Ktwse (1394) - - NOV 11, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with low light tan head. Aroma dominated by chocolate, almost more milk chocolate than dark. Coffee, vanilla, bourbon barrel, dark fruit. Taste is deep chocolate and coffee with a distinct bitterness. Here it's dark chocolate again. Long, bitter finish with warming alcohol. Medium body, a tad too light for the style. Low carbonation, creamy.
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AndySnow (2261) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Where: Gunnels Krog, Stockholm.
Appearance: Black colour with a brown head.
Aroma: Roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruit.
Body: Full body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Chocolate, roasted malt, raisin.
tmzl (65) - SLOVENIA - MAR 11, 2014
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Look: Syrupy pour with delicious, creamy, average size, dark mocha head. Has good retention, bubbles popping away slowly, creates a creamy, thick top layer, which leaves very fine lacing. Some carbonation visible on the side of the glass. Dark, dark brown, can’t see through. Some yeast bodies sediment to the bottom. Everything as it should be.
Smell: Roasted coffee with caramel and dark chocolate up front. Also some milk chocolate with dried plums, nuts and vanilla. A bit of freshness from sour dark berries, dark fruit. It’s sweet, fat, creamy, stuffy, you can feel those 24 Plato degrees that went into this beast. Couldn’t stop smelling it - rich, as soon as you find one note, another one comes along.
Taste: Medium (to high) sweetness, starts with mostly caramel and some burned sugar, milk chocolate with light berry sourness (makes it fresher and juicier), dry plums. Then it transfers into dominant roasted coffee with some dark chocolate. Roasted coffee driven medium to high bitterness with a tiny bit of alcohol finish the ride. Some soft chocolaty notes come out deep in the after-taste.
Mouthfeel: Full body, creamy almost syrupy. A very faint hint of alcohol warmth. A big, fat beast.
Overall: It’s quite a beer. A fat one, full of darker malt wonders. Good play of flavours and balanced but still relatively demanding - not for your everyday, but well worth your time, when you have that fat stout urge.
Philym (601) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: Dark brown/ black with cm thick tan head.
Aroma: Bread,toast, smoked/roast malts, espresso, earthy, grassy, fruity, burnt caramel/butterscotch.
Taste:Medium/high bitterness, low sweetness and sourness.
Palate: Thick smooth texture, light/medium body, low/average carbonation, lingering, dry bitter liquorice, espresso, fruity and malty finish.
Comments: Very good.
Frulertruler (98) - San Rafael, SPAIN - MAR 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Botella. Café de principio a fin. Mucha turba y notas de licor. Increíble final dulce y licoroso con trazas de café y leche
AdiBeer (468) - 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 (23) - 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 (83) - 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 (904) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 4, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark brown with a good dark tan head that leaves some nice lacing. Aroma is liquorice, smoke, dark fruit, molasses, toffee. Full bodied, creamy mouthfeel, great balance of sweet malt and roasty bitterness on the palate, with some lingering bitterness and umami on the aftertaste. Taste is dates, molasses, raisins, liquorice, coffee, dark chocolate. Delicious.
crazy_cat_lady (58) - - 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 (441) - 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.