Jamesthebrit (383) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Pretty boozy off the bat. Good chocolate, coffee... yeah very boozy.
A: Black and night. Super thick. Head is has poor retention.
T: Thank goodness the coffee and chocolate notes are way more present in the taste than the boozy smell. Drinks thick like melted ice cream. A lot of play between flavors.
P: A little acidic bit to it like with a Russian imperial.... good flavors and thick but the acidity is pretty intense and draws away from the other notes.
Overall a pretty solid beer but this comes on the tails of Founders Imperial so it had a lot to live up to. This beer has solid coffee and chocolate notes but the acidity is a bit out of control as is the booze. A nice beer but needs a couple tweeks.
Sissio (976) - Orsenigo, ITALY - NOV 28, 2015
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
pitch black, brown head
coffee, winey, marsala, chocolate, light burned wood
thick and rich, amazing meditation beer
chocolate, a hint of ashes, coffee beans, winey, cocoa beans
bloodbuzzdean (34) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
10%abv. Black colour with few head. Nice chocolate aroma, taste is a bit too alcohol but chocolate finish is amazing.
Taboada (568) - Compostela (Galiza), - NOV 25, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355 mml bottle tasted on the 21/11/2015. Black colour with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, caramel, chocolate and a hint of alcohol. In taste malty, roasted, chocolate with liquorice and alcohol at the end. Medium bitter finish and Full body. Soft carbonation. Next one please!
trapped (1659) - New York, TURKEY - NOV 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught @ Waterfront Ale House. Inky dark brown with small tan creamy head, faint caramel aroma, low carbonation, slightly sweet mocha taste laced with alcohol, full body, longish mocha finish. Very fulfilling brew.
fdomig (614) - München, GERMANY - NOV 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle at Redhot Munich. Aroma is caramel, chocolate, light smoke, light coffee. Appearance is dark black with a thick brown-ish foam. Taste is medium sweet, very light bitter. Perfect after taste. Very nice Stout.
Kosmokrator (668) - ITALY - NOV 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Imperial stout nera e cioccolatosa con note di cacao, caffè e malto; gusto amarognolo e un po’ scivoloso, corpo meno robusto dell’atteso. Buona ma non trascendentale.
Johnstledger8 (364) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 1, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pitch black with a fading coffee brown head. Loads of coffee, dark chocolate, liquorice, dark fruits. Dense oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation.
Padchenko (166) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 30, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with no head. Low carbonation. Aroma of chocolate with a taste of roast hops and chocolate in the mouth, with a mildly bitter finish. Full texture, and pretty strong! Really nice
angel77 (1725) - oviedo, SPAIN - OCT 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botella 33 cl tomada en el momento en el kraken 24..10..2015 (r3279). Lote ilegible en Botella hasta 11..2017. Color negro intenso con poca espuma beige oscura. Aromas y sabores maltosos tostados de cuerpo ligero fácil de beber con toques finales de cacaos y algo de lactosas, junto con ligera acidez y frutos silvestres. Bastante buena. Para repetir sin duda.
Stew41 (1822) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - OCT 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Winter 11-12 bottling.
Deliberate cellaring effort. In very good condition and still more than enough chocolate running through the palate and still plenty of fizz. Good for another year at least.