AdiBeer (867) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: milk chocolate, coffee, roasted flavours, caramel, toffee malts. Appearance: black, hardly any head. Taste: medium to heavy sweet. Palate: coffee, sweets, but long light to medium biter finish. Overall: very complex and massively fantastic Imperial Stout, amazing aroma. Bottle from Kris Wines, London.
skullgeorge (34) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - FEB 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Hoppy Pub - Pours black with a thick beige head. Aromas of dark chocolate and coffee, roasted malts and dark fruits. Full bodied with delicious coffee mouthfeel. Bitterish finish with a long aftertaste. Enjoyable
Anatole (90) - BELGIUM - FEB 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Très bonne imperial stout mais il manque un peu de retour. Légère amertume. Chocolat, café, vanille.
GothGargoyle (1095) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2014 Bottle of the 2011 waxed - #1410 of 3053. Very dark brown with a good brown head. Aroma is chocolate, raisins, hint of coffee, anise, vanilla, dates, cocoa. Full bodied, thick and velvety mouthfeel, so complex on the palate, long bittersweet roasty finish with a little umami. Taste is dark chocolate, raisins, rum, anise, liqueur cherry. So good
crazy_cat_lady (108) - - FEB 3, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
January 15, 2014. Bottle at WVRST. Bit of sourness on the nose. Beige head. Sour cherries and dark chocolate in the flavour with a touch of sweetness that becomes more dominant as you drink it. Quite lovely.
hens (500) - Tallinn, Estonia, ESTONIA - JAN 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.33L bottle. Light smoky, caramel aroma. Too light aroma. Spicy bubbles, overcooked black bread, light vanilla and bit wood flavors. Some sweet banana or melon is somewhere. Enjoyable pitchy, and the bitter end.
HomerJ79 (18) - Roma, ITALY - JAN 27, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Black color, small brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, caramel, peat, dark fruits, wood, licorice. Taste has roasted malt, dark chocolate, licorice, vanilla, hops, dark fruits - it is nicely balanced and equally dry, sweet and bitter. Full body and soft carbonation, alcohol is very well hidden. Complex and very delicious beer.
markextrae (854) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle at a bar. had a lot of the BA versions, so it’s hard to compare this one. poured deep black with a small non lasting mocha head. chocolate, nuts, bitter espresso, vanilla, roast, some burned caramel. weak mouthfeel compared to the ba versions.
Tsekouratos (184) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - JAN 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On Tap at The Local Pub, Athens Greece. Pitch black color with a beautiful brown head, very thick and creamy! Aromas of coffee, dark chocolate, some spices, and some alcohol after a while. Bittersweet taste of dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla and maybe some earthy hops. Bitter aftertaste, long.Medium to full body with medium carbonation.
scanovajr (627) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - JAN 18, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a creamy brown head. Aroma is malty with roasted notes and chocolate. Taste is haevy malty, roasted, chocolate, licorice. Very full body, Silky texture. Some dark fruit notes and bitter finish. A great beer