lonroth (3) - - APR 4, 2015 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very well balanced full bodied imperial stout with taste of cranberries, espresso, chocolate and vanilla.
McWorta (1136) - LUXEMBOURG - APR 4, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Light sucking pitch black with a small tan head and good lacings. Aromas of lavender, jasmine, red fruit pre-dominate with notes of toast, mandarin, mirabelle and sweet dark malts arise. Really faint carbonation with a smooth even velvety texture and a full body. Potent yet hides a lot of its alcohol content. Sweet, fruity and well malt centred with some astringency. Lasting dominant finish. Balanced and pretty strong! Very palatable sipping beer!
maxwelldeux (4219) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAR 18, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a near black color with a moderate light brown head on there. Nose has some heavy roasting to it as well as some dark fruits and dark chocolate. Taste is super rich and chocolatey with a lot of roasting and a slightly sweet finish. Really nice...
nihtila (2091) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
19.7.2014. Aroma of roast, sweet oaky vanilla. Taste is very intense, roast, coffee, oaky vanilla. Very good but less abv would be enough. Its also quite sweet.
tiogio (15) - ITALY - MAR 8, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Gran birra, intensa e ammaliante.
Piacevole e di ottima beva nonostante l’elevato grado alcolico
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
Douberd (3706) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAR 3, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(BrewDog Tokyo*) Bottle 330 ml at home, served into a snifter, ABV 16.5%
Pitch black colour on the body, a small line of dark brown head on top, fizzy with low retention, leaving no lacing behind.
Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, alcohol, great fruity notes.
Great taste, wow! Again fruity notes, vanilla, wood, alcohol, roasted malts, liquorice coal, blackberries, chocolate cake, light grass and even some hops, moderate sweet all in all but no cloying.
Medium thick body, carbonation higher than I expected but on good levels, very sticky on the palate.
Very nice and dangerous, I don’t dare finishing the bottle tonight.
CraftyBeerTour (139) - Barcelon, SPAIN - MAR 3, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich, ripe banana, liquorice, marzipan plus aroma. Black, viscous. Thin coffee cream-colored head. Smooth and petroly in the mouth. Warms. Juices up with rum-soaked raisins. A beaut.
alkolas510 (954) - Vänersborg, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Kolsvart tjock med mellanstort ljusbrunt skum. Doftar och smakar mjölkchoklad och lite kaffe. Jätte söt och tror inte att den kan vara 16.5%?
MrBlueSky93 (504) - Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Brewdog.
Pours black with a single finger tan head. Aroma of Chocolate, cream, coffee, dark fruits, winter berries, roasted malts. Tastes much the same, with a bit of alcohol-you don’t notice too much of a burn of the throat, nice.
edgallow (3077) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 18, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2 oz bottle pours black with a thin tan head. Aroma of caramel, wood, vanilla, fruit and roast. Taste is sweet caramel, woody, toffee, chocolate and dried fruit.