Marsiblursi (3045) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Pours black with a creamy pale brown to brown head. The aroma holds fruity dark chocolate, grainy coffee, dark juicy bread, peeper, chilly, mineral, fresh salty liquorice, green herbs, sticky fresh citrus, grass, wood, oat and warming alcohol. Touch of dog food. Clean and young on the nose. The flavor s light sweet, medium to heavily bitter and light acidic with hard roast, green/woodsy hops and alcohol. The mouthfeel is sticky, clean, tart and light fiery with a soft carbonation. Lots of aggressive deep roast, green hops and light alcohol. Medium to full bodied.
n0mel (250) - FINLAND - NOV 5, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(From notes 3 Nov, 2012) Bottle. The head is airy (i.e. large bubbles), beige and small. The beer is dark brown, almost black. Aroma is chocolate, smoke and easily discernible hops. Flavor is clearly hoppy, bitter burnt smoked coffee, sweetness. Texture is smooth enough. Finish is a slightly herbal hoppy bitter, hints of alcohol (no problem).
Powerfully hopped imperial stout and not very complex. Feels in some ways, mainly the noticeable hops, like a black IPA. But, Iím a fan of imperial stouts, and this one certainly gets enough things right for me to enjoy it.
conway (1753) - - NOV 3, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with khaki head. Aroma is chocolate and roasted malts. Flavor is dominated by smoke and a little hop kick at the end. Nice carb.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Habanero (2850) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2012 Bottled. Pours deep brown to black with a small tan head. Fair lacing. Nose of roasted malts, coffee, licorice and dark fruit.
Sweet flavor of roasted malts, licorice, coffee, chocolate, prunes, raisins andmolasses.Full bodied, oily texture and flat to soft CO2. More dry finish with alcohol notes and slightly bitter. A n excellent imp. stout.★★★★
Ataraxia (399) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Murky brown with a beige head. Lively aroma of sugary chocolate, black coffee, roasted malts, and resiny hops. Very creamy, full body, and warming. Alcohol presence is well masked; finish is long, astringent, and hoppy.
Countbeer (4897) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A small light brown to tan head which changes quick into a half open lacing on top of a black colored beer.
Smell roast, coffee roast, dark chocolate, manure, chocolate roast, roasted barleys. Nice!
Taste is strong bitter, spicy, dark chocolate, lots of roast, roasted barley malts, coal, smoke.
Aftertaste is dark ín bitter with some roast, chocolate and malts.
Low to medium carbo, soft creamy light spicy mouthfeel, full body and a creamy texture.
Very good balanced, lot of roast and nice bitterness.
Maybe a bit of a cliche beer, but itís very well executed!
flemmingwillum (1057) - Nysted, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rating #769, bottle from Toft Vin. A pitchblack beer with a minor head. Aroma is very roasted with smoke, cheese and a bunch of chocolate. Flavor of roasted chocolate, sweet chocolate, a lot of bitterness all the time and pretty obvious alcohol in the finish. Aftertaste of smoke and sweet chocolate. Good balance between bitterness and sweetness, but the beer might not be as complex, exciting and innovative as other impys iíve had. Well tasting, though. Magnificent palate - very soft, thick and with perfect amount of carbonation.
JPDurden24 (1623) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - OCT 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bomber, black pour, light brown head. Coffee and chocolate in the aroma, maybe some cherry and a little oak, taste has a lot of dark chocolate and roast and a little boozy flavor on the after taste. Enjoyable.
RedCloud (129) - Rhode Island, USA - OCT 22, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark black cherry, with a finger of platinum tan head that leaves little lacing. Nose is of brown sugar, roasted malts, black licorice, a bit of alcohol, and a slight musk of tobacco. The taste starts off with your typical heavily roasted malts, then kicks into a deep, sugary espresso. The booze, and brown sugary sweetness keep the bitterness of the lightly charred barley at bay, creating a deep boozy Russian imperial stout. The hops are moderately infused, but kept throughout as a simple highlight. The carbonation is low, but still maintains a spritely mouthfeel.
hopscotch (9816) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Black w/ small, creamy, deeply-tanned. Aroma is scorched almonds and pistaschios, singed caramel, blueberries and charred malts. Medium to full-bodied w/ tingly carbonation. Flavor is burnt caramel and tree nuts with a touch of cardboard oxidation that not assertive enough to be off-putting. Finishes burnt and bitter and a smidge hot. TWPBG