Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, - JAN 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
It sits innocuously enough in the glass: black with a faintish prickly head that sank into a gibbous moon of film on top of the beer. There is a persistent tingle of carbonation visible, which I don’t ordinarily see in other imperial stouts. This could bode well, or I may be reaching for the bottl of water and some aspirin when I wake up. Jet black colour with hints of coffee and before the glass hits my nose I pick up definite Bordeaux aromas of rich Merlot based wines. A shade closer reveals coffee and rich plum pudding. There is some spice there too: nutmeg, cinnamon and allspice. The flavour is strong. The coffee grounds from the bottom of the pot, burnt toast, glace fruits, coffee leftovers and other mayhem. The mouthfeel reveals prickly carbonation that serves to exacerbate the bitterness. This is a bit of a brute and no mistake. Dries on the palate, but stays stomping with heavy boots on the finish. You know you’ve been assaulted by this beer. Whether or not you mind is another thing altogether.
R4N5H (463) - SINGAPORE - NOV 29, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at The Druggist, Singapore on 16-Oct-2015. Black in colour with a thin tan coloured head. Amazing aroma of expresso, chocolate and malt. Full body and soft carbonation. Taste follows through on the aroma, but with roasted malt and some liquorice sweetness. A warm chocolate and coffee finish.
kapusil (889) - HUNGARY - NOV 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.33l bottle. Pitch black body, thin white head. Aroma of coffee and floral hops. Taste of coffee, cream, floral hops and some chocolate. Medium to full bodied and creamy. Nice one, but somehow it’s not that complex.
colui72 (419) - HONG KONG - OCT 31, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours black with no head. Aroma is all coffee. Taste feels coffee, mocca, roasted malts. Booze very well hidden, light body. Fantastic
willisread (1299) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Tanakaya. Pours a deep brown with a small beige head that dissipates fairly quickly. Huge coffee nose with some vanilla, cinnamon and fennel seed present. Cola-like mouthfeel with some stickiness and medium body. Lots of dark roasted coffee on the palate with an underlying sweetness with some spice that comes up. Slightly warming finish, but not too sweet. Enjoyable.
melush (1611) - SPAIN - OCT 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 33cl / Botella 33cl. @ Cervezorama 2.0.
A: Black / Negro.
T/S: Roasted malt, licorice, coffee, slightly sweet / Malta tostada, regaliz, cafe, ligeramente dulce.
nickel (775) - - OCT 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Coffee, roasted malt, sweet caramel
Taste: caramel, malt, sugar, toffee
caesar (5971) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from former de Molen beershop, dated 08/05/15 BB 08/05/20, large sample. Dark color, very short frothy head. Aroma of dark chcolate, roasted coffee, dry biscuit, touch of mocha, bit ashes, but mainly dark chocolate with chocolatey and nutty coffee. Bit cookie sweetness in taste, bitter from chocolate and coffee. It has a bit of the rough edges de Molen shows a lot the last years, but it’s pretty darn tasty thats what it is!
alomtnez (236) - SPAIN - OCT 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tape at La Tape. Brownish head with good retention. Very dark brown colour with reddish hues and almost black appearance. Aroma is roasted. Taste is coffee, roasted malts an prune with some acidity and bitter finish. Creamy palate and medium body, lighter body than expected in an imperial stout.
solidfunk (5989) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Some peat and mocha, some dark chocolate and light caramel. Peaty aroma consistent with many of their dark beers. Pours black with good head and lacing. Creamy thick consistency. Good balance.
GenDV138 (4121) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 6, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey. Dark brownish black with light tan head. Aromas of fresh ground coffee, dark chocolate, caramel. Tastes of coffee, chocolate, caramel, hint of alcohol. Medium body with a dry finish. Well masked for 11.6% ABV.