tipsytoad (85) - - JUL 1, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft at Brasserie 4:20 in Rome. Wonderful colour, jet black with big beige creamy head which retains it’s lace until the end. Fabulous aroma of vanilla, coffee and marinated dark fruits. The mouthfeel is thick, coating the mouth. The flavour is massive alcohol but beautifully restrained by the mass of flavours ranging from tobacco to more vanilla. The wonderful host at Brasserie 4:20, Alex, gave me a bottle to take home which i am drinking now - pretty much the same as the draft, just superb. By far and away the best European imperial stout.
wlajwl (4417) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is dark malts, vinous notes and dry fruit. The flavor is dry dark malts, vinous/dark fruit, toffee and a mix of sweet and slight tartness in the finish.
mansquito (3965) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAY 15, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
New Beer Distributors, NYC bottle (9ish): Pous murky near black with a brown head, but less brown than others. Aroma is chocolate, brandy, roasted malts, some hops, but not too much. Taste is sweet, moderately bitter, deep and complex. Body is thick and oily. This is really a slow sipper. I just finished law school and my last exam was for a class taught by a dutch professor. i drink this in her honor, even if I failed the class. Cheers.
likeatrainwreck (93) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thick, oily and black with not much of a head. Aromas of treacle, port, roasted malts... tastes chocolate, coffee, treacle, port, caramel, brown sugar... lovely alcohol warmth. Thick in the mouth, but still alarmingly drinkable. Not too sweet or cloying. Fantastic beer.
ZodiacM (243) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 10, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Van de tap bij Brouwerij De Molen. Meer uitgesproken van smaak dan de Rasputin, geur van caramel en gebrande mout, smaak van caramel, gebrande mout en koffie. Maar nog steeds heerlijk zacht van smaak, zoutig, licht bitter... Jammie!
sharkydodson (520) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - MAY 8, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
the aroma of caramel, chocolate, vanilla and dark fruits... the taste is caramel and chocolate with notes of toast, coffee, licorice, port and spicy grasses... sweet, bitter, dry and warming finish... it’s really wonderful...
Blade86 (850) - Wrocław, POLAND - MAY 8, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black, small long-lasting, beige foam; roasty, coffee, some dark fruits, delicate alcohol and chocolate; medium+ bitterness, medium+ sweetness, slightly sour; full body, moderately thick feel, average- carbonation, long bittersweet dry finish;
Overall: Perfectly balanced, great rich aroma and taste, impressive
-- rated with beerbasher
mergels (7) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 7, 2015 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Erzbierschof Zurich, also bought a bottle afterwards. Aroma of roasted malts and bittersweet chocolate, also some dark fruits and coffee/espresso - very interesting! Appearance black with light beige head. Taste great as expected, very sweet on first notice, turns bitter right away, very smokey. Quite a party. Bitter finish as well, average carbonation (considering it’s an imperial stout). Really nice.
zaf (266) - ITALY - MAY 3, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
scurissima con schiuma marrone a grana fine poco persistente..aroma di caffè e in toni molto lievi di frutta matura,sentori legnosi e torbati..gusto eccellente..si parte dal tostato e dal cioccolato,a tratti è lievemente fruttato e termina dapprima con toni erbacei luppolati e poi con l’amaro del malto tostato..corpo pienissimo,consistenza oleosa..esempio eccellente di imperial stout
tricksta_p (1751) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of roasted malt, cocoa, lots of sweet chocolate, espresso coffee notes, some dark fruity notes, hint of liquorice. Flavour is moderate to medium sweet with a nice moderate bitter finish. Easily drinkable and delicious chocolate Imperial Stout.
rayaron (581) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - APR 30, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at avrashi’s place. Thanks Chen! Deep opaque brown with small brownish head. Sweet aroma with lots of vanilla, notes of soy sauce, coconut, licorice, coffee and some herbs. Very sweet and complex flavor with notes of vanilla, coconut, licorice, dried fruits and some coffee, light sourness, semi-dry finish. Soft carbonation, oily texture, full-bodied. Excellent.