AZBennett (114) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAY 12, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a minimal tan head that eases away into nothingness. Aromas are powerful cinnamon, clove, chocolate, coffee, toffee, nutmeg, roast, and light alcohol. Flavors are massively spiced with cinnamon, clove and nutmeg being the most forward, lots of cocoa and toffee mingle with the spice, there is a soft pepper heat that is more felt than tasted although it does come through in flavor on the aftertaste and very minimal alcohol notes that are quite pleasant. Palate is perfect in every way, thick and creamy with tongue coating supremacy. Overall this is an amazing experience though one to be savored for sure; the beer is big and complex and can easily overwhelm the senses but it is a truly exceptional drinking experience.
mariuspoenari (1094) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 20, 2016
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at CBC 2016 - day 2. Dark chocolate, cocoa, cinnamon, caramel, molasses, a bit of coffee, tobacco, vanilla and spices. Extremely well balanced and complex.
jookos (5020) - FINLAND - MAY 17, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
@Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2016, GREEN
black. Spicy nos.e roasty, bit ashy, spice cabinet, cinnamons, lavender, all sorts. Full bodied. Good bitter cleansing finish. Full flavourful, long linger. Peppercorns.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
Hermod (5861) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAY 17, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at CBC 2016.
Poured deep black in color with a thin brown head.
Aroma had tobacco, vanilla, roasted malt and chocolate.
some burning sensation in throat in finish.
Full bodied, sweet chocolaty with roasted malt and vanilla. Massive.
llkc (1270) - århus, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
duft: kaffe chokolade ristet malt sødme
smag: sød vanilje ristet matl list nød kan
KykoPatykar (21) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 15, 2016
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma: Cacao, cinnamon, vanilla, little touch of chilli peppers, dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malts. Appearance: Pitch-black, tan 1-finger head. Taste: Medium sweet, medium bitter, hint of spiciness and hot from chilli in the background, basically everything from aroma you can also notice in taste. Palate: Full body, creamy slick texture, soft to medium carbonation, smooth, long medium sweet, spicy and chilli hot finish. Overall: Really masterly balanced, delicious, complex, one of the best spiced imperial stouts I have proved so far.
Beerhunter111 (14701) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 14, 2016
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
CBC2016. Schwarze Farbe, geringe braune Schaumkrone. Geruch süß intensiv röstmalzig, Schokolade. Geschmack intensiv süß röstmalzig, Vanille, Cocoa, Schokolade, Sahne, sehr dickflüssig.
ej (1188) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ CBC -16. jet black with a dense dark tanned head. vanilla and cocoa on the nose along with a solid roasty and malty profile. roasty flavors with cocoa and vanila. a bit of warming alcohol and loads of burnt sugars. thick velvety mouthfeel, full body and soft carbonation. warming alcohol, roasty and chilli finish.
alkolord (345) - - MAY 14, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Schwarz im Glas, dunkelbrauner Schaum, schokoladig würzig in der Nase, cremiges mundgefühl, schokoladig im Abgang, leicht scharf im nachgang, nicht so gut wie erwartet
SlackerMads (2674) - DENMARK - MAY 14, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg. Black with a medium sized dark brown head with good lace and regeneration. Soft, chocolate, cinnamon, licorice, warming alcohol, cocoa, molasses. Sweet and warming.
fraternie (983) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2016
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Probably the best spiced imperial stout out there, this is simply loaded with complexity. Thick and oily, dark as night body, bursting with chocolate, burnt mocha and black fruit up front, showing complex elements of cinnamon and pepper spice underneath, adding notes of tobacco and leather. Endless finish.