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.
DenverLogan (855) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - APR 28, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a well aged 12 oz bottle...poured in wine glass. Mohagany burgandy with minimal head. Aroma of dark roasted malts. Moderate carbonation and big body. Flavors of dark roasted malts, peat, alcohol, roasty grains. Overall big, bold, bodacious.
ChewyBeer (121) - SOUTH AFRICA - APR 27, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark like the pits of hell. Burnt Roasted nose. Low carbonation very sweet. Overwhelms the roasted flavours
Mjp12 (628) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I love imperial stouts, but getting this up to 18% means that it is far too sweet for me.
ZacM612 (275) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black, oily appearance with minimal tan head. Boozy aroma with a little malt. Sweet flavor with a bit of alcohol burn. Okay.
JHeath99 (1309) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - APR 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by Kevin. Pours an opaque black with a thin layer of light brown head. Was not a fan, aroma was okay with malts and coffee, but the taste was just too overall sweet and sugary.
Imaena (1989) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 10, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Botle. This is a beast. Thick, sweet, burning, fruity, eccentric, and funky. So much going on it is hard to capture in one place. This is near perfection.
androman (722) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle at home from Only Good Beer, Budapest. Body is pitch black, head is very small, brownish, creamy, fully diminishing, fair lacing. Nose is sweetish liqueurish, flavor is molasses, coffee liqueur, light smoke, chocolate. Heavy sweet, heavy bitter. Finish is long lasting roasty liqueurish mostly heavy bitter, light sweet, alcohol is present but 18% ABV is not recognized. Full body, sticky texture, soft carbonation. Excellent heavy but drinkable tasty dessert beer, great one.
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 (830) - 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 (4086) - 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...