knickskicks (496) - - AUG 26, 2012
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours jet black, frothy tan head. Nose is roasted malts, pure dark chocolate, dark berries, black currant. Taste is rich dark chocolate, dark fruits, espresso, and a strong bitter finish. The really creamy mouthfeel is the best part of the beer along with the nose. The smooth mouthfeel reminds me of the Yeti beers.
Vaiz (2681) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Pitch black pour, thin deep tan head. Aroma is roasty, chocolate, hay, tobacco, caramel and some coffee. Flavor is well balanced deeply black imperial stout. A tiny bit sweet, nice bitter and very full. Amazing brew.
Charlieboy (58) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2011 A lovely present from my nephew sipped in front of the fire, looks amazing, the colour of the head is fantastic! Delicious flavours like a fruitcake in a glass great stuff.
Christian (9697) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black with a lasting light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, dried fruit, orange peel and pine. Sweetish dark malty flavour with chocolate, licorice, a bit of charcoal and ink, along with citrus hops and a good bitter finish. Great balance and great intensity
zacgillbanks (957) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. An inky black beer that pours with a dark brown, quickly disappearing head. It has a thick mouthfeel spicy red fruity and orange marmalade flavours, liquorice and slight chocolate hints on the fruity finish. Maybe not a normal imperial stout, but this is still excellent!
Leighton (6931) - London, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared with Nick at the Euston Tap, London. Pours thick black like oily tar with a creamy, brown head. Burnt cocoa aroma with lots of dark roast, some oak and whiskey. Big sweet flavor but not cloying at all, lots of dirt, tar, dark roast, espresso, dark chocolate, bitter burnt grass. Full bodied, chewy with fine carbonation. Mild warming finish with lots of dark chocolate, bitter baking cocoa, heavy roast, light peat, burnt earth. Really just an immensely good, highly quaffable beer. Superb.
Borresteijn (3647) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 30, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
33cl Bottle from De Bierkoning. Black colour, light brown head. Aroma of citrussy hops, grapefruit, hard roasted malts, coffee, some alcohol. Flavour is sweet, hard roasted malts, coffee, citrus, grapefruit, liquorice, really malty, firm bitter roasted and citrussy hoppy finish. Fullbodied, smooth mouthfeel. Great hoppy AND malty imperial stout.
gnoff (6317) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
33 cl bottle at Tre Små Rum, Göteborg, on August 25, 2012.
Black color, big brown head. Malty, sweet, figs, fruity, alcohol, salty scent. Smooth rich mouthfeel, salty aftertaste. Medium high bitterness. Smooth, malty, roasted, salty taste. Very rich, very smooth, very tasty.
FaithHealer1 (330) - SCOTLAND - JUN 4, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at North Bar, Leeds. Pours a really deep brown, small tan head. Aroma is brilliant - chocolate, coffee, hops, raisins, some cherry and at the start, a real apple Nutri-Grain cereal bar note. Bizarre but brilliant feature. Taste is great too - chocolate, dark fruits, coffee with a hop cone kick on the end. Full bodied, silky mouthfeel, long rewarding finish (great for drinking slowly). Seriously, very good.
leaparsons (7069) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black with a beige foam. Aromas are nutty and smoky with mollasses and liquorice. Soy with marzipan and grapefruit. Earthy with rich coffee and some oiliness. Raisins with hints of floral pine and chocolate. Flavours are sweet plummy fruits with prunes and light grapefruit bitterness. Nutty with dark chocolate and low pine. Herbal with lots of spices and warming peppery alcohol. Has a gritty cocoa palate. Really good.