gnoff (7976) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at The Woodlands Hotel, Melbourne. On July 27, 2013.
Stated to be 9% ABV.
Black color, brown head. Sweet, caramel, toffee taste. Sweet, roasted, coffee aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Sweet, maltyu, roasted scent.
fletchfighters (1133) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ML bottle
Jet black pour, some ruby highlights. Nice light tan colored head. Good retention to the head. Good one finger before settling to a thick film.
Nose is caramel, dark fruits, chocolate, some smoke and nuts. Caramel bomb was first thought.
Taste follows nose pretty well. Caramel, dark fruits, milk chocolate, and nuts. Very smooth and silky. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Hides the ABV very well.
Stock standard RIS. Easy to drink but not over the top.
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 9%. Dense black pour with a lasting, creamy tan head. Aroma is roasty and smokey with notes of coffee, dark chocolate, raisins and dates. Smoke, tar and roasted malt dominate the flavour with subtle undertones of chocolate and dark fruits. Mouthfeel is thick but slightly watery with subdued carbonation and a lingering roasty finish. Nice Imperial Stout overall, not overly complicated or aggressive but particularly easy to drink.
maneliquor (3255) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours pitch black with a small, dense lightly tanned head leaving some solid lacing. Head stays for the duration. Nose takes a little while to come out and is a touch subdued. Some sweet, bitter cocoa, biscuit, a touch of ash and espresso. Taste is very coffee forward with a lot of bitterness through the palate. Dark chocolate adds to the beer to give it a slight mocha tone throughout. Charred malts play a big role. Palate is soft with light carbonation. Easy drinking for a 10% brew. Tasty stuff
davidm (1942) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 21, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
On tap at Dejavu. Full marks. Aromas of chocolate, vanilla, caramel, with a touch of liquorice. Taste is sweet and bitter, never ending. Palate is creamy, and full bodied. Black, with a frothy, off-white head.
gam (3342) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good sized biege head on top of a dark pour soft carbonation aromas dark chocolate dark fruit coffee liquorice dried fruit cocoa fudge note that being chocolate flavours chocolate fudge dry cocoa liquorice raisin ibu medium mocha coffee touch vanilla taste caramel sweet smooth nicely flavoured stout the finish sweet malt fudge chocolate very tasty fruit vanilla dryness roasted malt medium ibu smooth imperial has some class
Jade (416) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle, poured into a snifter. Dark brown to black, with a creamy brown head. Strong coffee/chocolate aroma. Beautiful warming sensation, oaky, nutty coffee with chocolate - very nice.
hawthorne00 (2541) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 14C. Bottle says 9% ABV. Black with a large tan head that lasts and laces pretty well. Aroma of coffee, roasted barley, under-ripe berries. Taste is surprisingly unlike the aroma, apart from coffee: chocolate fudge, coffee, orange blossoms, some pine. Slightly syrupy, but not all that heavy. Dry, somewhat powdery finish, bitterness creeps up a bit. A lot to like about this, but the aroma didn’t really lead me into the beer.