Jimthechap (1331) - 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.
Osprey87 (930) - London via, WALES - DEC 15, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled Jan 2012. Pours black with no head. Smell - all sorts of chocolate. Chocolate icecream in particular. Background chocolate syrup, chocolate liquer. Slight yeast. Great stuff so far. Body is medium, not foamy, no carbonation. Taste - chocolate covered coffee beans, light vanilla, slight liquorice, flavour builds to a sweet coffee aftertaste, no bitterness, no alcohol comes through. Great balance to this. Very very nice. With a bigger body and stronger flavour, this would be getting very close to perfect marks.
worldbeertaste (1408) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Solid black with a thin, fizzy, disappearing, lacy, beige head. Smells of heavy malt, roast, coffee, dark chocolate, with light liquorish, smoke, and an herbal vinous tone. Medium to full oily rich body. Initial bitter coffee taste with smooth liquorish, chocolatey middle with a ashy dark roast burnt chilli finish. Bitter then sweet and then ashy finish. Warms the tummy. Espresso chocolaty malty goodness. Nice. And yummy
PriorL (912) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
APPEARANCE: pitch black beer, nice stable beige head.
NOSE: mocha, vanilla, little burned, burned malts.
TASTE: mocha, burned malts, vanilla, not completely balanced IMO
Torrefacto (220) - SPAIN - NOV 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Color caoba oscuro con espuma beige densa. Aromas de café bien ontegrados y equilibrados, también obtenemos en nariz tostados y bollería. En boca tiene densidad media y comienz con un dulzor acafetado y tostado que se mezcla con un amargor mas delicado que en otras cervezas del estilo. Muy rica.
JefVerstraete (678) - BELGIUM - NOV 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown/black beer. Low carbonation. Full body. Aroma is very bitter with some sweet hints. Aroma of hops and coffee. Some notes of dark chocolate. Alcohol is very well hidden. Good coffee imperial stout!
g_georgiou (66) - CYPRUS - NOV 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark body with a brown head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate and malt. Taste is strong coffee and chocolate. Light carbonation.
MarcoDL (1006) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer fits its name, it’s a very malty beer with a strong note of mocca and coffee. Nice.
Camons (4543) - Hasselager, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Studenterbaren, Århus. Pours black with a small light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, rich coffee, some dark chocolate notes, vegetables, green beans. Flavor is malts, rich coffee, sweet dark chocolate, roasted, just a hint of vegetables. Medium body, soft carbonation, dry and little bitter finish, alcohol well hidden. 161113
RihardsF (33) - LATVIA - NOV 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very intense coffee aroma. Pours thick a bit gluey. Taste is full bodied. Coffee really comes over all the other ingredients. For me it was to intense, but maybe its because I don’t drink coffee daily. If you like coffee, try it.
Case (128) - GERMANY - OCT 31, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark brown with large beige head. Inviting aroma of coffee, hot chocolate, pinecones, a bit of roastyness. Taste is loads of liquid chocolate melting in your mouth, more coffee, a strong hop bite . Full bodied, oily, alcohol well hidden. Very good.