hirigalzkar (2404) - Stockholm, - OCT 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2009 bottle. Vinous (port), milk choclaty (in a Oboy kind of way), roasted, slightly spicy, fruity, quite dry in aftertaste. Elegant.
ClubGonzo (4437) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Kris Wines, London. Pours a jet black body with a medium beige head. Nose is molasses, deep malty tones, leather, licorice, mild smoke, wood and hints of caramel, burnt toast and rum. Taste is molasses, rum, leather, licorice, deep malts, alcohol and hints of caramel, toffee, burnt toast and herbs. Full body, medium carbonation. Very elegant and complex imperial stout in the English tradition, on the sweet side of the spectrum. I like it a lot.
vipinvelp (2537) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAR 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black small light brown foam. Weak aroma for a beer with this looks, Better taste, coffee, bitter burned toast. Short aftertaste. (Velp 201503)
davidtjm (767) - Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 23, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, vintage 2013. Pour is black with a caramel frothy head, aroma is alcohol, toffee, caramel, roast malts. Taste is warming alcohol, malty, sweet, toffee, gentle bitterness. Powerful stuff, but more depth would take it to the top
tomekboniek (148) - Warsaw, POLAND - FEB 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Butelka. 0.33 l. Barwa czarna nieprzejrzysta z bardzo ładną beżową pianą, która szybko znika. W zapachu, czekolada, kawa, wanilia, śliwka. Alkohol bardzo dobrze ukryty. Bardzo dobry angielski RIS.
Grumbo (719) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2015
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Utobeer, London. Pours black with a bubbly tan colour head, soon dissipating. Aroms is a glorious mix of dark fruits, plum, date and chocolate. Light sweetness, medium bitterness, with a light sour undercurrent. Body is full, with a thick texture. Slightly above average carbonation for an imperial stout. Long bitter and slightly sticky finish. A most enjoyable beer, just the sort of beer to savour on a cold and wet winters day and one of the few positives of not living somewhere warmer and drier than the UK!
chinchill (2552) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 26, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle served in a Belgian snifter. BB date stamp of Fall 2014, but carefully stored. [Thanks to RBWG-14 friends for bringing this from London.]
Pours near black and opaque with a barely decent head. Spotty lacing.
Aroma: sweet medium and dark malts with some alcohol esters.
Flavor: surprisingly sweet, even in the finish. Some hops kick in and bring more balance to the aftertaste. Both medium and dark malts with some burht toast notes. Some sherry and the like from the alcohol esters, yet the high ABV is partially hidden.
Feel: full body with medium-light carbonation Despite aging the high ABV is too obvious. While this is not siply hot, it does pack some heat and tongue harshness.
O: a rich, imperial sweet stout. Glad to try this but disappointing nonetheless.
Stuu666 (5340) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 26, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is roasted chocolate, coffee, liquorice, taste is similar.
gopherfan99 (719) - CROATIA - JAN 22, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle; pours black with a beige head; aroma of licorice, malt, and dark fruits; taste bittersweet with licorice, a bit of chocolate, and malt; finish is bitter but not over powering with a hint of alcohol; nice imperial stout
gunnfryd (11748) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is licorice, aplle, roasted malt, chocolate. Flavour is licorice, apple, roasted malt, alcohol, coffee, almond. Alcohol driven beer and over carbonated. KRS 160814.
Tsekouratos (440) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - JAN 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle at The Local Pub, Athens Greece. Black color, brown head. Aromas of blackberries, chocolate, some alcohol when warm. Tastes really sweet and nice, with liquorice and chocolate, paired with some liquor notes and berries. Aftertaste is sweet and long. Body is medium, a little light for the alcohol. Carbonation is low.