capali1234 (272) - HUNGARY - JUN 29, 2010
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2011 Sweet and malty taste, some sweetbread and raisins too. Heavy texture and very sweet.
Noudsch (69) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 25, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Strong fruity caramel flavour. Very dark with brown head. Lots of wood, caramel and bitternes in the taste.
morangochris (19) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 19, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
75 cl bottle bought at "Csakajosor.hu" Rákóczi út 10, 1078 Budapest.
Pours deep dark almost black, wee foam that disappears fast. Complex smell, the roasted malts dominates. The taste is complex but very well balanced. Despite the high alcohol percentage, the alcohol does not dominate. Rosted malt, chocolate, coffee are dominating. Slight bitter hop taste that stays long in the aftertaste.
Very enjoyable and great beer for a tranquil evening with a close friend who is a beer lover as well. This beer comes among my favorite list.
FeDo2010 (18) - , NETHERLANDS - JUN 12, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from the cracked kettle in Amsterdam, brewed and bottled January 2009.
Pours a very deep, beautiful black color, with a very light head, that disappears almost immediately.
Scent is fantastic, very complex smell of roasted malts, chocolate, fruits, honey, caramel, coffee, some hops and a bit of alcohol.
The taste...,WOW, also here chocolate, roasted malts, raisins, caramel and coffee taste. The finish is slightly hoppy. The bitterness of this beer is well balanced with it’s fruitiness, and the beer is very drinkable even though the alcohol percentage is high.
The mouthfeel is a bit strange, only because of the very low carbonation, comparable to some 10 year old vintage beers, but as mentioned by another reviewer, the beer is so great that this is only a minor issue. The beer feels light and smooth in the mouth.
Overall, a fantastic and well balanced beer, simply the best Dutch beer I had until now.
MrChopin (3575) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown, tin red hints and creamy wisps on top. Nose composed of ashy chocolate, light oak and nut, and alcohol. Flavor is sweet, more chocolate and malt and only hints of the ash. Some nice balance in both aspects, but the body is a bit thin and the flavor way too simple.
cpetrone84 (1679) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big thanks to Kevin Sharing this one!
A-pours a black liquid, tan caramel colored head.
S-the nose has roasted malt and dark chocolate. a fair amount of anise in middle. caramel malts and toffee lie behind, notes of lactose, bitter burnt coffee in the back.
T-tons of roasted malts, notes of dark chocolate and burnt coffee. a touch of anise behind, vanilla, toffee, caramel. sweet plums in the finish with a touch more bitter coffee.
M-extremely smooth and creamy, full bodied, enough carbonation to hold the body, finish is a little thin.
D-this is a big imperial stout with tons of roasted malts and a good light sweetness to it. nicely done, very good stout.
blutt59 (6231) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, thanks to ericandersnavy, black brown with dark brown head. aromas of nuts, coffee, dark fruits, flavors of hazelnut creme, espresso, whiskey and smoke
Balazs (787) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 5, 2010
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle shared with Armando629. Csakajosor.hu
Poured black as hell, as the name would suggests. Brown, heavy, lacing foam that already suggests what’s coming ahead. Unbelievably complex aroma, with most dominant being coffee, chocolate, irish whisky, ash, earth, molasses, roasted malts, and hops. Dense, syrupy, oily body that is seriously heavy in the glass. Hoppy bitterness and roasted, burnt aftertaste that stays, mellows out with a bit of vanilla aftertaste. Alcohol is present, and it should be. Imperial stout at its best, a masterpiece!
juiceisloose (1067) - Windermere, Florida, USA - JUN 4, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml botttle, courtesy Solan. Pours a very dark brown almost black in color that barely lets in light through. A small, dark tan colored foam tops the body. The aroma shows plenty of rich, dark chocolate, burnt caramel, anise, and a good amount of roasted malts. The oak imparts some vanilla and a touch of boozy bourbon. The flavor starts out with lots of dark chocolate, toasted caramel, and vanilla. The oaky bourbon is subtle and smooths out all of the roasted malts. Full bodied, smooth, and subtle carbonation leads to a roasted chocolate finish. Great flavors and a really nice RIS.
DocLock (8500) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from PUB’N upper echelon. Pours onyx w lt br head and spare lace for a beer this big. Nose is roasty dark malt, choc, cherry, molasses, walnut. Tastes rich, with roasty dark chocoffy malt, molasses, port, blackberry. Gets more porty and blackberryish late as it warms, amd becomes a bit of a cabernet/stout hybrid, but never forgets its imperial stout roots. Well done.