JorgeLee (1763) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Thick treacly brown black pour, brownish foam which vanished rapidly. Decent stuff, the usual heavy roast with some warming booze and chocolate and coffee flavours. Less hoppy and bitter than some, malts to the fore. A decent imperial stout.
LetsGoState (819) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance is deep black with a medium tan head. Aroma is a little chocolate. Taste is primarily chocolate with some bitterness. Overall decent but not great.
beersncomics (14) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2016
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Fantastic beer. A glorious dessert in a bottle. Pours black with a foamy tan head. Big bold chocolate notes with a nice roasty malt backbone that shines through.
Really enjoy this brew and was honoured to drink it after attending a talk with Steve Hindy on his Birthday where we were all presented with a bottle. :-)
Excalibur123 (358) - Soria, SPAIN - MAR 18, 2016
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Vierte negro fuerte con media capa de espuma beige de ligera retención dejando fino cerco; aromas fuertes a cacao, licor, frutos negros y regaliz, en boca entrada potente, muy maltosa con ligero amargor, siguen notas a café torrefacto y regaliz, cuerpo pleno con carbónico medio, amargor medio con final dulce, largo retrogusto maltoso y cafetoso, interesante stout aunque se aprecia demasiado el alcohol.
Voodoo (562) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
It’s been almost a decade since I’ve had this beer....maybe too long. Pours an opaque deep brown with a tan head which lingers......aroma of chocolate, touch of smoke, touch of vanilla....taste is chocolate with coffee notes (though obviously no coffee in the mix) , oaken wood, balance of sweet/dry, a finish of smoke and bitterness. As good as I remember.
Kco (51) - USA - MAR 16, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown almost no light passes through. Small tan head with some lacing. A good imperial stout. Well balanced.
Pringao_Toribi (349) - Oviedo, SPAIN - MAR 16, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Well crafted and balanced chocolate-coffee beer.
Liked: rich sweet taste, chocolate-coffee aroma, smooth ending, creamy foam.
To improve: a little too carbonated.
ruramikael (103) - SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
chocolate, nuts, caramel, resin, spruce, cheese, basement aromas, alcohol, soy sauce, black, clear, brown foam, heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, salty, full body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,
SamVimes21 (267) - - MAR 15, 2016
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
At a bar in alta Norway a beautifully rounded stout with just the amount of chocolate and a nice bitter aftertaste
cagou007 (1039) - FRANCE - MAR 7, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep brown with thin brown head. Nose is chocolate and dried fruits. Aromas roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, dried fruits, caramel. Low carbonation, oily texture, full body. Long sweet and roasty finish, with an alcoholic hint.