hopscotch (9215) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle... Pours black with a small head. The nose is all about mocha Ė espresso grind and dark chocolate - and a big time toasted tree nut component - mainly pistachios and almonds. Medium to full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and tingly carbonation. Unfortunately, the flavor is not as kind as the aroma. Itís no more than a blend of rindy and burnt bitterness, and charcoal. Lengthy, carbonic, metallically bitter finish. Yuck.
gam (3279) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beige head dark pour mild carbonation aromas caramel nut malt chocolate vanilla cocoa grain wheat grassy note hay the flavours honey mild coffee caramel chocolate wheat roast taste medium bitter grainy good tastes the finish good malt grain roast bitter finish smooth goes down well nice imperial
ThreeCats (579) - ISRAEL - OCT 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark brown with highlights and a tan head. Aroma of lots of roast and chocolate, dark fruit, malt, brown sugar. Taste of roast and ash, bitter chocolate, carbonation a little too high for the style. Roasty palate. Good RIS, but not in the "excellent" range.
slowrunner77 (5889) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hasnít been a 6% english stout for 5 years, from what I can tell (and it was called Stoopid Stout then). Bomber, pours pretty dark, as usual. Feel is medium bodied and smooth. Maybe a touch lite for 9%, but solid. Simple beer, but tasty...mostly chocolate and roasted malts with a little back end bitterness but more sweet in nose and flavor than anything else. "
IrishBoy (3853) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Barrelhouse 101. Black with a medium, heavy lacing, tan head. Nose is chocolate, coffee, and roast. Flavor is chocolate, vanilla, white pepperiness and coffee.
lambicboy12 (43) - salt lake, Utah, USA - JUN 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
1- brownies and cocoa 2- dark brown with a thick tan head 3- Coffee roastiness with a bitterness to support 4- full bodied with a dry aftertaste 5- A very big beer that is balanced well and easy to drink
Martinus (2892) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JUN 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black colour, tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, caramel, chocolate. Light sweet flavour, bitter, roasted malts, lots of coffee. Finish coffee and bitter chocolate.
(from 66cL bottle @ RBBWG III, Gent 2014. Thanks for sharing, Sebletitje!)
glennmastrange (2287) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Moderate toasted and dark chocolate for the malt, light burnt herbs and earth for the hops and yeast, with vanilla and alcohol in the background. Head is small to average, frothy/creamy, light tan with good legs and lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is very dark brown. Flavor starts moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and moderately bitter. Palate is medium to full, creamy with a soft carbonation an a sticky and lightly alcoholic finish. Thereís both bite and smoothness in this top notch Imperial Stout.
EdInSaltLake (652) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - APR 30, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chocolate-y aroma; a lot like brownies. Cocoa, sweet, roasted malt flavor.
DedicatedToFun (2617) - Santa Monica, California, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark pour with tan head. Bomber from whole foods, smells bitter like chocolate malt, taste is espresso and chocolate, great stout.]