JaBier (5315) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle purchased at Party Source. Darkest brown pour with a medium tan head. Smoky aroma of ham and band-aids with some dark fruit and chocolate hidden underneath. Smoky and band-aid flavor with some dark fruit and chocolate in the finish. I could tell there was some potential here, but the smokiness went horribly wrong and covered everything else up too much.
anstei (238) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - MAY 30, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Erz Winti. Pours black with a beautiful head, a gradient of all bubble sizes you can imagine. Intense malt aroma, pure sweet taste of... Well, ImpStout. Incredibly beautiful.
DwarfeD (1498) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 bottle at home. Pitch black with almost no head. Full thick body with low carbonation. Well balanced smokey sweetness and bitter tones. Roasted malts, smoke, dark chocolate, coffee, ripe fruits and spices. A very tasty smoked imperial stout.
procraste (124) - FRANCE - MAY 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
ça schlingue sévère et au goût, on comprend pourquoi ! ça oui, on sent bien la tourbe et c’est plutôt agréable d’une drôle de façon. On est pas loin de la cardamonne non plus ... Petite pointe de sucre sur la fin. Peu de gaz. Un chouîa liquoreux mais sans excès ... J’aime bien, ça se boit lentement; on est pas dans la séducion mais c’est ce qui la rend sympathique ... Je me comprend, c’est déjà ça !
matis (209) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAY 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Peat, tart, ash and woody smoke on nose. Chocolate contra in taste. Smoke again, peat and some burning gum. Not so full body what is the only defect. Lacs here a few years of aging :)
Lukasmh (462) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 27, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours pitch black with big tan head, nice settling. Aroma is oxidated, port, sweet, liquorice, rock cany, subtle smoke at first, roasty malts, oaky, brownie, chocolate, very smooth. Some port fruitiness. Taste is quite sweet, same notes as aroma, roasty malts, caramelm, slight port, smoke, dark fruits, grapes, very smooth. The smoke always in the background, standig out in finish. Very well balanced and smooth. Full sticky body with low carbonation. Smoky long lasting finish.
alomtnez (163) - SPAIN - APR 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Very thin brownish head with poor retention. Opaque, very dark brown colour, almost black. Aroma is smoke, black cocoa, roasted and black coffee. Flavour is burnt, roasted dried fruits and cocoa with a dry burnt bitter finish. Very thick palate, creamy, full bodied with low carbonation. Very dry and burnt imperial stout.
Lubiere (10873) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A dark brown ale with a thick frothy lacing brown head. In aroma, sweet burned caramel malt with loads of peated notes, grassy hops, licorice notes, molasses, alcohol warmth, interesting. In mouth, a sweet fruity caramel chocolate malt with loads of alcohol warmth, burned Caramel, peated notes, grassy hops, very nice. On tap at La Fine Mousse.
Foffern (1389) - Bodø, NORWAY - APR 12, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Three years old. Pours a pitch black color with a light brown, creamy head. Very roasted aroma with lots of smoke, smoked meat, campfire, leather, coffee, dark wood and very dark chocolate. The flavor is also quite roasted with additional tones of ash, leather and rubber. Has a silky and slick mouth feel, and a light bitterness. A balanced and rich IS that is very well-roasted.
jimbonga (43) - - APR 11, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Almost black with a small tan head. Amazing aroma of chocolate and smoke, with a little toffee and peat. Similar in taste with some dark berry fruit and the smoke is dialled back a bit. Medium sweet full body with a medium bitter finish. Alcohol is noticeable but nicely balanced. Some liquorice in the finish.
Simonsen (805) - NORWAY - APR 4, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Flaske delt med esp0r. Svart farge, oljeaktig viskositet. Lavt karbonert. Beige skumrand. Smaker brent malt,røyk, sjokolade, kaffe, lakris. Meget bra øl