Chrishrt30 (98) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 2, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Jet black pour with a hint of cola and little to no head,
Whiskey, oak, licorice and strong alcoholic spirit burn to the nose. Cocoa and ash hint at the bitterness.
Very sweet to start, licorice, coca cola, drambuie liquor, sweetness definitely dominates. A nice woody edge and some grapefruit acid to help cut through the sweetness.
The finish is mostly alcoholic, a little burnt malt, but mostly drinks like a nice whiskey based liquor.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Andresvendsen (194) - - AUG 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Totally freaking awesome. My first one was in scotland. Now i have 2 in the cooler
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RickTheRick (364) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Noire et opaque, aucune mousse ne se présente lors du versement. Au nez, l’alcool fort ramasse toute les effluves de chocolat et de fruits rouges. Un aspect floral atténue étrangement le tout. En bouche, c’est intensément chaleureux, grâce au taux d’alcool élevé. Une petite pointe d’acidité s’immisce au travers de cette lourdeur, gracieuseté des canneberges. À boire à petites gorgées, pour ainsi prendre le temps de déguster cette bière majestueuse et intimidante.
Lore (1039) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark brown colour, some creamy brown head; aroma of coffee and alcohol...too much alcohol which does not allow to feel anything else; taste of roasted coffee, herbal liqueur, syrupy sweetness and spicy alcohol; roasted bitter and spicy alcoholic aftertaste - I think it would be much better with a bit less alcohol...this 18% has much more cons than pros...
BRW (985) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUL 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at La fira del poblenou. Black colour with brown head. Roasted, licorice, alcohol and chocolate aroma. Sweet, licorice, chocoalte, roasted and alcohol taste. Full body.
beerfest5 (1147) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. This one begs the question, "Should an Imperial Stout, thick as molasses, barrel aged, and raised to such an abv automatically be rated highly?". I don’t know, all I can do is rate this against other Imperial Stouts. Pours jet black, thick, small tan head that dissipates quickly, huge cherry and rum aroma. Taste is nearly unbearably sweet, whether this comes from the cherry additions or the barrel aging I can’t say. The abv is ever-present but strangely does nothing to combat the sticky sweetness. I can’t say that I get the hop additions as well. I don’t find this to be enjoyable, a la World Wide Stout that is also 18%, I find this to be annoying, cloying, sickly sweet, and containing additions that take away from what could have been a very enjoyable Imperial Stout. I applaud the effort to make something outside the realm of normality, but in this case it is a failure.
Blade86 (562) - Wrocław, POLAND - JUL 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pitch-black, just a rim of foam; dark fruits, chocolate, cherry in liquor, some alcohol; medium(+) sweetness, medium(-) bitterness, slightly sour; full body, thick feel just a little bit alcoholic, soft carbonation, long dry and chocolatish finish;
Overall: impressive beer, great aroma and taste, well hidden alcohol
saintjulien (104) - - JUL 6, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
chocolate, alcohol, black, brown foam, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, full body, sticky, average carbonation, long finish
Zekada (112) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from systembolaget. The high ABV can be smelt other than that the beer have an oak scent. It pours solid black with a rich light brown head. The taste is solid. Nice with a tatse of chocolate and a creamy palate. Though it lacks the complexity that one might wish from an imperial stout. All in all, a good beer
miquelcrush (1362) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bona cervesa, equilibrada i gustosa.
Buena cerveza, equilibrada y sabrosa.