jackl (7069) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 27, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ home. The pour’s thick, oily black with a tight, creamy tan head. Attractive. The nose is strong sweet Hershey’s chocolate syrup, charred malts, espresso bean, booze-infused fudge and bitter dark chocolate. Big, expressive aromas. The taste is similarly outsized. Heavy notes of freshly ground espresso. Charred wood and gritty roasted malt flavors. Big, fat, thick chocolate milkshake. Dry, hoppy bitter finish. Ashy. The body’s thick and viscous. Luxurious mouthfeel. This beer wears the ABV well, though it certainly demands to be drunk at a leisurely pace. Overall, pretty outstanding. I feel like I’ve cheated myself by waiting this long to try this beer. It’s great. If this was made by a hip US brewery it’d have a huge reputation.
ulrikolsen (374) - DENMARK - OCT 15, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap@Fermentoren. Pours black with thick creamy and lazing tan head. Aroma has roasted malt, coffee and chocolate and some dried fruit and piney hops. Taste is quite dry with dark roasted malts, coffee, liquorice, notes of liquorice and dried fruit yet hoppy with grass, hay and pine. Finish is dry with long roasted aftertaste.
Turtles (2068) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2016
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Keg @ Bishops Arms, Hornsgatan. Black with a small, firm and creamy tanned head, rich lacing. Big roasted barley aroma, coffee, molasses, dark chocolate and cherries. Soft carbonated, full bodied, chalky and mid-sweet mouthfeel. Hard roasted taste, roasted barley and coffee beans, rye, pumpernickel, licorice and some sweet molasses lifting that hard roasted taste. The alcohol is well hidden, the finish has a lovely chalky, dry-roasted bitterness that lingers. Just great!
mjik83 (1350) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 24, 2016
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 20/20
33cl bij Kannen & Kruiken festival, Maastricht
Alcoholpercentage van 9,5%
Uiterlijk: zwart met amper schuim
Aroma en smaak: koffie, chocolade, gebrande mouten, straffe bitter
Conclusie: lekkere zware stout
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Iznogud (2621) - CROATIA - AUG 25, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Fermentoren, Copenhagen. Pours dark brown with lasting light brownish head. Malty, roasted, coffee, licorice, chocolate, some vanilla. Quite sweet, but I wouldn’t say too much. Oily. Medium to full bodied.
ClarkVV (5860) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 23, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled Sep 1st, 2014, drunk 7/23/16, thanks to Brian.
Awesome, massively well-retained dark beige head sits atop a dark mahogany body of low clarity.
Clean, crisp, clear citrus and floral hops in the nose are somehow still prevalent after all these years. Cocoa, vanilla, biscuit and fudge quickly fill in the gaps as the hops disappear permanently. Choco-graham cracker with good, dry, crunchy coffee notes. Very light raisin-prune character could be more acidic and balancing, but it’s not that sweet, so the relative balance is good. Strong acidity in the mouth, getting bready and very biscuity-chocolatey. I guess the alcohol dosent build up too badly. Pretty nice, though a bit bitter and dry/roasty.
AirForceHops (6302) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 23, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks Willrunforbeer on this bottle, carried home from England! Aroma of roast, vanilla, char, light ,light coffee.
Flavor of cocoa, light coffee, chocolate, and a great chewy, full mouthfeel. The texture is nice and has a full mouthfeel. This is really nice!
WillRunForBeer (2342) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 23, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle from BottleDog London. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, molasses, oats. Flavor is molasses, coffee. Nice and smooth.
Chalumeaux (1063) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 23, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle thanks Willrunforbeer dark cola pour with a nice rich mocha head. Aromas of dark chocolate vanilla roasted malt. Taste is rich creamy coffee chocolate vanilla nice well done stout.
AdamChandler (4540) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 23, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375ML bottle. Thanks WillRun. Smells great. smells like coffee and oak and even whiskey. loads of chocolatey espresso aroma with vanilla. this smells great. Taste is great. smokey, peet, vanilla, espresso. Dense mouthfeel, thick and almost creamy. Peet throughout with ashy charcoal. I think this is fantastic. a traditional imperial stout with a modern finish. Love it was bottle conditioned.
PMgep (263) - Lund, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Old rating transferred to Ratebeer. Very very dark beer, a bit to light body for me for an imp. stout.