andregoncalves (1332) - 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.
titvs (78) - 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 (1023) - 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 (19214) - 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 (2120) - 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 (5095) - 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.