque, noticeable suspension, unspectacular head, no lacing;
TASTE: quite a lot of whiskey, roasty, smoky, heavy sweetness (tiring after some time), light bitter, heavy note of alcohol;
PALATE: full body, sticky texture, little carbonation, alcohol-based warming, short mainly sweet finish;
OVERALL: doesn’t meat my expectations; too much whiskey, too weak bitterness counter, but it remains an interesting beer.
fluffy (1251) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
much better than i was expecting it to be, but too expensive to drink on a regular basis.
tmrmwel (721) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black, with a finger thick reddish head. Aroma is burned malts, coffee and tobacco. Full creamy body with soft carbonation. Flavour is burned malts, muscovado, tobacco and liquorice, with a lingering sweetly finish.
angel77 (438) - oviedo, SPAIN - FEB 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botella de 33 cl en el lúpulo. Lote 447. San Mateo de 2012. una gran imperial stout en barriles de whisky de la isla de Jura. Cuerpo fuerte con 15 vol que aportan una gran sensación alcohólica. Sensación de madera quemada con toques de whisky y tostados muy buena. Cierto dulzor Gran cerveza, para repetir sin duda. A pesar de llevar mas alcohol me gusto mas la paradox arran, un pelin claro.
abstractbeer (232) - NORWAY - FEB 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, at home. Bottle has been in my fridge for a couple of years I think. The best-before date is difficult to read, but looks like 13-12-16. The beer pours a very black one, with a nice light brown head which dissolves into a fractal pattern of small bubbles. Aromawise we’ve got a lot. It’s difficult to describe. Chocolate, sweet red fruits, coffee, sweet malts, wood. Thick mouthfeel, very low carbonation. Somewhat sweet, but not horribly. Flavor is liquorice, wood, vanilla, coffee grains, leather, chocolate, notes of dark fruits (prunes, raisins, cherries), nuts, a touch of alcohol. The 15% abv is very well hidden behind all the flavor. Something to sip for a long time!
g_georgiou (114) - CYPRUS - JAN 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark black body with a thin head. Coffee and some dark fruit. Whisky and coffee notes in taste.