aleigator (220) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUN 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge, brown foam, coal black color. Aromas are defined by fresh roasted coffee beans and burned malts, with hints of bitter chocolate, almost espresso-like, with biting alcohol. Begins sugary sweet, with toffee and bready malts. Then an intense bitterness rises up from the back of the palate, which contains a huge load of coffee and espresso beans. Sweeter flavors are still noteable on the palate, but only support the bitterness in a moderate and complex fashion. The Finish adds a warm, stinging alcohol note to the full coffee body, with a soft, smooth, almost oily, bitter finish. Carbonation gets recognizable in the end, as it is very lively, still fitting, adding a subtle copper hint to the dry, coffeeish tobacco character of this beer.
Armadill0 (276) - FINLAND - JUN 20, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pitch black with a brown tint. Minimal brown head. Aroma has cocoa, coffee, roasted malt and wood.
Taste has coffee, nut, citrus, soy and caramel. Strong smooth body with a nice mouthfeel. Taste lasts long with a nicely bitter aftertaste. A small sip goes a long way. Alcohol is very well presented, yet hidden on the whole. As far as stouts go this is pretty exemplary.
jamestulloch (1388) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Nina’s Mini Market. Black body with no head. No lacing. Aroma of rich chocolate cake, raisin, petrol and pistachio. Flavour of dark chocolate, cherry and dark malts. Possibly too rich? Medium body with a slick, oily texture. Light fizz. The ugliest Imperial Stout I’ve rated to date, but it tastes pretty damn good.
andrepintado (1424) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JUN 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle. Nice dark color with no head. Body is smooth. Finish is quite long. Taste is medium sweet. Aroma is a bit alcoholic but still coffee, chocolate, whisky, fresh aroma.
k0mpsa (1143) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - MAY 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from bierkoning, amsterdam. Black color, small brown head. Aroma is roasty, chocolate, coffee, licorice. Thick roasty body, coffee, licorice, very balanced with hoppy end.
luser2000 (42) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 27, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hű, ez de finom volt. Krémes, jellegzetes imperial stuot. 1.500,- (csak-a-jó-sör)
jmm635 (860) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured deep black with minimal head. Aroma of chocolate, toast, bitter coffee. Pretty boozy. Overall, a tasty brew.
rondphoto (2006) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
on tap @ Sergio’s / Louisville KY --- Opaque brown/black, solid head that never drops below 1", full lace cover. Taste is sweet toffee malt. A very chewy mouthfeel includes the addition of earth and clay. The finish briefly turns toward milk chocolate, but can’t hold on against mild bittering which moves in for a satisfying finish. An exceptional brew.
MPA (798) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - MAY 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle no. 28, brewed on July 23 2008, bottled on August 22 2008, opened on May 22 2014. dark, dark brown. Beige head. Aroma of chocolate, dark fruits, coffee. Flavour of sweet and bitter chocolate. Lots of coffee as well. Tasted malts. Bitterness in the finish is really strong after so much time. Impactful and long lasting flavour. Great beer by a great brewer.
androman (391) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 21, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
33cl bottle @ home from Mitra, bottled on 02-05-2012. Dark brown color with ruby shade, extremely high rocky brown head, medium lacing. Aroma coffee, dry fruits in the nose, flavor is more dark roasted coffee, less fruit, tons of dark chocolate, soy sauce, toast, roastyed malt, also caramel and molasses but not dominant, herbs. Alcohol is quite noticable. Taste light sweetness, heavy bitterness, hint of sourness. Extremely full body, oily and creamy texture, soft carbonation, fantastic long lasting roasty coffeeish bitter finish. A heavy dessert beer, which is nearly perfect, it takes some time to drink it.