Pinball (10775) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pitch dark, small brown head. aroma is rosated malts, lots of roasted amlts, thick. flavor is roeasted malts, licorice, solid tasty imp. st.
CraftBeerNick (863) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home, bought from Cave a Bulles. 23rd June 2013. Nice pour, little carbonation, aroma, deep, thick liquorice, leather sweet molasses . Taste is liquorice,sweet leather, some coffee and caramel. Great French Impy
madsberg (10144) - Sřborg, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Black coloured. Dense light brown head. Aroma. Roast, caramel, cocoa, chocolate. dust, flavour. cocoa, raost, coffee, chocolate, alcohol, spice. Medium to full bodiedl. Ends roasted bitter.
Ungstrup (29224) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a dark brown head. The aroma has notes of smoke, roasted malt, and chocolate. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, chocolate, alcohol, , and smoke, leading to a dry roasted finish. Thanks yespr for sharing.
thebeertourist (4788) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from La Fine Mousse, Paris. Black with a small, creamy beige head. Malty aroma, chocolate, dark fruit, alcohol. Good rich chocolate, more than hints of marcipane and some fruit. A late-night treat for sure.
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle from La Cave ŕ Bulles in Paris. Pours a black body with a thin, creamy, dark brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is hard roasts, licorice, currant dark fruits, dark chocolates, and a decent amount of citruses. Flavor is similar. A good amount of citrusy hops with some hard roasts, licorice, dark fruits, dark chocolates, and coffee. Finishes dry, roasty, and pretty bitter with a good amount of licorice before leaving a lengthy aftertaste. Fuller, smooth body and a flat, lighter carbonation. Overall, a pretty solid imperial stout. Roasty and hoppy, but a bit flat on the carbonation. Good beer.
MartinT (7797) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
My Bottom Line:
Citrusy hops and roasted, nearly burnt malts are transported by intense bubbling, and somewhat bothered by picklish notes in the nose.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the dark brown-hued blackness.
-Citrusy hops and intensely roasted malts aren’t exactly harmonious.
-Flavor profile is a lot more engaging than the aroma.
-Dark chocolate and coffee beans appear here and there.
-The intense carbonation and light vinegar touches in the aroma are probably signs of arising problems...
joergen (20664) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle in a hotel room in Paris.
Pitch black coloured with a medium sized beige head.
Sweet and roasted aroma of dark chocolate with notes of licorice and cocoa powder.
Sweet and roasted flavour of caramel, dark chocolate, nuts, hops and licorice powder.
Roasted and hoppy finish.
yespr (31080) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle at La Fine Mousse with a small tan head. Aroma is winous and fruity, dark roasted malt. Thick malty, liqourice and chocolate, alcohol too. Roasted malty and chocolate. Bitter and liqourice finish.
Countbeer (4393) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Medium sized brown head, changes slowly into a closed lacing on top of a pitch black beer.
Thick smell of liquorice, cream, burned malts, roasted barley malts, light tar, some dark dark chocolate. Very good deep and promising smell.
Taste loads of liquorice/bay leaf and bitters with some tar chocolate, bitter fruit and herbs, dark spices, dark fruits and dak chocolate.
Aftertaste is bitter, roasted malts and roasted grains, tar and dark chocolate.
Low carbo, soft creamy mouthfeel, full body and a creamy oily and thick texture.
I don’t know how many French imperial stouts I have had, but this one might be the best so far.