vipinvelp (3886) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAY 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with small light brown foam head. Aroma is coffee dominated. Taste is dry rasted barley, coffee. Aftertaste is short, cold coffee. (Velp 201305)
ep2021 (29) - SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2013
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
köpte några stora flaskor, svårt infekterade med gushing sickness, jag och halva baren täckt i bruischladdish malt.. varning!
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an opaque black and a massive soapy long lasting tan head that leaves some lace. Aroma is peated malt up front, roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee and as it warms up dark fruits come out. Flavour is quite peaty, moderate alcohol warming, mild bitterness, dry, coffee, earthy, dark dried fruit and some dark chocolate. A very interesting mixture.
koppertone (63) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 8, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I’m actually not a stout fan but I heard that this was good so I thought I’d give it a go. I’m so glad that I did. Very smooth taste, a touch of caramel and a very pleasant aftertaste. Looked wonderful in the glass.
Lilja (2839) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smak och doft av choklad, kaffe, karamell, torkad frukt med toner av laktris och rök. Fruktig och med tydlig beska.
Acid303 (671) - Barcelona, CATALONIA, - MAY 7, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
33cl bottle. Brewed on 16 November 2010. Bottled on 16 December 2010. Pours pitch black with a huge light brown creamy head. Very good looking. Lovely aroma: dark chocolate, smoke and hints of red grape (subtle). The flavour is coffee, lots of roasted malts, sweet chocolate and hops, all backed up by a warm sensation in the palate. Looks even barrel aged, maybe two years and a half inside the bottle helped in that regard. Full mouthfeel, perfect carbonation. Really nice Imperial Stout.
Abijen (2512) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a black beer with a not very long lasting head. It smells roasty and coffee. The taste is great. A bit smokey/roasted and the usual coffee and chocolate taste.
GothGargoyle (2463) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Solid black with a large tan head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is smoke, leather, sandalwood, dark fruit. Smoky on the palate, slightly bitter and astringent. Flavour is smoke, molasses, liquorice, dark fruit.
langeveld12 (441) - NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a large frothy light brown head that mostly diminishes. Aroma contains straw, roasted, burnt and nutty malts, dark chocolate and strong coffee, citrus fruits, dough, leather, earth, sweet fruits like grape and raisin, smoke, licorice, alcohol and peat. Flavor starts off light acidic and light bitter, then goes to sweet, to be quickly followed by peat and light bitterness, light sweetnes and light acidity. Body is full and syrupy, carbonation is soft. Good one! Contains lots of fruits, but peat kicks in making them indistinguishable (they're not pished away, they're still there). The total of flavors and aromas and the peat make this beer differ from other imperial stouts. Balanced and complex.
Aquilo (627) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with a thick tan head that settles into a rocky foam. Aroma changes as the head settles. It starts out as molasses and coffee. As the foam settles, petrol notes come out, and finally it becomes earthy with notes of pine and toffee. Flavor is moderately bitter and rich. The viscosity is thin for an imperial stout, but it is silky smooth. Very good overall.