foduck (330) - Denton, Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
From draft. What I smell and see is a black beer with a thick brown head, smells like a lot of unfermented malts. Then I take a sip and it’s nothing but sweetness all the way through. Sticky, cloying sweetness that coats my mouth and throat and makes me shiver a little in disgust. I have to be honest, I did not enjoy this. Any notion of balance was thrown out the window. It took me a while to sip down the 10oz glass. Afterwards I felt full in the stomach and like I was getting diabetes.
Douberd (2827) - 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 (98) - 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 (787) - 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 (259) - 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 (2499) - 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.
odinstyr (570) - Howell, New Jersey, USA - FEB 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours Brown black with a thick chocolatey brown head. Smells of chocolate flowers wood. Taste is balanced bitter and sweet with oaky vanilla tart berry rich roast malt.
Zoret (126) - Badalona, SPAIN - FEB 12, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Espectacular Imperial Stout envellida amb chips de roure francès, Molt bon exemple d’una oxidació ben conduïda.
AtronSeige (776) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - FEB 11, 2015
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma: Rich, dark malt, chocolate, Medium floral, rose. Light strawberries.
Appearance: Black body. Small, light-brown head. Good retention. "Legs"
Flavour: Medium chocolate, medium-light oak. Medium roasty, dark fruits, plums, sherry, Light rose (alcohol), light sting.
Mouthfeel: Medium warming, slight sting. Medium-full body. Medium carbonation.
Overall: Rich and powerful! The alcohol is a too biting, but still an AMAZING beer!
330 ml bottle, poured.
13F. Russian Imperial Stout
axl (48) - Lund, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2015
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Blind sampel @ Systembolaget tasting. Dark red-black unclear hazy liquid with no head. Aroma of vinegar. Smooth bitterness with syrupy sweet, rather weird taste of grapes and red fruits. I imagine this is a beer that would bennefit from many years of cellaring.
Jared_Clifton (26) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 4, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2015 Pour black with small brown head. Medium body. Initial taste of chocolate and a sweet flavor cream, definitely taste a hint if the cranberry flavor, caramel and roasted characters. Can taste the alcohol but it does not come with an unpleasant burn. Really impressed since it is 18.2%.