HKdIPA (286) - HONG KONG - OCT 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Junction in London. Pitch black pour with tan head. Chocolate aroma with a bit of licorice but not overpowering. Smells great for a stout like this. Taste is rich and bitter chocolate - roasted malts, hoppy bitterness, lots of chocolate and some coffee. Bitter finish. Doesn't taste like 10%. Palate is both bubbly and rich (not too thick though) - nice. Exceeds expectations - delicious stout.
davidtjm (515) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pour is black with a caramel head, aroma is sweet, caramel, coffee. Taste is sweet, chocolate, caramel, body is thin, texture is oily. Excellent
eduardovl (926) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle poured in a chalice.
A: Pours a deep black color with a thin dark beige almost brown head. Minimum retention and very few lacings left
S: Smell is rich. Roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee, candy, vanilla. Ended by grassy hops and alcohol
T: Follows the nose. Roasted malts, hints of dark chocolate, coffee, yeasts, grassy hops. In overall a deliciously bitter beer. Very very tasty
M: Full creamy body. Low carbonation. Dry bitter mouthfeel. Alcohol is quite evident. Aftertaste is grassy and earthy
O: Brooklyn beers are usually good. This one is even better ;)
[ BA Review @ 1/28/2012 ]
Zodiac (34) - - OCT 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
deep, heavy, chocolate, coffee, no alc in taste, aroma not too strong, very oily, very interesting.
katrinaez (89) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2014
4.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Great burst of flavor at first with the chocolate, but it is a harsh bite of alcohol. It finishes with bitter tastes of the cocoa bean unsweetened. The nibs if you will. Thick and rich. Deep black color.
SlackerMads (1681) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled winter 2013-14. Black with a medium sized diminishing light brown head. Molasses, charcoal, bark, earthy coffee, cocoa, warming alcohol, some dried dark fruits, vanilla bean. Carries the abv well. Long finish with dark fruits. Rich without being heavy, sticky and sweet. Good.
slowrunner77 (6031) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
i liked it quite a bit, but it’s not nearly my favorite imperial stout, or chocolate stout. it does however cover the abv incredibly well. i’d have guessed 8%. it also has a great balance of roasted malts and dry bittersweet chocolate. with the abv so well hidden, though, it also came across at juuuuuust a bit thin. very good - not quite in the uppermost tier, but another wishlist cross-off!"
konungen (73) - - SEP 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mycket mörk chokladbrun färg. Doftar sött av rostad malt & choklad. Riktigt bra smak där chokladen är framträdande. Alkoholsmaken är lite för stark personligen. Flaska från Systembolaget.
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bartlebier (1883) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - SEP 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pour@5e Mondial de la Bière, Mulhouse - FR. Convincingly austere black pour with deep beige crema cap. Dulcet aroma of caramel, chocolate, no abv, a near sweet stout. Full layers of 70% dark chocolate coat the palate, balanced out by a moderate hop bitterness, red wine tannins, moderate liquorice and an astringent nut roastiness. Late ash/charred malt in the leathery, quasi-tangy finish to seal the deal of an imposing, but gorgeously drinkable ImpStout. One to revisit.
venom666 (389) - Elche, SPAIN - SEP 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Jet black color with a slightly beige short lasting head. Aroma is rich in dark chocolate and coffee, but also has dark fruits, toffee and caramel. Taste has less chocolate than the aroma, but is also predominant, together with coffee, roasted malts and sweet caramel. Aftertaste is alcoholic (not boozy) and bitter.