aleigator (340) - GERMANY - FEB 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a viscous, black color with a big, stable brown head.
Has aromas of toffee, fudge, smooth coffee and nougat, leading to a well balanced, slightly sweeter nose.
Tastes of molasses, glazed toffee, earthy malts with hints of bitter coffee, coated up by a decent creaminess. Roasted coffee beans provide an enjoyable balance to the sweet, warming toffee. Turns even sweeter during the finish, with sugary coca-cola, molasses and a gently, dry, bitter chocolate note.
CapFlu (4684) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very iodine nose amongst molasses and burnt toast. Flavor of soya sauce, roasted and bready malts. Nicely mellow. Sampled at Left4Beer.
TheJestersBeer (2188) - SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a pitch black with a brown head.
Roasted, spicy aroma, malt, chocolate, coffee, licorice, faint smoke, caramel, hops, iodine, earth.
Off-dry, fullbodied, mid to high bitterness, creamy CO2.
Roasted, smooth, spicy taste, chocolate, licorice, coffee, leather, light smoke, caramel, hops, earth, toffee.
Well balanced, very velvety and smooth. Really nice! (2015-02-13)
47574xeCD (429) - God’s Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle Share at Cotteridge Convention 24/1/15
Poured a Black beer with a deep tan head, looked very good and the aroma and taste didn’t dissapoint. with a hint of smoke, flavourful hints of chocolate, cocoa, light coffee and a roast all over. Marvelous this!
pressboxjoe (274) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very roasty, perhaps a little smoky, good body but not great. A little boring, but maybe that’s because I’m having too many imperial stouts.
bytemesis (3974) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 10, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 2012 I think - old enough to still be Vampire Slayer. Pours opaque black, small dark brown head, creamy and slow to dissipate leaving nice lacing behind. Aroma is roasty, tobacco, chocolate. Flavor is light plus sweet and light bitter, roasty, a bit burned, notes of cocoa. Medium plus body, lingering bitterness and a creamy mouthfeel. This is a solid straight imply.
Kevin (2120) - New Mexico, USA - FEB 8, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. lasting orangeish head. smells of booze, and chocolate. tastes of booze and chocolate too. a lingering cookie note with a a nice cream and coffee flavor after this has been sipped on for an hour or so. a bit thin, but it is 10 percent afterall. burning alcohol is there throughout. chocolate covered cherry booze flavor really lingers toward the end of the glass.
COMRADEJOSH (318) - Ft Hood, Texas, USA - FEB 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Toasted malt and chocolate aroma that matches this pitch black imperial stout. Smooth on the palate with fruit and chocolate notes and very warming on the aftertaste. Good malt profile pairs with the high alcohol and just enough hops for bittering.
vtafro (4216) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Roasted and toasted malt glavors, dry not really any sweet tones. Aromas are similarly dry, with roasted and dark tones.
Scopey (8036) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the Cotteridge Convention thanks to Steve. It pours jet black with a small beige head. The nose is rich roast, oily, spicy, earth, umami, chocolate and just a touch of soy sauce. The taste is bitter, rich roast, earth, tar, charred wood, chocolate cake, dark fruits and a touch of alcohol. Medium+ body and fine carbonation. Smooth, rich and rather tasty.