ComradeK (1070) - The Vale of Dundas, - MAY 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375ml bottle. Pours an opaque black, with no head, but with viscous legs. The aroma is a potent blend of Vegemite, soy sauce and hot alcohol, with fortified wine and smoky Scotch notes coming through. A faint muscat flavour up front is overcome by herbal hops and peaty Scotch whisky. Bittersweet dark chocolate and savoury soy sauce come in at the mid-palate, with luscious sweet muscat at the finish. There is warming alcohol aftertaste, mixed with herbal hops. This is a very interesting one. I have always liked the bombastic lunacy of BrewDog, and this is a prime example. It feels more like a fine whisky or fortified wine than a beer as such. It presents a curious blend of sweet, savoury and boozy, that overall works very well. Nice stuff.
tomekk1978 (851) - Ząbki, POLAND - JUN 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aromat wybitnie alkoholowy, lamelowy, chlebowy, miodowy, melano, chleb razowy. Barwa czarna nieprzejrzysta, mega gęsta, oleista konsystencja. Piany brak. Smak słodki, oblepiający, razowy, czekoladowy, kawowy, ostry. Niezapomniany. Płem jedynie małą próbkę na urodzinach KIK-u bo cena zabójcza. Mimo wszystko, wszystkiego najlepszego!
Towey1989 (534) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shot from a bottle at The Roebuck, Leek (Titanic) Pours a murky deep brown colour with no head. Aroma of gravy, cocoa, roasted malts, scotch whisky, liquorice, wood, alcohol, raisin and soy sauce. Initial taste of gravy, alcohol, soy sauce and cocoa, also dark fruit, port, even more cocoa, vanilla, treacle, cough syrup and whisky. Full bodied and a thick, syrupy texture. A full on, burning, cocoa finish. OMG! This is strong, like a spirit. Very chocolatey and similar to port. Not drinkable but like a novelty spirit. Worth it.
aleksander9 (746) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black. Chocolate, syrup, alcohol, spice and oak. Sticky, sweet, alcohol finish. Overall: nice! what an experience.
koshack (554) - Gdańsk, POLAND - JUN 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Kolor brunatny. Pojawiła się lekka pianka.
W aromacie mocne nuty stoutu. Jest czekoladowe, ale też palone. Trochę nut porterowych. Wyczuwalny alkohol.
W smaku mocne goryczkowe. Alkohol bardzo wyraźnie daje o sobie znać. Podnosi odczucie goryczki. Ale jest też sporo chmielu.
Lekko kwaskowate nuty.
Wszystko jest jak być powinno, to naprawdę dobry stout.
Piwo gęste, co widać już przy nalewaniu. Ma konsystencję likieru.
W odczuciu mocno alkoholowy, mocno grzeje w ustach.
drjoeng (157) - - JUN 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cork smells exactly like Abstrakt. Umami. Strong hints of Tamari.
Strong herbal notes with licorice lingering. No carbonation. Port like appearance.
Syrupy mouthfeel. Activates salty and savory taste receptors. Sweet on the front of the tongue. Has raspberries, prunes and dates on the sides of the tongue. Distracting alcoholic fumigation at this phase of tasting.
The palate has hints of well-worn cured leather.
Although no obvious carbonation, there is a pleasant carbonic tingle when sipped. This is an obscure homage to its beery origins.
When forced through and past the palate and up the nose and aerated this way, has earthy hints of freshly harvested shiitake.
The tail end of the 2nd glass releases some nice sour plum goodness. Surprising. It keeps unfolding...
When shooting, has nice caramel flavors, redolent with the richness of flan with caramel sauce, milky and creamy.
No point attempting to appreciate any change in the nose after the first go around, does not change and has the same musky, savory nose which does not mellow with oxygenation or breathing.
Overall, a very satisfying beer experience somewhat marred by the need for novelty, chiefly the outrageous alcohol content which made a quite remarkable imperial stout more difficult to enjoy than it should’ve been.
Beerhammaren (1312) - FINLAND - JUN 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
4cl from bottle @Harry?s. Pours dark brown with no head. Oily. Aroma is alcohol, dark fruits, coffee, dark malts, mud cake, chocolate... Rich aroma! Flavor is mud cake, black coffee, chocolate, alcohol, dark malts, dark bread and salty liquorice. Oily palate, not stingy beer at all! Swell!
Barrelbelly (702) - BELGIUM - JUN 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Over the top stout, oatmeal chocolate liquorish. Sweet, very warm alcohol finish. Still very drinkable despite the high alcohol.
gopherfan99 (886) - CROATIA - MAY 31, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle; pours black with no head; aroma of licorice, dark fruits, some chocolate, and a little booze; taste is rich and smooth with malt, chocolate, dark fruits, with some booze and licorice; finish is dry with some alcohol bitterness; very good
core04 (1) - ITALY - MAY 22, 2015 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bellissima, liquore, caffè , al naso si sente l?alcool. . Calda al palato.. da meditazione..
Advocate_Ames (502) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with no head. Aroma is of warming whiskey spiced booze, salty, oak, chocolate malts, and buttery toffee. It reminds me of a tasty sweet glazed meat. The flavor is rather rich of dark roasted malts, sweet burnt caramel syrup, some bitterness, and some vanilla. The finish is more of a roasted coffee liqueur without the dark coffee bitterness. Overall it is rather good. If you consider the potent nature of this brew it blends rather well. It remains vand very flavorful and is intriguing. I never had anything like this. I would recommend this beverage even that it is not your typical imperial stout style.