cgarvieuk (12239) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 2, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2013 Keg at stockholm Beer festival ... Deep solid black ... sweet chocolate (bar) and little malt in nose ... sweet sweet chocolate ... no bitterness ... more cooking chocolate like and a touch milky. all round not bad.
Keg at brewdog Edinburgh... Deep black thin tan head... Soft sweet toffee roast malt nose light creamy mslt nose... Doft roast... Dark malts.. Riast... Soft smooth roast... Little cooking chocolate.. Lught sweet makts... Soft roast 4.1 lovely
madmitch76 (12174) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
22nd November 2009
ChrisOs Kook Tasting. Opaque black beer. Thick chocolate head. Soft palate. Soft semi sweet chocolate. Drinking chocolate powder. Finishes soft with just a little vanilla.. Slightly artificial chocolate but drinkable. Trace of bubblegum.
Theis (12136) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at "Stockholm Beer & Whiskey Festival 2007". Black - offwhite head. Lots of cocoa & vanilla - Thats almost it. Light/thin body, burnes, dry (dusty), cocoa beans/powder in the aroma and taste. Medium to high complexity. It is very nice !!!
harrisoni (12070) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Chriso’s Kook Tasting 09. Thanks to Crosling for this one. Labelled as Aphrodite. Black, tan head. Vanilla choc coconut aroma. Slightly powdery choc. Quite a lot of vanilla,, but I thought it was drinkable enough, just too much powdery choc. Dry finish. Yes, fails a bit in the mouth.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
( 341ml bottle, courtesy of blutt59 ) Pours a dark brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of maple, macadamia nuts, vanilla, cocoa, and roasted malt. Flavor of vanilla, nuts, chocolate, and roasted malt.
TBone (11325) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 29, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Opaque black, very small brownish head. Cocoa powder aroma with hints of vanilla. Cocoa powder and coffee beans in the flavor. A bit too much dark chocolate in the aftertaste for my liking.
argo0 (11092) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 30, 2003
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Creamy tan head topping black body. Aroma is perfumy/flowery, chocolate and vanilla. Taste is chocolate, vanilla, milkshakish (though not nearly as sweet), light coffee. Smooth and creamy full body. This beer is amazing, demonstrating the amazing powers a creative brewer possesses.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Date: October 16, 2009
Appearance: black, wispy beige head, streaks of lace
Aroma: rich sweet chocolate and vanilla aroma with a touch of caramel, light roasted
Flavor: sweet rich caramel and chocolate flavor, lots of balancing roastedness, nice caramelized sugar character, light bitterness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
jcwattsrugger (10726) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle-plurs a light brown head and black color. Aroma is roasty/chocolate/molasses-dark malt, lactose. Taste is roasty/chocolate/molasses-dark malt, nutty, lactose, grassy, hops backbone with a bite/acidic. Thanks richlikebeer for sharing.
thewolf (10538) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, bought @ Vinens Verden, Odense.
Pours pitch black with a large, firm, creamy, beige head. Aroma has smoke, cocoa-powder, dark chocolate, light coffee notes, roasted malts, a touch of liqourice and fine, elegant vanilla sweetness. Low carbonation, fine creamy and light mouthfeel. First impression is chili or pepper, but otherwise flavour is powdery cocoa, roasted malts, sweet vanilla, bitter, coffee and dark chocolate notes. Really stunning dry bitter aftertaste with lots of cocoa and milk chocolate. This is an amazing taste explosion at 6,5 %. More taste and far more elegance than most Imperial Stouts ever muster, far beyond most regular stouts. Stunning.