GTAEgeek (1665) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 20, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample at Ale Alpharetta. Pours black, with some ruby hues and a minimal head. The aroma is immense butterscotch and cranberries, with some vanilla and sherry notes. Very, very sweet and boozy. Very heavy body, sticky, and thick. This is a huge, thick, milkshake of a beer. Delicious and unfortunately easy to drink.
AndresTM (423) - Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Powerful roasty, fruity, sweet nose with molasses, ash, roasted barley, a touch of smoke, dark fruits, tar, some coffee, and cherry dark chocolate. Ethanol stings but doesn’t discourage. Carbonation just prickles. Robust, syrupy mouthfeel, almost medicinally so -- if you subjected your cough syrup to fire. The taste is bitter and residual-sugary, with fruity undertones being overpowered by roast and ash. The alcohol again makes its presence felt, but not doubly so compared to your 9% stouts. Enjoyable, in small doses.
Justin666 (105) - - FEB 6, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,33 l bottle. Pours pitch black with small lacing. Aroma is intensive, with notes of coffee, chocolate and some cognac.Taste is again powering, but not overpowering. It has thick texture and delivers a delicious mixture of coffee, chocolate and cognac with a long lasting creamy feel. This leaves a slick mouthfeel which doesn’t overpower as I’d thought it would, considering the abv. Overall, a great imperial stout well worth the purchase if you can afford it.
This rating was based on the 16,5% version, purchased at a Vinmonopolet store in Oslo for about 150 NOK.
coolfunnj (330) - Margate City, New Jersey, USA - JAN 15, 2016
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
most inviting aroma I think ive ever experienced,wine at first followed by chocolate cherries and sweet fruitiness..lastly a caramel sweetness with coffee lingering throughout..appearance..dark,very slight brownish tan head..taste follows the exceptional aroma with added alcoholic heat and a tingle of hop bitterness at the finish..as it warms the heat and the fruity winey qualities become more apparent delicious nonetheless,somewhere between a Russian impy and a dark red wine with fruit floating in it..texture is thick a bit sticky and again warmth but not blazing hot.. and lingering finish..excellent extreme imperial stout its pricey but you must try it
McDef85 (34) - ITALY - JAN 12, 2016
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A naso poco: fiori, porto. In bocca una batosta. Liquore, malto. Complessa, da provare.
anstei (645) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - JAN 11, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Coffee, caramel, some booze and chocolate. Very sweet and strong, but also beautifully done. Surprisingly not overpowered! Very tasty.
drmet (620) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - JAN 2, 2016
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle was well over 1 yr old
-pours the darkest of brown with no light coming through and a small,quickly dissipating,foamy,sand-coloured head
-cognac,oak,vanilla,toasty,molasses,choc wine,juniper berries,curry,caramel,slight coffee,cranberries
-roasty,coffee,bready,cogn wine,molasses,chocolate,raisins,cranberries,vanill finish
-medium bitterniss for the style
Heather_B (237) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 29, 2015
2.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Lordy - smells okay. Some dark fruits. Dark malts. A little dark chocolate. Then the taste hits you like an awful hair day. Really bad. Stale. Old. Musty. Moldy. Every bad deScriptor in the book can probably be applied to this deScription. Ugh.
bursprak (1711) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle split three ways. Pitch black pour with a tan head. Notes of roast, licorice, jammy berries, sweet malts, dark dried fruits and a bit boozy.
Natai (124) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 20, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark with a tan head that quickly dissipates. Scents of toffee, dark fruit, and jasmine. Almost sickly sweet, but good in moderation.
SkillsFactory (370) - ITALY - DEC 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nera con schiuma beige praticamente inesistente.
Aroma di liquirizia, toffee, prugna e susina matura, caramello, cioccolato fondente, note di rum e legnose.
Al palato stesse caratteristiche, prevalgono liquirizia, prugna e melassa, coda di cioccolato fondente con note di rum e legno; coda erbacea che prova ad equilibrare la bevuta con poco successo.
Corpo pieno, poco carbonata, pastosa.