Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - JAN 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the moment I poured this into the snifter, I knew this was going to be a different experience then the heavily roasted stouts stateside. Pours similar to cola with a bit more transparency. Focused aromas and flavors of sweet dark fruit, rum raisin, dried figs, mildly roasted coffee and layers of bruleed sugar. Full bodied, sweet and viscous, with very, very, very little carbonation. While its packaging is small, I found myself slowly sipping on this with leisure, as it's deceptively heavy and the flavors lingered elegantly for minutes. The 10.4% alc is very well integrated. Oddly reminiscent of some barley wines... And I can totally see the potential for this to develop and age nicely for a serious number of years. I recommend this for those that like Barley wines or prefer a less heavily roasted stout profile... This has a sweet, dark, dried fruit dominated profile. I don't have enough experience with this style to accurately define what I'm experiencing.. The alcohol definitely creeps up on you.. Beware.
--- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...
Achel (140) - GREECE - JUN 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown colour, mediumsized brown head. Aroma is dark berries and fruits, licorace, slight earth, roasted malts, spices and caramel. Flavour is spices, alcohol, roasted malts and some caramel.
RobertDale (4192) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUN 27, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml. bottle (Cease & Desist). Pours black with a decent beige head. Aroma of dark fruit, coffee, and chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, dark fruit, chocolate, coffee, and caramel. Somewhat bittersweet. Nice.
rouhlas (965) - GREECE - JUN 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From tap. Black color with beige head. Roasted malty aroma, coffee, chocolate, daramel, bready, dark fruits. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium to full oily body with soft carbonation
Werckmeister (822) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JUN 23, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle at home. Bottled 12/2014. black color, small dark coffee-colored head. smell of malty roast, some dried fruits, raisins, lightly sour, liqueurish, light alcohol, light sweetness. full body, soft carbonation, full mouthfeel. tastes malty sweet, some roast notes, coffee, milky, light smoke notes, some sweetness, light dried fruits, lightly sour. finishes with roasted malt and some sweetness. wow, great beer. I really like the combination of lightly sour notes, some smoke / earthy notes and some sweetness, makes it really easy to drink.
vtafro (4693) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle as cease and desist. Dark pour with some bubbles. Dry dark malt aromas. Super roasted malt flavors, herbal and earthy hop flavors.
conway (1986) - - JUN 19, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Thick black pour with thin mocha head. Aroma is raisin, char, licorice, fudge and marshmallow. Taste is similar and adds some toffee. Rich sticky mouthfeel but leaves a slightly buttery feeling on the lips. Great.
Reconqvista (339) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown color beer with a brown forever-lasting frothy head. Aroma is roasted malt, vanilla, chocolate and liquorice. Flavor is sweet with a slight sour final note. Body is oily and carbonation is low. Very long end with bitter notes; sticky.
alexsdad06 (6876) - Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Party Source at home. Pours a dark cola brown color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have dark chocolate, dark fruits, cherry, raisins, light roasted malts, caramel, and hints of coffee, smooth lower carbonation, I find many European Imperial stouts to be less roasty and not as enjoyable overall.
Neorej80 (329) - - JUN 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of caramel and cappucino. Dark colourd,lots of yeast parts in my glass and an off white head. Pretty sweet, cherry and hoppy citrus flavour. Alcoholiv and hints of caramel, rasins, chocolaye and coffee. Pretty good.
SVD (850) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 2, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home, black beer with a small head, aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee. Taste is the same, bittersweet, very very nice.