mathieuc (1183) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Jean-Michael, thanks! Pours a dark brown with a low head that leaves some lacing. Nose is of rich malt, roasted but primarily sweet and loaded with caramel impressions. Taste is a little saline (JM pointed that first but I can only agree), strange but enjoyable to me. Other tastes and flavors include caramel, chocolate and roasted coffee. Alcohol is really well hidden and it isn’t too sweet, eminently drinkable. Mouthfeel was silky smooth. Really fun and nice! Not sure what explains the mineral/salty component but it brought something nice and different to the table.
Mjp12 (298) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Loads of dusty dark, sweet chocolate on the aroma, the taste is not as sweet as you would expect, given aroma and abv. The finish has a good bitter/ stout kick. Very clever beer.
czar (4159) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle shared by jean-michaël, thanks dude. pours unclear dark brown with a small light beige showing some retention and lacing. burnt caramel, some red fruitiness, slightly garbagy and nail polishy, earthy and piney, other minerals and coffee. moderate carbonation, medium body - oily, moderate sweetness, warming alcohol, slightly harsh assertive spicy-piney-earthy finish. ok.
zaf (239) - ITALY - MAR 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
bevuta alla spina all’elfo..si presenta scura e con una schiuma marrone chiaro molto spessa e persistente..aroma tipico ma non eccessivamente forte,direi delicato..caffè,malto tostato e liquirizia molto bilanciati..il gusto è incredibile..apparte i sapori in se che bene o male sono abbastanza tipici dello stile, ciò che mi ha colpito di più è il palato..è davvero estremamente corposa e vellutata..ogni sorso ti riempie la bocca e scende giù con un piacere disarmante (non dimentichiamo che è una imperial stout da 10,7 gradi che dovrebbe essere tutt’altro che facilmente bevibile) ottima davvero.
andregoncalves (1333) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - MAR 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle thanks to Benzai.Color is dark dark, head is very thin, almost non-existing. Taste is high bitter. Body is smooth. Nice dryness. Aroma is high roasted, fruits, hops, light coffee, chocolate, dried fruits all over!!
dreads (6) - Gdańsk, POLAND - MAR 26, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle aged 2 years in the cellar. Too bright, dubbel-like (brown) color, beige head, that vanishes very quickly. Aroma of milk chocolate, some vinous notes, dried fruits, licorice. alcohol is noticeable, so the beer smells like liqueur pralines. Taste:, chocolate, coffee, licorice, raisin. full body, smooth, thick texture, sweet, lack of bitterness. Overall: nice, tasty beer.
thomat (2000) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with a tiny tan head. Fruity and malty tones. Fruit, malt bitterness and hops. ull body with a long bitter sweet finish.
SimonTja (241) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a thick brown head. Aroma is, roasty and... dusty?? But in a good way... Some roasted barley, some licorice... Taste meet up with bitterness upfront, very short, turns over to some roasted coffee with chocolate and black malt, some complex notes, for me these would with some aging evolve into dark fruits, but with 1 year old bottle, it ain’t quite there yet. No alcohol whatsoever, really drinkable and a solid IRS. Low carbonation, which for me is preferable for a imperial stout.
josephspa (14) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 22, 2014
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle 33cl. Thick dark brown pour with a huge beige head. Sweet bakers chocolate dominates - this is actually more sweet than roasty
Philym (944) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Dark brown/black with thin quick to disappear tan head.
Aroma: Sour cherry, prune, dried fig, vinous, stewed fruits, liquorice.
Taste: Medium sweetness, low bitterness and low/medium sourness.
Palate: Thick smooth texture, medium body, average carbonation, abrupt, astringent sweet, fruity, vinous finish with an alcohol warmth and a roast malt, cold coffee note.
Comments: Tasty. Rating is for bottled version 10.4% ABV.