McNeillR (1897) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy fazed light brown, no head. Light oakiness, un-stewed laphsong smokiness. Oaky dryness, token smoked but very rich. Impressively imperial. Chunk oiliness, soft and peppery. Tight coffee bitterness on the finish. Vee nice.
Bottle, James via Beers Of Europe, All My Vinyl Tasting
JohnRMurdoch (3975) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 22, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
330ml bottle from Hipo Beers. Almost black, good head. Resin coffee alcohol aroma. Toasted coffee flavour. Sour treacle alcohol aftertaste. Tasles like many of BrewDog’s strong beers. Not my thing.
oliodnb (597) - ITALY - FEB 17, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2014 Black beer, beautiful thick creamy beige head. Smells of roasted malts and coffee, taste is very rich with a pleasant sour finish. Slightly bitter palate with some coffee and chocolate. I couldn?t honestly tell the difference between an Imperial Porter like this and a Stout.
Moscicki (129) - Tarnow, POLAND - FEB 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Oh, I like this one mainly for the complex and multilayered aroma of dark fruits, chocolate, coffee, toffee and caramel. I like how it changes when a drink changes temperature. Pours deep black with nice brown head. The taste is sweet, body is full, palate is very oily and sticky. You feel as if you were eating this beverage. Soft carbonation makes this beer very drinkable which in combination with 8.5% can end up really bad.
Nice slow sipper, I would pair it with carrot cake or with chocolate muffins.
IPAgutten79 (820) - Skui, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2014 Svart med lavt skum. Aromaen er kaffe, mørk malt og vag sjokolade. Smaken er god balansert, her er kaffen fremtredende, med malt og sjokolade i bakgrunnen. Mild bitterhet i ettersmaken. Tykk konsistens.
FatPhil (11817) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap (Tuulensuu, Tampere)
Lovely black, dark tight tan head. Lovely soft roast. Taste also mellow roast, but finish has huge levels of liquorice. Dry earthy hops. Covers the alcohol well. It’s a very heavy roast, but not ashy. A big glass of this was not a problem. Chocolatey later.
KansaiBeerLvrs (3554) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Yamaichi, a dark black pour with a thick creamy tan head into a snifter that leaves minimal lacing behind. The aroma is umami, chocolate and a herbal note almost mint like or peppery quite intriguing. Nice creamy silky full body & mouthfeel. The taste is roasty, milk chocolate with that same peppery quality & a touch of soy. Some warming, all in all a well made beer from Brewfist.
Blade86 (1019) - Wrocław, POLAND - JAN 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2014 Chocolate, some coffee, alcohol; very dark brown, minimal foam; medium bitterness, medium sweetness, medium body, alcoholic feel, long sweetish finish;
overall: yet another good beer
Christian (11981) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
At Borefts Beer Festival 2013. Near black with a small tan head. Lots of roasted aroma with chocolate and coffee notes. Sweetish roasted flavour with chocolate and vanilla
Buongiorgio00 (934) - - JAN 18, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Porteraccia da gara. Gusto molto ricco, che riempie la bocca e sguscia abile come un ninja con i suoi otto gradi fino alla mente, stendendola a rapidi colpi di nunchaku. Intense note di caffé, con sentori di liquirizia che le dona un’egelante abito di dolcezza accomodante, subito tradita dalla stoccata di amaro finale. Eccezziunale veramente!