andrepintado (2414) - Lisbon, - MAY 11, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
75cl bottle from el corte ingles, lisbon. This is probably sold out now... Nice dark color with medium brown head. Head disappears after 5 seconds, what the hell? Carbonation is high and artificial. Medium sweetness. Aroma is coffee and chocolate. Also some water. It’s a nice try from a macro company but for anybody who is used to drink micros, this sounds way too artificial.
kermis (9019) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 28, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle rescued from turding at a bar in Porto airporto. Very dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma of overripe dark fruit, cocoa, toffee, fudge and malt. Flavour is over moderate sweet and light moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. It’s not an imperial stout or Dunkler bock as the listing suggests. It’s a sweet stout, an ok one but nothing special.
deanso (7920) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 28, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
75cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis.
very thin tan head. Clear almost black pour. It’s not an imperial stout. Maybe a stout or porter as it’s only 7%. Pleasant drinking but drop imperial from the name please. I was looking forward to this until I tasted it.
cecisimao (4) - Lisboa, PORTUGAL - JUL 14, 2015 does not count
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Irish & Co, Lisbon. Very dark brown body, light brown cloudy medium lasting foam. Nothing much imperial when compared with the commercial superbock stout beer. Just pleasant to drink.
KnutAlbert (6591) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown, tan head. Liquorice, coffee, but the references to PEter the Great are taking this a bit too far. Nice that they suggest a cheese pairing. But at 7% it misses the mark,I’d want this at 10. Yet, a fine beer, roasted grain, chocolate, fennel, coffee, all in modest amounts. Dry mouth feel.
cervmagpt (569) - PORTUGAL - MAY 5, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Review according to BJCP2008 guidelines (style 13F. Russian Imperial Stout). 75cl bottle - Batch L2806241. AROMA: mild sweet chocolate notes combined with roasted malt and alcohol. no esters or hop aromas. lacks more roasted aromas.
APPEARANCE: deep black and opaque (with help from food colouring E150c). very tanned head with average retention.
TASTE: very low bitterness and absent hop flavours, moderate roasted grains flavours (coffe-like), very low esters. relative sweet finish (maybe from the caramel food colouring). Somewhat solvent-like alcohol flavour evident.
PALATE: medium body with light velvety texture. low alcohol warmth with moderate carbonation.
OVERALL: an average comercial style imperial stout that could be better without the food colouring (E150c) and more roasted malt. much better than the brand regular artificial stout, nonethless.
ruigo (2034) - PORTUGAL - DEC 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Shared a 75cl bottle with some friends in a beer tasting night. Pours a almost black colour with a brown fluffy head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, liquorice and light roasted/smoked. Average to high carbonation and low to medium body. Too watery. Taste is medium bitter and medium sweet with a long and dry finish. Overall, a nice try but I prefer the regular SB Stout.
omhper (22603) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 11, 2013
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottled, thanks andregoncalves! Near black, minimal head. Cardboard arma. Sweet with medium body and clean mouthfeel. Syrup and cardboard, slight caramel. Slightly metallic finish. Dumping some black malt in a macro lager does not make it an imperial stout, nor does it make it a good beer.
zacgillbanks (4007) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Jumbo supermarket, Portimao, Portugal. This is an inky black beer that has liquorice and chocolate flavours, red fruity notes and a sweet milk chocolate finish.
SaintMatty (6464) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml Bottle - Black with a foamy tan head. Roasted malt, chocolate and some smoky hints in the aroma. Roasted and chocolatey taste with cocoa, coffee and some smoky notes detected.