sthlm (1268) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - APR 15, 2013
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 4/20
[On-tap at The Friendly Spot] I wasn’t going to pay the high price for this beer, but the person I was with did, so I tried some of his. After having tried it, I am extremely glad I didn’t order it. An odd solvent-like (similar to acetone, but slightly different) aroma is very prevalent when cold, but it faded as it warmed. Other than that, this beer is completely dominated by raisin, molasses, and alcohol. A little green pepper, chocolate, and day-old coffee were also in there. Good, thick mouthfeel with a long finish (more chocolate here). What a sweet, boozy mess. Incredible that this is rated so highly, because I found it to be a nearly undrinkable trainwreck.
Justin666 (102) - - 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 (639) - 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 (613) - 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 (1712) - 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 (366) - 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.
StilleStorm (1254) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 28, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
DAA; Bottle 330 ml., from Vinmonopolet. ABV 16,5% (!?). Pours moderate, black with a creamy and lacing tan head. Nose is heavy, roasted malt, moderate to heavy chocolate, moderate oak, coffee, dark fruit, light alchol, berries and liqorice. Taste is heavy sweet and moderate bitter with lasting sweet prunes, alchol warming finish. Body is full, texture is creamy, carbonation is flat. With a "bucketload" of taste, indeed.