KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. The pour was jet black with an average sized (1-2 finger) medium brown rocky head that diminished slowly down to a few puddles of residue left floating on top, which allowed some nice sheeting of lace on the glass.
The aroma was robust and tantalizing with roasted black malts, a mild resin hop and a bitter leathery yeast with notes of bitter-sweet chocolate, molasses, dark roasted coffee, a smidgen of dark fruit and a nice dose of alcohol.
The taste was boldly malty and lightly sweet with notes of chocolate and molasses at first and finished with a nice bitter mocha coffee flavor and had a smooth alcohol ending. The flavor stuck around for a nice long time letting the alcohol fade and the mocha coffee taste linger on.
Mouthfeel was thick and full in body and creamy, oily and a bit dry in texture with a nice lively carbonation.
Overall a superbly blended brew that combines a great chocolate and coffee flavor, with a nice alcohol warming sensation.
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 (35) - 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 (1662) - 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 (677) - 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 (365) - 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.