atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - JUN 22, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Half of a bottle that the owner of a local store got on his last visit to Marshall and very graciously split with me. There were only 7 left, they gave him this one, and the other 6 are going to GABF as part of Dark Horse’s first entry to GABF. Pours increadibly calm and dark oozing from the neck like oil and sits black with no activity. Aroma is all roasted malts, chocolate, and some coffee hiding the alcohol completely from the nose. Granted, this bottle is a couple years old since they haven’t brewed this in awhile so the advertised large wave of hops was not present in the aroma, or in the nose but it still has something going for it in its nice presentation of malts and dark fruits in the flavor. Sweet chocolate and roasted malt mixing with some raisin and a hint of some vanilla round out a beer that seems to have stood up pretty well. Other than the fact that there are no hop flavors or aroma I would say that the age has not added any off flavors. I understand that they are going to begin brewing this again this fall so I very much look forward to having this fresh.
jsporrer (55) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2015
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at House of 1000 Beers. Nice dark color with slight tan head. Not as thick or oily as other imperial stouts. Very strong coffee aroma. A little too much carbonation for my liking. Flavor hits the front of the tongue then disappears quickly. Taste doesn’t linger long enough like other full bodied beers. Not my favorite imperial stout but it was OK.
luttonm (3266) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At Belgrade Eighth Tasting, round one. Bottle. Pretty, thick black pour. Shiny, still black appearance, tiny ring head. Dark soy aroma, coffee soda. Rich body, nice bittering. Solid, tasty, properly big imp stout. I dig.
Cenzura (286) - Warsaw, POLAND - JUL 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: lot of plums, alcohol, dark chocolate and light coffee notes. Taste: dark fruits, dried plums, belgian pralines, dark coffee and nice subtle alcohol warming. Really long chocolate afertaste and quite heavy body. Medium head, good lacing and medium carbonation.
ippopotamo36 (775) - Rome, ITALY - JUL 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At the 8th tasting (round 1), held at Vlada’s Beerville pub in Belgrade-Serbia. Bottle, many thanks guys. Pours an oily color, pretty no head just a basic lacing. Nose: figs, chocolate, raisins, floral as well. Mouth: silky soft carbonation, dry-bitter finish in a rough body which offers loads of alcohol and sugar.
rami_pl (495) - Warszawa, POLAND - JUL 19, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Kran, Jabeerwocky. Ciemne, z nieimponujaca piana. W aromatach bardzo fajnie i duzo sie dzieje, czekolada, kawa, palonosc, owoce suszone, zwlaszcza sliwki, rodzynki, do tego jakby waniliowy cukier puder... Czuc tez alkohol. W ustach bardzo pelne, geste. Smaki w slodka strone ewidentnie. Alkohol dosc mocny, wyczuwalny rowniez na jezyku. Giryczka przykryta czekoladowa slodycza i alkoholem. W caloksztalcie: bomba :)
reberiii (426) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge aroma, chocolate, fig and raisin, slight cherry alcohol burn. Prickly carb with a half inch if caramel foam. Tastes of roasted malt slightly thinner than you?d expect. Slight cherry and a touch of coffee.
Vells (1004) - Riga, LATVIA - JUL 11, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Heavy weight IMP stout. Very smooth, rich roasted malt profile, coffee and dark choco, vanilla, some hops in background gives fruitiness aspect. Moderate sweetness with moderate to light bitterness. Bittersweet finish. Enjoyable brew!
Aragh (66) - POLAND - JUL 9, 2015
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Kolor bardzo ciemny, niemal czarny, piana gęsta, opada do korzuszka po jakichś 30 sekundach. Zapach bardzo głęboki, przypominający whisky z nutami kakao i palonymi. W smaku dominuje gorzka czekolada i alkohol, ale są też nuty kawy i rodzynków. Dobrze zbalansowane.
birocotsios (33) - - JUL 6, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big dark heas with plenty of coffee aroma. Smooth sweet coffee taste that lasts. Hits at 11% though you would be fooled.
g_georgiou (388) - CYPRUS - JUL 6, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown body with a medium dark brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, a bit of coffee and licorice. Taste is medium sweet with medium to low bitterness. Full body, creamy texture, long.