Nodrog (9) - - DEC 11, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly disappointed with this beer. The aroma is decent, plums, chocolate and all. Thick brown head which quickly dissipates. Nice blend of malts, roasty flavour, a reasonable amount of chocolate. But, the flavour is totally overpowered by alcohol and hugely bitter finish which is just not that classy and frankly either too strong or not that well blended/aged. Something like De Molen’s Rasputin or Tsarina are way better for me.
orangesol (748) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Served on-tap at Al’s of Hampden into a nonic pint.
A - Pours out pitch black with a small one finger brown head that leaves light lacing down the entire glass.
S - Dark, roasty aroma with a slightly sweet smell from the malts. Coffee and chocolate, obviously, dominate this one. A slight heat from the huge amount of alcohol comes thru once it warms a bit.
T - Dark chocolate dominates this one. Rich, roasty, malts with hints of caramel, toffee, and other sweet flavors from the malt. Chocolate, espresso, and dark fruits help mellow out the roasty flavor. One of the best readily available chocolate stouts on the market today.
M - Fairly creamy with medium-heavy body and flavor. Slightly dry finish with a roasty flavor. The huge amount of alcohol singes the pallet leaving it feeling quite hot.
D - Fairly high given the huge amounts of alcohol in this one. It is a sipper for sure but I could still go thru a couple of these with no problem.
Calisky (629) - ALSACE, FRANCE - SEP 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2014 Couleur noire, mousse beige qui disparait. Nez de chocolat noir, raisin sec, fruits secs. Gout cremeux de cacao, chocolat noir, raisin sec , fruits sec, caramel grillé, malt grilé, prune, vanille. Tres complexe et subtil, Superbe
einherjar (17) - CROATIA - SEP 1, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Black color with, dark tan head. Aroma caramel, roasted malts, dried fruits. Taste like coffee, chocolate and herbs. I got advice to cold this beer and then drink it very slowly until it gets warmer. When colder chocolate notes are stronger, while getting warm taste more like coffee with alcohol warm and bitterness on finish.
serjaymz (71) - Istanbul, TURKEY - SEP 1, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Istanbul, şişe.. Bardakta simsiyah bir görüntü ve dolgun, yarım parmak kalıcı kahverengi köpük.. Koku harika, alkol, karamel, bitter çikolata.. Tadım oldukça dolgun, gövdeli.. Alkol hissediliyor, damakta ise kavrulmuş malt ve bitter çikolata oldukça kalıcı, alkol biraz önde.. Türkiye'deki şu an için tek ve en başarılı imperial stout!
Beerathon (1146) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I went on to check my rating of this and found out that I never have, so it’s about damn time. As expected, it’s black in color and has a creamy cocoa head with some lacing. Boozy, chocolaty, roasted malts in both nose and flavor. Good stuff.
nickel (263) - - AUG 21, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Chocolate and caramel aroma. Full body with great taste of roasted malt. Medium bitterness makes this beer on of the favourite
lillmuffin (72) - Haugesund, NORWAY - AUG 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ stuelands. Black with beige head. Smell of chocolate and coffee. Taste of coffee beans, chocolate, caramel and Sugar. Good palate. Great for dessert.
azzie (230) - - AUG 19, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark liquid like strong black coffee, tan head. Full body, light carbonation. Medium bitterness, bitter aftertaste. Thick, looks like liquor. Aroma of dark sugar and molases, coffee and strong taste of bitter dark chocolate. Very good one. Taste like strong concentrated chocolate cake with coffee.
fitwitchik (303) - USA - AUG 18, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 2012 bottle into a snifter a darkest brown black with a dark tan head.
Aroma is molasses & coffee.
Flavor is quite smooth from the aging. Strong coffee very little booze evident. Bittersweet chocolate here. Tasty!
DomD (50) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle. Very nice aroma of chocolate and coffee. Pours black with minimal head. Medium bitter taste. Full bodied with creamy texture and soft carbonation, slightly bitter finish. Very nice Imperial Stout.