PapaSkeetSkeet (925) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 10, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2015 Draught at the English Cellar Alehouse. Pours dark-chocolate brown with half an inch of light brown, medium-fine coarseness head. Aroma/flavor is malt sweetness, light chocolate milk, bit of mineral content and soy sauce, some caramel notes. Body is medium, syrupy-watery with a light/soft carbonation. Overall, a decent imperial stout, but could use less residual sweetness and more caramel malt. Update: out of the bottle, I had a much better impression. Flavors of rich chocoalate, light cherry, some caramel. Matching aroma. Full bodied. Score reflects this experience.
Joel (114) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 8, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2015 Pours dark black. Nose of coffee and chocolate. Tastes initially of coffee with well balanced hops bitterness. Very complex. Delicious! Possibly my favorite imperial stout.
TheCaptMatey (134) - Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a dark black colour with a half inch tan head that left thin spotty lacing. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee, and dark chocolate with a hint of alcohol. Flavor is initially of toasted malts and a light bitterness, followed by a sweet chocolate warmth. Medium bodied with medium carbonation.
nazbion (15) - Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - JAN 7, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep black, somewhat liquorous, with beige long lasting head. Aroma of toasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee. Great taste, not so sweet as many other chocolate stouts. Alcohol is present.
perpetuitas (8) - Scarborough, Maine, USA - JAN 7, 2015 does not count
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Really good depth from a brewer I feel has gotten a bit too large, their lager is still good but.
No head at all. Dark, dark black, slight hints of choco on the nose and great depth across the entire palate with a nice and creamy mouth feel and lingering finish.
I love this one.
andrepintado (1636) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JAN 6, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle from saveur-biere.com. Dark to dark brown color with thin persistent head. Medium bitter and light sweet. Lovely medium smooth body, still a little bit fizzy. Aroma is chocolate, nuts, liquorice, light alcohol. Amazing how the alcohol isn’t noticeable. Good job!
jsporrer (32) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a slight brown head with a somewhat oily texture. It doesn’t have a very strong aroma but there is a hint of mildly bitter chocolate. The taste isn’t very bold either leaving only a hint of dark chocolate at the back of your mouth and throat when you swallow and the flavor doesn’t linger long. It was so extremely smooth and lacked any harshness or alcohol burn that it is hard to believe that it is 10% ABV. I enjoyed the smoothness but the singular mild flavor was less than I had hoped for. Very pleasant but lacking a bolder lingering flavor.
jc1762 (62) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours with light foam from the bottle.
First impression on the nose shows egg whites. Upon letting it breathe a bit, the nose shows dark chocolate, roasted malts, and a few notes of soy sauce.
The palate is big and thick. The first sensation is mostly the carbonation, but the dark chocolate bitter notes show up very quickly. As the beer suggests, there’s a lot of dark chocolate flavor in here. Not terribly intense or concentrated (i.e. w00tstout) but it’s there and a great beer to drink down.
But really comes into its own when you let it warm up. Best enjoyed at or only slightly cooler than room temperature
OwainTurner (359) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Coming to this beer with high expectation. Pours a deep, dark rich and thick black. Milk chocolate head. Rich all lacing. Intense roasted malt aroma. Taste is devibe. Thick. Even before it warms it has a gorgeous rich chocolate liquor taste. The best non aged stout I’ve tasted.
PriorL (2256) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample at Horecabeurs 2014 Gent. Shared with Mathieu87.
APPEARANCE: black beer, small brown head.
NOSE: fruity, chocolate off course, some coffee and mocha.
TASTE: chocolate again, somewhat fruity, oak? Mocha and coffee again.